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Home sales fall back to earth in March
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Home sales fall back to earth in March

After a strong nationwide rebound in February's home sales figures, purchase activity resumed its downward trajectory in March. According to the...

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Brazil leads $1 billion growth in foreign sales
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Brazil leads $1 billion growth in foreign sales

Foreign homebuyers accounted for $8.7 billion in total sales volume across the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach area last year, around $1.6...

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Real Estate in Brief: Rent burden, global affordability and more
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Real Estate in Brief: Rent burden, global affordability and more

Freddie Mac: Florida metros among most rent-burdened Housing affordability is an issue that dominates discussions of local politics, but the data...

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This Week in Miami Real Estate: Downtown hotel market, groundbreaking plans and more
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This Week in Miami Real Estate: Downtown hotel market, groundbreaking plans and more

Downtown Miami hotel market expected to double in size A report from the Miami Downtown Development Authority projects that based on proposals and...

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Public data tools unlock Miami development opportunities
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Public data tools unlock Miami development opportunities

The affordable housing crisis facing much of the U. S. today is more like an affordable land crisis. In a city like Miami, the only affordable land...

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Agent Snapshot: Caleb Seraphin, Realtor Associate, Ancona Real Estate
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Agent Snapshot: Caleb Seraphin, Realtor Associate, Ancona Real Estate

Where did you grow up? Born and raised in Haiti, I spent my formative years in Port-au-Prince. I later relocated to Caracas, Venezuela in my early...

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Real Estate in Brief: New homeowners, economic growth and more
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Real Estate in Brief: New homeowners, economic growth and more

Homeownership rate posts eighth-consecutive quarterly gain The newest estimate of U.S. homeownership rates, released Feb. 28 by the Census Bureau,...

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Homebuilder hopes improve on rate outlook
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Homebuilder hopes improve on rate outlook

U. S. homebuilders haven't seen quite the same gains as the broader real estate market in recent years, but signs are beginning to point in the...

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NAR releases proposal for Fannie, Freddie reform
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NAR releases proposal for Fannie, Freddie reform

Amid new leadership and a pending class-action lawsuit, big changes at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac appear to be close at hand. The question now for...

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This Week in Miami Real Estate: Downtown growth, scholarship funds and more
Blog 2 months ago
This Week in Miami Real Estate: Downtown growth, scholarship funds and more

In areas like Brickell and the city’s central business district, a flood of gleaming new skyscrapers have helped attract more residents to Miami’s...

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This Week in Miami Real Estate: iBuyer expansion, office deals and more
Blog 3 months ago
This Week in Miami Real Estate: iBuyer expansion, office deals and more

Zillow’s iBuyer program that offers cash for homes listed on its website will expand into five more markets, including Miami, this year. Zillow...

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Real Estate in Brief: Shutdown studies, interest rate insights and more
Blog 3 months ago
Real Estate in Brief: Shutdown studies, interest rate insights and more

The partial shutdown of the federal government is entering its 20th day, and reports of its myriad ripple effects continue to surface. The latest...

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This Week in Miami Real Estate: Builder spend rises, cities visualize zoning and more
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This Week in Miami Real Estate: Builder spend rises, cities visualize zoning and more

New construction activity in Miami grew in November despite an average decline in year-over-year spending by builders nationwide. According to the...

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Real Estate in Brief: Condos in Queens, mortgage bets succeed and more
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Real Estate in Brief: Condos in Queens, mortgage bets succeed and more

Several cities that were widely favored, but ultimately passed up, during Amazon’s highly publicized search for its second headquarters experienced...

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Freddie Mac warns housing supply problem is compounding
Blog 4 months ago
Freddie Mac warns housing supply problem is compounding

One of the biggest threats to the U.S. real estate market next year will be a familiar one, according to Freddie Mac economists: a lack of...

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Real Estate in Brief: HQ2 listings, short-term rentals for brokers and more
Blog 4 months ago
Real Estate in Brief: HQ2 listings, short-term rentals for brokers and more

Real estate website MyHQHome.com plans to launch in January, taking advantage of the Amazon HQ2 real estate gold rush. Several brokerages have...

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Why competition for real estate talent is increasing
Blog 4 months ago
Why competition for real estate talent is increasing

On average, American workers aren’t in love with their jobs. In a survey released prior to Labor Day this year, researchers from The Conference...

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Oct. pending home sales complicate short-term housing outlook
Blog 4 months ago
Oct. pending home sales complicate short-term housing outlook

The latest report on pending home sales recorded in October, released today by the National Association of Realtors, showed more signs of a short...

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Miami affordable housing bill passes first hurdle
Blog 4 months ago
Miami affordable housing bill passes first hurdle

A preliminary measure to introduce an innovative, though limited, inclusionary zoning policy in downtown Miami received unanimous approval from...

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October home building activity sends mixed signals
Blog 5 months ago
October home building activity sends mixed signals

The most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on home construction activity sent mixed...

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This Week in Real Estate: Condo board accused of racism, new communities coming to South Florida and more
Blog 5 months ago
This Week in Real Estate: Condo board accused of racism, new communities coming to South Florida and more

Nine former and current residents and employees have come forward with accusations of racial discrimination inside the Mirador 1000. Majority of...

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Miami home market booms in Q3 despite Irma distortion
Blog 5 months ago
Miami home market booms in Q3 despite Irma distortion

Miami home market was booming in the third quarter as both sales and median prices saw significant gains, according to the Miami Association of...

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Real Estate in Brief: Amazon HQ2 split, baby boomers are retiring with more debt and less savings and more
Blog 5 months ago
Real Estate in Brief: Amazon HQ2 split, baby boomers are retiring with more debt and less savings and more

Amazon announced that Long Island, New York and Washington D.C., Virginia will be the new locations of its second headquarters, ending the year...

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Post-9/11 veterans struggle with housing affordability
Blog 5 months ago
Post-9/11 veterans struggle with housing affordability

With more than 20 million U.S. military veterans in the United States today, it’s important to recognize the specific challenges that they face...

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This Week in Real Estate: Tallest building in Florida to begin construction, One West Palm moves forward and more
Blog 5 months ago
This Week in Real Estate: Tallest building in Florida to begin construction, One West Palm moves forward and more

The tallest building in Florida is reportedly ready to begin construction in Biscayne Bay. More of a vertical theme park than residential or office...

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Real Estate in Brief: Moms are moving to more affordable markets, rent hits new highs and more
Blog 5 months ago
Real Estate in Brief: Moms are moving to more affordable markets, rent hits new highs and more

A new Zillow analysis found that women with a newborn searched for homes in a market where houses cost $11,500 less than their previous market,...

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Real estate community welcomes new Congress after 2018 midterms
Blog 5 months ago
Real estate community welcomes new Congress after 2018 midterms

With the midterm elections resulting in a split Congress, many national housing and finance organizations expressed cautious optimism for the...

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Renters more likely than homeowners to struggle to meet basic needs
Blog 5 months ago
Renters more likely than homeowners to struggle to meet basic needs

A new study by Urban Wire found nearly 40 percent of non-elderly and non-disabled renters and buyers faced difficulties meeting basic needs in 2017...

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2018 Agents Choice Awards—Loan Officer of the Year: Todd LaPenta, Caliber Home Loans
Blog 5 months ago
2018 Agents Choice Awards—Loan Officer of the Year: Todd LaPenta, Caliber Home Loans

Todd LaPenta Sales Manager, Caliber Home Loans Todd LaPenta’s vision statement has always been to redefine world-class mortgage banking. Since 1992...

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Florida home sales to foreign buyers total $23 billion this year
Blog 5 months ago
Florida home sales to foreign buyers total $23 billion this year

Florida maintains its hold over the international market in 2018, as the Sunshine State continues its reign as the top destination for foreign...

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