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It’s a Challenging World – But You Can Make It Better
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It’s a Challenging World – But You Can Make It Better

As one of the most powerful advocacy organizations in the state, Florida Realtors can affect change. Pick any hot topic - algae, flood insurance,...

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Which Fla. Cities Have the Lowest Local Taxes?
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Which Fla. Cities Have the Lowest Local Taxes?

According to a Kiplinger list of 50 Fla. cities, Palm Bay residents pay the lowest local taxes ($3,205/year) in the state, followed by Poinciana...

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New Rule Will Approve More FHA Loans for Condos
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New Rule Will Approve More FHA Loans for Condos

On Oct. 15, the state's condo market could really open up to first-time buyers after FHA issued new mortgage rules that qualify more condo...

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NAR Wins Award for C2EX, Its ‘Commitment To Excellence’
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NAR Wins Award for C2EX, Its ‘Commitment To Excellence’

NAR Wins Award for C2EX, Its 'Commitment To Excellence' NAR Wins Award for C2EX, Its 'Commitment To Excellence' NAR debuted C2EX last year, and the...

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Fannie, Freddie Say New Mortgage Forms Will Be Delayed
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Fannie, Freddie Say New Mortgage Forms Will Be Delayed

Standard mortgage application forms were to change on Feb. 1, 2020 - their first update in 20 years. But a dispute over language preference will...

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City Turns Empty Retail Space into Artist Studios
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City Turns Empty Retail Space into Artist Studios

Fort Lauderdale is turning empty storefronts into artist colonies. They pay nominal rent but must move if a building's owner finds a tenant to...

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FHA to Insure Opportunity Zones’ Mixed-Use Development
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FHA to Insure Opportunity Zones’ Mixed-Use Development

HUD says FHA-insured Section 220 Program loans can be used in all 8,764 U. S. Opportunity Zones, including those located in rural areas. WASHINGTON...

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Realtors Favorite Part of the Job? Customer Relationships
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Realtors Favorite Part of the Job? Customer Relationships

At the bottom of their list? Unpredictable income. They also love the entrepreneurial elements of the job but not the daily task of finding new...

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Mortgage Rates Fall Sharply – 30-Year at 3.60% This Week

Mortgage Rates Fall Sharply - 30-Year at 3.60% This Week Mortgage Rates Fall Sharply - 30-Year at 3.60% This Week Financial markets have been...

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Florida Housing Market: Median Prices, Inventory Up in 2Q
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Florida Housing Market: Median Prices, Inventory Up in 2Q

The state's population grows by about 906 new residents daily, which helps the economy and housing market, says Florida Realtors President Eric...

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Is Voter-Mandated Dog Track Shutdown Unconstitutional ‘Taking’?
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Is Voter-Mandated Dog Track Shutdown Unconstitutional ‘Taking’?

Fla. voters approved a constitutional amendment banning greyhound racing, but an owner now says it's the same as a physical taking and he deserves...

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1/3 of Buyers Could Save $2K by Mortgage Shopping
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1/3 of Buyers Could Save $2K by Mortgage Shopping

Study: In 2018, 34% of first-time buyers went with the first lender they contacted; 41% of repeat buyers did the same. But shopping around could...

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One of the Hottest Commercial Investments? Self-Storage
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One of the Hottest Commercial Investments? Self-Storage

Cash-flowing, stabilized properties still achieve peak pricing," says director with RE services firm JLL. "We don't anticipate this slowing down...

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Green Building Good for Bottom Line – Not Just Environment
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Green Building Good for Bottom Line – Not Just Environment

Green Building Good for Bottom Line - Not Just Environment Green Building Good for Bottom Line - Not Just Environment While 'good for the planet'...

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Real Estate Is Americans’ Preferred Long-Term Investment
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Real Estate Is Americans’ Preferred Long-Term Investment

When asked about the best investment for 10-plus years, 31% picked real estate with millennials the top pro-real estate generation. Only 20%...

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HUD Lowers Amount of Accessible Equity in a Cash-Out Refi
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HUD Lowers Amount of Accessible Equity in a Cash-Out Refi

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will lower its maximum loan-to-value requirements for cash-out refinance transactions from 85% to 80% on...

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Condo Q&A: Tree Trimming, Veggie Gardens and Material Changes
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Condo Q&A: Tree Trimming, Veggie Gardens and Material Changes

Fla.'s new law allowing vegetable gardens isn't limited to vegetables - but it also doesn't nix HOA rules that prohibit them. Also: A complex has...

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Q&A: Can New Landlord-Owner Require a New Security Deposit?
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Q&A: Can New Landlord-Owner Require a New Security Deposit?

Q&A: Q&A: A renter of many years has a new landlord because the home was sold, but the new guy is holding repairs hostage - he won't make any...

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Realtors Property Resource Adds Qualified Opportunity Zones
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Realtors Property Resource Adds Qualified Opportunity Zones

RPR, a wholly owned subsidiary of NAR, now has a filter that helps Realtors search for properties located within one of the nation's 8,700 low-tax...

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Long-Term Mortgage Rates Unchanged – 30-Year at 3.75%
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Long-Term Mortgage Rates Unchanged – 30-Year at 3.75%

Rates stayed at three-year lows, but the impact - if any - from the Fed's decision to slightly lower interest rates probably wouldn't show up yet....

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REBarCamp Orlando: It’s Like Hiring a Mentor for a Day
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REBarCamp Orlando: It’s Like Hiring a Mentor for a Day

How do I gets leads via Instagram? How do I make videos look professional? How do I create my "brand"? All questions will be answered for $15 and...

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Long-term Mortgage Rates Fall – 30-Year at 3.75%
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Long-term Mortgage Rates Fall – 30-Year at 3.75%

The Fed's anticipated interest-rate cut and other events, such as the U. S.-China trade war, helped push mortgage rates lower last week. WASHINGTON...

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Opportunity Zones: Real estate dominates the tax breaks

Sign in to use the "My Favorites" feature. Connect with us on: WASHINGTON - June 17, 2019 - Members of Congress who pushed for the Opportunity...

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Can my renters smoke weed indoors? Can they grow it?

A Fla. law approved this spring allows smokable marijuana. How does this impact your real estate business? Your neighborhood? Find out at Florida...

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Commercial RE executives bullish on U.S. market

Sign in to use the "My Favorites" feature. Connect with us on: NEW YORK - June 14, 2019 - While overall business sentiment of the economy has grown...

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Airbnb guests concerned about surveillance

Sign in to use the "My Favorites" feature. Connect with us on: NEW YORK - July 14, 2019 - More Airbnb guests are concerned about property owners...

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A condo doesn’t allow pets – what about service animals?

Sign in to use the "My Favorites" feature. Connect with us on: Answer: Yes. Service and emotional support animals are not pets, so restrictions...

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Fla. program can help with reverse mortgage problems

Sign in to use the "My Favorites" feature. Connect with us on: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - June 13, 2019 - Florida's federal Elderly Mortgage Assistance...

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NAR submits legal support for association health plans

Sign in to use the "My Favorites" feature. Connect with us on: WASHINGTON - June 11, 2019 - The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) filed an...

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Did an HOA or condo board scuttle a closing? Tell us about it

Sign in to use the "My Favorites" feature. Connect with us on: ORLANDO, Fla. - June 11, 2019 - In some transactions, a homeowners association (HOA)...

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