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FLORIDA REALTORS: Mortgage Rates Move Marginally Higher to 3.47%
Press release submission | Feb 17, 2020

The move from 3.45% to 3.47% comes after three straight weeks of declines, and the 30-year mortgage rate remains close to historically low levels.

Real Estate
FLORIDA REALTORS: Timeshare 'Exit' Company Allegedly Deceived 32K Owners
Press release submission | Feb 17, 2020

More than 32,000 people have been allegedly deceived by Timeshare Exit Team, the biggest player in the so-called timeshare “exit” industry, according to a lawsuit filed last week by the attorney general in Washington state.

Real Estate

FLORIDA REALTORS: Census Report-Significant 2019 Dip in International Migration

Press release submission | Feb 10, 2020

While Fla. also saw a decline, it remained the top U.S. state for international buyers.

Real Estate

FLORIDA REALTORS: Rising Equity Leads to More Cash-Out Refis

Press release submission | Feb 10, 2020

Refinancing and getting extra cash can raise interest rates and scare people who remember recent housing troubles.

Real Estate

Florida Realtors: NAR’s Code of Ethics Toughens Words, Changes Timing

Press release submission | Feb 3, 2020

An implicit antidiscrimination ban is now spelled out in NAR’s Code of Ethics, and the mandatory training cycle has been changed from every two years to every three.

Real Estate

Florida Realtors: NAHB-Apartment Demand Will Fuel Multifamily in 2020

Press release submission | Feb 3, 2020

Apartment growth is back to pre-recession levels but demand still outweighs supply.

Obituaries

Obituary for Helen Nester Feb 18, 2020

Helen Nester, 88, of Orlando, Florida passed away on February 11, 2020.

Obituary for Glenn Lewis Church Feb 18, 2020

Glenn Lewis Church, 71, of Cocoa, FL passed away at home on February 12, 2020.

Obituary for Louis J. DiChiara Feb 18, 2020

Louis J. DiChiara, 75, of Orlando, passed away on February 14, 2020 at his residence in Orlando. He was the loving husband of Maribel DiChiara.

Obituary: Junior Baker Davis Feb 10, 2020

Junior Baker Davis 91, born July 22, 1928 in Tampa, Florida passed away on February 3, 2020 in Orlando, Florida.

Obituary: Yan Jin Chen Feb 10, 2020

Yan Jin Chen, age 56, of Windermere, FL passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020.

Business

FLORIDA REALTORS: New-Home Starts Jumped 16.9% Higher in December
Press release submission | Jan 20, 2020

It’s the highest level in 13 years as the single-family home-start component rose 11.2%.

FLORIDA REALTORS: Trump Admin. Proposes Rule to Ease Construction Regulations

Press release submission | Jan 13, 2020

The plan would ease environmental rules for some projects, set time limits for federal reviews and allow regulators to assess “cumulative” effects on climate change.

Education

Delaware 4th-graders score two points below the national average on reading
Delaware Business Daily reports | Feb 15, 2020

Fourth-graders in Delaware on average scored 218 on a standardized reading test administered last year, which is two points below the 2019 national average calculated by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

Delaware 4th-graders score one point below the national average on math
Delaware Business Daily reports | Feb 8, 2020

Fourth-graders in Delaware on average scored 239 on a standardized math test administered last year, which is one point below the 2019 national average calculated by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

From Delaware Business Daily

UDEL sports programs took in $36.6 million in 2018

Delaware Business Daily reports | Jan 31, 2020

University of Delaware grossed $36.6 million in 2018, making it the 102nd-highest-grossing college athletics program in the United States that year, according to a Delaware Business Daily analysis of the latest federal data

From Florida Business Daily

Which Florida schools receive the most state student aid?

Local Labs News Service | Nov 4, 2019

University of Florida, Florida State University and University of Central Florida reported receiving the most state financial aid during the 2018-19 academic year among Florida schools.

Family

FLORIDA HOSPITAL EAST ORLANDO: Duchess Kate Middleton Highlights Importance of Midwifery Care
Press release submission | Dec 31, 2019

A health care journey can be a winding road with a lot of natural and unexpected health changes.

Real Estate

FLORIDA REALTORS: Mortgage Rates Move Marginally Higher to 3.47%
Press release submission | Feb 17, 2020

The move from 3.45% to 3.47% comes after three straight weeks of declines, and the 30-year mortgage rate remains close to historically low levels.

FLORIDA REALTORS: Timeshare 'Exit' Company Allegedly Deceived 32K Owners
Press release submission | Feb 17, 2020

More than 32,000 people have been allegedly deceived by Timeshare Exit Team, the biggest player in the so-called timeshare “exit” industry, according to a lawsuit filed last week by the attorney general in Washington state.

FLORIDA REALTORS: Census Report-Significant 2019 Dip in International Migration

Press release submission | Feb 10, 2020

While Fla. also saw a decline, it remained the top U.S. state for international buyers.

FLORIDA REALTORS: Rising Equity Leads to More Cash-Out Refis

Press release submission | Feb 10, 2020

Refinancing and getting extra cash can raise interest rates and scare people who remember recent housing troubles.

Sports

Analysis: University of Central Florida posts third highest gender pay gap for head coaches in Florida
Florida Local News Network reports | Nov 19, 2018

Men’s head coach salaries at University of Central Florida outpaced women’s team coaches by 352 percent, according to an Apopka Times analysis of recent U.S. Department of Education data.

Lake Nona's Chamber of Commerce offers Lunchtime Yoga
Carrie Bradon | Oct 1, 2018

The Lunchtime Yoga will be a gentle yoga and meditation class that is open to the public.

ORLANDO VA MEDICAL CENTER: Veterans gather in San Diego for VA’s 11th annual Summer Sports Clinic

Press release submission | Sep 27, 2018

About 120 Veterans from across the country were expected to participate in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) 11th National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic in Southern California, which began Sept. 16.

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