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FLORIDA REALTORS: Fair Housing-Real Estate Improves; Mortgages Not So Much

Press release submission | Jan 27, 2020

A university analysis finds that racial discrimination in mortgage lending hasn’t declined much in the past 30-40 years.

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FLORIDA REALTORS: Single-Family Rentals Hot and Getting Hotter

Press release submission | Jan 27, 2020

Rents for single-family units, including condos, rose 3% year-over-year in November 2019

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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%.

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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.

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FLORIDA REALTORS: Long-Term Mortgage Rates Ease – 30-Year at 3.72%

Press release submission | Jan 6, 2020

Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage eased to 3.72% from last week’s 3.74%.

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FLORIDA REALTORS: 2020 Brings Remote Notaries, Lower Taxes, Texting Bans

Press release submission | Jan 6, 2020

It’s now easier and more convenient to close deals between distant buyers and sellers thanks to new remote notary laws

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FLORIDA REALTORS: Photos Are Intellectual Property But ‘Stolen’ All the Time

Press release submission | Dec 9, 2019

Many Realtors consider photographs “part of the listing data” that they can re-use – but they’re not.

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FLORIDA REALTORS: Active 2019 Hurricane Season Ended Saturday

Press release submission | Dec 2, 2019

The relatively active season came to a close, and while the 18 storms made it the fourth most-lively season in 150 years, only one storm – Dorian – threatened a Florida disaster after stalling over the Bahamas, where it caused massive damage.

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FLORIDA REALTORS: Conforming Loan Limits to Top $500K in 2020

Press release submission | Dec 2, 2019

Single-family loans bought by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can be as high as $510,400 ($484,350 currently) starting in January – up to $765,600 in high-cost areas.

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FLORIDA REALTORS: U.S. Long-Term Mortgage Rates Rise – 30-Year at 3.75%

Press release submission | Nov 18, 2019

Rates rose this week amid optimism over prospects for economy, though they’re still at historically low levels – an incentive for prospective homebuyers.

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FLORIDA REALTORS: Appeals Court- State Should Pay for Cutting Citrus Trees

Press release submission | Nov 18, 2019

Lee County homeowners deserve more than $13.6M after the state cut down their citrus trees, another court ruled.

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FLORIDA REALTORS: Florida Realtors Wins NAR’s C3 Challenge to Promote C2EX

Press release submission | Nov 11, 2019

Pres. Eric Sain and CEO Margy Grant accepted a $10K check from NAR for Florida Realtors successful “You, Only Better” campaign to encourage participation in C2EX

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FLORIDA REALTORS: Taxes May Send More Buyers to Fla. – but Not From New York

Press release submission | Nov 4, 2019

While Census data can’t clearly say Fla.’s up-tick in in-migration is due to lower taxes or more retirees, it suggests that Conn.

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FLORIDA REALTORS: Student Debt Is Double the Value of Every U.S. Listing

Press release submission | Oct 23, 2019

Study: In Florida, total student debt is $75.9 billion owed by 2,197,000 borrowers, according to realtor.com, making it difficult to buy a home.

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FLORIDA REALTORS: Housing Starts Fell, but Builders Upbeat Over Trends

Press release submission | Oct 23, 2019

Builders see their market moving in the right direction, with the “unsustainable” level of multifamily starts slowing and the number of single-family starts growing.

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Florida Realtors: Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund Gives $50K in Aid

Press release submission | Oct 15, 2019

The Disaster Relief donation, which NAR will distribute, helps support those affected by a disaster, such as the recent flooding in Texas and wildfires in California.

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