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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.

Business

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.

Real Estate

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

Real Estate

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.

Business

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.

Real Estate

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.

Real Estate

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.

Real Estate

Florida Realtors: ‘Family Office’ Investors Focusing More on Real Estate

Press release submission | Oct 15, 2019

As a possible economic slowdown looms, the people who invest money for ultra-rich families are buying more real estate as a hedge against any possible downturn.

Business

FLORIDA REALTORS: Red Tide Research

Press release submission | Oct 2, 2019

Liz Barber has enjoyed the beautiful beaches and islands near her Sarasota home for 45 years.

Business

FLORIDA REALTORS: More Homes Qualify for Appraisal Exemption

Press release submission | Oct 2, 2019

For the first time in 25 years, federal regulators are increasing the property value limit under which buyers of certain homes must obtain an appraisal as part of the selling process.

Real Estate

FLORIDA REALTORS: Foreclosures Don’t Destroy Everyone’s Credit Score

Press release submission | Sep 24, 2019

Study: The year after a foreclosure, 7% of ex-owners have a credit score above 680 and 2% above 740; and all credit scores increased by about 10 points each year.

Real Estate

FLORIDA REALTORS: Long-Term Mortgage Rates Rise: 30-Year at 3.56%

Press release submission | Sep 16, 2019

Freddie Mac thinks that less worry over trade helped lift global stock markets, and the resulting impact on bonds nudged the average 30-year FRM higher this week.

Real Estate

FLORIDA REALTORS: Mortgage Rates Dip Again – 30-Year at 3.49%

Press release submission | Sep 9, 2019

The 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage hit a three-year low this week, declining to 3.49% from last week’s average of 3.58%.

Real Estate

FLORIDA REALTORS: We'll See YOU at the Florida Realtors Convention & Trade Show

Press release submission | Aug 26, 2019

Pick any hot real estate topic – algae, flood insurance, iBuyers, service animals – the annual convention is a once-per-year chance to change talk into action.

Business

FLORIDA REALTORS: FHA to Insure Opportunity Zones’ Mixed-Use Development

Press release submission | Aug 19, 2019

HUD says FHA-insured Section 220 Program loans can be used in all 8,764 U.S.

Real Estate

FLORIDA REALTORS: Real Estate Is Americans’ Preferred Long-Term Investment

Press release submission | Aug 12, 2019

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

Real Estate

FLORIDA REALTORS: Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates: Will It Help Buyers

Press release submission | Aug 5, 2019

The small cut isn’t expected to have a big impact on real estate, but it could trigger a slight rate decrease in adjustable rate loans and maybe fixed-rate loans.

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