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FLORIDA REALTORS: Where foreclosures are picking up

Press release submission | Mar 4, 2019

Foreclosures are not nearly as prevalent as they were during the housing crisis in 2008.


FLORIDA REALTORS: Fla. PSC says it won’t regulate Tesla’s solar leases

Press release submission | Feb 18, 2019

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) issued a declaratory statement that affirms Tesla, LLC (Tesla) can offer residential solar equipment leases in Florida with fears that it will be regulated as if it's a utility.

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FLORIDA REALTORS: Florida Realtors in 2019: New CEO, new general counsel

Press release submission | Jan 7, 2019

Florida Realtors® new Chief Executive Officer Margy Grant will help guide the state's largest professional trade association to success.

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FLORIDA REALTORS: Flood insurance extended – but only until Friday

Press release submission | Dec 3, 2018

Congress pushed back its deadline to deal with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) by at least a week, passing yet another short-term extension of the program late Thursday.

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FLORIDA REALTORS: NAR’s Realtor Relief Foundation: $400K for hurricane victims

Press release submission | Nov 12, 2018

The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) announced that it approved $400,000 to help Floridians with housing-related needs in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael's destruction in the Panhandle.

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FLORIDA REALTORS: Millions of Fla. properties impacted if Amendment 2 fails

Press release submission | Nov 6, 2018

.Florida has 5 million commercial properties, rental units and second homes that will be affected if Amendment 2 fails.

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FLORIDA REALTORS: Florida Realtors® Signs MoU with FNAIM Aix Marseille Provence, FNAIM Grand Paris and World Property Business Club

Press released submission | Oct 8, 2018

Florida Realtors signed several agreements with three highly respected French real estate organizations this morning at the Conference of Paris, marking the first time the organizations have come together to establish trans-national business opportunities for all members.

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FLORIDA REALTORS: Aug. housing construction up 9.2% – but permits slide

Press released submission | Sep 20, 2018

U.S. home construction rebounded in August at the fastest pace in seven months but applications for new building permits plunged, sending mixed signals for an industry that has been struggling with rising lumber costs.

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FLORIDA REALTORS: HUD fair housing complaint costs Fla. metro $100K

Press release submission | Aug 27, 2018

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) said that it approved a Conciliation Agreement between Area Housing Commission, a public housing authority in Pensacola, Florida, and a female resident resolving allegations that one of its maintenance workers sexually harassed the woman.


FLORIDA REALTORS: NAR now offers financial planning tool for Realtors

Press release submission | Aug 27, 2018

The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) introduced a tool to help members meet their specific financial planning needs and prepare for retirement – the Center for Realtor Financial Wellness.


FLORIDA REALTORS: Are homeowners overextended with kids’ college costs?

Press release submission | Aug 23, 2018

Analysts blame rising unemployment and subprime loans for the wave of foreclosures during the Great Recession – but new research by Jacob W.


FLORIDA REALTORS: Can you run a small business from your smartphone?

Press release submission | Aug 22, 2018

Once upon a time, if you wanted to start a small business, you needed a whole bunch of stuff.


FLORIDA REALTORS: Latin America agrees to standardize ethics rules

Press release submission | Aug 17, 2018

The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) is helping to foster ethical practices on a global scale, signing an accord last week with a coalition of Central and South American nations to reaffirm a commitment to the Code of Ethics in the region.

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FLORIDA REALTORS: HUD moves forward with push to change fair housing rule

Press release submission | Aug 16, 2018

Ben Carson, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), proposed on Monday new changes to an Obama-era rule aimed at combating segregation in housing policy.

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FLORIDA REALTORS: Fla.’s ‘Realtor license plate’ generates $1M for affordable housing

Press release submission | Aug 10, 2018

The Florida Realtors-backed "Support Homeownership for All" license plate hit a major fundraising milestone this summer: It's generated $1 million in total donations earmarked for affordable housing projects through the state.


FLORIDA REALTORS: Florida Realtors announces CEO succession

Press release submission | Aug 4, 2018

Come Jan. 1, 2019, Florida Realtors® will have a new chief executive officer when Margy Grant, current chief operations officer and general counsel for the state's largest professional trade association, takes the helm from retiring CEO Bill Martin.


FLORIDA REALTORS: Trump administration looking at tax break on capital gains

Press release submission | Aug 3, 2018

The Trump administration is studying the idea of implementing a tax break for wealthy Americans by reducing the taxes levied on capital gains, but no decision has been made yet on whether to proceed.

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