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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.

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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.

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

By Press release submission | Feb 10, 2020

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

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

By Press release submission | Feb 10, 2020

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

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

By 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.

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

By Press release submission | Feb 3, 2020

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

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

By 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

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

By 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

By 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: Housing Starts Fell, but Builders Upbeat Over Trends

By 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

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

By 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.

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

By 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.

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

By 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.

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

By 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%.

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

By 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.

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

By 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.

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