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11/15/2019 1:11:35 AM

A study looked at the impact of rising seas on real estate prices and found residents’ beliefs a contributing factor. If a city’s population generally believes in climate change, housing values in higher-risk areas suffer some – but values aren’t affected as much if residents don’t.

11/15/2019 12:11:21 AM

In 2018, the number of unconventional mortgages was less than 3% of the market; in 2006, they were 39%. And negative-amortization loans have all but disappeared.

11/14/2019 11:11:54 PM

While the president is the most famous rich person moving to Fla., he’s not alone. But it’s too soon to determine the impact of tax migrations on states’ budgets.

11/14/2019 11:11:33 PM

Many renters have a nagging dream to own a home but a general attitude that it won’t work out, so why try? The answer to these questions might help them commit.

11/14/2019 10:11:55 PM

There’s a lot to do between staging and hiding jewelry, so many sellers forget the top attraction for some visitors: A medicine cabinet full of prescription drugs.

11/14/2019 1:11:48 AM

Builders say record-high prices for empty lots are a major reason new-home construction has become so expensive. Half of lots sold in 2018 cost at least $49,500.

11/14/2019 1:11:56 AM

Urban Land Institute Miami symposium: Potential renters may one day visit available units, apply for leases and execute paperwork without ever seeing a human being.

11/14/2019 1:11:28 AM

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

11/14/2019 1:11:43 AM

Fla. legalized medical marijuana and could one day approve recreational marijuana. That has a downside and creates legal confusion, but it also offers opportunities because marijuana has to be grown, processed, distributed and used on real property, according to NAR speakers.

11/14/2019 1:11:58 AM

Lee County homeowners deserve more than $13.6M after the state cut down their citrus trees, another court ruled. The ongoing property-rights case began in 2003.

11/13/2019 1:11:12 AM

Finding a dream home isn’t easy. With limited inventory, that perfect home might be on a busy street or next to a gas station. Experts offer a few homebuyer tips.

11/13/2019 1:11:59 AM

The Fed probably won’t cut interest rates again in the near future. The cuts can impact adjustable-rate mortgages and, indirectly affect fixed-rate mortgages.

11/13/2019 1:11:30 AM

The nearly four-year FinCEN investigation into whether foreign buyers use shell companies to launder money via real estate will continue for at least six months.

11/13/2019 1:11:13 AM

iBuyers are seeking an edge as more companies enter the market, and Offerpad just unveiled a new buyer benefit: Customers under contract will be able to customize their home online before closing and have the cost of the upgrades rolled into the mortgage.