Florida Realtors® News

6/17/2019 2:13:51 AM

A Fla. law approved this spring allows smokable marijuana. How does this impact your real estate business? Your neighborhood? Find out at Florida Realtors Aug. convention.

6/17/2019 2:14:51 AM

Closed-up indoor air gets polluted with lead, dust mites, radon, pests, carbon monoxide, pet dander and mold, which kicks up demand for air purification systems.

6/17/2019 2:20:46 AM

The rental-home scam ruins vacations and hurts owners who must turn families away, but they're almost common now on sites like Craigslist and even Zillow.

6/18/2019 1:18:32 AM

Thanks to online technology, buyers now scroll photos and nix a home from consideration in seconds – even a listing that's otherwise ideal for them.

6/18/2019 1:16:36 AM

C2EX (Commit to Excellence) isn't only a testing tool, it also teaches. If an agent weakness is identified, they can tap into one of 10 modules, such as "Client Service."

6/18/2019 1:25:16 AM

Construction dropped in every region except the South, which includes Fla., where it rose by 11.2%. NAHB economist says prices remain high relative to incomes.

6/18/2019 1:24:08 AM

Buyers may have another option if national flood insurance expires again, because a federal law forces mortgage lenders to accept private coverage after July 1 if it satisfies criteria outlined in the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.

6/17/2019 2:19:46 AM

It takes 10 years for Opportunity Zone tax breaks to fully kick in, and while commercial buildings aren't going anywhere, business investors worry about internal and external influences that could keep them from hitting that 10-year mark.

6/18/2019 1:22:40 AM

The Fed issues an interest rate decision later today, and while a rate cut isn't expected, the accompanying policy statement could point to likely future moves.

6/17/2019 2:17:47 AM

A growing number of aging boomers aren't downsizing, choosing instead to remain in the sprawling house where they raised kids and created long-ago memories.

6/18/2019 1:21:29 AM

In nearly a dozen big cities, advocates are pushing "fair-chance housing ordinances" that prevent landlords from turning away applicants due to prior convictions.

6/17/2019 2:16:34 AM

Tiny-home buyers increasingly favor bigger models, and they're upgrading cabinetry and finishes, which boost prices closer to those for a single-family home.

6/18/2019 1:20:30 AM

Don't think of staging as "a sofa in the living room." It's not about the furniture – it's about enticing buyers to form an emotional connection with a house.

6/17/2019 2:15:39 AM

The government accused Quicken of not properly vetting FHA-insured loans by verifying income. The company agreed to settle without admitting guilt.