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More Realtors becoming part of a team

Oct 19, 2018
Teams are becoming more common in the real estate industry, and an increasing number of National Association of Rea [more]
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Hurricane adds fuel to ‘Assignment of Benefi...

Oct 19, 2018
After Hurricane Michael caused massive damage in Northwest Florida, a new front opened in the battle over the contr [more]
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New fed mortgage website for non-English-spe...

Oct 19, 2018
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae jointly announced the launch of Mortgage Translations – a centralized clearinghouse of online resources to assist lenders, servic [more]
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U.S. housing starts down 5.3% in September

Oct 19, 2018
U.S. home construction fell 5.3 percent in September, a sign that recent hurricanes and rising mortgage rates may be weighing on the market. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts [more]
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The yin and yang of rising interest rates

Oct 19, 2018
This week’s dizzying sell-offs in the financial markets have been a rude reminder that the U.S. economy is no [more]
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Fla. No. 4 tax-friendly state – and top 3 ar...

Oct 19, 2018
The economy is booming, with the unemployment rate at the lowest level in nearly 50 years. Wages have remained relatively stagnant, though, and for many workers, the only way to get a raise is by chan [more]
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Housing market facing a gentler slowdown tha...

Oct 19, 2018
Home-price growth has slowed over the last several months and that trend is expected to continue as mortgage rates creep higher. In addition, there have been year-over-year declines in existing home s [more]
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Sender of scam ‘Realtor Board’ mail identifi...

Oct 19, 2018
In March 2017, Florida Realtors warned members that the “Florida Board of Realtors” does not exist after members from across the state said they received a bill from the group. The bill sa [more]
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Zero-down loan program aims to expand mortga...

Oct 19, 2018
A new effort is underway to raise the low homeownership rate among underserved groups of homebuyers. The Neighborho [more]
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New top reason for loan denials? High debt-t...

Oct 19, 2018
A high debt-to-income ratio (DTI) has superseded poor credit history as the number one obstacle for mortgage applic [more]
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Panhandle’s weaker building codes tested dur...

Oct 19, 2018
Unlike in South Florida, homes in the state’s Panhandle did not have tighter building codes. It was once argu [more]
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State freezes insurance rate increases after...

Oct 19, 2018
Gov. Rick Scott directed the state’s top insurance regulator to freeze potential property-insurance rate incr [more]
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