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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A high debt-to-income ratio (DTI) has superseded poor credit history as the number one obstacle for mortgage applic [more]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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Realtors report a change in buyers retiring ...

Oct 19, 2018
For people who decide to retire in Southwest Florida, real estate professionals are often the first point of contac [more]
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New options opening for reverse mortgages

Oct 19, 2018
You’ve probably seen actor Tom Selleck pitching federally insured reverse mortgages on TV and thought, that s [more]
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What if a landlord is allergic to service-an...

Oct 19, 2018
Realtors often ask intriguing questions with nuances that run the gauntlet, but one thing is certain: no legal answ [more]
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I changed firms – what can I tell my clients...

Oct 19, 2018
Over the past five years, I’ve developed a substantial prospect base and been a top producer, but I recently [more]
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Mortgage fraud? There are at least 9 differe...

Oct 19, 2018
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), it focuses largely on larger “organized criminal groups that prey on banks and engage in patterns of activity that lead to large aggregate losse [more]
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