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New laws will change the way Fla. regulates and defines "mortgage lenders," boosts flood ins. warnings, and adjusts rules for HOA covenants and restrictions.
Most of the big time-wasters for business involve must-do tasks, such as emailing, checking social media sites, attending meetings and talking/texting.
More than 70 U.S. agrihoods now offer residents the open-space benefits of farm life – fresh fruit, vegetables, more – in a golf-community-style development.
Last week's first mortgage rate drop – the first in 10 weeks – didn't last long, but rates rose only a small amount in this week's survey.
Fla.'s building codes top all other states, according to a report that found the state's newer construction was better able to withstand Hurricane Irma damage.
Most agents don't take advantage of YouTube, even though producing a steady stream of video content can help them stand out from their competition.
NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun calls home construction "the key to economic prosperity" but sounds an alarm because numbers are moving in the wrong direction.
The cost of an adjustable-rate mortgage went up and will likely rise two more times in 2018 – but some experts feared the Fed would suggest three hikes this year. The change indirectly affects fixed rated, but they'll likely continue to rise a bit too.
Florida Realtors' data: More closed sales, more new listings and higher median prices in Feb. even as inventory remained tight. Statewide single-family sales up 3.3%, median price up 9.6%; condo sales up 6.4%, median price up 7.2%.
NFIP would get a four-month extension under the massive federal spending deal – the fourth temporary program extension since Sept. That gives lawmakers time to hammer out a long-term deal before this latest extension expires during hurricane season.
Landlords may not sexually harass tenants under U.S. fair housing laws, but two St. Louis landlords now face a $625K fine and other penalties for doing so. HUD says the fine "sends a loud and clear message."
Sales slipped 0.6% in Feb. – a third straight monthly decline – but sales are up 2.2% year-to-date in a sign that buyer demand remains solid.
Despite too few homes to sell, higher mortgage rates and rising home prices, existing-home sales bounced back in Feb. after declining for two months in a row.
FEMA says 13 million homeowners live in a flood plain, but EPA and others think 41 million are actually at risk – and flood insurance expires again this Friday.
A bill signed by Gov. Scott makes it harder for homeowners who agree to surrender their home in bankruptcy court to fight a lender in the foreclosure proceeding.
Home buyers ask why they need title insurance if their home is newly built, one of many, and being bought from the developer who purchased the land.
Home construction continues to lag nationwide, but increases in Fla. and the West are being offset by decreases elsewhere, such as New Hampshire's 43.1% drop.
The third-largest U.S. title company will be acquired by its rival and largest U.S. title company Fidelity National Financial Inc., which is based in Jacksonville.
Study: Buyers now expect to apply for a mortgage online, but they also want to deal with real people – and millennials were most likely to desire both.
While 5G is a quantum leap for mobile computing, it requires big boxes every 500 feet along suburban streets – and that could ding curb appeal for some listings.
It turns out private mortgage insurance is deductible after all for last year. Homeowners who pay PMI recently began receiving amended 1098s from their lenders.
Fewer private-market insurers will cover homes in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. They say claims abuses and excessive lawsuits are the problem.
There's a new $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions under tax reform, and some homeowners near that cap are trying to lower their property tax bill.
A good-looking lawn can make a listing more appealing in listing photos, which is the first point of contact for many buyers who begin their search online.
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