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A new hotel discount program with BookingCommunity.com saves members up to 70% off hotels and resorts. In its first two months, 2,600 members have signed up. (Link underlined to: https://www.bookingcommunity.com/floridarealtors

7/18/2018 3:45:46 AM

Lawmakers are considering amendments and bills that seem to favor a six-month extension. To get something passed, Realtors must respond to NAR's Call for Action.

7/17/2018 3:49:21 AM

A listing's photos went viral for a Texas home because some shots included an inflatable T-Rex fishing, lounging and checking out the fridge.

7/19/2018 3:12:55 AM

NAR says it "never solicits donations for personal or individual charities ... All donations go through the Realtors Relief Foundation." If you received a fraudulent email, delete it and file a complaint with the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center.

7/19/2018 3:11:25 AM

Fla. ranks dead last in the number of people who use natural gas, perhaps because it's more expensive. But residents love electricity and the cost is fairly low.

7/16/2018 2:11:35 AM

Arch MI Report: The U.S. home-sale inventory hasn't been this low since Arch started tracking in the early 80s; lower-level homes should see the highest gains.

7/19/2018 3:20:00 AM

Learn how to generate more leads with less time and money on Thursday, Aug. 9, at a free session for Florida Realtors Convention and Trade Expo attendees in Orlando. http://convention.floridarealtors.org/

7/17/2018 3:17:51 AM

When it comes to home-improvement projects, owners rate outdoor projects highest, such as wood decks, water features, statement landscaping or new patios.

7/17/2018 3:18:54 AM

The drop may be an isolated event, but builders cite problems with new lumber tariffs, and a challenge finding both construction workers and land to build on.

7/18/2018 4:05:59 AM

The bill backs net neutrality, which is a legal mandate that all websites have equal access to consumers, among other things. Without neutrality, small brokers may find it harder to compete with deep-pocket, mega-real estate ad companies.

7/18/2018 4:04:19 AM

It's not worth speaking if you can't you can't keep your audience intrigued, focused and engaged. To do that, don't speak at them – entertain them.

7/18/2018 3:52:17 AM

If Fla. was an independent country, it would be the world's 17th largest. The state's economy has grown larger than Saudi Arabia's, Switzerland's and Argentina's

7/16/2018 3:01:04 AM

41% of Fla.'s principal brokers are women yet they make up 58% of membership. Why the disconnect? Should the industry change? Find out and be empowered on Aug. 29 when Florida Realtors presents the "Women in Real Estate Conference" (WIRE).

7/17/2018 3:47:44 AM

U.S. Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio introduced legislation that would allow retired Canadian citizens older than 50 to spend up to eight months a year vacationing in the U.S. – two months longer than they may stay now.

7/16/2018 2:56:44 AM

Fla. retains its rank as one of the lowest-tax U.S. states based on state-local tax collections. But while "per capita state tax collections" are lower than all but one other state, its "per capita local tax collections" are closer to average (No. 27).

7/19/2018 3:18:51 AM

Something must be done about algae in Fla. waterways, but the new "state of emergency" may ding home sales in the 7-county region even if nearby water is clear.

7/16/2018 2:52:48 AM

The 30-year FRM remained relatively unchanged this week, according to Freddie Mac's weekly survey, falling to 4.52% this week from last week's 4.53%.

7/19/2018 3:17:00 AM

The 30-year loan is almost an industry standard, but buyers who can swing a 15-year loan save lots of money due to lower interest rates and a quicker payoff.

7/17/2018 3:26:38 AM

The Martin County property appraiser has one complaint so far about too-high property values due to algae – but she expects more after notices go out in August.

7/18/2018 3:59:45 AM

Can condo owners stop their association from changing the recreational facilities? Also: Does a new law force a condo board without a website to create one?

7/16/2018 2:43:07 AM

CoreLogic analysis: Over half of U.S. homes have policies that average 20% less than full replacement value – but luxury owners tend to over-insure.

7/17/2018 3:22:09 AM

Today's buyers do their homework. If they decide to enter the market, they've already taken home prices and interest rates into account.

7/19/2018 3:15:52 AM

Adjustable-rate mortgages played a negative role in the housing meltdown, but their temporary lower rates could appeal to more borrowers as interest rates rise.

7/18/2018 3:57:08 AM

America's builders remain extremely confident in the market, though NAHB's July index of 68 (anything above 50 is positive) is unchanged from June.

7/17/2018 3:19:45 AM

No child hopes to be a corporate real estate exec one day, but a new website hopes to change that by highlighting the range of real estate careers out there.

7/16/2018 2:41:28 AM