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Today’s News August 23, 2019

– Q&A: Beware of Any Great Condo Foreclosure Deal A buyer dipped into savings and paid cash for a cheap foreclosure condo – but the association and mortgage company have started demanding money. 84% of Millennials Have at Least One Home Buying Regret But a few regrets don’t dampen...

Today’s News August 22, 2019

– Florida Realtors Honors Christine Hansen as 2019 Realtor of the Year Florida Realtors named Christine Hansen, 2018 president, its 2019 Realtor of the Year at a ceremony held during the association’s Convention & Trade Expo taking place in Orlando. Barbara Jordan was named Associate Realtor of the Year....

Today’s News August 21, 2019

– Scammers Now Targeting Equifax Credit Score Victims Fla.’s attorney general warns consumers about a new phishing scam: Fake websites are trying to steal from people who already lost data in the Equifax hack. Fla.’s Closed and Pending Home Sales, Median Prices Up in July Fla. Realtors Pres. Sain:...

Today’s News August 20, 2019

– Gov. DeSantis: Fla. Is Better Prepared for a Recession “We’re much better positioned to weather an economic downturn then we were in 2008, 2009, when we really took it on the chin,” he said in a speech posted online. What Can Kill Sales Even in the Most Beautiful...

Today’s News August 19, 2019

– FORMS UPDATE: New Contract Language, Forms, Addendum Updates to Vacant Land Contract (several), two sections of the Seller’s Property Disclosure (residential), Extension Addendum and CRSP Addendum L.  Zillow’s iBuyer Program Debuts in South Florida Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville have Opendoor or Offerpad, but instant-offer home buying is rarer...

Today’s News August 16, 2019

– It’s a Challenging World – But You Can Make It Better As one of the most powerful advocacy organizations in the state, Florida Realtors can affect change. Pick any hot topic– algae, flood insurance, iBuyers, service animals – the annual convention is a once-per-year chance to change talk...

Today’s News August 15, 2019

– Little Change in Long-Term Mortgage Rates The FRM remained at 3.6% this week, but Freddie Mac’s annual survey took place largely before a stock market decline that might push rates lower by next week. CoreLogic: U.S. No Longer has ‘Foreclosure Rate’ Problem The U.S. foreclosure rate dropped to...

Today’s News August 13, 2019

– Shipping Container Homes Not as Crazy as They Sound Compared to mobile homes, they’re cheaper to own and operate, look like site-built housing once installed and boost the homeowner’s equity over time. Businesses Learn Hard Lessons if Not Prepared for Disaster As the 2019 hurricane threat rises, businesses...

Today’s News August 12, 2019

– What Should Buyers Know About Living Under HOAs? Not all homeowner associations are created equal. Some are well-run by a competent board; others are plagued by infighting and may have costly upcoming repairs. Florida Wants to Buy Irma-Flooded Homes and Not Rebuild Them The pot of hurricane-recovery money...

Today’s News August 9, 2019

– Analysis: Homeowners' Cost Working with an iBuyer? 13-15% Instant offers work well for sellers who want quick closings with minimal preparation, but a study by Collateral Analytics found that homeowners make less money than selling their home on the open market – even after backing out a real...