Bruce Gubnitsky

Today’s News March 8, 2012

– Commonly overlooked home tax deductions Mortgage interest is still deductible, but property taxes, some purchase costs and other deductions are sometimes missed. Optimistic outlook for multifamily market NAHB: Apartment and condo builders rate their market close to balanced as 4Q index reflects steady improvement.

Today’s News March 7, 2012

– Virtual lawn tool saves money and grass Fla. homeowners with a Google account can now get a customized lawn watering report from a website designed by UF. Housing affordability index hits record high NAR: Housing affordability has reached its highest level since recordkeeping began in 1970. CoreLogic: Fla....

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More land was needed for parish expansion and so on October 30, 1887, it was concluded that the parish should buy two acres of land from anyone near the church for a cemetery. A small plot of ground was purchased in February, 1888. At the December 8, 1887 meeting,...

Today’s News March 2, 2012

– Florida House passes six industry bills Five House bills are ready for Senate votes. Septic tank, insurance, tax and condo issues had votes this week. NAR wary of investors buying foreclosures A program that allows investors to buy homes in bulk from Fannie Mae – 775 in Fla....

Today’s News February 29, 2012

– UF: Florida consumers remain optimistic UF: Fla. consumer confidence surged in Dec. and Jan. and maintained that higher level in Feb., dropping only one point. Commercial: Modest market growth in 2012 Real Estate Roundtable more optimistic. Sentiment index up 9 points, to 68, since 4Q 2011 – but...

Today’s News February 28, 2012

– A surge in national consumer confidence Conference Board found a 9.3 point overall rise in confidence this month, with the future expectations surging 11.3 points. FHA increases buyers’ fees Mortgage insurance premiums (MIP) rise 0.1% for loans under $625K, 0.35% for higher ones; upfront premiums up 0.75%.

Today’s News February 27, 2012

– Jan. pending home sales rise, market on uptrend NAR: The number of homes under contract in the U.S. rose 2% compared to Dec. 2011 and 8% compared to one year earlier.

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“I couldn’t have asked for any more from the last game in terms of players performing under pressure and to be honest sometimes it comes down to an individual performance that tips the balance. It might have flipped an English player to a Welsh player on the performance that...

Today’s News February 24, 2012

– NAR: Commercial real estate vacancy rates improving, rents firming Vacancy rates improving, rents firming and all major commercial real estate sectors see improved fundamentals. Citizens revamp bill passes Fla. House Fla. Legislature: Lawmakers this week debated faster foreclosures for abandoned homes, lower tangible property taxes.

Today’s News February 23, 2012

– FHFA House Price Index rises 1% in Nov. Fed index that tracks same-house prices over time rose 1% from Oct. to Nov., and down only 1.8% compared to Nov. 2010. Media campaign fights housing discrimination HUD and NFHA roll out radio and print ads describing illegal actions that...