Bruce Gubnitsky

Today’s News November 8, 2011

– 1.8M Brazil visitors expected through 2013 Florida Realtors trade mission finds many want to buy real estate; U.S. doubling visa staff to service increased demand.

Today’s News November 7, 2011

– HUD wants more affordable housing oversight HOME program has helped 1M families since ’92, but HUD proposes new rules to make sure local gov’ts spend money wisely.

Today’s News November 4, 2011

– Housing survey shows link between consumer attitudes, experience Fannie Mae survey: Personal knowledge of person who’s defaulted on mortgage doesn’t really impact the desire to own a home.

Today’s News November 3, 2011

– Realtor.com goes global with launch of international site It has residential for-sale listings from Brazil, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain, among other countries. Census: More young adults are living in their parents’ home Census: For men age 25 to 34, 19% living with parents in 2011, up...

Today’s News November 1, 2011

– Robo-signed foreclosures have recourse Some owners foreclosed on by four banks, including SunTrust, can ask for independent review and perhaps be compensated.

Today’s News October 28, 2011

– Bargains abound: What are buyers waiting for? With low home prices and ultra-low interest rates, the housing market offers “perhaps the best deals of a generation.”

Today’s News October 27, 2011

– Pending sales down for month, up for year NAR: The index fell 4.6% to 84.5 in Sept. from 88.6 in Aug. 2011, but it’s 6.4% higher than Sept. 2010’s 79.4. Baby Boomers: Home is where grandkids are AP poll: 73% of retiring boomers prefer to stay close to...

Today’s News October 26, 2011

– Fla.’s consumer confidence steady in October UF: While the nation’s confidence took a dip in Oct., Floridians’ attitudes fell only one point since Sept. Commercial recovering but facing long grind PwC US and ULI: While a few cities with 24-hour transportation hubs will grow, overall recovery will happen...

Today’s News October 25, 2011

– Fla. to study commercial lease taxes Dept. of Revenue is taking a closer look at tax calculation; some brokers worry it will raise taxes and slow rebound.

Today’s News October 24, 2011

– Fed HARP program expanded, help more owners The administration again tinkered with its foreclosure aid program, nixing some appraisals and removing LTV ceilings. Realtors to lead Fla. Real Estate Commission Darla Furst from Sarasota will serve as FREC chair starting next month; Chip Boring of Sebring will serve...