Bruce Gubnitsky

Today’s News March 14, 2019

– Top day to list a Fla. home? Depends where you live ATTOM: Fla. year-to-year foreclosure starts up 68% in Feb Fla.’s overall foreclosure rate – number of homes anywhere within the foreclosure process – rose 10% month-to-month and 31% year-to-year. The 68% represents the number of Fla. homeowners...

Today’s News March 12, 2019

– Fla. homes spark almost 1 in 10 mortgage requests Lending Tree ranks Fla. No. 1 for U.S. buyers. It’s home to 9.1% of all mortgage requests and the go-to state for 12.4% of all moving company destinations. Golf courses disappear as developers seek new kind of green When...

Today’s News March 11, 2019

– House hunters have an edge this spring Local markets vary, but spring 2019 may be the best time to buy a home as mortgage rates remain stable and more owners decide it’s time to list their home. Fla. cities top list of home vacancies – but in a...

Today’s News March 8, 2019

– U.S. housing starts climbed 18.6% in Jan. Commerce Dept.: Builders ramped up construction of single-family houses to the fastest pace in eight months, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.23M. FBI opens Miami task force to stop foreign corruption It will concentrate on Miami and on international...

Today’s News March 7, 2019

– NAR: Majority of real estate firms remain optimistic Challenges facing real estate firms include evolving technology, competition from nontraditional market participants and housing affordability, says NAR survey. Gov. DeSantis to lawmakers: Be bold on big issues In his State of the State speech, DeSantis said he’ll keep building...

Today’s News March 6, 2019

– New-home sales in U.S. rose 3.7% in Dec. Commerce Dept.: With a boost from lower mortgage rates, new-home sales hit their highest pace in seven months, a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 621,000. America's 19- to 29-year-olds are facing $1 trillion in debt Debt among Generation Z and...

Today’s News March 5, 2019

– 'It's pure hell': Hurricane Michael leaves housing crisis Of all the Florida Panhandle areas affected by Michael, Bay County was hardest hit: Officials said almost three-quarters of its 68,000 households were affected. What are 'granny flats' – are they next bargain homes? Years ago, the state passed legislation...

Today’s News March 4, 2019

– 2019 Florida Legislature begins session For the next 60 days lawmakers will debate – and vote on –bills that will change Floridians’ lives, including issues that are legislative priorities for Realtors. U.S. homeownership rate hits highest level since 2014 Census Bureau: The U.S. homeownership rate climbed in 4Q...

Today’s News February 27, 2019

– NAR: Pending home sales jump 4.6% in January Pending sales rebounded strongly, according to NAR. All four major regions saw growth last month, with the South, which includes Fla., seeing the largest surge. Push to stop real estate money laundering goes worldwide The U.S. has regulations to identify...

Today’s News February 26, 2019

– Fla. consumers' optimism rises to near-record levels UF: Feb.’s Fla. consumer sentiment increased 2.8 points in Jan. from 98.1 to 100.9, and UF economist says he expects it to “remain high.” The Florida Legislature's 2019 session begins next week The News Service of Fla. lists “10 big issues”...