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Today’s News January 3, 2012

– Florida Realtors call for Education Foundation scholarship applications Students in college or about to graduate high school may qualify; find online application, info on Citizens Property Ins. raising costs by looking at details Fla. insurer increases revenue by nixing hurricane mitigation discounts and increasing mandatory replacement costs.

Today’s News January 2, 2012

– UF survey: Florida consumer confidence jumps in Dec. UF survey: Three-point rise to 69 is the highest result in nine months and suggests cautious optimism in Fla. Final pending sales report shows 7.3% surge NAR’s latest report shows a Nov. uptick, with the number of homes under contract...

Today’s News December 22, 2011

The last post of the year! I hope that you enjoy happy holidays in the company of your loved ones. So tell me in the comments, any plans for christmas or new years? How about new years resolutions? Personally, I’m planning on making sure I keep my weight in...

Today’s News December 21, 2011

– NAR: Existing home sales continue to climb in November Fla.’s existing home, condo sales up in November Existing home sales up 11%, condo sales up 2% over year; Fla. condo median price up 4%. National total sales up 4%. Census: Fla. ranks 3rd among states for population growth...

Today’s News December 20, 2011

– Counseling helps with mortgage modification Report: At-risk owners who get advice and a modification do 67% better than owners who did not get counseling. Supreme Court nixes foreclosure mediation Fla. no longer requires mediation, closing down two-year-old program; owners said lenders didn’t take it seriously.

Today’s News December 19, 2011

– Flood insurance extended six months On Friday, Congress agreed to extend National Flood Insurance Program to May 31, 2012; needs only Obama’s signature. Freddie Mac issues 2012 outlook Mortgage giant expects significant improvement in employment, economic growth and housing – but nothing spectacular.

Today’s News December 16, 2011

– NAR: Outside fix-ups are best investment Poll: Realtors nationwide listed remodeling jobs that return the most money at resale; 7 of 10 were exterior upgrades.

Today’s News December 16, 2011

– Florida Realtors nears $50K for vet program Only $300 needed to lift ‘Paws for Patriots’ over $50K; Realtors can name a dog before it’s given to a U.S. veteran.

Today’s News December 13, 2011

– Technology in 2020: Future is here Offices will be less important as workers own their technology, work anywhere and even implant personal computer chips.

Today’s News December 12, 2011

– HouseLogic poll: Voters driven by jobs, housing in 2012 election HouseLogic: 27% of voters polled say housing is a No. 1 election concern, second only to 54% who cited unemployment. NAHB: Flawed appraisals killing more deals Some appraisals come in lower than the cost of construction because they’re...