Bruce Gubnitsky

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...

Today’s News December 9, 2011

– Interactive map shows population changes What do your future buyers look like? Interactive maps use census data to track population changes, empty homes, etc.

Today’s News December 9, 2011

– Realtors urge comprehensive reform of mortgage finance system Tom Salomone, former Florida Realtors president and NAR 2012 director, testified before U.S. House committee yesterday. Bankrate: Jumbo mortgage rates hit new record low Bankrate: The average jumbo 30-year FRM this week was 4.68%, with an average 0.4 discount and...

Today’s News December 7, 2011

– Fla. appeal court reverses lower court ruling on seller disclosure case Leading U. S. economists: Fla.’s housing market bouncing back Florida Realtors economic conference: Top U.S. economists said Fla.’s economy, real estate sectors show positive growth.

Today’s News December 2, 2011

– Fannie and Freddie won’t evict over holidays After Dec. 19, even families on the verge of eviction get at least a two-week reprieve to Jan. 2, 2012. Realtors praise FHA for serving millions of hard-working families NAR President and Fla. Realtor Moe Veissi praised FHA’s vital role in...

Today’s News December 1, 2011

– CoreLogic: Fewer U.S. homes have negative equity CoreLogic: In 3Q 2011, 22.1% of residential properties were underwater – a slight improvement from 2Q’s 22.5%. Florida Realtors hosts 2012 real estate and economic forecast event Top economists will share insights on Fla. and nation on Dec. 6 at 2012...

Today’s News November 30, 2011

– UF: Fla.’s consumer confidence unchanged Floridians think they’re slightly worse off than last month, but they’re also a bit more optimistic about the future. Pending home sales jump in October The number of homes under contract but not closed surged 10.4% month-to-month and 9.2% year-to-year.