Sales came in at 923K – much higher than the 842K economists expected even after revising Dec. numbers. That increase is also 19.3% higher than sales in Jan. 2020.
Florida Realtors economist
: A lesson learned during the pandemic: Remote workers who aren’t tied to a specific location can search for housing values located anywhere. And with flexibility, it’s still possible to find a 3-bed, 2-bath Fla. home for $300,000 or less.
A Supreme Court ruling that sex discrimination includes LGBTQ now applies to housing – and the Fla. Commission on Human Relations says it will investigate complaints.
A condo unit’s water heater burst and the flooding damaged other neighbor’s units. It’s an insurable situation, but which insurance policy applies? It’s complicated.
People spent big money on their homes last year. Lowe’s extended its sales streak through Christmas, and Home Depot’s 4Q profits almost doubled year-to-year.
Some of 2021’s hottest new looks reflect 1970’s taste, including natural wood finishes and seamless cabinetry without any hardware.
While a lifeline to struggling businesses, PPP loans also created confusion – but new easy-to-understand guidelines cover applying, second-draw loans and PPP forgiveness.
If consumer spending drives the economy, a rebound in confidence reflected in the Feb. and Jan. reports suggests a slow emergence from the darkest days of the pandemic. Consumers’ attitudes about their current finances rose for the first time in three months.
Fueled by low interest rates and high buyer demand, home prices surged 10.1% higher year-to-year in Dec., according to the Case-Shiller 20-city home price index.
LendingTree compared Black homeownership rates relative to their share of a metro’s population. In Fla., the biggest gap was in Jacksonville, the smallest in Orlando.
It’s a competitive and scary market for first-time buyers due to fewer listings, rising median prices, widespread use of tech tools and buy-it-now pressure.
An online bio sells you, and several additions can boost your appeal – such as publication credits, blogs, podcasts, video content and Realtor offices held.
Report: The oldest millennials are turning 40 soon, but 58% couldn’t afford a home before they turned 30, and two out of three have no money toward a down payment.
The firm responsible for flood-risk estimates on realtor.com concluded that many current flood policies don’t charge enough to cover actual risk. Their data could become even more important in 7 months when FEMA starts quoting individualized prices for flood policies.