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The deadline looms for any Fla. student, including ones now enrolled, to apply for an academic scholarship from Florida Realtors Education Foundation. Learn more.
Buying stresses couples, and major decisions often end up in major disagreements. But a few tactics can nip potential problems in the bud.
A Fla. Senate committee last week stifled a proposal that would limit attorney fees in "assignment of benefits" (AOB) property insurance cases.
3 out of 10 singles research a partner's financial info online before committing to a relationship, so bad credit can impact more than just the cost of a loan.
The Florida Realtors-backed "Support Homeownership for All" license plate raised over $1M so far for Fla. affordable housing projects. Go to: homeownershipforall.org. https://homeownershipforall.org
More consumers are filing lawsuits against businesses that auto-send texts without following regulations under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Developers tend to focus on the type of housing that maximizes profits, and a recent trend to build luxury homes has faded a bit in favor moderate-income properties. As a result, the average new home has dropped from 2,500 square feet to 2,320.
Bubble fears are based on memories of the housing meltdown more than reality, some experts say. As long as buyer demand remains high and new-home production low, there's no bubble to burst. Prices are a result of demand, not risky lending.
First-time homebuyers can get up to $15K in downpayment and closing-cost assistance if they live in Clay, Duval, Hillsborough, Osceola or Pasco counties.
The owner of an ocean-view condo wants to sell and figures she'll get the highest amount of money if she makes it a timeshare – but can she legally do that?
A recent hack hit 54K owners with loans from Wells Fargo, Citigroup and others. Crooks stole a treasure trove of personal data including Social Security numbers.
More married couples can't swing the full cost of a new home, so they're taking on roommates to help cover expenses for the first few years.
Most buyers pay only 5% to 10% down – some even pay zero – and there are a number of first-time homebuyer programs that can help secure a house.
In two decades, the awards have granted $1.3M to Realtor-led nonprofits, helped 200-plus organizations, and had an impact in 40 states and 15 countries.
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