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Florida Realtors named Christine Hansen, 2018 president, its 2019 Realtor of the Year at a ceremony held during the association’s Convention & Trade Expo taking place in Orlando. Barbara Jordan was named Associate Realtor of the Year.
About 14 million Gen Z consumers 18 or older are taking out credit – including some mortgages – according to the latest TransUnion Insights Report.
During an appearance in Bonita Springs, Gov. Ron DeSantis told clean-water advocates to keep pressing the Fla. Legislature to pass conservation measures in 2020.
Toxic drywall damaged homes in Fla. and other states ten years ago, and a proposed settlement was finally filed with one supplier, Taishan Gypsum Co.  
The Federal Reserve hasn’t hinted at any new short-term interest rates cuts, but a Fannie Mae analysis suggests two more over the next four months.
Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on the 30-year loan declined to 3.55% from last week’s 3.60%. One year ago, the rate was 4.51%.
Fla.’s attorney general warns consumers about a new phishing scam: Fake websites are trying to steal from people who already lost data in the Equifax hack.
Fla. Realtors Pres. Sain: “Like the weather, July was a hot month for Fla.’s housing market.” Statewide existing single-family sales up 10.4% year-over-year, median price up 5.1% to $268K; condo sales up 4.3%, median price up 4.4% to $188K.
Facebook will allows users to opt-out of non-Facebook tracking, which may make it harder to get Realtor ads in front of buyers who search sites like realtor.com.
National home sales rose in all U.S. areas – 2.5% month-to-month, 0.6% year-to-year – except the West. Two Fla. metros logged high sales numbers.
It’s been 37 years since Fla. had no named storms before mid-August. But forecasters see changes and maybe a future chain of storms marching across the Atlantic.
Your town doesn’t have its own song? Create one. A Colorado agent hired professionals to create an online music video that markets her services and her town.
The guidance released in April tried to clarify documentation requirements for government entities that provide downpayment assistance to buyers with FHA loans.
FHA’s new condo-approval mortgage-loan rules give developers flexibility to create more profitable projects – generally ones that are “large mixed-use projects or larger condo projects … marketed to investors as well as to owner-occupants.”
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