Study: In Fla., owning beats renting

It’s cheaper to rent than own a home in 11 states, but Fla.’s average monthly rent, $1,543, is still higher than the cost of an average monthly mortgage: $1,376. Powered by...

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NAR: Foreign investment surges 49% – hits record high

A substantial increase in sales dollar volume from Canadians pushed foreign investment in U.S. real estate to an all-time high, and Fla. was the top draw with 22% of all U.S. transactions. Second-place Texas and Calif. each had...

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CFPB stops companies from using arbitration clauses

Many financial products like credit cards and bank accounts have arbitration clauses that minimize risk for lenders by making it harder for consumers to sue. Powered by...

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Florida Realtors offers summer holiday safety tips

Many people will celebrate July 4th at the beach or visiting family. Taking a few precautions can help protect their homes while they’re enjoying the holiday. Powered by...

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Five Root Causes for Depressed Homeownership Rate in the U.S.

The National Association of REALTORS recently held the Sustainable Homeownership Conference at the University of California, Berkeley, where a group of experts discussed potential ways to reverse the decline in homeownership....

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Flood insurance: facts, fiction

If a flood swamps your home, will insurance cover the damage? Maybe. It depends on a lot of factors, including if you have a flood insurance policy or not. Powered by...

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CoreLogic: Mortgage delinquencies dropped to a 10-year low in March 2017

CoreLogic: Nationally, 4.4% of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency in March, dropping from an overall delinquency rate of 5.2% a year ago. Powered by...

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NAR: Commercial foreign investment on the rise

What will happen with international commercial investing? NAR’s latest survey of commercial members found an increase in 2016 deals, notably for smaller commercial properties in secondary and tertiary markets, with Fla....

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Reports: Homes sell faster, close quicker

Average time for homes to change hands: 73 days. 48% of listings go under contract in less than 30 days, says NAR, while Ellie Mae says it takes 43 days to close. Powered by...

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April 2017 RE/MAX National Housing Report

March launched the home-buying season with post-recession records for increasing home sales and prices and decreasing inventory, according to this month’s RE/MAX National Housing Report that surveys 53 metro areas.     Powered...

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NAR-backed safety device wins on ‘Shark Tank’

A one-push device that makes it easy for Realtors to summon help will receive $100K from real estate guru Barbara Corcoran in exchange for 18% ownership. Powered by...

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Fewer Americans think it's a good time to buy a home

Higher home prices took a toll in Fannie Mae’s latest consumer survey, with only 30% of Americans saying it’s a good time, a 10% month-to-month decline. Powered by...

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