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Port St. Lucie Ranks 5th Best Place to Retire

Port St. Lucie Ranks 5th Best Place to Retire

Warm weather and low taxes continue to have a big pull on where retirees choose to settle down in their golden years. Those pulls are prompting many older Americans to continue to relocate to popular retiree havens, such as Florida.

It’s Here: Mortgage Rule Opens Door to Thousands of Condos

It’s Here: Mortgage Rule Opens Door to Thousands of Condos

Buyers found a condo they loved only to find that it doesn’t qualify for a federally backed mortgage? Try again tomorrow. New rules that open more condos and complexes to FHA loans go into effect on Oct. 15 – a break in condo-heavy Fla. for first-time buyers.

Are You Sending Illegal Robotexts?

Are You Sending Illegal Robotexts?

If you're "robotexting," or using an auto-dialer, to contact clients and prospects from your database via their cell phones, you could be breaking the law.

Over 300 Attend New Hollywood Office Grand Opening

Over 300 Attend New Hollywood Office Grand Opening

The Realtors® of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale hosted a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony for their new Hollywood Office on Thursday, September 12th. The Hollywood office is the Association’s eighth location in Florida and the fourth location in Broward County.

Lawsuits Over Telecommunication Law

Lawsuits Over Telecommunication Law

Calling or texting someone might seem like a minor infraction, but an increasing number of Florida brokers are facing lawsuits from disgruntled consumers thanks, in part, to certain law firms, including one that considers itself “text message lawyers.”

Tips for Building Relationships with Builders

Tips for Building Relationships with Builders

Working with builders in the new home construction market can be a win-win for everyone involved. To say that the relationship between Realtors® and builder can be complicated is an understatement. Realtors® and builders can make assumptions about each other, focusing on stereotypes.

Realtors® to Host Highly Anticipated White Attire Fundraiser

Realtors® to Host Highly Anticipated White Attire Fundraiser

Grab your white attire and an uber - the party awaits! The annual White Attire Fundraiser will take place on Friday, September 13th at 7 pm. This year's event occurs at one of Manalapan’s premier estates overlooking a stunning intracoastal view.

Finally, New FHA Condo Rules Coming

Finally, New FHA Condo Rules Coming

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is expected to release updated guidance tomorrow on FHA-insured condominium financing.

What does Variable/Dual Rate really mean?

What does Variable/Dual Rate really mean?

Have you ever wondered what the MLS field “Variable/Dual Rate” is really intended for? Spoiler alert: It doesn’t mean what most agents think it means!

Legal Challenges that Brokers Face

Legal Challenges that Brokers Face

Legal issues permeate all aspects of the real estate industry, and the business of brokerages is no exception. The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) is committed to helping brokers negotiate the complex and ever-evolving legal landscape. Here are several common legal challenges that brokers face, along with some of the many resources NAR offers to guide them.

Open House Weekend Generates Buzz in South Florida

Open House Weekend Generates Buzz in South Florida

On July 20th and 21st, the Realtors® of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale and the South Broward Board of Realtors® hosted their Open House Weekend. The growing success and popularity of Open House Weekend continued in July as there were over 1,300 open houses across South Florida and the Treasure Coast.

Lawsuits for Refusing ‘Prior Felony’ Tenants

Lawsuits for Refusing ‘Prior Felony’ Tenants

There are a large number of lawsuits being filed regarding policies against renting to tenants with criminal convictions. Florida Realtors® wants you to know the law and what to consider when developing your in-house rental policy. A single law firm in Orlando has filed 48 lawsuits this year alone against Florida property managers who allegedly refused to rent to applicants base on previous criminal convictions.

Palm Beach Housing Prices Flattens in June

Palm Beach Housing Prices Flattens in June

Just in! Newly released market reports from Florida Realtors® detailing recent real estate activity in Palm Beach County. The reports compare year-over-year data for June. Here are statistics on single family homes.

Closed Sales Down, Time to Contract Up in Broward County

Closed Sales Down, Time to Contract Up in Broward County

Just in! Newly released market reports from Florida Realtors® detailing recent real estate activity in Broward County. The reports compare year-over-year data for June. Here are statistics on single family homes.

Housing Inventory Increases for Seventh Consecutive Month

Housing Inventory Increases for Seventh Consecutive Month

Just in! Newly released market reports from Florida Realtors® detailing recent real estate activity in Martin County. The reports compare year-over-year data for June. Here are statistics on single family homes.

St. Lucie Housing Market Gains Momentum

St. Lucie Housing Market Gains Momentum

Just in! Newly released market reports from Florida Realtors® detailing recent real estate activity in St. Lucie County. The reports compare year-over-year data for June. Here are statistics on single family homes.

Median Sale Price Reaches $234,000, Highest in 2019

Median Sale Price Reaches $234,000, Highest in 2019

Just in! Newly released market reports from Florida Realtors® detailing recent real estate activity in St. Lucie County. The reports compare year-over-year data for May. Here are statistics on single family homes.

Months’ Supply of Inventory Increases in Martin County

Months’ Supply of Inventory Increases in Martin County

Just in! Newly released market reports from Florida Realtors® detailing recent real estate activity in Martin County. The reports compare year-over-year data for May. Here are statistics on single family homes.