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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Study: Lots of Listings Coming as Baby Boomers Age | Florida Realtors

Boomers own about 1/3 of all U.S. properties and 27% of them will sell their home within the next 20 years – but some metros will feel the impact more than others.
Case-Shiller: Sept. Home Prices Up 2.1% Year-to-Year | Florida Realtors

U.S. home price increases slow down.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Rise at Slowest Pace in 7 Years | Florida Realtors

U.S. home prices rose in July from a year earlier by the smallest amount in seven years.

Monday, August 26, 2019

From Too Loose to Too Tight: Mortgage Market ‘Normal’ Again | Florida Realtors The mortgage lending industry contributed to the real estate bubble  of the mid 2000s by greatly loosening the standards when prices where too high, and then to the market crash by greatly reducing lending after the crash, when prices were very low and it was a fantastic and safe opportunity to buy. Let's hope they have learned from their mistakes.   

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Climbed Only 2.4% Year-to-Year | Florida Realtors U.S home prices rose at a slower pace in May, a sign that many would-be buyers are finding properties unaffordable.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Americans Flocking to HOA Communities Like Never Before: In 2018, there were 840,000 new single-family homes completed, and 64% of those – about 535,000 – were part of a homeowners association (HOA).

Monday, June 24, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

U.S. foreclosures drop 50% in a year – but not in Florida.
Citizens insurance grapples with AOB lawsuits In assignment of benefits, property owners in need of repairs sign over benefits to contractors, who ultimately pursue payments from insurance companies. Insurers have complained for years that the process is riddled with fraud and excessive litigation and has driven up insurance premiums.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

There are signs that a growing number of Americans who lost homes to foreclosure or a short sale during the housing crisis are emerging from their post-crisis bunkers and buying again or planning to do so in the near future.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Home insurance reform: A measure to curb the "Assignment of Benefits" abuse. There were roughly 1,300 AOB lawsuits statewide in 2000. That number climbed to more than 79,000 in 2013 and nearly 135,000 through Nov. 9, 2018, a 70% increase in just five years. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Compared to one year ago, the first quarter of 2019 saw a reduced number of home sales, but an increase in prices.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Fla. House to consider high-profile property ins. bill

The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted 14-3 to revamp laws dealing with the insurance practice known as assignment of benefits (AOB), which the insurance industry contends is riddled with fraud and costly litigation.
Now is Prime Time to List a Home in the U.S. - Mansion Global

Friday, March 1, 2019

11 Million Tax Filers to Face Property Tax Cap, Audit RevealsThe state and local tax deduction limits will largely impact homeowners in high-tax states, such as New Jersey, New York, and California.

Friday, February 22, 2019

January 2019 Existing-Home Sales NAR released a summary of national existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity fell for the third straight month and was down 1.2 percent from December 2018

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

DeSantis proposes full funding for affordable housing

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed his $91.3 billion budget on Friday and wants all doc stamp money rolled into the State and Local Government Housing Trust Funds to be used for affordable housing – a move strongly backed by Florida Realtors in an earlier meeting with the governor's staff.