Florida Realtors®, formerly known as the Florida Association of Realtors®, serves as The Voice for Real Estate® in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 115,000 members in 67 boards/associations.
NAR: Pending home sales weaken in Jan.
A tight listing inventory translated into 2.8% fewer homes under contract, due largely to drops in the West and Mid-West. In the South, pending sales rose 0.4%.
Top impact on 2017 housing market? Rising mortgage rates
A Pulsenomics survey of mortgage experts found general agreement that an expected rise in mortgage rates will have the greatest influence on this year's real estate market.
Are condo associations required to record meetings?
Legal QandA: If a condo association wants radically different pool furniture, should membership get a vote? In a condo board election, should ballots be secret?
Lawyers wary of possible insurance changes by Fla. lawmakers
One proposed change: Insurers might not have to pay attorney fees if an owner assigned benefits to a third party. Lawyers say court challenges would likely follow.
Some luxury sellers slash millions off asking prices
The New York and Miami luxury markets have been slowing down, and a few other U.S. regions are concerned about a potential glut on the horizon.