48 companies sued for denying tenants with criminal records

Florida’s state Realtor association is warning its more than 187,000 members against blanket policies that deny housing to tenants with criminal records.

Florida Realtors relaunches transaction management platform

The redesign, which the trade group describes as a “new, uncluttered look,” is meant to improve transaction productivity and speed up workflow.

Realtors and homes at risk as Hurricane Michael hits

Before the storm hit, real estate data and tech firm CoreLogic said property valued in excess of $13.4 billion was at risk of damage from the storm. Today, CoreLogic estimates that damage from wind and storm surges ranges from $2 billion to $4.5 billion — $1.5 billion to $3 billion of which applies to residential properties.

Realtors in Florida and Canada join forces to swap agent referrals

The agreement is a first for CREA, which represents more than 120,000 Realtors across Canada. Florida Realtors represents 180,000 Realtors in the Sunshine State.

Regional Spotlight: Expect Growth in Employment, Population in Florida

Florida’s economy grew in 2017, and that positive momentum should continue in 2018, according to economists and business data experts who spoke to a crowd of about 500 REALTORS® at the recent 2018 Florida Real Estate Trends event, held during the Florida Realtors® Mid-Winter Business Meetings. “For 2018, from a business point of view, Florida’s economy benefits from a growing […]

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Recovery Still Underway for Hurricane-Ravaged Real Estate Markets

Real estate is just one of the many economy-driven industries that felt the devastating impact of hurricanes this season. In Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, residents are still in the middle of recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria. It may be some time before those real estate markets can be evaluated, as many of […]

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Alleged Florida board scam targeting real estate agents is back — who’s behind it?

Agents, be on the lookout: If you’ve recently gotten an invoice demanding $225 from an organization calling itself the Florida Real Estate Board, don’t pay it. That entity is the same one allegedly behind the fake “Florida Board of Realtors” mailers that went out earlier this year. It appears the alleged scammers are at it again, but with a new name …

3 steps to protecting homebuyers from online listing scams

Ninety percent of buyers use online search to find the perfect home, according to the National Association of Realtors. Most buyers probably don’t give a second thought to the sites they use, but Florida Realtors says they should after a rash of listin…

Agents beware: Fake ‘Florida Board of Realtors’ demands $225 in scam

If you’ve recently received an invoice from an organization claiming to be a Realtor board, take a good look: It may be a scam …

Report shows US mortgage rates dropped after Brexit

Zillow announced the current national 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropped from 3.41 percent to 3.37 percent last week. According to the real estate website, the drop could be partially due to the recent 52-48 referendum vote in the United Kingdom to le…