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Miami-Dade County existing condominium sales, including $1-million-and-up transactions, increased year-over-year in November 2019, according to the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. For more details, s …
Miami-Dade County single-family home sales, condo sales, median prices, dollar volume and luxury transactions increased year-over-year in September 2019, according to the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) syst …
The new reform bill will lower premiums and give Florida homeowners greater flexibility when purchasing home insurance.
High demand in this Florida county is creating a greater strain on the housing supply and home prices are trending upward.
Miami-Dade County mid-market home sales and median sale prices increased for all properties in August 2019, according to the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. For more details, see “Miami Mid-Market Ho …
Several schools in Florida’s Duval County are in need of safety and infrastructure improvements or upgrades, and the School Board is recommending a .05-cent sales surtax to rectify the problem.
Realtor.com has released their hottest real estate markets list for 2019.
Miami-Dade has one of the country’s largest housing gaps between wealthy and lower income individuals and families and container homes could help address the need.
Where is the best place to live in your golden years? When it comes time to retire, seniors have many factors to consider.
In order to pass a constitutional amendment in Florida, 60% of the voters need to vote yes.
Members of the Lakeland REALTORS® Association work with clubs in both Lakeland & Mulberry, and tailor their support to fit the individual needs of each location.
Lakeland REALTORS® association Annual Charity Golf Tournament will raise funds for Habitat for Humanity’s “Tiny Homes for Heroes” initiative.
Lakeland, Florida REALTORS® commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.
In 2007, Florida REALTOR® Sherri Meadows had a discussion with a waiter that ultimately sparked a nationwide effort among her colleagues to address issues of homelessness.
Florida’s Brevard County REALTORS are determined to see their community thrive despite multiple economic challenges. When the area first began to show signs of struggle during the 2009 economic downturn, county commissioners instituted an impact fee mo …
In the city of Anna Maria, 60% of the property is dedicated to vacation rentals. Florida property owners are concerned following the adoption of a Vacation Rental Ordinance within the city of Anna Maria, FL. Effective January 1, tighter restrictions wi …
Property taxes help fund local governments, but they also drive up the costs of home ownership. The REALTORS® Association of the Palm Beaches is working hard to keep taxes in the Florida communities they serve from spiraling out of control. In the summ …
Leading REALTORS® spent two months traveling the state, meeting with members of Florida REALTORS® and getting their thoughts on homelessness issues.