News From Florida
Time to Hold Congress Accountable
Make sure Congress knows that you support programs that support property owners. Go to the American Property Owners Alliance now and sign the petition. (external link) Learn more.
Florida Property Insurance Rates Soar: Why it’s Happening and What You Can Do
Florida homeowners are watching helplessly as their property insurance rates soar.
Help for Florida Homeowners During the Hurricane Season
How Florida homeowners can protect their property and personal safety this hurricane season.
The Pandemic Adds New Challenges as Floridians Prepare for Hurricane Season
With the current pandemic and the hurricane season approaching, there is no time like the present to start thinking about how you plan to protect yourself and your home.
Tampa no longer for snowbirds and retirees
Tampa expected to outperform expectations the next 3-5 years.
New Legislation Means Lower Insurance Premiums For Florida Homeowners
The new reform bill will lower premiums and give Florida homeowners greater flexibility when purchasing home insurance.
HOMES SALES IN FLORIDA’S BROWARD COUNTY CONTINUE TO RISE
High demand in this Florida county is creating a greater strain on the housing supply and home prices are trending upward.
Despite Wide Support, Referendum on Sales Tax Increased in Duval County Delayed
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.
Lakeland Tops List of Hottest Housing Markets in the U.S.
Realtor.com has released their hottest real estate markets list for 2019.
Solving Miami’s Housing Crisis One Container at a Time
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.
Which Cities Are Better For Retirement?
Where is the best place to live in your golden years? When it comes time to retire, seniors have many factors to consider.
Florida’s Amendment 2 would keep the 10% cap on annual property tax
In order to pass a constitutional amendment in Florida, 60% of the voters need to vote yes.
Lakeland Community Helps Kids Get A Great Start
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® Are Building A Safe Community for All
Lakeland REALTORS® association Annual Charity Golf Tournament will raise funds for Habitat for Humanity’s “Tiny Homes for Heroes” initiative.
Fair Housing in Lakeland, Florida
Lakeland, Florida REALTORS® commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.
Finding Solutions For The Homeless in America
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.
Brevard County Realtors Help Lead The Way To An Economic Recovery
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 …
New Vacation Rental Ordinance Could Damage The Florida Rental Market
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 …
REALTORS® Association of the Palm Beaches Fights Tax Hike
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 …
Florida REALTORS® Make Homelessness a Priority Issue
Leading REALTORS® spent two months traveling the state, meeting with members of Florida REALTORS® and getting their thoughts on homelessness issues.