Category Archives: Real Estate






Florida’s existing home, condo sales up in February 2011

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Florida’s existing home and existing condo sales rose in February, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors. Existing home sales increased 13 percent last month with a total of 13,701 homes sold statewide compared to 12,164 homes […]


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Fannie-Backed Loan Fees Going Up

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Posted on Floridarealtors.org on 02/01/2011. WASHINGTON – Feb. 1, 2011 – Borrowers with Fannie Mae-backed loans will face higher borrowing costs and interest rates, even if they have a perfect credit score, starting on April 1. The agency is imposing […]


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Residential Market Outlook: Virtuous or Vicious?

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Posted in RealtorMag by Robert Freedman. It’s slow. It’s uneven. But it’s there: the home sales recovery. “There will be two steps forward, one step back, with sizable local market differences,” says NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun, […]


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Stalled foreclosures could swamp local home-buying market

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Oct. 25, 2010 – As big lenders’ recent freeze on foreclosures begins to thaw, local real-estate agents worry that those bargain properties will now flood the market and further sink housing prices. Just a few weeks after […]


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HOAs Step Up Fight to Collect from Foreclosures

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Homeowner associations in Florida communities hard hit by foreclosures are using a variety of tools to maintain property values. In one of the most effective strategies, they are attempting what is known as reverse foreclosures.  This technique asks the court […]


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