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Fla.'s home sales, median prices up in May 2017

Year-over-year, existing single-family home sales rose 7.6%, median sales price up 7.7% to $239,000. Condo sales up 8%; median sales price up 8.1% to $178,000. ..

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Citing water losses, Florida insurer approves rate hikes

Citizens OK'd to raise homeowner rates about 5.3% and about 8.4% for commercial accounts; but homeowners could pay 10% more in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade. ..

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NAR: U.S. existing-home sales rise 1.1% in May

Total existing-home sales rebounded after a drop in April, up 2.9% over May 2016. Low inventory helped propel the median sales price to a new high of $252,800. ..

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First-time buyers face new competition

Investors are competing for starter homes: Housing inventories are at the lowest level in 30 years, and worst shortages are in the low and middle price ranges. ..

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Citizens customers could be paying more in 2018

The state-run property insurer wants to raise homeowner rates by an average of 5.3% and commercial accounts by an average of 8.4%, but regulators must OK the hike. ..

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CoreLogic: Mortgage credit risk edges up slightly

CoreLogic Q1 Housing Credit Index: The HCI rose 3.6 points to 105.6, up from Q1 2016; but the credit risk level remains nearly the same as the "normal" baseline. ..

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Flood insurance: facts, fiction

If a flood swamps your home, will insurance cover the damage? Maybe. It depends on a lot of factors, including if you have a flood insurance policy or not. ..

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How to buy investment property

Owning rental real estate has benefits like investment diversification and an alternative income stream, but there are challenges, too - like dealing with tenants. ..

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Gov. Scott signs renewable energy bill

Lawmakers passed a renewable-energy bill (SB 90) supported by Florida Realtors after nearly 73% of voters approved the constitutional amendment last August. ..

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10 top threats to today's hot real estate market

The Counselors of Real Estate's annual top 10 list has global uncertainty and political polarization at the top, followed by tech changes in the commercial sector and "generational disruption" as boomers age and millennials age. ..

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