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DeSantis Appoints New Condominium Ombudsman

Spencer Hennings will head the Office of the Condominium Ombudsman, a state-run agency that serves as a “neutral, informative and accessible resource.” ..

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Climate Change and Homes: Army Corps Offers Plan for the Keys

When it comes to rising seas, the Keys are Fla.’s ground zero. The Army of Corps of Engineers announced a $5.5B plan – but eminent domain issues could be a deal breaker. ..

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Last-Minute Tips Before July 15 Tax Filing Deadline

The postponed deadline to file 2019 taxes is eight days away. While existing IRS rules provide a new delay to Oct. 15, the “worst thing you can do is to do nothing.” ..

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Latest Realogy Marketing Tool? AARP Discounts

Brokers under the Realogy umbrella can begin marketing to the 38M members of AARP, which they’ll do by offering an AARP discount to both buyers and sellers. ..

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Top 10 Issues Facing Commercial Real Estate

CRE survey: In many ways, the commercial market’s future is tied to a big unknown: What happens next in the COVID-19 pandemic? It’s not just the disease, however. A big variable is how quickly people will reconnect with the world and the business..

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Fla. Unemployment: Looking-for Work Requirement Nixed through July

Unemployment recipients usually must say they’re looking for work to qualify, but that was waived again through July – the date when federal PUA benefits also end. ..

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Homeownership Shows Wealth Gap with Ties to Race

Census: Among black families, 44% owned their own home as of 1Q 2020 vs. 73.7% of white families; and homeownership factors into the gap between their net worth. ..

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Pandemic Shook Up Buyer Demand – But How Much?

46% of Americans say COVID-19 shook up their moving plans. Those most likely to move are renters (25%), urban area dwellers (29%) and people recently laid off (32%). ..

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PPP Loans Extended – But Demand Has Fallen

Congress extended the Paycheck Protection Loan program to Aug. 8, but businesses seem less inclined to use it: The second round of funding still had $130B leftover. ..

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At 3.07%, the 30-Year Mortgage Hits Another Record Low

Last week’s 3.13% was a record low – this week’s 3.07% is another, and the lowest since Freddie Mac started tracking average rates in 1971. ..

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