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7 signs your local real estate market may be slowing

The national real estate market appears to be cooling, but that's not necessarily true for specific local markets. Watch for these signs of a local slowdown. ..

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2019 Real Estate Trends: What's ahead for Fla. real estate?

Find out Jan. 24 at Florida Realtors Mid-Winter Meetings. Speakers include Chief Economist Dr. Brad O'Connor and Freddie Mac Deputy Chief Economist Dr. Len Kiefer, plus two top environmental scientists who ..

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Millennial borrowers taking out larger FHA loans

As home prices go up, so do FHA home loans to millennials. Borrowers aren't waiting to buy – they're increasing their loan amount to purchase what's available. ..

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Legal QandA: What if a neighbor's drainage hurts my lawn?

Neighbor A's downspout water discharge is ruining Neighbor B's lawn. Does B have any rights? And what can he do to resolve this issue? ..

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Lower interest rates stabilize builder confidence

NAHB's index rose two points due to "solid job growth and favorable demographics," but Jan. new home sales stats probably won't be released due to the shutdown. ..

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5 ways to future-proof a kitchen

The latest kitchen trend will last about a year before looking dated, but some ever-popular kitchen styles are more likely to retain their value over time. ..

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Save the date: Great American Realtor Days 2019

The Florida Legislature's 2019 session begins March 5, and Great American Realtor Days – your chance to meet lawmakers and support pro-real estate laws – runs March 18-20. https://www.floridarealtors.org/LegislativeCenter/Great-American-Realtor-..

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Scam alert: Sometimes your broker isn't your broker

Want to please your "boss"? Scammers know you do, and some Fla. Realtors have reported text-message scam requests that appear to be from their broker. ..

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Homeownership tenure at highest level in 18 years

Owners aren't moving as fast, thanks in part to low mortgage rates that lock them into current homes. However, life changes. Many boomers who have health or financial surprises may soon decide to sell anyway – and millennials may grow tired of wait..

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IRS reopens income verification service used by lenders

Many mortgage firms use Income Verification Express Service (IVES) to verify borrowers' incomes, though the IRS says a backlog will take a little time to clear. ..

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