Florida Real Estate News

Jan. 17, 2019

2019 Real Estate Trends: What’s ahead for Florida Real Estate?

ORLANDO, Fla. – Jan. 16, 2019 – Real estate helps drive Florida's growth, and figuring out what lies ahead in 2019 is a key question for policymakers, residents and Realtors. That's the focus of this year's Florida Realtors 2019 Real Estate Trends summit, which also will feature ...

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Jan. 14, 2019

Florida Governor DeSantis signs order to fight algae, red tide

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Jan. 11, 2019 – Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis began following up on a campaign promise to make the environment a priority by signing an order Thursday seeking to tackle Florida's problems with blue-green algae in its rivers and red tide off its coast.

DeSantis signed ...

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Nov. 26, 2018

Florida's housing market: More sales, median prices up in October

ORLANDO, Fla. – Nov. 21, 2018 – Florida's housing market reported more closed sales, rising median prices and more new listings in October compared to a year ago, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 22,272 last month ...

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Oct. 30, 2018

Millions of Florida properties impacted if Amendment 2 fails

ORLANDO, Fla. – Oct. 26, 2018 – More than 2 million of Florida's 5 million commercial properties, rental units, second homes and vacant lots are facing property tax hikes not seen in over a decade if voters do not approve Amendment 2 on Nov. 6.

Amendment 2 preserves the ...

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Oct. 30, 2018

Florida’s population has grown 11% since last Census

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Oct. 26, 2018 – A new estimate shows Florida's population grew by almost 11 percent in the past eight years.

The estimate released this week by the University of Florida's Bureau of Economic and Business Research puts Florida's population at 20.8 million ...

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Oct. 22, 2018

Florida's housing market continues positive track in Sept. 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. – Oct. 19, 2018 – Florida's housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices and more pending sales in September compared to a year ago – when Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys on Sept. 10, 2017 – according to the latest housing data released by ...

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Oct. 10, 2018

Is Florida looking at a renter crisis if Amendment 2 fails?

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Oct. 9, 2018 – Vote by mail (Absentee) ballots have been mailed for the 2018 general election, which means Florida is just over a month away from choosing a new governor, a new cabinet, new congressional representatives and a host of other elected officials.

It also means ...

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Oct. 3, 2018

Florida homeowners’ equity increased by $1.50 per hour

ORLANDO, Fla. – Oct. 2, 2018 – The average Florida homeowner saw a $13,009 year-to-year equity gain in the second quarter, which is slightly less than the national average of $16,200, according CoreLogic. Overall, Florida home equity appreciated almost $1.50 an hour.

However, the state also has ...

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Oct. 3, 2018

New-to-Florida homebuyers should update their estate plan

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Oct. 2, 2018 – There are good tax reasons to move to Florida: State residents don't have to pay state income tax, they enjoy property tax caps through the state's Save Our Homes Amendment, and Florida also doesn't have a death tax.

However ...

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Sept. 21, 2018

Florida housing market: Positive trends continue in August 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. – Sept. 20, 2018 – Florida's housing market reported more sales, more new listings and higher median prices in August compared to a year ago, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 26,273 last month, up ...

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