Florida Real Estate News

March 13, 2019

Florida homes spark almost 1 in 10 mortgage requests

CHICAGO – March 12, 2019 – Florida ranked as the No. 1 place for buyers, according to a recent Lending Tree survey.

Out of all mortgage requests made during the study, 9.1 percent were for homes in Florida, and moving companies that worked with out-of-state homebuyers reported that 12 ...

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Feb. 27, 2019

Florida consumers’ optimism rises to near-record levels

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 26, 2019 – Consumer sentiment among Floridians increased 2.8 points in February to 100.9 from a revised figure of 98.1 in January – strong levels of confidence haven't been seen since January 2018, when consumer sentiment reached 101.3 points. This month ...

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Feb. 22, 2019

Florida's housing market: Median prices, inventory up in January

ORLANDO, Fla. – Feb. 21, 2019 – Florida's housing market reported more new listings, higher median prices and increased inventory (active listings) in January compared to a year ago, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. However, uncertainty over mortgage interest rates, the stock market and ...

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Feb. 19, 2019

Florida Housing relaunches first-time homebuyer program

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Feb. 18, 2019 – On March 4, the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing)will relaunch the Florida Hardest-Hit Fund Down Payment Assistance Program (HHF-DPA) in five approved counties.

This federal program was originally implemented to prevent foreclosures by stimulating home purchase activity and stabilizing neighborhoods in ...

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Feb. 13, 2019

Florida's housing market: Sales, new listings, median price up at end of 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. – Feb. 12, 2019 – Florida's housing market wrapped up 2018 with more sales, higher median sale prices and more new listings compared to the year before, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®.

"Florida's economy is growing, the jobs outlook remains ...

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Feb. 6, 2019

Florida sees more out-of-state buyers from high-tax states

NEW YORK – Feb. 5, 2019 – The massive tax reform package signed in December 2017 changed things. With a new state and local tax cap of $10,000, high-income homeowners in high-tax states such as New York found themselves facing a notably bigger tax burden than they once did ...

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Jan. 29, 2019

Florida has many programs to help first-time homebuyers

ORLANDO, Fla. – Jan. 29, 2019 – U.S. News & World Report issued an extensive overview of programs in Florida that can help first-time homebuyers secure their first house – and in some cases, they don't even need to be first-timers. A few programs consider anyone who has ...

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Jan. 28, 2019

Florida Realtors Real Estate Trends: No home price bubble

ORLANDO, Fla. – Jan. 25, 2019 – To Realtors, homeowners and others who ask, "Are we in another house price bubble?" – the answer is "No," according to Dr. Len Kiefer, Freddie Mac deputy chief economist, who spoke to a crowd of more than 400 Realtors at the 2019 Florida ...

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Jan. 23, 2019

Florida's housing market: Median prices, inventory up in December

ORLANDO, Fla. – Jan. 22, 2019 – Florida's housing market reported higher median prices and increased inventory (active listings) in December compared to a year ago, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. However, buyer uncertainty from rising mortgage rates and the federal government's ...

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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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