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  • Fri Apr 14 2017, 2:56 pm

Naples, Florida, is named the happiest and healthiest city in America

Naples gets No. 1 spot for being home to community with best overall well-being This is the second year in a row that Naples has received top marks in rankings  Fort Smith, Arkansas, receives the worst marks and comes in last place  Results according to new Gallup-Healthways poll...

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Holiday shopping can kill a closing

Everyone loves a good sale, but buyers who go crazy buying gifts and "things for our new home" could jeopardize their ability to close on that home. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

NAR: Pending home sales nudge forward in Oct.

U.S. pending home sales didn't rise much in Oct. ? only 0.2% ? but it marks a change in direction after two month-to-month declines. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

More and more young adults refuse to leave the nest

Pundits predicted that young adults would become renters or owners post-recession, but the trend continues as an increasing percentage stay with Mom and Dad. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

FHA didn't ease all condo financing rules

While recently announced FHA condo changes will help more buyers, challenges remain, such as the loss of spot loans and some still-rigid FHA regulations. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Quicken rolls out DIY mortgage applications

Quicken Loans announced a new move for the mortgage business: The self-service mortgage application. Some reports say it's "as easy as ordering a pizza." Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

NAR Call for Action update: Homebuyers won't pay

The call asked Realtors to email Congress and protest the use of buyer fees to fund transportation projects. It worked. The bill now taps other revenue sources. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

New mortgage rules: A 'Y2K' panic that didn't happen

Mortgage lenders and real estate agents worried that new Oct. 3 TRID rules would prolong closings and delay home sales. But overall, that hasn't happened. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Most millennials respond to emails within 16 minutes

How fast should you respond to a client email? A major study of 16B emails finds half get answered within one hour ? and older adults write longer messages. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Cities hunt owners lying about homestead exemption

A private company tracks down homeowners who claim an exemption fraudulently for a 30% cut of the profits. Duval County is the latest to consider their service. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Fed chair ready to raise rates at own pace

It appears all but certain that the Fed will raise interest rates on Dec. 16 for the first time in eight years. But additional rate hikes are no longer a sure thing. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Those neighborhood websites can sink deals

Problem neighbors don't factor into appraisals, but cautious buyers researching online could be put off reading resident complaints about associations or people. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Most mortgage loan limits stay the same in 2016

The ceiling for conventional loans will remain at $417K next year for most U.S. metros, though a few that already have higher limits (none in Fla.) will see an increase. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Green home features increase value and marketability

Out of the 100 largest U.S. cities, 79 MLSs now include green features. The next question: What are brokers doing to make sure green information is included? Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Realtor.com 2016 housing forecast: Best since '06

New construction and moderate existing-home gains will deliver a one-two punch that pushes 2016 sales to the highest level in 10 years, realtor.com predicts. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Renters miss the real value of homeownership

Property ownership builds equity over time, but discussions often miss the long-term emotional value: It's not just a building, it's memories created in a space you own. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Some home renovations can raise tax bills

If a renovation increases a home's assessed value, it may raise property taxes too. A kitchen redo may be OK, for example, but it depends on the work being done. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Dec.'s the best month to land a great home sale deal

After a yearly peak price in Aug. and Sept., home prices generally decline by 0.51% for January closings that went under contract in Dec. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Half-priced homes from HUD: What to know

A little publicized program allows police, teachers, firefighters and emergency responders to buy HUD-foreclosed homes in areas earmarked for revitalization. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

How hard is it to come up with a downpayment?

In Fla., it takes the average first-time homebuyer 22.64 years to come up with a 10% downpayment on a median-priced home, according to a Builder study. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Study: Stellar credit scores add up to savings

For every 10-point increase in credit scores, borrowers can expect to receive a lower mortgage interest rate, according to a soon-to-be-published study. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Baby boomers blamed for clog in housing market

Some economists say boomers aren't selling their homes and downsizing like previous generations did, creating a shortage of for-sale homes and higher prices. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

What amenities do renters want most?

The top priority? High-speed Internet. But parking, walk-in closets, soundproof walls, private outdoor spaces and washer-dryers also make the list. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

NAR report: Remodeling helps even if not selling

The 2015 Remodeling Impact Report finds that home improvement projects can net more money when a home sells ? but they also benefit owners who choose to stay. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Doing it alone: FSBO sellers' costly mistake

The number of sellers opting to go it alone dropped to a record low last year ? and those who did found that it took more work and made less money than expected. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

A Capitol Hill win for homeownership

Congress voted and Pres. Obama signed a $305B transportation bill that doesn't rely on homebuyer funding through g-fees, thanks, in part, to Realtors' efforts. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Real estate agents report bizarre, threatening calls

Following a report of an alleged cyberstalker threatening real estate agents in Louisiana, a seemingly unrelated case emerged in South Carolina on Monday. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

How will higher interest rates affect housing?

In less than a week, the Fed will probably increase interest rates for the first time in 9 years. Experts say it might ding buyer demand, but it's not a big deal. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

NAR teams up with Boys and Girls Clubs of America

The national association says its showing "support for the nation's youth." It launched a co-branded website and encourages members to get involved. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Banks accelerated Fla. home repossessions in Nov.

Fla. ranked No. 1 in total completed foreclosures ? twice as many as No. 2 Texas. But scheduled auctions dropped 58% year-to-year as crisis cleanup continues. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

FHA: Loan limits won't change in 2016

The conforming loan range for buyers seeking a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan remains the same in 2016, but selected metros will see an increase. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Citizens clarifies policy language for water losses

If approved by OIR, the Fla.-owned insurer will mandate a pre-inspection of water damage claims, a 72-hour filing window and a limit on the extent of repairs. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Fla. tax appraisers record home values on Jan. 1

A home's Jan. 1 status dictates taxes levied for the year, and 2015 buyers should have a homestead exemption in place by now ? but it can sometimes be added later. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Study: Buying beats renting in most Fla. metros

FAU-FIU's 3Q survey finds buying still preferable, but rising home prices continue to erode its advantage. Miami may be dicey and Texas cities may have a bubble. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Fannie, Freddie halt foreclosures for the holidays

In what has become a yearly holiday tradition, the two mortgage giants announced that no in-foreclosure homeowner would be evicted until at least Jan. 3, 2016. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Appeals court grants injunction in sober-living case

A Calif. city bans homes for recovering addicts in otherwise residential neighborhoods, but a federal court blocked enforcement because of fair housing concerns. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Will short sellers still get a tax break?

As it stands now, a short-selling owner in 2015 must pay taxes on the amount a lender forgave. But a new bill in Congress could change that through next year. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Housing starts surge 10.5% higher

Single-family housing starts rose 7.6% to an 8-year high, while multifamily starts spiked 18.1% following a decline the month before. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Insurers 'encouraged' by flood insurance rate talks

FEMA yesterday acknowledged "concerns about fairness" over the cost of Fla. flood insurance policies and agreed to talk to state officials about it. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Fed rate hike tomorrow? Borrowers need not worry

In 2004, the Fed raised rates 0.25% at a time with little housing market impact. This time, MBA predicts rates will rise only about 1% through 2016 ? to 4.8%. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Forecast: Fla. home sales to rise 8-10% in 2016

Florida Realtors Chief Economist Dr. John Tuccillo sees steady growth in the new year and projects Fla. home prices should be up about 5% by the end of 2016. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Do neighborhood watch signs hurt sales?

To some buyers, a neighborhood watch sign says: "Everyone here cares about the neighbors." To other buyers, it says: "This area has a crime problem." Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Survey: Almost all young renters want to buy a home

NAR: Half of all young renters think the economy is stagnant, but they still want to own a home ? and three out of four still consider it the American Dream. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

New video shows how Fla. rent tax hurts everyone

A Business Rent Tax Coalition-created and shareable video explains in simple terms how Fla.'s business rent tax ? the only U.S. state to have one ? burdens small businesses and residents. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Real estate's impact from spending and tax deal

Congress should pass its massive spending-tax bill today and the president is expected to sign it. Among other things, one tax provision helps Fla. homeowners. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Your buyers don't really understand mortgages

Start at the beginning: If a renter wants to buy a home within the next five years, start by explaining very basic info on downpayments, interest rates, etc. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Specialty loans help repeat buyers make the move

Fannie Mae: The percentage of repeat homebuyers fell 40% between 2002 and 2014, but several loans such as HomeReady and HomeStyle Renovation could help. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Another reason to live in Fla.: Clean cities

RealtyTrac analyzed U.S. cities by zip code for superfund sites, polluters, brownfields and former drug labs; overall, most Fla. cities are low-risk places to live. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Fannie, Freddie 3% loans not very popular

Not many buyers take advantage of the low downpayment loans Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac debuted about a year ago ? most still prefer FHA programs. Read The Full Article

  • Mon Dec 21 2015, 2:21 pm

Pinterest offers promoted pins to U.S. businesses

Starting in Jan., Realtors who market via Pinterest can buy "promoted pins," an advertising option that boosts posts and helps Pinterest compete with Facebook. Read The Full Article

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