Florida Realtors’ monthly trade publication received eight awards for design and writing excellence, including the highest honor for best overall design.
A study compared number of affordable housing units to number of families making less than 30% of median income, and Fla. has only 21 homes per 100 families.
It’s the fourth consecutive month for a boost in attitudes as the Consumer Confidence Index hits 92.4 – not far from its pre-recession historical average of 102.
NAR’s confidence index, which gauges members’ views of real estate over the next six months, dropped two points to 60 – but anything above 50 is still positive.
Floridians’ economic outlook was unchanged for the third month. At 82, it suggests confidence is greater than during a recession but less than an economic boom.
HUD, VA and USICH say federal programs have successfully lowered the number of homeless U.S. vets, including a 40% drop in those sleeping on the street.
Rule effective for FHA mortgages closed on or after Jan. 15, 2015. Agency will also ensure that borrowers with ARMs receive earlier notice of rate changes.
The Fla.-owned property insurer wants to reduce average base rates on most policies for the first time since a move to artificially lower rates ended in 2009.
The report on pending sales – U.S. homes under contract but not yet closed – has gone up for the past four months, rising 3.3% month-to-month in July.
ApartmentFinder.com survey: Of more than 5,000 apartment seekers, 96% said that online reviews influenced their decision when choosing an apartment.