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Fla.’s Housing Market: Sales, Median Prices Rise in 2Q 2017

Fla.’s Housing Market: Sales, Median Prices Rise in 2Q 2017

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 9, 2017 – Florida’s housing market continued its positive momentum in the second quarter of 2017 with more closed sales, higher median prices and more pending sales, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 79,888 in 2Q 2017, up 3.7 percent over the 2Q 2016 figure.

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Realtor® Donna Palm: From Homeless to Hopeful

Realtor® Donna Palm: From Homeless to Hopeful

VENICE, Fla. — Donna Palm, broker-associate of RE/MAX Alliance Group in Venice, started her real estate career not because she loved selling homes, although she did enjoy the work. She chose a career in real estate because she needed to redesign her life, she says.

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Ocala Realtor® Sherri Meadows Receives 2017 Women of Influence Award

Ocala Realtor®  Sherri Meadows Receives 2017 Women of Influence Award

HousingWire Names 2014 Florida Realtors® President to Distinguished Annual List

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 1, 2017 – Ocala Realtor® Sherri Meadows handles many roles in her busy life, from wife and mother to successful businesswoman to community activist and volunteer. With a passion for real estate and her profession, the 2014 president of Florida Realtors has worked tirelessly to support her colleagues and the real estate industry through her local organization, the Ocala/Marion County Association of Realtors, the state association and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) as its 2017 Region 5 vice president to Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Fla. Housing Market: Sales, Median Prices Up in June 2017

Fla. Housing Market: Sales, Median Prices Up in June 2017

ORLANDO, Fla., July 24, 2017 – Florida’s housing market had more closed sales, higher median prices and more new listings in June, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 28,205 last month, up 4.3 percent compared to June 2016.

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Florida Realtors® 2017 Convention & Trade Expo: Boost Business with New Strategies, Technology and Trends

Florida Realtors® 2017 Convention & Trade Expo: Boost Business with New Strategies, Technology and Trends

ORLANDO, Fla., July 14, 2017 – Motivational advice from top industry trainers, the latest in high-tech devices and a chance to network with other real estate professionals: That’s what the Florida Realtors® 2017 Convention & Trade Expo offers – opportunities to boost business and the bottom line.

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Realtor® Luke Murphy: Coming Back from Adversity

Realtor® Luke Murphy: Coming Back from Adversity

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Luke Murphy is now a sales associate with Southern Land Realty in Tallahassee, specializing in land and large acreages. But when he was 17 years old, he decided his future was in the Army, so he headed to boot camp as soon as he graduated from high school. It’s just something people in his family did.

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Florida Realtors® Advises Homeowners to Take Summer Holiday Safety Precautions

Florida Realtors®  Advises Homeowners to Take Summer Holiday Safety Precautions

ORLANDO, Fla., June 29, 2017 – Have big plans for July 4th? You’re not alone. Many families across Florida and the nation will spend the Fourth of July holiday away from home, traveling to see relatives and a big fireworks show or maybe basking in the sunshine on the state’s beautiful beaches.

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Fla.’s Housing Market: Sales, Median Prices Up in May 2017

Fla.’s Housing Market: Sales, Median Prices Up in May 2017

ORLANDO, Fla., June 21, 2017 – Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices, more new listings and more pending sales in May, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 27,850 last month, up 7.6 percent compared to May 2016.

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June Market Update


What’s happening in Florida’s housing market? Real estate is a vital part of the economy in the Sunshine State, and Florida Realtors® serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. In this Market Minute, Florida Realtors® Chief Economist Dr. Brad O’Connor keeps you up-to-date on the state’s latest housing statistics and provides insight into what the numbers really mean.

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Florida Realtors® Celebrates June As National Homeownership Month

Florida Realtors® Celebrates June As National Homeownership Month

ORLANDO, Fla., June 2, 2017 – Opening the doors to homeownership is a top priority for Florida Realtors® . Across the state and throughout the U.S., Realtors continue to promote housing opportunities and the removal of barriers to homeownership in recognition of June as National Homeownership Month.

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