Author Archives: Savino James

Fla.’s Housing Market Continues to Show Rising Prices in Feb. 2017

Fla.’s Housing Market Continues to Show Rising Prices in Feb. 2017

ORLANDO, Fla., March 22, 2017 – Florida’s housing market continued to report a tight supply of homes for sale and rising median prices in February, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide remained relatively flat last month, totaling 18,033, down only 0.5 percent compared to February 2016.

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Florida Realtors®: Reducing Business Rent Tax Key for Fla. Business Expansion

Florida Realtors®: Reducing Business Rent Tax Key for Fla. Business Expansion

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 7, 2017 – As the 2017 Florida Legislature begins, Realtors® from across the state are ready to advocate for legislative priorities that will protect homeowners, promote business and community growth, safeguard Florida’s natural resources, ensure fair and transparent real estate transactions and provide Floridians with more affordable housing options.

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Florida Realtors®: Fake Realtor Board Scam Targets Florida Members

Florida Realtors®: Fake Realtor Board Scam Targets Florida Members

ORLANDO, Fla., March 6, 2017 – Florida Realtors® is warning Realtors and real estate licensees in Florida to be on the alert for a fraudulent letter scam. The “Florida Board of Realtors” does not exist, but Florida Realtors members have been receiving a “Final Notice” bill from them in the mail, saying their real estate licenses are in jeopardy. Complaints have come into Florida Realtors from all parts of the state.

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Realtor® Jessica Vaughn: Helping Heroes Buy Homes

Realtor® Jessica Vaughn: Helping Heroes Buy Homes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As a Navy wife, Jessica Vaughn understands the struggles that military families go through not knowing where they are going to be one year to the next.

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Fla.’s Housing Market: More Sales, Rising Prices in Jan. 2017

Fla.’s Housing Market: More Sales, Rising Prices in Jan. 2017

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 22, 2017 – Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices, increased pending sales and more new listings in January, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 16,779 last month, up 5.2 percent from January 2016.

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Fla.’s Housing Market Ends 2016 With Price Gains, Fewer Sales of Distressed Properties

Fla.’s Housing Market Ends 2016 With Price Gains, Fewer Sales of Distressed Properties

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 9, 2017 – Florida’s housing market wrapped up 2016 with more new listings, higher median prices and fewer sales of distressed properties compared to the year before, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®.

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Florida Realtors® Installs 2017 Officers

Florida Realtors®  Installs 2017 Officers

ORLANDO, Fla., February 2017 – Florida Realtors®, the state’s largest professional association, recently installed its 2017 officers:

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Realtor® Bee Powell: Flying High

Realtor® Bee Powell: Flying High

DELAND, Fla. — Bee Powell likes taking chances. It’s no surprise then, to know that this broker of Bee Realty Corp. in DeLand was once a professional skydiver.

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2017 Real Estate Trends: Florida’s Economy ‘Outperformed’ U.S.

2017 Real Estate Trends: Florida’s Economy ‘Outperformed’ U.S.

Two economists at Florida Realtors® 2017 Florida Real Estate Trends event wait to speak before a 500-Realtor crowd. Pictured from left are: Florida Realtors Chief Economist Dr. Brad O’Connor (in the striped tie), with National Association of Realtors Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun seated next to him.

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 30, 2017 — In 2016, Florida’s economy outperformed the nation in part because of better job creation, according to several economists who spoke to a standing-room-only crowd of about 500 Realtors® at the 2017 Florida Real Estate Trends event last week during Florida Realtors® Mid-Winter Business Meetings.

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Fla.’s Housing Market: Median Prices Rise in Dec. 2016

Fla.’s Housing Market: Median Prices Rise in Dec. 2016

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 24, 2017 – Florida’s housing market reported higher median prices and fewer all-cash sales in December, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 22,332 last month, up 0.8 percent from December 2015.

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