Author Archives: Savino James

Home Sellers Can Take Steps Now for a Great Spring Landscape

Home Sellers Can Take Steps Now for a Great Spring Landscape

ORLANDO, Fla. — Thinking of selling a home in the spring? Then now is a good time to get in the yard and prepare the landscaping. Many home sellers focus on indoor projects and forget that the first thing potential buyers see is the home’s curb appeal – the landscaping and yard.

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Student Debt May Delay Millennial Homeownership

Student Debt May Delay Millennial Homeownership

ORLANDO, Fla. — Despite being in their prime home-buying years, a majority of millennials with student debt currently don’t own a home – and many believe this debt is the reason why.

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Realtors® Justin Stamper and Ashlee Casserly Greenberg: The ‘Zombie’ House Hunters

Realtors® Justin Stamper and Ashlee Casserly Greenberg: The ‘Zombie’ House Hunters

Photo caption: Finding, buying and fixing up dilapidated, vacant houses in the Orlando area is what these experts do best as part of the TV show, “Zombie House Flipping.” Shown from left: Keith Ori, Ashlee Casserly Greenberg, Peter Duke and Justin Stamper, plus Stamper’s chocolate Lab, Marley.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Realtors® Justin Stamper and Ashlee Casserly Greenberg are making a name for themselves by doing what they love – home rehabs.

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

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

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 20, 2017 – Florida’s housing market continued its positive track in August, with more closed sales, increased pending sales, more new listings and rising median prices, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 25,235 last month, up 0.9 percent compared to August 2016.

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October 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®: Flood Insurance Needed Now More Than Ever

Florida Realtors®: Flood Insurance Needed Now More Than Ever

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 5, 2017 — Mass destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey and floodwaters in Texas and Louisiana. Severe flooding due to heavy rains in Southwest Florida. The devastating aftermath on people’s lives and livelihoods is a shocking reminder of what can happen when disaster strikes – and the critical need for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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Realtors® Christina and Mike Pappas: Working Together to Stop Youth Violence

Realtors® Christina and Mike Pappas: Working Together to Stop Youth Violence

MIAMI — Community is important to Mike and Christina Pappas, the father-daughter Realtor® duo with The Keyes Company in Miami. Along with a few Keyes employees, they went to extraordinary lengths to raise money and awareness for the Miami Youth for Christ charity initiative to help stop youth violence.

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Florida Realtor® Magazine Wins Top Awards

Florida Realtor® Magazine Wins Top Awards

Publication Honored for Design, Writing Excellence

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 1, 2017Florida Realtor, the Business Magazine of Florida Real Estate and monthly trade publication of Florida Realtors®, recently won seven awards in the 2017 Florida Magazine Association’s (FMA) competition.

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Florida Realtors®: Miami Realtor Is 2017 Realtor ® of Year

Florida Realtors®: Miami Realtor Is 2017 Realtor ® of Year

2017 Florida Realtors President Maria Wells presents Matey Veissi with her award as the 2017 Realtor of the Year during the awards luncheon at the recent convention and trade expo.

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28, 2017 — Florida Realtors® honored Matey H. Veissi, 2016 president of the state Realtor association, as its 2017 Realtor of the Year. The Realtor of the Year award was presented at the state association’s recent 101st annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.

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Fort Lauderdale Realtor® Receives Educator of Year Award

Fort Lauderdale Realtor® Receives Educator of Year Award

This year’s Educator of the Year, Steven David, accepts his award from Florida Realtors President Maria Wells at the recent 2017 convention and trade expo.

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28, 2017— Florida Realtors® has named Steven David as the winner of its Educator of the Year Award for 2017. The awards were presented during the state association’s recent 101st annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.

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