Author Archives: Savino James

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

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

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 20, 2017 – Florida’s housing market continued its positive track in November, with more closed sales, more new listings, more pending sales and rising median prices according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 19,990 last month, up 1.3 percent compared to November 2016.

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Florida Realtors®: Deck the Halls Safely This Holiday Season

Florida Realtors®: Deck the Halls Safely This Holiday Season

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 12, 2017 – Getting ready to deck the halls for the holidays? As you’re decorating for the season, be sure you’re doing it safely. Here are some tips from Florida Realtors® to help you prepare your home for a happy holiday.

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Realtor® Ellen Mitchel: The traveling humanitarian

Realtor® Ellen Mitchel: The traveling humanitarian

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Volunteering is not new to Ellen Mitchel, team leader of Prestige Properties Team and an agent with RE/MAX Advanced Realty in Hollywood. After all, she’s a licensed foster parent, is active with the Special Olympics in her area, and worked with the Department of Children and Family Services collecting and delivering holiday gifts for underprivileged families. But, it was a family vacation that truly was her “a-ha” moment.

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Fla. Housing Market: Sales, Median Prices Rise in Oct. 2017

Fla. Housing Market: Sales, Median Prices Rise in Oct. 2017

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 21, 2017 – The impact of Hurricane Irma on Florida’s housing market resolved by the end of October, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales, median prices, new listings and new pending sales rose even as the inventory of for-sale properties remained constrained in many areas. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 20,543 last month, up 2 percent compared to October 2016.

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Florida Realtors®: International Residential Real Estate Sales in Fla. = $24.2B

Florida Realtors®: International Residential Real Estate Sales in Fla. = $24.2B

ORLANDO, Fla – Florida remained the top destination of foreign buyers purchasing U.S. residential real estate in 2017, with 22 percent of all foreign buyers who bought residential property in the United States. Florida Realtors®  latest report, the 2017 Profile of International Residential Real Estate Activity in Florida, finds that international sales hit $24.2 billion this year, up from $19.4 billion in 2016.

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Florida’s Affordable Housing Programs: Real People, Real Stories, Real Impact

Florida’s Affordable Housing Programs: Real People, Real Stories, Real Impact

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 6, 2017 — Florida Realtors®, the state’s largest professional trade association, has launched a new video and study to demonstrate the positive impact affordable housing programs have on Floridians and their communities. These resources give Florida’s lawmakers a clear picture of the return on investment of the funds they appropriate to the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP) and the State Apartment Incentive Loan (SAIL) program.

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Realtor® Julia Sansevere: Following in Her Mother’s Footsteps

Realtor® Julia Sansevere: Following in Her Mother’s Footsteps

STUART, Fla. — When Julia Sansevere, a Realtor® with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Stuart, was 12 years old, she worked her first open house. “My mother was my first broker in Houston,” she laughs. “I was her little, unlicensed assistant, keeping an eye on the cookie platter.”

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Fla.’s Housing Market: Median Prices Up in 3Q 2017

Fla.’s Housing Market: Median Prices Up in 3Q 2017

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 2, 2017 – Florida’s housing market in third quarter 2017 showed the impact of Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in the Keys on Sept. 10. The latest housing data released by Florida Realtors® reported higher median prices year-over-year, but fewer closed sales, pending sales and new listings due to the disruption in September’s market caused by the hurricane. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 67,811 in 3Q 2017, down 5.5 percent over the 3Q 2016 figure.

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New Homeowners: What’s on Their Shopping List?

New Homeowners: What’s on Their Shopping List?

ORLANDO, Fla. — Flush with the pride of homeownership, new homeowners spend an average of $10,600 in the first year of homeownership for household-related items, according to a recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) analysis.

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Florida Realtors®: Home Staging May Help Homes Sell Faster

Florida Realtors®: Home Staging May Help Homes Sell Faster

ORLANDO, Fla. — When it comes to selling a home, helping would-be buyers “see” themselves living in the residence can make the process happen more quickly and easily.

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