Author Archives: Savino James

Realtor® Katerina Brosda: Sharing Pajamas and Sweet Dreams

Realtor® Katerina Brosda: Sharing Pajamas and Sweet Dreams

Katerina Brosda and several volunteers show some of the PJs donated for the Pajama Program.

MIAMI – In 2008, Katerina Brosda, a broker with Brosda and Bentley Realtors in Miami, was asked by a friend to donate some pajamas and new books to children in need. Not only did she donate, but she also organized drives at her children’s schools.

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Florida Realtors® Warns Consumers to Watch for Listing Scams

Florida Realtors® Warns Consumers to Watch for Listing Scams

ORLANDO, Fla., March 28, 2017 – Ready to rent a perfect apartment downtown or maybe buy that dream house? Finding the right place to call home takes time and can cause a range of emotions from excitement to anxiety – especially since Realtors® across Florida report seeing an increase in online listing scams.

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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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