Author Archives: Savino James

Realtor® Allison Day: Going the Extra Mile

Realtor® Allison Day: Going the Extra Mile

Oviedo Realtor Allison Day, far left, with Roni O’Quinn, Jason Weller and their children in front of their first home, which had to be rebuilt following a fire that happened shortly after the family moved in.

OVIEDO, Fla. — Allison Day, a Realtor® with RE/MAX Optima in Oviedo, was thrilled when the Roni O’Quinn-Jason Weller family she was working with finally closed on their dream home the day before Thanksgiving 2015.

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Fla.’s Housing Market: Median Prices Continue to Rise in Oct. 2016

Fla.’s Housing Market: Median Prices Continue to Rise in Oct. 2016

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 22, 2016 – Florida’s housing market reported higher median prices and fewer all-cash sales in October, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Shortfalls in inventory continued to impact sales statewide: Single-family home sales totaled 20,194, down 5.3% from October 2015, while townhouse-condo sales totaled 7,955, down 12.3 percent compared to a year ago.

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Fla.’s Housing Market: Median Prices, New Listings Up in 3Q 2016

Fla.’s Housing Market: Median Prices, New Listings Up in 3Q 2016

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 3, 2016 – Florida’s housing market reported rising median prices, more new listings and fewer days to a sales contract during the third quarter of 2016, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 71,857 in 3Q 2016, almost the same level (down 0.4 percent) as during 3Q 2015.

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Realtor® Jesse Acevedo: Banding Together

Realtor® Jesse Acevedo: Banding Together

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – On Nov. 3, Jesse Acevedo, a broker-manager with Ace Realty & Investments in Fort Lauderdale, will join professional colleagues from Florida and across the U.S. in Orlando for the National Association of Realtors®’ (NAR) 2016 Realtor Conference and Trade Expo, which continues through Nov. 7, 2016.

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Fla.’s Housing Market Shows Rising Median Prices in Sept. 2016

Fla.’s Housing Market Shows Rising Median Prices in Sept. 2016

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 20, 2016 – Florida’s housing market reported more new listings, increased median prices and fewer all-cash closed sales in September, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®.

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Florida Realtor® Magazine Wins Top Awards

Florida Realtor® Magazine Wins Top Awards

Publication Honored for Writing, Design Excellence

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 29, 2016Florida Realtor, the Business Magazine of Florida Real Estate and monthly trade publication of Florida Realtors®, recently won 10 awards in the 2016 Florida Magazine Association’s (FMA) competition.

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April 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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Fla.’s Housing Market: Sales, Median Prices Up in Aug. 2016

Fla.’s Housing Market: Sales, Median Prices Up in Aug. 2016

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 22, 2016 – Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices, more new listings and fewer all-cash closed sales in August, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 25,070 last month, up 8.2 percent from August 2015.

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Palm Beach Realtor® Wins 2016 Realtor Achievement Award

Palm Beach Realtor® Wins 2016 Realtor Achievement Award

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 7, 2016 — Florida Realtors® recognized Judy Ramella, a member of the Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches (RAPB) as the winner of its 2016 Realtor Achievement Award. The award was presented during the state association’s recent 100th annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla. Ramella is the director of business development for Continental Properties Inc. in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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Naples Realtor® Wins Commercial Realtor Achievement Award

Naples Realtor®  Wins Commercial Realtor Achievement Award

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 7, 2016 — Florida Realtors® has honored William “Bill” Poteet, a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors (NABOR), with its 2016 Commercial Realtor Achievement Award. The award was presented at the state association’s recent 100th annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla. Poteet is president of Poteet Properties Inc. in Naples, Fla.

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