Author Archives: Savino James

Florida Realtors® Advises Homeowners to Take Summer Holiday Safety Precautions

Florida Realtors®  Advises Homeowners to Take Summer Holiday Safety Precautions

ORLANDO, Fla., June 30, 2016 – Many families across Florida and the nation will spend the Fourth of July holiday away from home, soaking up sun on the state’s beautiful beaches, traveling to see relatives or visiting friends for a backyard barbecue.

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Florida Realtors® 2016 Convention & Trade Expo: Come Celebrate 100th Anniversary, Network and Boost Your Business

Florida Realtors® 2016 Convention & Trade Expo: Come Celebrate 100th Anniversary, Network and Boost Your Business

ORLANDO, Fla., June 24, 2016 – One hundred years in the making, Realtors across Florida have the unique opportunity to come together for Celebration100Florida Realtors® annual Convention & Trade Expo, Aug. 24-28, 2016, at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando.

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Fla.’s Housing Market: Median Prices, Sales, New Listings Up in May 2016

Fla.’s Housing Market: Median Prices, Sales, New Listings Up in May 2016

ORLANDO, Fla., June 22, 2016 – Florida’s housing market reported higher median prices, more closed sales, increased new listings and fewer days to a contract in May, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 25,518 last month, up 4.5 percent over the May 2015 figure.

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What’s Best in a Home? Depends on the Generation

What’s Best in a Home? Depends on the Generation

ORLANDO, Fla. – Homebuyers are demanding more home features that help them save energy and keep the home organized, according to a recent study released by the National Association of Home Builders, “Housing Preferences of the Boomer Generation: How They Compare to Other Homebuyers.”

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Florida Realtors®: Tips for Home Sellers

Florida Realtors<sup>®</sup>: Tips for Home Sellers

ORLANDO, Fla. – Potential homebuyers are guests when they tour a home for sale, so what etiquette rules should home sellers follow? No matter how nice the home is, a seller’s behavior can also affect how buyers feel about making an offer.

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Florida Realtors®: Florida’s Climate Inspires Relocations

Florida Realtors<sup>®</sup>: Florida’s Climate Inspires Relocations

ORLANDO, Fla. – No surprise here: Florida is one of the top states for Americans looking to relocate, so says a recent Harris Poll survey of 2,200 adults in the U.S. Joining the Sunshine State in the top five are California, Hawaii, Colorado and New York.

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Realtor® Jim Overton: Soaring High

Realtor® Jim Overton: Soaring High

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Flying has always been a passion of Jim Overton, a sales associate with ERA Davis and Linn in Jacksonville, Florida. And, after earning his pilot’s license at age 25, he flew fairly regularly for business for a while.

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Florida Realtors® Education Foundation Awards $160,000 in Scholarships

Florida Realtors® Education Foundation Awards $160,000 in Scholarships

ORLANDO, Fla., May 24, 2016 – Hearing “the check is in the mail,” is welcome news to 139 well-deserving young people who live in communities across Florida. Why? These students — high school graduates about to enter their first year of college and others already enrolled in a college or university — have received scholarships through the Florida Realtors® Education Foundation Inc.

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Fla.’s Housing Market: Median Prices, New Listings Rise in April 2016

Fla.’s Housing Market: Median Prices, New Listings Rise in April 2016

ORLANDO, Fla., May 20, 2016 – Florida’s housing market reported increased new listings, rising median prices, fewer days to a contract and fewer cash closed sales in April, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. With inventory still constrained, statewide closed sales eased last month: Single-family home sales totaled 24,144, remaining relatively the same (down 0.6 percent) as April 2015.

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Florida Realtors®: Seniors Face Homeownership Challenges

Florida Realtors<sup>®</sup>: Seniors Face Homeownership Challenges

ORLANDO, Fla. – Due to today’s economic realities – including the recent Great Recession – along with the usual health challenges, many of today’s mature adult homeowners may face financial and housing-related challenges as they reach retirement.

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