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Florida Realtors® and feXpro in Belgium Sign MoU

Florida Realtors® and feXpro in Belgium Sign MoU

Florida Realtors President Christine Hansen welcomes Glenn Geyssens, president of feXpro in Belgium, and other feXpro members to the Orlando headquarters.

Memorandum of Understanding to Encourage Collaboration and Mutual Opportunities

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 14, 2018 — Florida Realtors and feXpro, a top real estate organization in Belgium, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 2018-2019. The MoU establishes the cooperation of the two Realtor organizations in developing a mutually beneficial relationship for their respective association members.

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Realtor® John Slivon: Singer, Actor and Real Estate Pro

Realtor® John Slivon: Singer, Actor and Real Estate Pro

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Many children are encouraged by parents and teachers to try out a musical instrument. But, in the Slivon household, it was a requirement.

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Fla.’s Housing Market: More Closed Sales, Rising Median Prices in Oct. 2018

Fla.’s Housing Market: More Closed Sales, Rising Median Prices in Oct. 2018

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 21, 2018 – Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, rising median prices and more new listings in October compared to a year ago, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 22,272 last month, up 8.5 percent compared to October 2017.

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Florida Realtors®, Panamanian Association Sign MoU Agreement

Florida Realtors®, Panamanian Association Sign MoU Agreement

BOSTON, Nov. 2, 2018 — Florida Realtors® and the Panamanian Association of Real Estate Brokers and Promoters (ACOBIR) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU establishes the cooperation of the two Realtor organizations in developing a mutually beneficial relationship for their respective association members.

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Realtor® Jodi Avery: Impacting Lives with Small Acts of Kindness

PALM HARBOR – Broker associate Jodi Avery, of Keller Williams Realty in Palm Harbor, fielded the same question from sellers over and over: What can I do with the useable items I don’t want to take with me when I move?

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Fla.’s Housing Market: Sales, Median Prices, New Listings Up in 3Q 2018

Fla.’s Housing Market: Sales, Median Prices, New Listings Up in 3Q 2018

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 1, 2018 – Florida’s housing market had more sales, higher median prices, more pending sales and more new listings in 3Q 2018, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 72,843 in 3Q 2018, up 7.5 percent from the 3Q 2017 figure.

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Florida Realtors®: International Real Estate Sales in Fla. = $22.9B

Florida Realtors®: International Real Estate Sales in Fla. = $22.9B

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida remained the top destination of foreign buyers purchasing U.S. residential real estate in 2018, with 19 percent of all foreign buyers who bought residential property in the United States. Florida Realtors® latest report, the 2018 Profile of International Residential Real Estate in Florida, finds that international sales accounted for $22.9 billion this year, down slightly (5 percent) from $24.2 billion in 2017.

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Fla. Housing Market: Closed Sales, Pending Sales, Median Prices Up in Sept. 2018

Fla. Housing Market: Closed Sales, Pending Sales, Median Prices Up in Sept. 2018

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 19, 2018 – Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices and more pending sales in September compared to a year ago – when Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys on Sept. 10, 2017 – according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 21,087 last month, up 17 percent compared to September 2017.

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Florida Realtors® Signs MoU with FNAIM Aix Marseille Provence, FNAIM Grand Paris and World Property Business Club

Florida Realtors® Signs MoU with FNAIM Aix Marseille Provence, FNAIM Grand Paris and World Property Business Club

PARIS, Oct. 3, 2018 — Florida Realtors today signed several Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) for 2018 with three highly respected French real estate organizations: FNAIM Aix Marseille Provence, FNAIM Grand Paris and the World Property Business Club – it marks the first time the organizations have come together to sign this kind of an agreement.

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Outdoor Remodeling Projects Boost Resale Value, Owner Satisfaction

Outdoor Remodeling Projects Boost Resale Value, Owner Satisfaction

ORLANDO, Fla. – Want to update your home or business property and give it a new look? For value and satisfaction, think about doing an outdoor remodeling project, according to the National Association of Realtors®’ (NAR) and National Association of Landscape Professionals’(NALP) 2018 Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features.

The report looks at 13 outdoor residential projects and 10 commercial property projects, highlighting the reasons why property owners complete these projects, the value – both financial and emotional – that these remodels bring, and the increased happiness the finished projects bring homeowners.

When asked which outdoor projects produce the most substantial financial payouts at resale, Realtors ranked standard lawn care service at the top, which recovers 267 percent of the project cost at resale. Next, Realtors named landscape maintenance and tree care, both recovering 100 percent of the cost at resale, and installing an irrigation system, recouping 86 percent.

When it comes to the enjoyment homeowners gain from these projects, a fire feature and irrigation system tied for first, both receiving a perfect Joy Score of 10. Joy Scores range between 1 and 10: Higher figures indicate greater joy from the project.

Eighty-three percent of homeowners who installed a fire feature said they have a greater desire to be home since completing the project, and 69 percent of homeowners who installed an irrigation system said they feel a major sense of accomplishment when they think of the project. The next most appealing projects were a new wood deck (Joy Score of 9.8), a water feature (9.8), statement landscaping (9.7) and an overall landscape upgrade (9.6).

This year, the report also covered outdoor projects for commercial properties. The report found that 43 percent of Realtors have suggested a commercial client improve the curb appeal of a property before listing it for sale. The most frequently recommended projects are standard lawn care (39 percent), completing a landscape management service (27 percent) and an overall landscape upgrade (26 percent).

Florida Realtors® serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 180,000 members in 54 boards/associations. Florida Realtors® Media Center website is available at http://media.floridarealtors.org.

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