Author Archives: Savino James

Realtor® David Fleisher: Raising Money for Feeding America Via a Virtual 5K

Realtor® David Fleisher: Raising Money for Feeding America Via a Virtual 5K

Realtor® and runner Dave Fleisher gets ready for the start of the Keys 100 event in May 2019.

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Wanting to do something to support the community during the coronavirus pandemic, David Fleisher, a broker-associate with CENTURY 21 Stein Posner in Boynton Beach, reached out to the hospitals in West Boynton to see if he could volunteer.

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Fla.’s May Housing Market Reflects Impact of COVID-19; Also Signs of Recovery

Fla.’s May Housing Market Reflects Impact of COVID-19; Also Signs of Recovery

ORLANDO, Fla., June 22, 2020 – Florida’s housing market in May continued to reflect the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic that shut down businesses and roiled the global economy. While the latest housing data from Florida Realtors® reported lower levels of closed sales and new listings compared to a year ago, median sales price increased and new pending sales for single-family existing homes rose 2.3% compared to a year ago – a positive sign for the housing sector, according to Florida Realtors Chief Economist Dr. Brad O’Connor.

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May 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 Update, 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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Florida Realtors® Education Foundation Awards $185,600 in Scholarships

Florida Realtors® Education Foundation Awards $185,600 in Scholarships

ORLANDO, Fla., June 12, 2020 – With Florida entering the second phase of reopening businesses and its economy, high school seniors across the state are hopeful they will be on college campuses this fall. Along with the COVID-19 pandemic, college costs are top-of-mind: There’s help from Florida Realtors® Education Foundation Inc., which has awarded scholarships to 132 well-deserving young people living in communities throughout the state.

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Enter to Win Florida Realtors® Environmental (ENVY) Award

Enter to Win Florida Realtors® Environmental (ENVY) Award

ORLANDO, Fla., June 9, 2020 – Don’t wait to enter Florida Realtors® annual Environmental Award program, or you may be green with ENVY when the winner is chosen. Popularly known as the “ENVY” award, the honor goes to a development that best preserves Florida’s natural quality of life. The award may be given in two categories: one for residential development and one for commercial development.

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Realtors® Steve and Debbie Vieira: Serving Veterans

Realtors® Steve and Debbie Vieira: Serving Veterans

Punta Gorda Realtors® Steve and Debbie Vieira, pictured at left and center, during the Vieiras on Veterans Day signing of their family’s land in a donation to the Veteran Excursions to Sea for a future 5,000-square-foot facility.

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – Years ago, Steve and Debbie Vieira, Realtors® with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Punta Gorda, were introduced to a co-worker’s husband, who was a veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. That meeting gave rise to an idea – a way to give back to those who have given so much in service to their country.

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Fla.’s Housing Market in April Reflects Impact of Coronavirus, Economic Turmoil

Fla.’s Housing Market in April Reflects Impact of Coronavirus, Economic Turmoil

ORLANDO, Fla., May 21, 2020 – In April, economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in business shutdowns and subsequent rising unemployment rates impacted Florida’s housing market. The latest housing data from Florida Realtors® reported lower levels of closed sales, pending sales, new listings, and other metrics compared to a year ago – except for median sale price, which rose compared to April 2019.

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Florida’s Housing Market Shows Median Prices, Closed Sales Up in 1Q 2020:

Florida’s Housing Market Shows Median Prices, Closed Sales Up in 1Q 2020:

Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic, Statewide Stay-at-Home Began in March

ORLANDO, Fla., May 12, 2020 – In the first quarter of 2020, Florida’s housing market reported higher median prices and more closed sales compared to a year ago, though the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the state’s economy and real estate markets began to emerge in mid-March, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®.

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Realtor® Jackie Pilcher: Helping the Homeless

DESTIN, Fla. – It’s always gratifying to see a previously homeless person no longer living on the streets, says Jackie Pilcher, a Realtor® with ResortQuest Real Estate in Destin.

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Fla.’s Housing Market: Closed Sales, Median Prices Up, Pending Sales Down in March

Fla.’s Housing Market: Closed Sales, Median Prices Up, Pending Sales Down in March

ORLANDO, Fla., April 21, 2020 – In March, Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales and higher median prices year-over-year, but pending sales, new listings and pending inventory showed lower levels compared to March 2019, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 26,611 last month, 6.4% higher than March 2019.

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