Author Archives: Savino James

Florida Realtors®: Prepare for Hurricane Season

Florida Realtors®: Prepare for Hurricane Season

ORLANDO, Fla. – Hurricane season will be here June 1, 2018, and lasts until Nov. 30. For the next six months, Floridians face an increased possibility of major storms and should take steps to help weather a severe storm. Forecasters predict the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be an active one, anticipating 14 named storms, with seven of those strengthening into hurricanes – and three becoming major hurricanes that are Category 3 or higher.

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Fla. Housing Market: Sales, Median Prices, New Listings Up in April 2018

Fla. Housing Market: Sales, Median Prices, New Listings Up in April 2018

ORLANDO, Fla., May 24, 2018 – In April, Florida’s housing sector reported more closed sales, higher median prices and more new listings from owners ready to enter the market, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®.

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Florida Realtors® Education Foundation Awards $198,400 in Scholarships

Florida Realtors® Education Foundation Awards $198,400 in Scholarships

ORLANDO, Fla., May 17, 2018 – As high school seniors across Florida graduate this month and look ahead to college, costs are top-of-mind. But there’s good news 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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Fla.’s Housing Market: New Listings, Median Prices Up in 1Q 2018

Fla.’s Housing Market: New Listings, Median Prices Up in 1Q 2018

ORLANDO, Fla., May 14, 2018 – Florida’s housing market reported slightly more new listings and higher median prices during the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. A shortfall of for-sale inventory continued to impact sales even as the number of owners listing their properties for sale inched up over the quarter; closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 60,204 in 1Q 2018, down slightly, 0.9 percent, from the 1Q 2017 figure.

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Florida Realtors® and IVD Berlin-Brandenburg Sign MoU

Florida Realtors® and IVD Berlin-Brandenburg Sign MoU

Memorandum of Understanding to Encourage Collaboration and Mutual Opportunities

BERLIN, May 8, 2018 — Florida Realtors and IVD Berlin-Brandenburg today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 2018. 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® Tamara Williams: Helping Girls Navigate a Path to Success

Realtor® Tamara Williams: Helping Girls Navigate a Path to Success

Realtor Tamara Williams, shown in the back row, center, is pictured with several participants in the local Pace Center for Girls program, along with other organizers and volunteers.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Tamara Williams, broker/owner of Sweet Life Realty Group in West Palm Beach, is a giver. “I come from a family that gives back. From the time I could drive myself, I would go to nursing homes (to visit the elderly residents),” she says.

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Fla. Housing Market: Median Prices Continue to Rise in March 2018

Fla. Housing Market: Median Prices Continue to Rise in March 2018

ORLANDO, Fla., April 23, 2018 – Not enough homes for sale continues to influence Florida’s housing market, as March’s tight inventory constrained sales and put upward pressure on median prices, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. The statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes last month was $250,800, up 8.2 percent from the previous year, while the statewide median price for townhouse-condo properties was $183,000, up 7 percent over the year-ago figure.

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Florida Realtors®, Canadian Real Estate Association Sign MoU

Florida Realtors®, Canadian Real Estate Association Sign MoU

Memorandum of Understanding to Encourage Collaboration and Mutual Opportunities

CORAL GABLES, Fla., April 16, 2018 — Florida Realtors and the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 2018. 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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Florida Realtors® Commemorates Fair Housing Act’s 50th Anniversary

Florida Realtors® Commemorates Fair Housing Act’s 50th Anniversary

ORLANDO, Fla., April 11, 2018 – On this day, 50 years ago, fair housing became law when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968. At that time, the president said the bill “proclaims that fair housing for all, all human beings who live in this country, is now part of the American way of life.”

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Enter to Win Florida Realtors® Environmental (ENVY) Award

Enter to Win Florida Realtors® Environmental (ENVY) Award

ORLANDO, Fla., April 6, 2018 – 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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