Author Archives: Savino James

Buyers Turn to Professionals for Knowledgeable Advice

Buyers Turn to Professionals for Knowledgeable Advice

ORLANDO, Fla. – Throughout Florida, attractive sales prices, stable interest rates and a wide range of choices have created a great market for buyers, according to 2012 Florida Realtors® President Summer Greene, regional manager with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Florida 1st in Fort Lauderdale.

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Sunshine State Offers Appealing Year-Round Lifestyle, According to Florida Realtors®

Sunshine State Offers Appealing Year-Round Lifestyle, According to Florida Realtors®

ORLANDO, Fla. — There might be blizzards in Boston, sleet in Chicago or rain in Raleigh, but chances are the weather is warm and sunny in Florida. In fact, during the winter of 2010-11, there was snow on the ground in 49 of the 50 states – with the exception of Florida.

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Positive Trends in Fla.’s Housing Market in Jan. 2012

Positive Trends in Fla.’s Housing Market in Jan. 2012

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 22, 2012 – Florida’s housing market reported gains in median sales prices and a reduced inventory of homes for sale in January, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®.

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Realtor® David Hall: Advocating for Young Adults

Realtor David Hall (pictured far right) is passionate about helping kids find their way after aging out of the foster care system. Several years ago, Hall took his son Jack (left) to Tallahassee to advocate for children’s issues during the Florida Legislature’s Children’s Week and to meet with then-Gov. Charlie Crist (center).

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Realtor® David Hall receives a phone call from a teen asking him to meet at the Driver’s License Bureau and lend him money to get a photo I.D. A few minutes later, another teen calls to see if Hall can take him to lunch. Such is a normal day for David Hall, a broker-associate with Coldwell Banker Residential in Port St. Lucie.

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Florida’s Existing Home, Condo Sales Up in 4Q 2011

Florida’s Existing Home, Condo Sales Up in 4Q 2011

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 9, 2012 – Florida’s existing home and existing condo sales continued their positive trend in fourth quarter 2011, posting gains compared to the same period a year earlier, according to the latest housing statistics from Florida Realtors®.

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New Data System Launches with 2012 Existing Sales Reports, Says Florida Realtors®

New Data System Launches with 2012 Existing Sales Reports, Says Florida Realtors®

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 2, 2012 – In February 2012, Florida Realtors® will launch a new statewide housing market reporting partnership with 10K Research and Marketing, which will use combined data from local Realtor boards/associations and their Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) throughout the Sunshine State.

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Fla.’s Housing Sales Higher as 2011 Ends; Dec. Home, Condo Median Prices Up

Fla.’s Housing Sales Higher as 2011 Ends; Dec. Home, Condo Median Prices Up

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 20, 2012 – At the close of 2011, Florida’s existing home and condominium markets reported higher sales compared to the previous year, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. It was the third consecutive year for statewide home and condo sales activity to end the year on a positive upswing – higher year-over-year sales also were reported at the close of 2010 and 2009, records show.

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Realtor® Eric Sain: Dancing Through Life

Realtor Eric Sain

Realtor Eric Sain transferred his passion for dance to the real estate profession.
Photo courtesy of Florida Realtor® magazine

PALM BEACH, Fla.– Eric Sain, a sales associate with The Corcoran Group in Palm Beach, Fla., transfers the passion he once had for dancing to real estate.

When he was 5 years old, his mom enrolled him in a beginner dance class. “I laughingly accuse my mom of using the dance class as a babysitter since my sister had a class at that time as well,” says Sain.

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Florida Realtors® Seeks Student Scholarship Applications

Florida Realtors® Seeks Student Scholarship Applications

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 4, 2012 – Do you have kids currently in college, or maybe one who is about to graduate high school? Are they interested in a possible real estate-related career? Then find out more about the Student Scholarship Program offered through Florida Realtors® Education Foundation Inc., a not-for-profit corporation established to provide real estate-related educational scholarships and grants. But act fast: The application deadline for this year’s program is Feb. 28, 2012.

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Fla.’s Existing Home and Condo Sales Up in Nov. 2011

Fla.’s Existing Home and Condo Sales Up in Nov. 2011

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 21, 2011 – Florida’s existing home and existing condo sales continued its positive upswing in November, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Existing home sales increased 11 percent last month with a total of 12,993 homes sold statewide compared to 11,664 homes sold in November 2010, according to Florida Realtors.

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