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11/20/2019 1:11:25 AM

The Mortgage Bankers Association says the percentage of homeowners with mortgage troubles almost hit a quarter-decade low in the third quarter of 2019.

11/20/2019 1:11:04 AM

Most millennials want to own a home, but faced with student debt and other bills, they can’t save enough to get started. Some now fear they’ll be renters forever.

11/20/2019 1:11:51 AM

People often need to sell quickly because of death, disaster, debt or divorce. Agents who offer iBuyer options can more easily cater to this market niche.

11/20/2019 1:11:19 AM

A study of 1.2M listings ranked agent’s descriptive phrases based on MLS appearances. “Hardwood floors” and “stainless steel appliances” came next. “A home description should play up a property’s main assets and complement the pictures,” the study says.

11/20/2019 1:11:16 AM

A Davie lawyer made almost $1M filing lawsuits against businesses, claiming the disabled faced accessibility problems. But he did so without any disabled clients.

11/20/2019 1:11:54 AM

Sellers often think a home warranty offers their buyers some peace of mind. But in a tight market, some buyers will view it as a red flag for potential problems.

11/19/2019 1:11:28 AM

On Monday, Elizabeth Warren unveiled her plan to help renters. It includes a new Tenant Protection Bureau within HUD and a federal hotline for tenant complaints.

11/19/2019 1:11:33 AM

There are 50% fewer under-$250K homes today than in 2012, according to Capital Economics, thanks to a rise in values and a drop in lower-priced listings.

11/19/2019 1:11:20 AM

A 2020 slowdown is less likely, according to Freddie Mac’s latest report. It expects housing to support the larger economy and “solid, if not spectacular, growth.”

11/19/2019 1:11:30 AM

Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis released budget recommendations he wants the Florida Legislature to consider for 2020-2021, and they include a number of Realtor priorities, such as $625M for environmental spending, full funding for affordable housing and $500K for unlicensed activity.

11/19/2019 1:11:58 AM

11/19/2019 12:11:11 AM

Noting a rapid increase in Spanish-speaking members, NAR hosted the session, called “NAR en Español: What does the future look like?”, at its recent convention.

11/18/2019 1:11:17 AM

According to a HUD allegation, landlords are responsible for Fair Housing Act violations by one tenant against another if the landlord does nothing to stop it.

11/18/2019 1:11:32 AM

Under a new proposal, developers wouldn’t need special permission to build residential units on commercial and business property if it includes affordable housing.