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Study confirms that toxic drywall impacts health

CDC’s final report finds Fla. homeowners with the drywall had nosebleeds, headaches and breathing problems – and the drywall’s…

2014-05-02 / Read More >>

RealtyTrac: Home flipping down to 3.7% of all sales

Flipping – a purchase and resale in less than six months – dropped in the first quarter of 2014 from 4.1% the previous quart…

2014-05-01 / Read More >>

Flood insurance price break starts today

Buyers of older pre-FIRM properties will receive a premium rate reduction under the new law; and Florida Realtors released a flo…

2014-05-01 / Read More >>

Rule tweak could allow more down payment help

The U.S. tightened mortgage requirements, but a proposal could ease those rules a bit for nonprofit lenders serving lower-income…

2014-05-01 / Read More >>

Survey: What would recent homebuyers do differently?

Chase asked 807 buyers to reflect on a recent purchase. In hindsight, 56% wish they’d known more about the financial aspects of …

2014-04-30 / Read More >>

Floridians’ confidence in economy stays fairly flat

UF: Confidence fell one point this month. “Economy remains on a steady path without any big changes either negative or positive,…

2014-04-30 / Read More >>

Private insurer to take up to 10K Citizens policies

State officials approved the move by Southern Oak Insurance Company, though many homeowners will have a chance to deny the chang…

2014-04-30 / Read More >>

Consumer confidence down but still high in April

The Conference Board index dipped slightly to 82.3, but it’s the second-highest reading since Jan. 2008 after the Board revised …

2014-04-29 / Read More >>

NAR: Pending home sales increase in March

It’s the first upward bump in nine months and a sign that analysts may have been right: Severe winter weather caused the recent …

2014-04-28 / Read More >>

Fla. policyholders less likely to get stuck by a Citizens loss

The state-owned insurer bought more reinsurance. For homeowners with private insurance policies, that means their surcharge risk…

2014-04-25 / Read More >>

TaxWatch: Fla. home construction = growing economy

Report: A boost in home construction shows that Fla. is actively rebounding from the Great Recession. Indirect benefits include …

2014-04-25 / Read More >>

Homebuyers can still find down payment assistance

Help isn’t limited to poverty-level incomes, and in most cases, buyers simply don’t know where to look. A good start: The Florid…

2014-04-25 / Read More >>

March year-to-year sales up 1% in Fla., prices up 11%

RealtyTrac: Sales also rose 1% month-to-month, but sale prices declined slightly: 2%. Also, price increases have slowed in some …

2014-04-24 / Read More >>

645,000 phone numbers now on Fla. Do-Not-Call list

Two years ago, it became free to add a phone number to the state’s do-not-call list. As a result, the list has expanded by 545,0…

2014-04-24 / Read More >>

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