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Miami seminar to aid struggling homeowners

Struggling homeowners in South Florida can discuss available options with lenders and housing counselors during a two-day worksh

Miami Realtor group starts real estate school

The Miami Association of Realtors says it has launched the South Florida Real Estate School, offering courses in English and Spa

Short sale workshop slated for Miami

U.S. Treasury: Two-hour workshop with major lenders on Feb. 27 trains Realtors on HAFA and speedy short sales. Homeowner session

Cheaper to own than rent regardless of mortgage rate

Trulia: A home purchase in Miami, for example, could be 43% cheaper than renting, assuming a 30-year FRM, 20% down, seven-year s

CoreLogic: 2012 big year for home price increases

Prices rose in six Florida cities tracked by the index, varying from a low of 3.5% in Jacksonville to a high of 13.5% in Miami.

Billy Joel pockets $13.75 million for Miami Beach home

Singer Billy Joel sold a waterfront mansion in Miami Beach for $13.

Real estate notebook: Firm taking bids on oceanfront condos

A Miami-based private equity firm is packaging a half-dozen oceanfront condominiums for sale on Singer Island.

Report: Heat’s Battier spends $3.2M on Coral Gables home

Miami Heat hero Shane Battier paid $3.

Broward’s foreclosure auction firm ordered to pay $8.1 million for software patent violations

The Plantation company that handles Broward and Miami-Dade’s online foreclosure auctions and Palm Beach County’s tax lien sales

45% of U.S. sales in August were cash purchases

RealtyTrac: Of five top large cities for all-cash purchases, three are in Fla.: Miami (69% were cash), Tampa (64%) and Jacksonvi

Fla. has lots of REOs, but they’re not for sale

RealtyTrac: More than half of Fla.’s bank-owned homes aren’t for sale and remain “home” to the ex-owners. In Miami, they live in

Investors bought 14% of U.S. homes in Sept.

RealtyTrac: 62% of Jacksonville sales were all-cash with high number (23%) bought by investors. Miami (69%) and Tampa (62%) also

Trophy Multifamily Asset Sells in Jacksonville for $53.3M

Miami-based Crescent Heights closed on its acquisition of The Strand, a 295-unit apartment building located at 1401 Riverplace B

Freddie Mac: Fla. most-improved state in past year

It’s also the most-improved state month-to-month in January. Miami, Orlando and Tampa are cited in the index’s top-five for impr

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