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Sept. 25, 2023

What Happens if the Government Shuts Down?

The federal government has experienced 14 shutdowns since 1980. If Congress fails to pass a full-year spending bill or a stopgap “continuing resolution” (CR) to keep the government open, there could be another shutdown on Oct. 1. But what does this mean, and how does it impact everyday Americans and ...

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April 24, 2023

45% of Florida homes are part of an HOA, the highest percentage in the nation

A full 45% of Florida homes are part of a homeowner association, the highest percentage by far among all U.S states.

Today’s Homeowner analyzed data from the Foundation for Community Association Research to determine which states have the highest and lowest percentage of homes in HOAs.

Nationally, about 22 ...

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March 1, 2023

12 Months After Its Peak, Rent Growth Continues To Slow

Key Details:

  • January 2023 saw single-digit rent growth for the sixth consecutive month, after 12 months of slowing from a peak of 16.2% rent growth. 
  • Rent growth is cooling more slowly for all unit sizes, but rent growth has slowed the most for larger units and studio rents ...
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Dec. 15, 2022

Prepping to Buy a Home or Invest in 2023?

If so, ask some questions to help get ready for a successful outcome, like what would you be willing to sacrifice in terms of space to be able to afford a home?

It has been quite the year. In 2022, we’ve lived through high inflation, stock market lows, housing market ...

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Sept. 19, 2022

Miami named one of the 10 U.S. cities with the worst housing shortage

Miami ranks No. 5 among major U.S. cities with the worst housing shortages, according to an analysis by Angi.

Angi used data from Freddie Mac and to assess population trends, available housing and home price index percentage changes. It also measured available affordable housing to arrive ...

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July 21, 2022

The Housing Market Is Correcting—So Why Are Home Prices Still Soaring?

Home prices have continued their seemingly inexorable rise, despite America’s housing market purportedly being in the throes of a correction, a slowdown—whatever you want to call it. It’s defying what many experts predicted and, just maybe, conventional wisdom.

Buyers can’t afford these higher prices on top of higher mortgage interest ...

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June 30, 2022

New Fla. Real Estate Laws Go into Effect July 1

A number of real-estate-related bills passed in the 2022 Florida Legislature and were signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, including the Hometown Heroes program.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – From the environment to mortgage aid, septic tanks to licensing, a roster of new Florida laws passed by the 2022 Florida Legislature and signed ...

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May 31, 2022

Florida Legislature Passes Condo Inspection Law in Wake of Surfside Tragedy

The Florida Legislature unanimously approved a condominium safety bill, S.B. 4D,  this past week, which now awaits the Governor’s signing. Pursuant to that bill, buildings three stories or higher and thirty years old will have to undergo strict safety inspections and every ten years thereafter. Buildings within three miles ...

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May 17, 2022

Fact vs. Fiction - The Truth About Today's Real Estate Market


The Facts

While today’s housing market is anything but normal, it’s not because of the same circumstances surrounding the housing bubble of the early 2000s that caused the crash.

Back then, new construction single-family homes flooded the market, lending standards were incredibly loose, and ...

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April 5, 2022

Are We In A Housing Bubble?

The “warning signs” look all too familiar.

Escalating home prices have both buyers & sellers worried that the market is just “too good to be true,” and agents across the U.S. are getting bombarded with the ultimate question: “Are we in a housing bubble?”

Let’s take a ...

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