Real Estate News

Dec. 7, 2023

FSBO Sellers Regret Not Having an Agent

Survey: Sellers who go-it alone are twice as likely to be unsatisfied with the experience – and more likely to say their earlier opinion, “agents are overpaid,” was wrong.

Homeowners who decline to use a real estate agent to sell their property are twice as likely to say they ...

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Oct. 2, 2023

Buyers’ Tactics in the Face of High Mortgage Rates

Mortgage rates have risen to their highest levels in more than 20 years, making it harder to afford a home. And yet, out of necessity or desire, hundreds of thousands of people buy homes every month.

With the 30-year fixed rate topping 7%, NerdWallet asked real estate agents and mortgage ...

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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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Aug. 16, 2023

Study Shows On-MLS Sales Fetch $50k Premium

It’s a tale as old as time. The FSBO who plans to forgo the traditional real estate process until a few weeks (or months) of watching neighbors sell and field lowball offers brings them back to the agent—and to the MLS.

While real estate professionals will argue all day for ...

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May 17, 2023

Reducing Taxes Through a 1031 Exchange

A 1031 exchange is a provision of the Internal Revenue Code that allows real estate investors to defer capital gains taxes on the sale of one investment property by reinvesting the proceeds into another “like-kind” property. This can be a valuable tool for investors who want to grow their portfolio ...

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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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April 10, 2023

Renovations that can boost your bottom line

Buyers who can afford a home in today's market appear willing to pay even more for luxuries that personalize their space. 

New Zillow® research finds that listings touting chef-friendly amenities, such as steam ovens, pizza ovens and professional-grade appliances, can sell for as much as 5.3% more ...

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March 3, 2023

RE Q&A: What’s Going on with the Market?

Question: We have to move for family reasons and put our house up for sale. It has been several months, and ...

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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. 16, 2022

Florida Legislature and Property Insurance: What Changed?

Lawmakers finalized three bills that, among other things, eliminate one-way attorney fees, nix assignment-of-benefit options and further depopulate Citizens Ins.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Legislature wrapped up their special session on Wednesday after passing three bills.

“If you had to sum up the major outcomes of the insurance reform ...

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