Listing Alert: Private Wilton Manors Home

AND BEAUTY ABOUND IN THIS SECLUDED TWO STORY TOWHOME. TREE LINED STREET JUST OFF WILTON DRIVE BRINGS YOU TO THIS 2BED,1.5 BATH TOWHOME ON THE SOUTH FORK OF MIDDLE RIVER CANAL. SECOND FLOOR MASTER BED WITH OPEN BALCONY VIEWS OF MATURE FOLIAGE IN … [Read more...]

Top 10 home trends that buyers want in 2016

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Healthy, sustainable, and smart home living is in and growing quickly in the minds of consumers as a key factor in a home purchase.  In fact several reports from national home and appliance shows around the county, including the 2016 Kitchen & … [Read more...]

Court decision: Fla. cities can fund solar energy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Oct. 9, 2015 – The Florida Supreme Court ruled last week that Florida municipalities may issue bonds to fund "property assessed clean energy" (PACE) programs. PACE programs provide up-front financing to commercial property owners … [Read more...]

Few owners switch ins. through clearinghouse

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Oct. 2, 2015 – By early 2016, four more insurers are set to join 14 others in a clearinghouse that boots renewing customers out of state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. if a private carrier offers coverage for the same price … [Read more...]

TaxWatch: Fla. ranks 48th in state tax comparison

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – April 28, 2015 – Florida's per capita state government tax and revenue collections are at their lowest points in decades, according to the state's fiscal watchdog, Florida TaxWatch. The group's latest report, "How Florida … [Read more...]

Average rate on 30-year mortgage slips to 3.65%

WASHINGTON (AP) – April 24, 2015 – Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates are down slightly this week and remain near historic lows. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the national average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage slipped to 3.65 percent from … [Read more...]

Another reason to buy now: Rents going up again

NEW YORK – April 24, 2015 – CEOs of the largest companies renting out single-family homes say they plan to raise rents up to 5.7 percent this year, as they switch their focus from buying more properties to optimizing revenue from the thousands of … [Read more...]

1 in 3 Americans say real estate the best investment

NEW YORK – April 24, 2015 – For the second year in a row, the largest percentage of Americans surveyed by Gallup (31 percent) said that real estate as the top long-term investment – a sign of mounting confidence in the housing recovery. Real … [Read more...]

New-home sales fall in March

WASHINGTON (AP) – April 23, 2015 – Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted in March, as the spring buying season opened with sharp declines in the Northeast and South. The Commerce Department said Thursday that new-home sales fell 11.4 percent last … [Read more...]

RealtyTrac: Fewer Fla. homeowners are underwater

IRVINE, Calif. – April 23, 2015 – RealtyTrac's U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report for the first quarter of 2015 finds that Florida continues to see more homeowners emerge from underwater status, where they owe more on the mortgage than their home's … [Read more...]