Up to 94,000 Fla. homeowners must find a new insurance company after regulators shut down Florida Specialty Ins. Co. after its surpluses fell below state mandates.
It’s been a year since Category 5 Michael hit Florida’s Panhandle, and 17% of claims remain unsettled even though the pay process shouldn’t take more than 90 days.
NAR says 206 U.S. counties (6.6%) focus on second homes. Fla.’s Monroe and Collier counties made the study’s list of “most expensive vacation home counties.”
Fla. is a big state. Many people imagine only South Fla., but the state has miles of undeveloped coastline and a lot of smaller cities with relatively low housing prices.
Buyers found a condo they loved only to find that it doesn’t qualify for a federally backed mortgage? Try again tomorrow. New rules that open more condos and complexes to FHA loans go into effect on Oct. 15 – a [...]
Should you take the plunge on a rental property? Experts offer a qualified yes, provided you do your homework. Here are some things to consider before diving in.
The Real Deal’s sixth annual South Florida Real Estate Showcase & Forum is shaping up to once again be the biggest industry event in the region. Mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct. 17 and join us at Mana Wynwood for [...]
Liliana and Howard Chase Miami Beach broker Howard Chase and his wife, Liliana Chase, are getting into the restaurant business. The couple signed a three-year lease with extension options, for the former Cheeseburger Baby space at 212 Northeast 79th Street [...]
Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah and the 157-acre Mountain of Beverly Hills (Credit: Wikipedia and iStock) The drama surrounding the 157-acre Mountain of Beverly Hills didn’t end when the land was sold in foreclosure for a fraction of its sky-high asking price. [...]
Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach A healthcare executive picked up a unit at the recently completed Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach for $6.4 million. Nelson Shaller, who founded IHS Dialysis, bought unit 502 at the new luxury condo development at 4701 North [...]
Arden home community and Stuart Miller Lennar Corp. picked up 50 lots in the Arden home community for $6.1 million as the company continues to buy land in western Palm Beach County. The Miami-based homebuilder bought the lots near Loxahatchee [...]
A new twist on the iBuyer trend guarantees sellers an instant-offer price for 45 days but also lists the home publicly. It debuts in three Fla. cities next month.
The listing inventory appeared to be bouncing back, but realtor.com’s Sept. housing report finds evidence of a new decline as mortgage rates move lower.
LendingTree study: The number of buyers approved for a mortgage loan has hit a post-recession high, but of 50 cities with the most denials, the top four metros for loan turn-downs are all in Fla. The main reason cited for [...]
The new “dark mode” may save battery life and help nighttime reading. Apple also improved its “reminder” function and made it easier to type text messages.
It’s down from last week’s 3.65% and has increased buyer demands, says Freddie Mac, with “much of this strength coming from entry-level buyers.’
Certain home sales of $400,000 and below will no longer require an appraisal. Regulators estimate that the higher value could impact about 40% of home sales.
The governor cut real estate license fees 50% and wants to shorten the training time certified residential appraisers and community managers need to become licensed.
The U.S. has more than 300K HOA communities, and 54% of millennials and 53% of Gen X say they’re likely to skip paying HOA fines – but boomers don’t.
Jerome Powell said job growth isn’t “as robust as thought,” which observers took as a possible sign the Fed will cut interest rates again to support the economy.
In turning down a case, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a lower court order to stand – a decision that said Domino’s (the pizza giant) must give disabled website customers the same access tools as non-disabled customers. However, federal access [...]
Gov. DeSantis says the redone website for “viewing and uploading available commercial building and site properties across the state” includes Opportunity Zones.
The Fla. Supreme Court agreed to hear a legal dispute between Citizens Prop. Ins. and apartment-building owners that claim their coverage should include lost rent.
The Statement Ceiling: A Reason to Look Up! Make a space memorable by dressing up the fifth wall. See how these stagers and designers did it. October 7, 2019By: Melissa Dittmann TraceyStaging, Design Trends
Fall Staging: Add Some Pumpkin Spice to Your Decor Autumn is in the air, so spice up your décor to fit the season. Here’s some design inspiration.September 30, 2019By: Melissa Dittmann TraceyStaging
Slideshow: Design Trends by Decade That Are Making a... From the 17th century to the 1990s, home design today is drawing inspiration from the past. Check out a slideshow of these familiar trends.September 2, 2019By: Melissa Dittmann Tracey
2020 Color Forecast: The Rise of Blues and Greens Predictions for next year’s hottest hues already are emerging. Check out the colors you can expect to see dressing up more interiors. September 9, 2019By: Melissa Dittmann Tracey
Trendy Staging Props That Have Been Overused You may want to think twice about reaching for these popular home accessories. Some stagers say consumers are growing tired of the looks. September 16, 2019By: Melissa Dittmann TraceyStaging, Design Trends
Staged to Sold: How to Sell a 58-Year-Old Home in 48... This home hadn’t been renovated in more than three decades. But it didn’t need a remodel—just strategic staging to modernize the space. September 23, 2019By: Karen PostWorking With Sellers, Staging
5 Easy Ways to Transform Cabinets When Painting Isn’t... Home sellers can still dramatically modernize the kitchen, even when a tight budget constricts their choices. August 20, 2019By: Karen PostWorking With Sellers, Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath
'Property Virgins' Host Offers an... HGTV personality Egypt Sherrod offers insider tips on what home improvement projects to tackle first. (Hint: It’s not the kitchen or bath.)August 19, 2019Residential, Remodeling, Home Systems & Utilities
Yes, You Can Even Stage a Dorm Room! You can also apply these tricks to decorating smaller areas in a home to appeal to younger generations. August 12, 2019By: Audra SlinkeyStaging
Making a Splash: 5 Cool Pool Trends for 2019 In the warmest days of summer, a backyard pool may be an enticing selling point. Here are tips for making them stand out. August 5, 2019By: Melissa Dittmann TraceyDesign Trends
A House of a Different Color: Hot or Not? Colorful homes are starting to pop up across the country, in everything from a bright lilac to a cheery yellow. July 29, 2019By: Melissa Dittmann TraceyCurb Appeal, Design Trends
Make the Most of Your Landscape The yard is the most important element of your home’s curb appeal. Make sure it stands out.July 22, 2019Staging, Curb Appeal
By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The speckled, spotted styles of granite countertops that have dominated kitchen design in recent years are moving out of the mainstream. In fact, those brown speckled granite countertops may even start to now age [...]
By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Besides a good window cleaning, there’s another way to boost your curb appeal and get those windows shining: Remove the screens. Home stagers love this trick, and it’s taken straight from the film industry. [...]
Submitted by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) Photo credit: OPEI 1. Declutter & Clean The first step to sprucing up the outdoor living room is to clear dirt and clutter from the space. Store lawn equipment, children’s toys, and pet [...]