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If a FAR-backed coalition that includes the Florida Home Builders Association, Florida Bankers Association and the Florida Credit Union League succeeds, state lawmakers will find a way to advance a new $8,000 federal tax credit to first-time homebuyers so they can use it to make down payments.Rea...
Did the U.S. economy hit bottom, turn around, and start eking its way back up? Observers say "maybe," but the coming week could offer more insight if a batch of reports comes back stronger than expected.Read the full story:http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/n1-033009.cfm
Out of 1,000 potential first-time home buyers, 78 percent say that now is a good time to buy a home, despite widespread concern about the economy. And 68 percent think now is a better time to buy than six months ago.Read the full story:http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/n3-032709.cfm
It's a double whammy: Homebuyers have a hard time qualifying for a mortgage and mortgage brokers have less time to help them. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, refinancing accounted for 78.5 percent of all mortgage applications last week as rates hit an all-time low.Read the full sto...
Realtors across the U.S. report signs of a turnaround in the housing market. It's not much, but there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel as more buyers knock on Realtors' doors.Read the full story:http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/n2-032509.cfm
Nearly 25 percent of adults say they plan to purchase a home in the next five years and half of those (53.5 percent) will be first-time homebuyers, according to a survey commissioned by Move Inc., operator of Realtor.com. More than 18 percent cite the $8,000 tax credit as a motivating factor.Read...
ORLANDO, Fla. - March 23, 2009 - Florida's existing home sales rose in February, making it the sixth consecutive month that sales activity showed increases in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR). February's state...
On the heels of the Federal Reserve's new effort to aid the housing market, rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages dropped this week to 4.98 percent, just shy of the record low of 4.96 percent reported in mid-January, according to Freddie Mac's weekly nationwide survey.Read the full story:http://w...
The Federal Reserve's decision Wednesday to spend up to $1.2 trillion to help drive mortgage rates to historic lows could produce results as early as today, analysts predict. "It's going to keep rates low for a longer period of time," said Greg McBride, senior financial analyst at Bankrate.com.Re...
FORECLOSURESIn communities across Florida and the U.S., the foreclosure crisis is hitting neighborhoods with problems such as vandalism of vacant homes, unkempt lawns, and other maintenance and security issues. Many cities are stepping in to protect property values and prevent block after block o...