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  • Renting a Room Can Hurt Homestead Tax Exemptions January 30, 2023
    Some Fla. homeowners with homestead property-tax exemptions are finding that the exemption is at risk if they rent out part of the home or run a small business.
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  • Hope to Buy a Canadian Home? Wait Two Years January 30, 2023
    Under a new law, “non-Canadians” who want to buy residential property can’t have an equity ownership greater than 3% for two years – until Dec. 31, 2024.
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  • Marketing With ChatGPT? Top 3 Input Prompts January 30, 2023
    ChatGPT uses AI to help you write what you want to say, only better. For best results, your prompts should be clear, concise and creative (the three C’s).
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  • Mortgage Buydowns Return to Entice Buyers January 30, 2023
    Buyers offered a 2% mortgage rate discount their first year and 1% the second often hope they can refinance then and/or raises at work will make up the difference.
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  • Fla. Insurance Companies Ranked By Policy Count January 30, 2023
    Out of 126 regulated property insurers. Fla.-operated Citizens is the state’s largest, followed by No. 2 Universal Property and Casualty, and No. 3 State Farm.
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  • Big Buyer Horror Story? Corrupt Contractors January 30, 2023
    A seemingly trustworthy SW Fla. construction company allegedly defrauded dozens of retirees. After it stopped building, the vendors sued the homebuyers.
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  • Fla.’s Hometown Heroes Program Hits $50M Milestone January 27, 2023
    The Florida Realtors-backed program funded with $100M has so far helped 3,500 teachers, police, ENTs, vets and others achieve the American dream of ownership.
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  • Report: Housing Market Has Started to Recover January 27, 2023
    While the phrase “not out of the woods yet” is still used, Redfin economists say the market probably hit its cycle-low trough the second week of Nov. 2022.
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  • NAR: Dec.’s U.S. Pending Sales up 2.5% January 27, 2023
    Pending home sales rose for the first time in six consecutive months, thanks in part to lower interest rates. Economist Yun says home sales’ low point “is likely over.”
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  • Housing Crash Predicted for 4 Cities – None in Fla. January 27, 2023
    Goldman Sachs 2023 prediction includes a 2008-type housing crisis, but only in four U.S. cities it considers “overheated”: San Jose, Austin, Phoenix and San Diego.
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