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  • Florida Realtors Receives $100K from RRF February 19, 2024
    Panhandle residents with housing issues caused by the Jan. 9 severe weather are urged to apply for the RRF grant money to help their recovery efforts.
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  • Profits from Home Selling Drop in 2023 February 19, 2024
    Attom: Home sellers made a $121K profit on the typical sale in 2023, generating a 56.5% ROI. While still near record levels, it was the 1st decline in over a decade.
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  • Cash-Flush Buyers Dip into Distressed Commercial RE February 19, 2024
    Some data shows that global real estate funds operated by private-equity firms held $544B in cash at the end of 2Q 2023, up from $457B at the end of 2Q 2022.
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  • State Reaches Rural Land Deals February 19, 2024
    Farm owners in Polk and Putnam counties have signed deals worth nearly $9M with the Dept. of Agriculture to restrict future residential and commercial development.
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  • Changes Ahead for My Safe Florida Home? February 19, 2024
    The popular program should resume taking applications on July 1, but it may be more difficult to secure the home hardening grants of up to $10,000.
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  • Identify Financial Distress Warning Signs February 19, 2024
    Real estate pros should be aware of indications that a client may not be ready to become a homebuyer, such as an unwillingness to seek mortgage preapproval.
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  • Condo Policies Could Exit Citizens February 16, 2024
    Regulators OK’d a plan for insurer Condo Owners Reciprocal Exchange to assume up to 400 “commercial residential” policies – that cover condo buildings – from Citizens.
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  • New AI Tool Makes Instant Videos from Written Prompts February 16, 2024
    OpenAI’s new text-to-video generator, called Sora, produces high-quality videos that have astounded observers.
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  • NE Fla. Markets in 2024: 'A Bit More Stabilized' February 16, 2024
    More inventory potentially hitting the market paired with stabilizing interest rates allows buyers some breathing room, NEFAR president says.
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  • New Homes Carve Out Separate Quarters February 16, 2024
    Developers in S. Florida and elsewhere are adding annexes to new construction, which let relatives like elderly parents have their own space in the same house.
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