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Lane closures on Channelside Drive, Morgan Street for Infrastructure Improvements to Support Area Development

Lane closures on Morgan Street between Brorein Street and Old Water Street begin on Monday, August 29, 2016 for infrastructure and roadway improvements to support Tampa's growing downtown and redevelopment. Morgan Street will fully reopen in November 2016, weather permitting

Former Nursing Home Employee Arrested for Exploitation of Elderly and Disabled

Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Miami-Dade County Police Department today arrested a former nursing home employee for exploitation of the elderly and disabled. Haymee Hernandez, 49, is a former employee at Claridge House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a nursing home located in North Miami.

Miami Homes Experience Nearly Five Years of Price Appreciation

Miami residential properties have experienced almost five years of price appreciation as existing single-family homes and condominiums continue selling close to list price, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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Robert Muszynski named vice president of finance for the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association

Robert is responsible for administering the financial and cash management affairs of the 12,500-member association. His duties include overseeing the accounting department, preparing for annual budget and audit activities, and serving as the staff liaison to ORRA’s budget/finance and investment committees.

Attorney General Bondi Takes Action to Stop Foreclosure Fraud

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi today filed a court action to stop a group of non-lawyers operating an illegitimate foreclosure defense and loan modification...

Colombia Records Most Miami Real Estate Searches in June

Colombia continues to lead all foreign countries searching for South Florida real estate, according to new data from the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). The South American nation finished as the top international country using MIAMI’s search portal, www.Miamire.com, in June 2016. Colombia has now led the MIAMI rankings for seven consecutive months

Major Roadway and Infrastructure Improvements in Downtown Tampa to Begin August 29

As part of the master planned development in southern downtown Tampa, roadway and infrastructure improvements will begin on Monday, August 29, 2016. The initial lane closures along Channelside Drive and Morgan Street mark the beginning of roadway and infrastructure improvements in the southern downtown area over the next 18-24 months. Traffic advisories will be sent out to notify the public of the construction impacts throughout the construction process.
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Orlando median price jumps 12 percent amid declines in both inventory and sales

The inventory of homes available for purchase in the Orlando area dropped by 10 percent in July 2016, contributing to a 6.28 percent decrease in sales and a 12.04 percent increase in median price when compared to July 2015. Inventory has experienced 13 consecutive months of year-over-year declines

Fla.’s Housing Market: New Listings, Median Prices Up in 2Q 2016

Florida’s housing market reported more new listings, higher median prices and fewer days to a sales contract during the second quarter of 2016, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 76,748 in 2Q 2016, up 1.4 percent over the 2Q 2015 figure

Congressman Garamendi Keynotes I-80/680 SR 12 Interchange Project Ribbon Cutting

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) joined Caltrans Director Malcom Dougherty, Assemblymembers Bill Dodd and Jim Frazier, Solano County Supervisors Skip Thomson, Jim Spering, and John Vasquez, Fairfield Mayor Harry Price, Rio Vista Mayor Norman Richardson and other local leaders at the I-80/680 SR 12 Interchange Project Ribbon Cutting.

Ross Announces Funding for Special Needs Housing in District 15

U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, announced today that Florida’s 15th Congressional District will benefit from affordable housing funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta), one of the 11 district banks in the Federal Home Loan Bank System

Diaz-Balart, NHTSA Administrator Rosekind Spread Awareness About Vehicle Safety

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement after participating in the Safe Cars Save Lives Tour alongside Dr. Mark Rosekind, Administrator of the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration. This free event, held at Florida International University, invited the local community to learn about vehicle safety, including car seat and tire checks, recall look-ups, and spreading awareness about the dangers of heat stroke when leaving children in hot cars. This event was a collaboration of the NHTSA, Safe Kids Miami-Dade Coalition, Florida Department of Transportation-State Safety Office, Florida Highway Patrol, and the Rubber Manufacturers Association

REALTORS® recommend real-estate friendly candidates for election

The Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association has released a list of area candidates that it, Florida REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS® are supporting for election to public office on August 30. The REALTOR® organization recommends candidates who are sensitive to issues related to real estate, homeownership, and private property rights

Will the election affect the housing market?

With the recent coverage of the political conventions, the buzz about our presidential election has intensified in everyone’s minds, including home buyers in Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties. Curiosity has been piqued about whether to invest in homeownership now or wait until after the November 8th election

City of Tampa Launches Rent it Right Tampa

To ensure that residential rental units within the City meet minimum housing standards, the City embarked upon a Residential Rental Registration Ordinance called Rent It Right Tampa

HASTINGS, WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, BROWARD DEMOCRATIC DELEGATION CONGRATULATE BROWARD METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION ON SELECTION FOR...

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and the Democratic Members of the Broward County Congressional Delegation released the following statement announcing the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organizations’ (MPO) selection for a TIGER VIII Discretionary Grant for its Regional Complete Streets Initiative

Residents encouraged to dispose of household hazardous waste and unwanted medications at event in...

Lake County Solid Waste and the Leesburg Police Department are teaming up to encourage Lake County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials and medications in a safe and environmentally conscious way.

Non-Distressed Miami Homes Register Double-Digit Sales Growth in June

Non-distressed Miami single-family home sales increased 11.3 percent in June as median home prices rose for the 55th consecutive month, according to new report from the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.

Fla.’s Housing Market Shows Rising Median Prices in June 2016

Florida’s housing market reported higher median prices and fewer days to a contract in June, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 27,086 last month – slightly higher (0.4%) than the June 2015 level of 26,973 closed sales.

Household hazardous waste collection event to be held in Clermont

Lake County Solid Waste is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials in a safe and environmentally conscious way at an upcoming collection event. The county’s Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit will be collecting items from 9 a.m. - noon on Thursday, July 28 at Lake County's Convenience Center at the Clermont Loghouse, located at 10435 Loghouse Road, Clermont.

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Colombia tops all Foreign Searches for Miami Real Estate

Colombia continues to lead all foreign countries searching for South Florida real estate, according to new data from the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). The South American nation finished as the top international country using MIAMI’s search portal, www.Miamire.com, in May 2016. Colombia has now led the rankings for six consecutive months

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Lane closures on Channelside Drive, Morgan Street for Infrastructure Improvements to...

Lane closures on Morgan Street between Brorein Street and Old Water Street begin on Monday, August 29, 2016 for infrastructure and roadway improvements to support Tampa's growing downtown and redevelopment. Morgan Street will fully reopen in November 2016, weather permitting

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Attorney General Pam Bondi Announces New Procedures Banks Must Follow to...

TALLAHASSEE, FL - October 2, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Pam Bondi, along with her colleagues on the National Mortgage Settlement Monitoring Committee, today announced that Bank of America and Wells Fargo have agreed to implement new procedures designed to address possible violations of the national mortgage servicing settlement.Traffic School for Florida