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U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, this week introduced the Fair and Open Competition Act, which will reduce costs for taxpayers by encouraging all qualified construction companies to compete for federal and federally-funded construction projects. The bill further prevents federal agencies and recipients of federal funding from requiring contractors to sign controversial project labor agreements (PLAs) as a condition of winning federal or federally-assisted construction contracts
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement on Scott Pruitt, President Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. "It's hard to imagine a more destructive pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency than Scott Pruitt, a climate science doubter who sued the agency he's cynically being asked to lead more than a dozen times.
Lake County Building Services Supervisor/Deputy Building Official Tony Lopresto has been named the President of the Construction Licensing Officials Association of Florida. The Association provides a forum for licensing officials to meet and network regarding enforcement regulatory issues, solutions and best practices; provides education and certification for professional development and monitors current legislation and applicable and/or potential law changes.
What a phenomenal year for our local real estate market in St. Lucie County. The median home price rose an incredible 16% according to newly released yearly market reports from Florida Realtors®. Our median sale price in the County is up to $180,000 from $155,000 in 2015. While our prices are up, our median sale price is well below the national median home price of $235,500, still making St. Lucie County a very affordable real estate market for home buyers.
Florida’s housing market wrapped up 2016 with more new listings, higher median prices and fewer sales of distressed properties compared to the year before, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors
Do you have kids currently in college, or maybe one who is about to graduate high school? Are they interested in a possible real estate-related career? Then find out more about the Student Scholarship Program offered through Florida Realtors® Education Foundation Inc., a not-for-profit corporation that provides real estate-related educational scholarships. But act fast: The application deadline for this year’s program is March 6, 2017
As you’re decking the halls this holiday season, be sure you’re doing it safely. Here are some tips from Florida Realtors® to help you prepare your home for a happy holiday.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - (RealEstateRama) -- Following the landfall of Hurricane Matthew, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater has extended the operating hours of the Department...
Washington, D.C. - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) voted in favor of H.R. 5303: Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). This bill will create jobs and...
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.
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...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 18, 2016 - (RealEstateRama) -- Florida Realtors® has joined Floridians, business owners and others in support of Amendment 4, which will...
Florida Realtors® 2016 Convention & Trade Expo: Come Celebrate 100th Anniversary, Network and Boost...
ORLANDO, Fla., - (RealEstateRama) -- One hundred years in the making, Realtors across Florida have the unique opportunity to come together for Celebration100 –...
.S. Representative Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) made the following statement commending the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's passage of H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016, which includes language authorizing the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP). Murphy has been a vocal advocate for this project's authorization to help restore the Everglades' natural southward flow as part of his continuing efforts to address the ongoing crisis in Florida's waterway
U.S. Representative Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) made the following statement regarding the inclusion of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) in the Senate's draft water bill text. Murphy has been a vocal advocate for this project's authorization to help restore the Everglades' natural southward flow as part of his ongoing efforts to address the crisis in local waterways
Lake County Solid Waste, in partnership with the Leesburg Police Department, is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials and medications in a safe and environmentally conscious way at an upcoming collection event.
Florida Supreme Court Decision on Citizen Challenge to Utility-Backed Solar Power Amendment Disappoints
The Florida Supreme Court decision today is a blow to the future of rooftop solar power in Florida. “This dirty political trick perpetrated by the giant utility corporations will now be on the ballot in November,” said Earthjustice attorney David Guest. “This amendment hoodwinks voters by giving the impression that it will encourage the use of rooftop solar when, in fact, it would do the opposite. If the Constitutional amendment passes, people who install rooftop solar could end up with higher utility bills than if they did not have solar.
“Having a working smoke alarm allows residents time to get out of a burning home, and cuts the chances of dying in a residential fire in half,” said Lake County Fire Rescue Fire Marshal Capt. Michael Vitta. “Most home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes without a proper smoke alarm, which is why it is so important to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home, and to make sure they are working at all times.”
Florida lawmakers from both parties and both chambers united to push for Congressional authorization of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) in the upcoming Water Resources Development Act to allow this vital project to move forward without further delay. Once completed, CEPP will increase water flow south of Lake Okeechobee, reducing the harmful discharges to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers to the east and west of the lake. Congressman Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) led this effort in the House with Congressman David Jolly (FL-13) alongside support from U.S. Reps. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), Corrine Brown
As part of construction of the latest Riverwalk segment, the City of Tampa will begin demolition of the existing sidewalk along Doyle Carlton Drive between Laurel Street and Water Works Park on Monday, January 4, 2016. The sidewalk will be closed to all pedestrian traffic along the river while construction is on-going. Work is expected to be completed by the end of April 2016.