Lotus on Orange in Sarasota, Fla., has been selected as the South Atlantic regional winner of the 2015 Best in American Living Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) today asked the federal government to look into Florida’s handling of the $1 billion Hardest Hit mortgage assistance program, and provide guidance as needed. Nelson made the request in a letter sent today to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. His request comes on the heels of a recent report by the Tampa Bay Times finding that tens of thousands of Florida homeowners seeking assistance through the program are still waiting for help.
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today issued the following statement regarding allegations of lead poisoning at the Eureka Garden HUD housing complex in Jacksonville, FL
Hunt Mortgage Group, a leader in financing commercial real estate throughout the United States, announced today that it has provided a $39.4 million Freddie Mac loan to refinance a multifamily property located in Tampa, Florida
The Lake County Solid Waste Division, in partnership with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, 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.
The real estate market plays a vital role in Florida’s growth, and figuring out what lies ahead in 2016 is a key question for policymakers, residents and Realtors
Due to forecasted low temperatures, Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida has declared Tuesday, January 19, 2016 a “Cold Night.” This means that the Coalition will not refuse any person seeking shelter from the cold, regardless of space.
Orlando’s 2015 median price ($178,788) finished a healthy 9.02 percent higher than the 2014 annual median price ($164,000), thanks to a full 12 months of year-over-year price increases. Sales for 2015 finished 15.46 percent above the cumulative total sales for 2014. “We saw several significant trends in 2015,” says Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association President John Lazenby, Colony Realty Group, Inc., “most notably a very active and extended spring-summer homebuying season that saw year-over-year increases leap as high as 40 percent in July.
U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, released the following statement after showcasing his legislation, H.R. 2901, that helps provide homeowners additional flood insurance options and lowers the cost of flood insurance policies during multiple House Financial Services Committee hearings this week
“We are thrilled to welcome Jeff to the team,” said County Manager David Heath. “With Jeff’s breadth of knowledge and experience in working in the public sector on quality of life issues, we are confident he is the perfect fit for the position of Public Resources Director.”
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today issued Geographic Targeting Orders (GTO) that will temporarily require certain U.S. title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind companies used to pay “all cash” for high-end residential real estate in the Borough of Manhattan in New York City, New York, and Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Home improvement scholarships are now available to qualified City of Tampa Water Department customers through a partnership with Hillsborough County Public Schools. The next eight-week (16 sessions) Home Improvement course starts Tuesday, January 26, from 6-9 p.m. Classes are being taught at the D.G. Erwin Technical Center (HiTEC) located at 2010 East Hillsborough Avenue. Seating is limited
The Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association officially inducted member John Lazenby, Colony Realty Group, Inc., as 2016 president at its Annual Awards and Inaugural gala
The nation’s largest local Realtor organization will bring nearly 100 members, an association record, to Tallahassee to discuss significant legislative issues impacting the South Florida real estate market. The representatives of the 41,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will meet with state legislators Jan. 12-13 during the 46th annual Great American Realtor Days
The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® (SDAR) co-presented the 21st annual International Real Estate Congress on Nov. 8-11 in Miami and San Diego. About 50 foreign delegates from 15 different countries networked and collaborated with more than 400 U.S. and foreign real estate professionals in both cities