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Miami Association of Realtors Partners with and Integrates MLS Offers Into MLS

The Miami Association of Realtors® (MIAMI) has signed an agreement with the real estate technology firm MLS Offers to make MLS Offers’ patented offer submission and negotiation platform available as a member benefit to their 46,000+ members through an integration into their Matrix MLS software.

Attorney General Bondi Recognizes 25th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew and Urges Preparedness

Twenty-five years ago today Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida. The Category 5 storm caused more than $25 billion worth of property damage and caused 44 direct and indirect fatalities in Florida. In the aftermath of the storm, looting, repair scams and price gouging complaints were reported to law enforcement and the Florida Attorney General’s Office.

Miami Condominium Sales, Total Luxury Home Transactions Jump in July

Miami existing condominium sales increased for the second time in three months and $1-million-and-up luxury transactions surged for all properties in July, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.

Miami Realtors Commercial President Honored with Florida Realtors Commercial Achievement

MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) Commercial President José María “Chepe” Serrano was awarded the prestigious 2017 Commercial Achievement Award by the Florida Realtors® for his excellence in commercial real estate, and his dedication and commitment. Florida Realtors® awarded Serrano the honor at its 101st annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando.

Fla. Housing Market: More Sales, Higher Median Prices in July 2017

Just like the weather, Florida’s housing market was hot in July with more closed sales, higher median prices, increased pending sales and more new listings, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 24,546 last month, up 2 percent compared to July 2016.

Rooney, Perdue View Ranchers’ Land and Water Conservation Efforts

This morning, Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue observed critical water quality and land conservation projects during a helicopter tour over South Florida and discussed the importance of reauthorizing these programs in the upcoming Farm Bill. These water and conservation projects help Florida’s farmers and ranchers coordinate with state and federal agencies to share in the stewardship of preserving and protecting the state’s natural beauty

Workers’ Comp Scam Leads to Arrest of Miami Construction Company Owner

Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis today announced the recent arrest of Juan Jose Castro, owner of JACM Construction Corp., after his alleged attempt to operate a shell company with the sole intent of circumventing the state’s workers’ compensation laws. A “shell company” is an entity that conducts no significant business operations and can be used as vehicle to conduct fraudulent financial transactions, such as workers’ compensation fraud.
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Miami Realtors to Exhibit at Colombia’s Largest Real Estate Expo

The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will again promote South Florida’s lifestyle and real estate market at Colombia’s largest property showcase, El XII Gran Salón Inmobiliario – Feria Internacional, on Aug. 24-27 in Bogotá, Colombia. MIAMI will make a South Florida market presentation at the 12th annual expo, which is expected to attract 30,000 visitors and 200 exhibitors

Lipinski Announces Federal Grant for Midway Airport

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Midway Airport a $246,250 grant to reconstruct runway lighting at the airport and improve safety.
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Orlando median price rises as home sales slow in July

The median price of Orlando homes sold during the month of July increased almost 7 percent while sales decreased 0.2 percent compared to July 2016, reports the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association. Inventory continued its year-over-year slide.

Rooney Announces Grant for Sebring Regional Airport

Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be awarding a $415,775 grant to Sebring Regional Airport to help upgrade the airport’s aging infrastructure.
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Miami Single-Family Home, Luxury Sales Surge in 2Q

Miami real estate posted a robust second quarter as single-family home transactions, single-family luxury sales, median sale prices and dollar volume surged, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the local Multiple Listing Service systems

Second-Best June in Miami Real Estate History

Miami’s single-family home market continued its strong selling pace by registering its second-most June transactions in history, and the $1 million-plus luxury sales segment rose for both single-family homes and condominiums, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.

CFO Jimmy Patronis Appoints John McKay to Citizens Board of Governors

Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis announced the appointment of John M. McKay to the Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Governors.

First 2017 Unclaimed Property Auction Earns $1.194 Million

Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis today announced that the first of two 2017 unclaimed property auctions, held Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, earned $1.194 million. All of the auction’s nearly 48,000 individual items sold, and the highest grossing individual auction item was a 14k gold ring with a 4.02-carat European cut diamond that sold for $11,500.

Ross and Cohen Reintroduce Bipartisan Housing Accountability Act

U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, and Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) today reintroduced the bipartisan Housing Accountability Act to hold property owners of low-income housing accountable for poor living conditions. This legislation would require the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to survey tenants living in subsidized housing twice a year about property conditions and management performance and create new penalties for property owners who repeatedly fail the tenant surveys

CFO Patronis Invites Floridians to 2017 Unclaimed Property Auction in Fort Lauderdale

Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis invites Floridians to participate in the 2017 Florida Unclaimed Property Auction. This public auction featuring the sale of nearly 50,000 individual items valued at more than $630,000 will be hosted Saturday, July 29, at the Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek in Fort Lauderdale. A public preview will be held Friday, July 28, at the Sheraton Suites hotel.

Fla. Housing Market: Sales, Median Prices Up in June 2017

Florida’s housing market had more closed sales, higher median prices and more new listings in June, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 28,205 last month, up 4.3 percent compared to June 2016.

Key Rubio Provisions for Everglades Restoration Included in Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations...

The Senate Committee on Appropriations approved the 2018 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, which includes key provisions proposed by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) that would help advance critical Everglades restoration projects to benefit South Florida’s environment and economy, and help protect drinking water supplies.
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Orlando housing update: Single-family homes receive a boost in sales

The median price of Orlando homes sold during the month of June increased more than 7 percent while sales likewise climbed nearly 8 percent compared to June 2016, reports the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association. Inventory continued its year-over-year slide but registered the smallest decline this year with 14 percent

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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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A Florida Future Fund Would Upgrade State’s Crumbling Infrastructure, Protect Natural...

As a state on the front lines of climate change, Florida needs to upgrade its crumbling infrastructure and invest in innovative energy, transportation, and flood protections to withstand sea-level rise and more extreme weather