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Foreclosure.com to Feature National Real Estate Expert Elaine Zimmerman During Special ‘Foreclosures and Short...

Online 90-minute presentation to provide current and future investors with money-making skills to buy and sell homes with no money down BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept....

Florida Association of Realtors(R) Presents $5,000 Scholarships to College-bound Students

ORLANDO , Fla., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Going to classes this fall with more money to pay for tuition and books is making college...

Miami Realtor(R) Named 2007 Realtor of Year; FAR Honors Award Winners at Convention

ORLANDO , Fla., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Frank Kowalski , the 2005 president of the Florida Association of Realtors(R) (FAR) and a member of...

Fidelity National Financial, Inc. to Present at Lehman Brothers 2007 Financial Services Conference

JACKSONVILLE , Fla., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF), a leading provider of title insurance, specialty insurance and claims management...

Retail developers like Orlando

The city's population growth and stability make it attractive, a new study says. Despite a slumping housing market and rising construction and insurance costs,...

Real estate recovery hopes fizzle with rise of mortgages in default

Foreclosure filings across South Florida continue to rise, as hopes for a housing recovery have fizzled. The number of people behind on their mortgage payments...

Developer active in Florida has a cash crunch

The money flowed in and out of Cay Clubs at a quick pace, but now the developer lacks enough cash to meet its financial...

The Trends in Commercial Real Estate

Most Florida markets are seeing a robust wave of office construction. “The commercial market has been strong both in Tampa and Orlando, even though...

Existing home sales down 19 percent in Palm Beach County

Breathe deeply, hot-under-the-collar home sellers. South Florida's housing slump continued in June, hitting the 18-month mark. Analysts who had predicted an improvement this year...

Some small towns escape dreaded housing slump

Some smaller towns are bucking the national housing slump with double-digit home appreciation. SALEM, Ore. -- Aside from being Oregon's capital city, Salem doesn't...

Low US Dollar means great buying in Florida for UK Property Investors

With the US dollar taking yet another fall against the pound and the euro thousands of bargain hunters will be jetting off to the...

South Florida’s No. 1 – in cost-of-living increase

The cost of living in South Florida is rising faster than in any other major metropolitan area in the country. The Consumer Price Index...

Unfinished CitySide aggravates homeowners

WEST PALM BEACH — To take a shower in his new townhouse, Jeffrey Estis performs a complicated choreography. First he turns on the shower...

Federal Trust not immune to housing

After nearly two decades of smooth sailing, Sanford-based Federal Trust Bank has run into some serious head winds. Profit has plummeted, bad loans have skyrocketed...

Ruling favors condo builder

RIVIERA BEACH — Trying to back out of a pre-construction purchase on a condo?If you're rich, forget it. But if you have money troubles,...

The history of state’s real estate is telling

Anyone know the worst year in Florida real estate since at least President Ford's days? Folks trying valiantly to sell your homes might howl...

Local real estate market brighter than national

A real estate trade group revised its industry forecast Wednesday, predicting that the downward momentum of the national market will quicken before the year...

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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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Ross Introduces Fair and Open Competition Act

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