Buchanan Slams “Nightmarish” Conditions at VA Nursing Homes
Congressman Vern Buchanan today demanded answers from the Department of Veteran Affairs after reports of deplorable conditions and neglect at VA nursing homes across the nation.
Fla.’s Housing Market: Median Prices, Inventory Rise in Feb. 2019
Florida’s housing market reported higher median prices and increased inventory (active listings) in February compared to a year ago, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors
This Weekend MIAMI Realtors Presents South Florida Open House Showcase during Year’s Busiest 10-Days
The MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) is presenting South Florida’s biggest open house showcase during the region’s busiest 10 days of the year, Feb. 14-24. MIAMI expects
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson to Tour Homestead Detention Facility
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson will join Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Tuesday, February 19, on a tour of the Homestead Temporary
Claims Process Announced to Provide Repairs and Expense Reimbursement for PulteGroup Homeowners
Attorney General Ashley Moody today announced a claims process is now in place for eligible homeowners who purchased PulteGroup, Inc. built homes. The claims process is part of
South Florida Commercial Real Estate Transactions Increase in 3Q 2018
South Florida total retail transactions increased 7.5 percent year-over-year in 3Q 2018, according to the 3Q 2018 The Quarterly Report – South Florida Commercial Real Estate released by data
Tampa Water Department Temporarily Converting to Chlorine Disinfection
The Tampa Water Department is modifying its disinfection method for City of Tampa customers between February 11 and March 4. During this period, water distributed to all customers will be converted from chloramine to chlorine disinfection. This temporary conversion is a standard water system maintenance measure to optimize water quality without the loss of millions of gallons of drinking water via system flushing.
Broward Single-Family Home Median Prices Increase in December
Broward County single-family home median sale prices rose 2.9 percent to $350,000 in December 2018 as Broward existing condos sold between $400K to $600 increased 4.3 percent year-over-year,
Deutch Cosponsors Bill to Protect Federal Workers & Families from Impacts of Shutdown
Thirty-three days into the partial government shutdown, Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) cosponsored the Federal Employee Civil Relief Act, legislation introduced by Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) to protect federal workers and their families from foreclosures, evictions, and loan defaults during a government shutdown.
Palm Beach County Condominium Luxury Sales Jump 28 Percent in December
Palm Beach County condominium luxury home sales jumped 28 percent in December as $1-million-and-up homebuyers continue selecting Palm Beach’s incredible live, work and play lifestyle, according to the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
Mid-Market Miami Single-Family Home Sales Rise 9.4 Percent in December
Mid-market Miami single-family home sales rose 9.4 percent in December, evidence of strong demand in one of the nation’s most sought-after real estate markets, according the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
FEMA and Home Improvement Stores in Bay and Leon Counties Offering Free Rebuilding and...
As Floridians continue to repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Michael, FEMA and home improvement stores in Bay and Leon counties are once again teaming up to provide free information and literature on making homes stronger and safer.
South Florida’s Biggest Open House Weekend Set for December 8-9
The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) is organizing South Florida’s biggest open house weekend of the year for December 8-9. MIAMI expects more than 2,000 properties at every price range to host open houses in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties. More than $1 billion in houses and condos are participating.
CFO Jimmy Patronis: Citizens Rate Hike a Sad Result of Deceptive AOB Practice
Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis released the following statement regarding the vote by the Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Governors to increase rates by an average of 8.3 percent statewide. CFO Patronis has two appointees on the Board and appoints the Chair.
U.S. Rep. Castor: Farm Bill Includes Fought-For Water Quality Provisions to Help Florida
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced the inclusion of several water quality provisions she fought for in the bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill that passed the Congress today in response to the devastating red tide and toxic green algae that is plaguing Florida
Diaz-Balart Secures First Federal Investment in Support of SMART Plan
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, today announced that Miami-Dade County was awarded a $9.5 million U.S. Department of Transportation BUILD grant.
Buchanan Calls for Renewal of Land and Water Conservation Fund
Congressman Vern Buchanan today called for swift action on bipartisan legislation to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which expired on Sept. 30. This important government program provides states, counties and local governments with critical funding to protect and preserve national parks, water resources, wildlife habitats and historic sites.
MIAMI International Real Estate Congress to Feature Delegates from 12 Countries
Delegates from 12 foreign countries will participate in the 24th annual MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) International Real Estate Congress on Oct. 28-30 at the Biltmore Hotel. More than 300 real estate professionals will attend the prestigious event, which will feature 20 industry speakers, numerous panels and marketing sessions.
Universal American Mortgage Company LLC (UAMC) Agrees to Pay $13.2 Million to Resolve False...
Universal American Mortgage Company LLC (UAMC) has agreed to pay the United States $13.2 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by falsely certifying that it complied with Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance requirements in connection with certain loans, the Department of Justice announced today. UAMC is a mortgage lender headquartered in Miami, Florida.
Rooney Supports HUD Grants for Hurricane Disaster Recovery
Congressman Thomas J. Rooney (R-FL) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s announcement it will send over $791 million to Florida to repair homes and buildings damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Matthew