Florida to Receive $15.4 Million for AmeriCorps Education Projects

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced new investments of $15.4 million to support AmeriCorps members who will increase student achievement, high school graduation rates, and career readiness in Florida.

Attorney General Bondi’s Statement on Brief Filed Today on the Ballot Initiative Before the...

Attorney General Pam Bondi today filed a brief challenging the solar energy ballot initiative before the Florida Supreme Court and issued the following statement

Universal Cycle to Hold Application Workshop in Tallahassee

Tallahassee, FL - July 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Florida Housing will hold a Universal Cycle Application Workshop on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 in Tallahassee. The purpose of the workshop is to present basic information about using the 2009 Universal Application and discuss the changes between the 2008 and 2009 Universal Applications. The workshop is open to the public.

SHIP Program to Hold Rule Development Workshop in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, FL - July 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Florida Housing's State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program will hold a rule development workshop on July 23, 2009 in Tallahassee. The workshop will be held to receive comments and suggestions from interested persons relative to program requirements as specified in Rule Chapter 67-37, Florida Administrative Code.

April Board Meeting to Be Held in Tallahassee

Tallahassee, FL - April 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Florida Housing's upcoming Board of Directors' Meeting will be held on Friday, April 24,...

Florida Realtors and Gov. Crist Agree: ‘Now’s the Time to Buy’ a Home in...

TALLAHASSEE, FL - April 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Ten Realtors® from across Florida met with Gov. Charlie Crist this morning to discuss increased home sales and other positive trends in their markets, as well as offer insight into some current issues facing the real estate industry. It’s part of this year’s Great American Realtor Days, April 14-15, when about 1,000 Realtors from throughout the state join forces at the state capital to meet with their legislators and discuss concerns affecting all Florida residents.


TALLAHASSEE, FL - April 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink’s Bureau of Unclaimed Property announced that last month marked the largest amount of unclaimed property returned to owners recorded in state history, totaling over $19.7 million. So far this fiscal year (July 1, 2008 through March 31, 2009) unclaimed property payments have totaled $132.3 million, with the Bureau of Unclaimed Property on pace to return over $174 million by fiscal year end.

Settlement Obtained in Orlando Mortgage Fraud Case

TALLAHASSEE, FL - April 07, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) —Attorney General Bill McCollum announced today that his office has obtained a settlement with an Orlando company that provided foreclosure services to consumers. Homestead Protection Services, LLC has agreed to dissolve the company and must refrain from any future violations of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. The company must also pay $20,000 in consumer restitution and must reimburse the state $5,000 for fees and costs of the investigation.

Temporary Injunction Obtained in Foreclosure Rescue Fraud Lawsuit

TALLAHASSEE, FL - March 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Bill McCollum today obtained a temporary injunction against Lincoln Lending Services, LLC and owner Rita Gomez, prohibiting the company from engaging in any type of consumer-debt related service or mortgage modification service and from taking payment from consumers for such services until further order of the court. The company will also be required to preserve and allow inspection of its records and refrain from liquidating its assets.

Court Grants Emergency Request to Halt Central Florida Foreclosure Rescue Company’s Up-Front Fees

TALLAHASSEE, FL - March 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that his office has obtained an emergency court order temporarily prohibiting a Central Florida company from charging up-front fees for foreclosure-related rescue services. According to the order issued by the Orange County Circuit Court, Wineberg, Lopez, & Rodriguez Company is barred from charging homeowners any fee in advance for providing foreclosure-related rescue services. Wineberg Lopez, & Rodriguez Company must comply with written notice requirements contained in the Foreclosure Rescue Fraud Prevention Act, which became law on October 1, 2008

Orlando Company Sued for Violations of Foreclosure Rescue Fraud Prevention Law

TALLAHASSEE, FL - March 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that his office has filed a lawsuit against a Central Florida company for allegedly charging up-front fees for loan modification services to homeowners facing foreclosure.


TALLAHASSEE, FL - March 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink announced today that the Florida Housing Help Initiative she launched last year to assist Floridians facing foreclosure is joining forces with Pasco County Community Development, Community United Methodist Church of Holiday, and the United Way, to host a Florida Housing Help Workshop this Saturday from 9am to 2pm in Holiday.


The grant will help to preserve affordable housing for 5,000 families, seniors and people with disabilitie TALLAHASSEE, FL - February 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — At a press conference today, representatives from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing), the Florida Housing Coalition (FHC)


In two years, the My Safe Florida Home program reports retrofitting more than 26,000 homes and alerting Floridians to nearly $47 million in potential insurance discounts.

Homeownership Pool (HOP) Program to Hold Rule Development Workshop

TALLAHASSEE, FL - January 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Florida Housing's Homeownership Pool (HOP) Program will hold a public meeting (rule chapter) on Friday, January 23, 2009, in Tampa.

Florida Association of Realtors Urges Lawmakers to Consider Housing Issues and Protect Florida’s Future

TALLAHASSEE, FL - January 09, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — As the Florida Legislature meets in special session this week to balance an additional $2.3 billion budget shortfall because of declining revenues in the current recession, Florida Realtors® urge lawmakers to weigh their options carefully and consider Florida’s economic future.

FAR launches ‘Give Me 5 for Florida’s Future’ to support Amendment 5

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – July 22, 2008  – With the bipartisan support of State Reps. Frank Attkisson (R-Kissimmee) and Darryl Rouson (D-St. Petersburg), the Florida...

New law allows landlords to charge liquidated damages

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A Florida landlord can now charge liquidated damages or an early termination fee under a bill signed last week by Gov....

Citizens at eye of storm over state investment pool

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Jan. 14, 2008 – Citizens Property Insurance Corp., Florida’s largest property insurer, is hoping its investments in a troubled state investment...


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - As absentee ballots for the upcoming January 29th election are hitting mailboxes, "Yes on 1 Save our Homes NOW" today announced...

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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,, in May 2016. Colombia has now led the rankings for six consecutive months

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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.