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FHFA increases max loan rates for 2019

FHFA increases max loan rates for 2019 WASHINGTON – Nov. 28, 2018 – In response to rising home prices, the...

15% of all U.S. second homes located in Fla.

15% of all U.S. second homes located in Fla. WASHINGTON – Dec. 11, 2018 – The U.S. has about 7.4...

Mortgage rates fall to 3-month low

Mortgage rates fall to 3-month low – 30-year at 4.63% WASHINGTON (AP) – Dec. 13, 2018 – U.S. long-term mortgage...

The secret to Florida-friendly lawns? More plants, less lawn

http://www.silvermanfirst.com/wp-admin/media-upload.php?post_id=6760&type=image&TB_iframe=1 VENICE, Fla. – Dec. 14, 2018 – Less is best. Grass, that is. That summed up one attendee’s learning...

Owners again starting to cash in on their home’s equity

Owners again starting to cash in on their home’s equity WASHINGTON – Dec. 3, 2018 – More than 80 percent...

Student loan debt hurts millennials

  Student loan debt hurts millennials and women most NEW YORK – Nov. 19, 2018 – Consumers drowning in student...

Fixer-uppers can be bargains – but keep costs in mind

CHICAGO – Nov. 13, 2018 – Rookie buyers looking for an affordable home may purchase a fixer-upper with plans to...

Voters elect 93% of Florida Realtors PAC-endorsed candidates

  Voters elect 93% of Florida Realtors PAC-endorsed candidates TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Nov. 6, 2018 – The 2018 general election...

Fla.’s home sales, median prices, new listings up in 3Q

ORLANDO, Fla. – Nov. 1, 2018 – Florida’s housing market had more sales, higher median prices, more pending sales and...

Fla. housing market continues positive track in Sept. 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. – Oct. 19, 2018 – Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices and more pending...