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Will Fed interest rate hikes boost mortgage rates?
The Federal Reserve could boost short-term interest rates three times in 2017. It won't directly affect fixed-rate mortgages, but there may still be consequences. Read more
Is the starter home making a comeback?
As mortgage rates rise, a big, ready-to-move-in home may become less appealing to first-time buyers who are willing to move up later or go with a fixer-upper. Read more.
Nov. new home starts fall following Oct. surge
A 27% Oct. uptick in new housing starts couldn't be maintained, and they fell 18.7% this month - but single-family starts are outpacing apartment construction. Read more.
How long until we have more homes to sell?
NAR: It will take four years to hit a balanced market, and that assumes builders ramp up construction to perhaps 1.7 million housing starts per year. Read more
1B Yahoo accounts hacked - change your password!
Hackers stole names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates and passwords, which makes it easier for them to pull off homebuyer payment scams. Read more
Gov. Scott appoints 3 to Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board
Florida Realtors applauds the appointment of member Janet Rabin (DiTech Financial, Fort Myers) and Christy Conolly (Nationwide Appraisal Network Inc., Palm Harbor), and the reappointment of Fran Oreto (Title Source Inc., Hudson) to the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board. Their terms expire Oct. 31, 2019, and are subject to Senate confirmation
Boca Raton: GL Homes insists city should accept golf course bid
Cape Coral: Some Matlacha residents furious with annexation
Orlando: Seller of Universal Orlando land buys large warehouse
Sunny Isles Beach: Beachfront penthouse sells to private equity titan for $19M