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Recently, legislation was passed requiring insurance companies writing homeowner policies in Florida to offer rate reductions, credits or other discounts toward the windstorm premium for certain construction features that lend in minimizing damage due to windstorm activity.  The theory behind the...
A major change in your circumstances has financial consequences.  Here are some of the factors to consider when you have...MOVEDIf your capital gains on your home sale exceed $500,000 (married) or $250,000 (single), you can increase your basis by adding sums spent on home improvements, such as ro...
JACKSONVILLE, FL - Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions has launched an online real estate university for brokers and agents who want to sharpen their sales techniques, learn more about technology, and how to keep themselves safe on the job.The school was developed in partnership with Instruct...
The My Safe Florida Home program has spent the majority of its money, despite being far short of its target goal of 400,000 free hurricane inspections.  It has identified issues in its inspection process: insufficient training, unqualified inspectors and confusion about basic building features.It...
Grants awarded to Florida homeowners through the My Safe Florida Home program will not be reported as taxable income to the federal government. Florida CFO Alex Sink made the announcement after receiving a Letter Ruling from the Internal Revenue Service stating that MSFH grants will be excluded f...

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