The Daily 082313 Hot Sheet of Palm Beach Real Estate & FL Realtor News

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Winston Realty, Inc. BK63078915

 

The Daily Hot Sheet of Palm Beach Real Estate & FL Realtor News

Friday, August 23, 2013



TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Average rate on 30-year mortgage at 4.58%

If mortgage rates are on a roller coaster, this week's average hit the top of a hill. This 30-year FRM rate hasn't been seen in two years. Read more.

 

New-home sales down as mortgage rates rise

The Commerce Department said today that U.S. sales of newly built homes dropped 13.4%, a possible sign that higher mortgage rates have had an impact. Read more.

 

Citizens picks company to run clearinghouse

Company creating clearinghouse signed a five-year contract yesterday. Starting Jan. 1, potential Citizens clients will first view rates of competing companies. Read more.

 

 

Banks report more than 120,000 Floridians helped

The report - required under the $25B settlement for foreclosure abuses - shows much of the $9.2B was issued as forgiven loans or liens to facilitate home sales.

Read more.

 

HUD charges Fifth Third Bank with discrimination

Under Fair Housing Act, people with disabilities don't have to meet higher mortgage qualification standards if they rely on disability insurance payments. Read more.

 

NOW YOU KNOW

Pinterest pins a plan for growth

Some Realtors like Pinterest because it focuses on photos, and the social networking site is now looking to small businesses to expand its audience base. Read more.

 

AROUND FLORIDA

Palm Beach County: Two landmarked estates change hands
Jacksonville: State of commercial market is mixed
Siesta Key: Condo buys adjacent land to preserve green space
Pensacola: Working with downtown owners on zoning change
Lauderdale: A bold new look for skyline
Estero: Battle over Grandezza zoning brews

 

© 2013 Florida Realtors

 

Posted by

P. Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA

We service all of Palm Beach County and S. Florida

 

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P Winston Heverly - Real Estate Agent

Comments (1)

Keisha Hosea- KASIHomes.com
KASI Homes - Chino Hills, CA
Real Estate Solutions For Real People

Great, comprehensive update on the Palm Beach real estate market, Winston!

Aug 24, 2013 01:48 AM