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More renters staying in apartments as prices rise
RealPage: The share of renters opting to renew their leases hit an all-time high of 53.8% through the first seven months of this year, up from 52.9% in 2015. Read more.
A flood of insurance rate hikes in Florida?
An insurance storm: For many Fla. homeowners, federal flood insurance premiums on policy renewals are on the rise, while state-run Citizens is seeking approval for increases in its policy rates. Read more.
Brazilian investors return to Miami real estate
Among foreigners searching for South Fla. real estate during June, Brazilians ranked 3rd, trailing only Colombians and Venezuelans, according to Miami Realtors. Read more.
Real estate better than stocks, gold
Bankrate poll: About 25% of Americans surveyed say real estate is their top choice for long-term investing, with cash investments 2nd and stocks coming in third. Read more.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recalled over fire fears
Sales of the smartphone have been stopped for now and all the devices will be replaced over the coming weeks due to the battery posing a potential fire risk. Read more.
Millennials are tapping home equity
Poll: Of the 51.3% of homeowners aged 30-34 who have taken out a home equity loan, 43.3% did so to fund vacations while 41.8% did so for emergency cash. Read more.
St. Pete Beach: Local real estate agent, couple on HGTV show
Palm Beach: Modern-style home that sparked legal feud breaks ground
Leon County: Officials waive permit fees to rebuild after Hermine
Windermere: Former Orlando Magic star sells Windermere home