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Freddie Mac planning appraisal-free mortgages
Computers, big data and advanced analytics could replace human appraisers in some home sales if a controversial Freddie Mac proposal gets the green light. Read more
Fla. has new rules for reporting pollution
Under emergency rules, the owner of a Fla. business must report pollution "contamination" within 24 hours - but specific regulations could change Dec. 25 and again after the 2017 Florida Legislature considers the issue. Read more
Fla. has 238 downpayment assistance programs
Only Calif. has more, though the number of programs varies by area. And while down nationally, more areas launch programs for community service workers. Read more.
Facebook to stop some 'ethnic affinity' marketing
Facebook will disable the "ethnic affinity" option for ads that offer housing, employment and credit for groups that have historically faced discrimination. Read more.
Landscape inspections? They might be important
Does the gutter drain water efficiently? Could nearby trees harm the foundation? Is the septic system working? A landscape inspection can offer peace of mind. Read more
Why are the holidays a good time to sell a home?
While home shopping could interfere with holiday parties, buyers benefit for a number of reasons, including more time off work and end-of-the-year income taxes. Read more
Northwest Florida: Area eyes regional business plan
Orlando: MetroWest attracts med office buyers
St. Petersburg: Amid building boom, old downtown YMCA resists progress
Miami: Redevelopment planned after property sells for $10M