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Realtor.com forecast: 2017 real estate trends
Mortgage rates will hit 4.5%, home sales will rise 1.9% and prices will go up 3.9% as millennials, boomers and Western cities dominate the real estate market. Read more
NAR: Pending home sales a tiny bit higher in Oct.
Oct. saw a meager gain in the number of homes under contract but not yet sold, despite a limited number of listings and a steady increase in prices. Read more
Economic growth hits two-year high in third quarter
The economy grew more rapidly than initially thought in the third quarter as stronger consumer spending juiced activity and offset weaker business investment. Read more.
Lenders say it's easier to get a mortgage
Genworth Survey: 50% of industry executives think underwriting standards are still overly restrictive, but that's down from 61% who said so last year. Read more.
Another hurricane season ends
Fla. survived another hurricane season that could have been worse as FEMA announces an extended claim deadline for the two storms that caused some damage. Read more
Fla. a top state for identify theft
Protect yourself: WalletHub finds Fla. "most vulnerable," per capita, for identity-theft complaints, fraud and other complaints, and passport identity theft. Read more
Orlando: Baldwin Park-area office building sold
Tampa: Yankees star Jorge Posada's home hits market for nearly $6M
Fort Lauderdale: Site proposed for 35-story tower sells for $7M
Panama City: Downtown district moves forward with Harrison branding