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30-year mortgage rate rises again, now at 4.08%
The average FRM reached its highest point of the year this week following a post-election surge - and 50% of experts think the trend will continue. Read more
Mortgage rate increases help and hurt homebuyers
The post-election mortgage-rate increase has spurred some buyers to jump into the market sooner rather than later, and it might make borrowing easier if fewer homeowners refinance. But it also makes a home purchase more expensive. Read more
HomeUnion: Top U.S. cities for investment bargains
To celebrate bargains associated with Cyber Monday, HomeUnion compiled a list of cities with top winter investor bargains - and a few are in Fla. Read more.
Can HOA ban campaigning or campaign signs?
Real estate Q&A: Doesn't free speech trump an HOA rule that bans soliciting? And don't yard signs have freedom-of-speech protection? Read more.
Realtors need to understand smart home technology
According to NAR's first-ever smart-home report, 15% of Realtors say buyers are already asking specific questions about smart-home home technology. Read more
Santa's house worth $657,000
Santa's home would sell at a premium due to its famous resident, but it surely loses points for its undesirable location, according to a fake "Zestimate" online. Read more
Pensacola: Collaborative workspaces on the rise
South Florida: Housing forecast for 2017 - expected to low
Clearwater: Downtown waterfront a step closer to makeover
Polk County: Local housing construction cools from hot summer