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30-year mortgage rates rise to 4.13%
It's the highest level for the year following a six-week rise after the presidential election. But no expert polled this week predicts more increases. Read more
Flipping down in 3Q - but 4 Fla. metros in top 10
Four Fla. metro areas made ATTOM's top 10 list of "markets with the highest flipping rate," but overall U.S. flips (homes fixed up and resold quickly) were 5.1% in the third quarter, down from 5.6% a year earlier. Read more
Lenders still don't use best credit-scoring models
Outdated credit score models unfairly ding some buyers with lower scores, but banks can't upgrade to better ones because Fannie and Freddie don't accept them. Read more.
Real estate Q&A: Can HOA ban solar panels?
A homeowner wants to put solar panels on his single-family home, and the board of the homeowner's association says no - but it might not be their call. Read more.
Water claims could lead to more Citizens policies
After years of downsizing, the Fla.-owned property insurer said its policy numbers would probably increase in 2017 due mainly to a bump in water damage claims. Read more
A golden window for retirees who wish to downsize?
Today's combo of rising home equity and still-low mortgage rates may make this the ideal time for older adults to cash out and buy their retirement-years home. Read more
Tampa: Airbnb makes play for rentals during football championship
Melbourne: City should approve bigger, better downtown project
North Miami Beach: Office developer buys Miller's Ale House property
Pensacola: $1M upgrade to downtown office space