Miami Real Estate

Profits from Home Selling Drop in 2023

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IRVINE, Calif. – Home sellers made a $121,000 profit on the typical sale in 2023, generating a 56.5% return on investment, according to Attom’s Year-End 2023 U.S. Home Sales Report. But even as both gross profits and profit margins remained near record levels, they decreased from 2022, marking the first declines in either category since … Read more

New Homes Carve Out Separate Quarters

MIAMI – With the cost of homes out of reach for many families, developers in South Florida are now adding annexes to new construction, allowing relatives to live under the same roof. The extra space comes with a room or two and its own kitchen, much like those in-law quarters added to older homes. The built-in apartments … Read more

School District Plans Affordable Housing

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The Monroe County School District is launching an affordable housing project for teachers, a growing trend in Florida and across the nation to attract educators. KEY WEST, Fla. – The Monroe County School District is forging ahead with its plan to place roughly 150 units of affordable housing on Trumbo Road in Key West and … Read more

Florida Lawmakers: Citizens Insurance for All?

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MIAMI – What if state-owned Citizens Property Insurance Corp. became the go-to provider of windstorm coverage for all personal and commercial property owners in Florida who want it? State Rep. Sheldon Roach, who lost his home in Hurricane Ian in September 2022, says it’s an idea worth exploring. “My belief is that Florida eventually and … Read more

South Florida Buyers, Renters to See Positive 2024 Changes

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MIAMI – Homebuyers and renters are in luck. Real estate experts predict you can expect better deals in South Florida in 2024. Thanks to a slowdown in home sales and a growing supply of residences – especially high-rises – it’ll be a good time to rent or buy, the forecasters say. Prices will lower slightly, … Read more

Redfin Report: Home Buyer Demand Shows Signs of Early Rebound

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Home buyers, encouraged by declining mortgage rates and increased listings, are moving from the sidelines, the Redfin Homebuyer Demand Index found. WASHINGTON – Redfin real estate found U.S. pending home sales had the smallest decline since March 2022, dropping by 4% year over year in the four weeks ending Dec. 24. The Redfin Homebuyer Demand … Read more

Who Benefits from Reverse Mortgages?

Reverse mortgages – also known as Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) – can help homeowners aged 62 and older. MIAMI, Fla. – A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), also known as a reverse mortgage, is a HUD-insured financial product that allows homeowners aged 62 or older to convert a portion of their home equity into … Read more

Study: U.S. Ill-Prepared to House Growing Aging Population

A Harvard study said creative housing ideas are needed as the aging population booms. PHOENIX (AP) — Michael Genaldi’s road to homelessness began early this year when a car slammed into the rear of his motorcycle, crushed three of his ribs and left him in a coma for over a month. The 58-year-old lost his … Read more

DeSantis Appoints Three to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women

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Maria Wells, 2017 President of Florida Realtors, is among the appointees to the Commission on the Status of Women. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Leda Kelly and the reappointment of Candace Falsetto and Maria Wells to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. The commission communicates, promotes and collaborates … Read more

Fannie Mae Maintains Secret List of Restricted Condos

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MIAMI – Some people trying to buy a condominium in South Florida but getting mysteriously rejected for a mortgage could be in for a jolt: The reason they can’t get a loan may be that the condo is on a secret quasi-governmental blacklist. News media reports and data leaks to a pair of law firms … Read more