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  • NAR: U.S. home sales down 6.4% in Dec. January 22, 2019
    Mortgage rates fell late in the year, but most Dec. closings had rates close to 5%. NAR economist says the market is "obviously very sensitive to mortgage rates."
  • Fla.'s housing market: Median prices, inventory up in Dec. January 22, 2019
    Fla. Realtors data: Inventory of active listings up, including in some of the more affordable price ranges, says Chief Economist O'Connor. Though sales slipped, year-over-year median prices up 4.2% for single-family homes, up 2.8% for condo-townhouses.
  • More S. Fla. owners using PACE for energy upgrades January 22, 2019
    Property Assessed Clean Energy offers efficiency upgrades for no money down regardless of credit score – but more owners also complaining when the bill arrives.
  • Study: Mortgage discrimination hurts gay male couples January 22, 2019
    Male same-sex couples have 2.5% to 7.5% less chance of getting a loan approved compared to white straight couples when income and other variables remain the same.
  • Reverse mortgages don't always help older adults January 22, 2019
    Older adults can stop mortgage payments and get cash, but reverse mortgages aren't always the best decision – and they still have insurance and tax obligations.
  • Listing descriptions should have these 5 elements January 22, 2019
    You don't have to be an English Lit major to write dynamic listing descriptions – just follow a simple formula that starts with an attention-grabbing headline.
  • It's here: Florida Realtors Mid-Winter Business Meetings January 22, 2019
    Meetings start today and run through Sunday. Concerned about the environment, contracts, taxes, ad regulations or insurance? Register onsite and make your voice heard. https://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/2019-Mid-Winter-Meetings.cfm