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  • Property Deed Fraud Is Growing in Florida March 4, 2024
    The switch to online records may be part of the problem. All of Florida’s 67 counties have some sort of property fraud alert program, but more people need to sign up.
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  • Better, Not Bigger, Homes Among 2024 Design Trends March 4, 2024
    NAHB: Buyers say they want smaller homes now and are looking for homes around 2,070 sq. ft., compared to 2,260 sq. ft. 20 years ago.
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  • Home Price Gains Continued in December March 4, 2024
    CoreLogic Case-Shiller’s Home Price Index rose at a seasonally adjusted annual growth rate of 2.4%, slower than Nov.’s 3% increase. Miami’s price index rose 8%.
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  • Insurers OK’d to Take Citizens Policies March 4, 2024
    Florida regulators have approved proposals by three insurers to take up to 54,386 policies from the state’s Citizens Property Insurance Corp. in May.
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  • ‘Home Town Takeover’ for Sebring March 4, 2024
    HGTV’s Ben and Erin Napier announced the town of Sebring will get a makeover and be the site for the third season of their spinoff show, “Home Town Takeover.”
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  • NAR’s Full Consumer Ad Campaign Now Out March 4, 2024
    Want to see some of the 2024 ads that demonstrate the value of a Realtor and how they help clients? Several TV ads will air nationally this week.
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  • New Home Sales Up at Start of 2024 March 1, 2024
    HUD and Census Bureau: In Jan., new single-family home sales rose 1.5% month-to-month to a seasonally adjusted rate of 661,000. The pace is up 1.8% from Jan. 2023.
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  • Single-Family Starts to Rise in 2024 March 1, 2024
    Economists at International Builders’ Show: Construction should gradually increase as the Fed is on track to cut rates during 2024’s second half with inflation slowing.
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  • Big Tech Investment Driving Change in Real Estate March 1, 2024
    Real estate professionals who are watching, learning, and adapting will reap the benefits of new technologies, as the industry is starting to see with generative AI.
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  • Older Homeowners Feel Confident Aging in Place March 1, 2024
    Fannie Mae: Homeowners aged 60+ like their homes and expect to age in place. Many feel good about their retirement financial plan and view home equity as a reserve.
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