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Tuesday Apr 21 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers
Pinellas Realtor Organization released the latest statistics for Pinellas County real estate March 25, and the news is good. January was 'sluggish,' which is typical of the market for the past four years, according to PRO's February report. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 1 | via St. Petersburg Times
A turtle named Ricky Bobby, foreground, waits to be released as Clearwater Marine Aquarium volunteer Brittany Workman carries Yoda out to deeper water. Aquarium staff and volunteers released four rehabilitated sea turtles Thursday, three at Honeymoon Island in Dunedin and one on the east coast of Florida where it had been rescued. Comment?
Saturday Mar 28 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers
Registration is underway for the 12th annual Fair Housing Symposium, presented by the Tampa Bay Fair Housing Consortium, on Friday, April 17, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors auditorium, 2918 W. Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa. The event, co-sponsored by the Pinellas County Office of Human Rights, provides fair housing information useful for housing providers, real estate agents, property managers, attorneys, government officials, apartment personnel and the public. Comment?
Friday Mar 27 | via St. Petersburg Times
These have not been easy years for the state court system. The courts were starved for cash during the economic recession. Comment?
Mar 15, 2015 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers
The Pinellas County Historic Preservation Board will host a Historic Preservation Summit and Training Wednesday, March 18, 1 p.m., at the Pinellas Realtor Organization headquarters, 4590 Ulmerton Road in Clearwater. The Historic Preservation Summit and Training is geared towards preservationists, Realtors and those interested in historic preservation. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 21 | via WZVN-TV Fort Myers
Some people in Florida may have had their credit card information stolen at the pump - since the state identified 81 skimmers including three in Southwest Florida - during a statewide sweep. Some people in Florida may have had their credit card information stolen at the pump - since the state identified 81 skimmers including three in Southwest Florida - during a statewide sweep. Comment?
Thursday Apr 23 | via News 4 Jax
Homeowners now required to have flood insurance could save hundreds, if not thousands on their flood policies under legislation already approved by the state Senate and given tentative approval Thursday afternoon by the House. Imagine the initial mortgage on a coastal property was $350,000, but its owners owe less than half that. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 22 | via Business Journal
The South Florida residential real estate market posted gains on all fronts in March, especially for single-family homes sales, according to the latest Florida Realtors report. There were 4,328 sales of existing single-family homes in the tri-county area in March, up 21.5 percent from a year ago. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 22 | via The Orlando Sentinel
Home sales increased more in Metro Orlando than in most cities throughout Florida from a year ago, a new report shows. Sales of single-family houses were up by more than a third in the four-county Orlando metro area from March 2014. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 21 | via The Orlando Sentinel
Of the 1.4 million Florida homeowners who lost their houses as the real estate market collapsed, about only about a third are likely to re-enter the market with a set of house keys they could call their own. Only about 13 percent of Floridians who went through distress sales since 2006 have purchased another house, according to a report released Monday by the National Association of Realtors. Comment?
12 min ago | via The Daily Record
The House adopted legislation to ease some mortgage lending requirements of the sweeping 2010 law reining in banks and Wall Street as the Republican majority continues its assault on the so-called Dodd-Frank law enacted after the financial crisis. The House first voted 263-162 on a bill to ease some curbs on lending for mobile and modular homes. Comment?
35 min ago | via The Citizens' Voice
When he was the leader of a Wilkes-Barre methodist church in 1978, he organized a mortgage burning ceremony to applaud the congregation's ability to erase the debt within five years of erecting a new house of worship. "No, right in the church. Comment?
59 min ago | via Yahoo!
Getting into a first home in Perth is about to become even harder, with the State's low-income mortgage provider expected to make eligibility requirements more stringent. Keystart, which caters for West Australians looking for a low- deposit entry to home ownership, will tighten metropolitan income caps to avoid exceeding its $5 billion debt limit. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Albany Times Union
The New York City real estate market needs tax breaks like ice cream trucks need a government grant to help market their wares to kids. Which is why all New Yorkers should watch the fate in Albany of a Big Apple tax break: It's a test of the integrity of the Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Seeking Alpha
Crude oil continued to sizzle this week, but other commodities didn't fare nearly as well. Metals, ags and natural gas underperformed, with losses ranging from 1 to 4 percent. Comment?
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