Lauderhill Real Estate News
Real Estate news for Lauderhill, FL continually updated from thousands of sources.
Friday Jan 16 | via National Mortgage News
Higher home values have restored hope to thousands of South Floridians, particularly those who owed more than their properties were worth. Now many are tapping newfound equity to finance home repairs, college costs and other major expenses. Comment?
Dec 29, 2014 | via Housing Wire
The opportunity to make a serious profit by buying a house in South Florida may be going away soon, but that doesn't mean that South Florida housing isn't in a healthy place, according to a new report from the Sun-Sentinel. In fact, South Florida home values are expected to soften in 2015, but only to a more traditionally healthy level of 3-4% per year. Comment?
Dec 16, 2014 | via The Miami Herald
After a whirlwind 36 hours, North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau flew back to Miami to turn herself in and face charges on mortgage fraud - then emerged from the federal courthouse late Tuesday to declare her innocence. Confronted by a throng of media, Tondreau pledged to her constituents that she would beat the charges - but ducked questions about Gov. Rick Scott's order suspending her from office. Comment?
Dec 11, 2014 | via Housing Wire
Home sales in Florida have been tracking not far off from home sales nationwide, but despite this and despite population growth, there are now 1 million fewer mortgages in the Sunshine state than there were seven years ago. Florida now has more than a million fewer mortgages than seven years ago, as foreclosures have forced property owners out of the market, according to a study released Wednesday. Comment?
Dec 8, 2014 | via Palm Beach Post
The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced today new mortgage down payment guidelines that will allow first-time homebuyers to get a loan with as little as 3 percent down. The loans are aimed at increasing homeownership rates, which plummeted during the housing bust, and induce millennial buyers to consider owning over renting. Comment?
19 hrs ago | via The Florida Times-Union
You have the right to walk into a government office and inspect public records. You don't have to say why you want to see the records, and you don't have to identify yourself. Comment?
Yesterday | via Capital Soup
Bill Martin, the chief executive officer of Michigan RealtorsA is joining Florida RealtorsA as its new CEO, beginning March 23, 2015. Martin, 61, will be based at Florida Realtors' Orlando headquarters. Comment?
Thursday | via The Florida Times-Union
A report that analyzes the best rental markets for investors reveals that Florida has several counties considered especially hot for Millennials - those born between 1977 and 1992 - including Duval County. RealtyTrac's Residential Property Rental Report, which was released Thursday, ranks U.S. rental markets based on whether they are heavy with Baby-Boomers, Millennials or members of Generation X, or if they are considered a safe haven for investor cash. Comment?
Thursday | via Capital Soup
The Florida Office of Financial Regulation urges Floridians to be vigilant about fraudulent investment property schemes. Real estate investment scams typically spread by word-of-mouth and require consumers to invest large sums of money in investment properties. Comment?
Thursday | via Business Journal
The K Co. may not be a household name like Coldwell Banker but it's attracting agents at a rapid clip across Florida. Comment?
20 min ago | via Patch.com
Wondering what kinds of properties are moving on the Brandon real estate market? Here's a list of recent sales courtesy of Zillow.com. Comment?
22 min ago | via Hometown Annapolis
There's a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: In a word, steadiness. Companies have been hiring at healthy rates for the past year. Comment?
49 min ago | via The China Post
China's housing prices rose in January for the first time in nine months, a survey showed Saturday, breaking a decline that has weighed on growth in the world's second-largest economy. The average price of a new home in China's 100 major cities rose 0.21 percent from December to 10,564 yuan per square meter, according to the independent China Index Academy, the first rise since April 2014. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Washington Times
With welders on site, members of Habitat for Humanity made strides toward history for the state organization as they recently worked to convert a shipping container into a home. "It's fairly unique," said Larry Mengel, a volunteer for the organization and project leader. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Kansas City InfoZine
Findings from a new, exclusive survey of more than 300 licensed residential real estate agents by the Consumer Reports National Research Center point to certain factors, such as smart pre-sale fix-ups and negotiable agent fees, that can financially benefit both sellers and buyers. Fifty-three percent of real estate pros surveyed by Consumer Reports said the kitchen is among the most important rooms of the home to have in good shape before selling. Comment?
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