NAR honors Florida Realtors with two global awards

Published Thursday, November 9, 2017
CHICAGO – Nov. 8, 2017 – The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) presented two international awards to Florida Realtors this past weekend at its annual convention in Chicago: The Platinum Global Achievement Program Award and the Global Outreach Effort Award, which recognizes the annual global issue of Florida Realtor magazine. Platinum more»

Here’s how credit scores affect your mortgage rate

Published Thursday, October 12, 2017
NEW YORK – Oct. 11, 2017 – Without a high credit score, you won't qualify for the best mortgage rates available, which could mean you'll end up paying more money over the term of your mortgage. Even with rates near historic lows now, the difference between 4 percent and 4.25 percent can add up, especially if you're applying for a 30-year more»

Factors Most Influential on Home Values

Published Friday, October 6, 2017
Buyers have become wiser, researching important facts not only about the houses they’re interested in but also about the communities where the homes are located. Desare Kohn-Laski, broker-owner of Skye Louis Realty in Coconut Creek, Fla., says it’s essential that real estate professionals show their value by keenly understanding the factors more»

Canadian Investors Become Largest Cross-Border Buyers in US, Report Shows

Published Thursday, September 21, 2017
Canadian investors have retaken the lead as the largest source of cross-border investment capital in the U.S., the latest US Cross-Border Investment Compendium shows. These buyers increased the pace of their acquisitions in the first half of 2017 as the volume of deals by Chinese investors ebbed. Capital flows from China, which were the largest source of more»

NABOR's Power Has Been Restored

Published Tuesday, September 19, 2017
NABOR's power has been restored. The NABOR office will be open on Wednesday, September 20, business as usual from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. All meetings and events scheduled this week from Wednesday through Friday will be held at their scheduled day and time. The RPAC Wine Tasting scheduled for September 20 is postponed. The REALTOR Safety Summit scheduled for more»

Chinese, Canadians, and Mexicans: Top Foreign Buyers in April 2016–March 2017

Published Friday, September 1, 2017
Despite the slowdown in Chinese economic growth and tighter regulations on outflows of foreign exchange, Chinese foreign buyers remained as the top foreign buyer of U.S. residential property, according to NAR’s recently released 2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate. Chinese buyers accounted for 14 percent of all more»

Naples REALTOR® Magazine Honored with Three Charlie Awards

Published Monday, August 28, 2017
Naples, Fla. (August 24, 2017) – The Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®) is proud to announce that its member publication, the Naples REALTOR® magazine, received three awards at the Florida Magazine Association’s (FMA) Charlie Awards gala at the Ritz Carlton Beach Resort in Naples on Friday, August 11, 2017. The FMA is the more»

Demand rising for homebuyer boot camps

Published Thursday, August 24, 2017
NEW YORK – Aug. 23, 2017 – The purchase process can be complicated. A growing number of real estate professionals from across the country are stepping up to offer clients homebuyer workshops. Agents say the public demand for such workshops is growing. First-time homebuyer workshops are becoming more commonplace, according to U.S. News & more»
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