As expected, the Federal Reserve made no interest-rate-change decisions at its meeting this week, and it didn’t signal a propensity for changes in early 2020.
Fla. AG Ashley Moody says the FTC has more than $1M to refund businesses that were scammed into paying for posters that the government hands out for free.
New business models help first-timers own a home by renting it first. The rent-first concept isn’t new, but they’ve tweaked some details to make it easier.
NAR’s phone number is (800) 874-6500, but if it pops up on your cell phone (or NAR’s name if it’s in your contact list), be wary. It could be a new scam attempt.
NAR invited a roster of high-profile economists to a D.C. summit, including Florida Realtors Chief Economist Brad O’Connor. The group generally agreed: They see little chance of a recession next year. Sales will continue to grow; prices will too, though at a less robust pace.
Some customers are great; some not so much. A good marketing campaign doesn’t just maximize leads, it also targets the type of client that makes work enjoyable.
If the trend continues, it will empower more current renters watching their paychecks rise to save for a down payment and transition into homeownership.
“You’re speaking too fast,” says an AI computer prompt to a new Realtor cold-calling potential customers. “Think about how the customer is feeling. Try to relate.”
A year ago, mortgage rates were trending higher and the number of for-sale homes growing. But rates feel again, and today’s low home inventory is growing worse.
Bills in both the Fla. House and Senate would, if passed, force the Fla. Legislature to dedicate 100% of the money in the affordable housing trust funds to housing.