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Florida Real Estate News – Don’t lose your cool with clients

Florida Real Estate News – Don’t lose your cool with clients NEW YORK – Tense situations with clients can sometimes get heated, and it’s important to control your emotions. But that’s sometimes easier said than done. John Stoker lists important tips for keeping your cool and preventing a damaged relationship in a recent SmartBrief column: Do a physical check Just breathe – slow and measured breathing helps the brain’s amygdala from stopping logical thoughts. Stoker suggests taking a brisk walk, climbing some stairs or even taking your shoes off to…

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Florida Real Estate News – Fla. housing market Higher prices and more sales in June

Florida Real Estate News – Fla. housing market: Higher prices and more sales in June ORLANDO, Fla., – Florida’s housing market had more closed sales, higher median prices and more new listings in June, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 28,205 last month, up 4.3 percent compared to June 2016. “More homeowners decided it was time to sell in June, resulting in an increase of new listings in Florida by 4.2 percent,” says 2017 Florida Realtors President Maria Wells, broker-owner…

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Florida Real Estate News – For reduced rent tenant becomes landlord’s first mate

Florida Real Estate News – For reduced rent tenant becomes landlord’s first mate For reduced rent, tenant becomes landlord’s first mate Shared housing in cramped New York City is often a nightmare, and the hallmark of a seasoned city dweller is often the quality of their housing horror stories. But eccentric tenants and their coterie of sub-leasers can be just as challenging for landlords. To ease their troubles, some landlords have begun to offer reduced rent to trusted tenants able to vet potential roommates and tenants. Take Alex Armlovich, who…

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Florida Real Estate News – Firsttime buyers ask Google their questions

Florida Real Estate News –  Firsttime buyers ask Google their questions Study: Google searches related to buying a first home surged to 44% of all home-buying-related search activity – an 11-percentage point year-to-year increase. NEW YORK – So far in 2017, Google searches related to buying a first home surged to 44 percent of all home-buying-related search activity – up 11 percentage points compared to a year earlier, according to a new study by Chase Home Lending. The message for Realtors: You may want to increase your website content geared…

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Florida Real Estate News – Study Consumers uneasy about paperless transactions

Florida Real Estate News – Study Consumers uneasy about paperless transactions Buyers can secure a mortgage using only electronic documents, but 70% aren’t comfy doing everything through a smartphone even if they like the convenience. Study: Consumers uneasy about paperless transactions NEW YORK – Many mortgage lenders are phasing out physical paperwork in favor of electronic documents. That may make organization easier for consumers, but a new study found that they’re still more comfortable holding physical documents. Digital Risk, a mortgage outsourcing solutions firm, surveyed about 1,000 homeowners and 509 renters….

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Florida Real Estate News – Housing starts rebound 8.3% in June to four month high

Florida Real Estate News – Housing starts rebound 8.3% in June to fourmonth high In May, experts wondered if the drop in housing starts was an anomaly, and June’s surge suggests that it was. In addition, building permits rose 7.4%. Housing starts rebound 8.3% in June to four-month high WASHINGTON (AP) – Homebuilders ramped up construction in June to the fastest pace in four months, led by surges in the Northeast and Midwest. Housing starts climbed 8.3 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million, the Commerce…

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Florida Real Estate News – David Rockefeller’s Maine estate hits the market for $19M

Florida Real Estate News – David Rockefeller’s Maine estate hits the market for $19M Charity begins at home! Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller’s Maine summer estate hits the market for $19million – with all proceeds from the sale going to charity David Rockefeller’s 14.5 acre property called Ringing Point is being sold with all proceeds going to charity  The estate features a main 5,034-square-foot seven bedroom home that was designed by his wife in 1972 David died in March at the age of 101 and is the son of philanthropist and…

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Florida Real Estate News – Firsttimers missing out because appraisals lag values

Florida Real Estate News – Cash offers often win bidding wars even if lower, because skittish sellers worry that a low appraisal might jeopardize a deal if their buyers need a mortgage. First-timers missing out because appraisals lag values DALLAS – After Dallas-area real estate pro Laura Barnett put a listing on the market three weeks ago, it quickly received 22 offers. But Barnett didn’t take the highest bid. Instead, she took a cash offer because she wanted to ensure that there were no hang-ups along the way toward closing. Appraisals,…

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Florida Real Estate News – Google Search getting a lot more personal

Florida Real Estate News – Google Search just got a lot more personal Google already tracks everything you do while inside any of its online services to make money off your data. The trade-off is worth it, many people will argue. Even if Google is able to learn a lot of details about you, it offers invaluable services including Gmail, Google Maps, and search. So if you’re already letting Google aggregate your data, you should know that Google Search now puts this particular skill to good use for you. The Personal tab might…

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Florida Real Estate News – GOOD fences are supposed to make good neighbors.

Florida Real Estate News – GOOD fences are supposed to make good neighbors. But the adage doesn’t seem to extend to the trees hanging over those fences. For years the courts have been cluttered with cases disputing the rights, liabilities and responsibilities of homeowners with trees that are close to a property line. There is good reason. A boundary tree, as it is known in legal circles, can become an annoying trespasser, dropping leaves into a neighbor’s pool, shading a garden, clogging gutters, blocking sunlight from solar panels, denting a…

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