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Flood Insurance Vote Brings Relief to Florida

Thousands of property owners effected.
Posted by David Lopez, CBR on March 14, 2014 in  2014  Coldwell Banker Ackley Realty  Government  Home Prices  NAR  Orlando Sentinel  Real Estate
By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau 7:51 p.m. EDT, March 13, 2014     WASHINGTON — To the relief of thousands of Florida homebuyers and property owners, a steep increase in flood insurance rates will be scaled back under legislation that cleared Congress on Thursday.   The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill already approved by the House that creates a more gradual and affordable increase in premiums. The Senate vote was 72 to 22.   With Senate passage, the bill goes to Pre... read more

January Existing-Home Sales Up Slightly On Tight Inventory

NAR: Sales Up 9.1 Percent From a Year Ago
Posted by David Lopez, CBR on February 22, 2013 in  2013  Economics  Home Prices  Home Sales  Inman News  Listing Inventory  Market Statistics  Market Trends  NAR  Real Estate  Trends
    By Inman News, Thursday, February 21, 2013.     Existing-home sales rose slightly in January and prices continued their year-over-year climb on plunging inventory, according to a monthly report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released today.   Existing homes sold at seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.92 million during January, down 0.4 percent from December but  up 9.1 percent from a year ago.   The national median existing-... read more

Housing Rebound Continues With Strong Sales and Price Gains

CNN Reports on NAR Statistics.
Posted by David Lopez, CBR on February 21, 2013 in  2013  CNN  Economics  Home Prices  Home Sales  Market Statistics  Market Trends  NAR  Real Estate
    Housing rebound continues with strong sales and price gains By Chris Isidore @CNNMoney February 21, 2013: 10:34 AM ET   The housing rebound continued in January: The pace of home sales stayed strong and prices gained the most since the boom days.   The National Association of Realtors reported that previously-owned homes sold at an annual pace of 4.92 million homes, 9% higher than this time last year.     Home prices were up 12.3%, taking the median to $173... read more


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