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  • Why do some people pay too much for a house?A 2017 Nobel Prize focused on "behavioral economics," which finds that people make illogical economic decisions and act more like Homer Simp... read more »
  • 5 ways to make your listing look biggerSome items, like small carpets, make rooms appear smaller than they are. But other details, such as a monochrome paint color, can make it ap... read more »
  • 'We're open for business,' Fla. tells the worldThe world watched scary news reports and saw worst-case Irma photos after the hurricane, but most attractions are still open, including Key ... read more »
  • Congress considers post-hurricane flood insurance programsOn the one hand, the recent onslaught of hurricanes – notably Harvey in Houston – shows lawmakers that the U.S. needs a strong flood ins... read more »
  • Legal QandA: Who repairs my condo's lanai?A condo owner enclosed her lanai, but neighbors say the assoc. must fix it. Also: Our HOA has no reserve funds to replace a perimeter wall. ... read more »
  • More buyers reach for ARMs as home prices swellBuyers see their dream home slipping out of reach as prices rise, so more are considering adjustable rate mortgages to make it work. That wo... read more »
  • What is Bitcoin? Here's everything you need to knowBitcoin believers say it's the money of the future, a digital alternative to the dollar, euro or yen. Non-believers say it's not real money.... read more »
  • Emergency declared when Nate moved northGov. Scott declared a state of emergency when Hurricane Nate threatened the Panhandle, and Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund remained pr... read more »
  • Fla. host-state agreement to help displaced Puerto RicansGov. Rick Scott says the Trump Admin. approved his Host-State request with FEMA that approves 100% federal reimbursement for costs incurred ... read more »
  • White House: No flood ins. for new homes in high-risk zonesThe Trump administration proposed an end to federal flood ins. for new homes in flood zones. If enacted, the change would halt some new cons... read more »