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  • Is the door closing on open floor plans?Many buyers want a great room where the family can gather, but too much togetherness can create problems for adults who just want "10 minute... read more »
  • More buyers putting less down on a homeIn the past year, 1.5 million borrowers bought a home with a less than 10% down – a seven-year high – according to Black Knight Financia... read more »
  • Study: FSBOs net 'significantly' lower profitsSellers who go it alone make less money than they would using a Realtor, but how much? A Collateral Analytics study that looked at same-neig... read more »
  • Legal QandA: Proxy votes and condo boardsAlso: What can we do about a neighbor's loaded coconut tree that hangs over our deck? And what about Fla.'s new law limiting board member se... read more »
  • Cash no longer king for S. Fla. homebuyersIn 2Q, 46% of the home and condominium sales in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade went to cash buyers, down from 49% a year ago and 62% in ... read more »
  • Survey: Buyers picking bigger yards over bigger homesMost buyers (56%) would give up square footage for a great outdoor space, rating "distance between homes" as their most important outdoor fe... read more »
  • HARP extended despite diminishing volumeThe government-funded "Home Affordable Refinance Program" for underwater homeowners has been extended until Dec. 31, 2018, despite fading ac... read more »
  • Zillow mortgage-marketing agreement a RESPA violation?The U.S. consumer protection bureau (CFPB) concluded a two-year investigation of Zillow's "co-marketing" program that allows lenders to pay ... read more »
  • Water leak? Insurance will reimburse no more than $10KEffective Feb. 1, Citizens' Ins. will pay a max of $10K for water leaks fixed by private contractors, and Fla.'s private insurers are expect... read more »
  • Florida Realtors honors Matey Veissi as 2017 Realtor of the YearMatey Veissi, 2016 president, is 2017 Realtor of the Year; Connie Johnson is Associate Realtor of the Year – awards were given out yesterd... read more »