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New Fla. Website Grades State Counties and Cities

by DeVore Design, August 31, 2020

What does a town spend? How do they stack up on crime and education? The Taxpayer Accountability & Transparency Project website from the Florida House “gives residents a useful tool to help them make educated judgments and hold elected officials accountable.” A $117,000 website that grades and lets people compares cities … Continue reading

10319 Winding Marsh Trail, Orlando, FL 32832

by DeVore Design, August 31, 2020

Deanna Armel, Broker/CEO | Armel Real Estate

Moving During the Pandemic: ‘What I Wish I’d Known’

by DeVore Design, August 31, 2020

It’s safe to move, but COVID-19 adds a new wrinkle for buyers who want masks and social distancing to be part of the process. Start with extra moving supplies. Moving during a pandemic? It can be done. Carefully, thoughtfully and exhaustingly. The coronavirus crisis has gripped the USA since March … Continue reading launches Housing Market Recovery Index

by DeVore Design, August 30, 2020 released a way to track the progress of the housing market amid the COVID-19 pandemic: The Housing Market Recovery Index. The creation of the index was triggered by COVID-19 events that began in mid-March, said Javier Vivas,’s director of economic research. It leverages proprietary measures developed over the … Continue reading

2535 Grand Poplar Street, Ocoee, FL 34761

by DeVore Design, August 29, 2020

Ron Ziolkowski | Ron The Realtor | RE/MAX PRIME PROPERTIES

2163 Shackley Place, Apopka, FL 32703

by DeVore Design, August 29, 2020

Jan Mairn | One Oak Realty Corp |

Four Ways the Coronavirus Is Changing Commercial Real Estate

by DeVore Design, August 29, 2020

The pandemic had an immediate effect on commercial real estate, but some changes will continue to have an impact, such as working trends and retail sales. COVID-19 has upended the world and commercial real estate has not been immune from the effects. As offices, hotels, restaurants, and many retail stores … Continue reading

Short-term rentals are outperforming hotels, here’s how one company is helping property owners

by DeVore Design, August 28, 2020

After COVID-19 paused travel, short-term rentals actually fared much better than hotels year-over-year, a new study said. As of June 21, short-term rental revenue per available room was down just 4.5%, while hotel revenue per available room was down a full 64.8% than the previous year. This decrease in hotel … Continue reading

NAR: July Existing-Home Sales Soar 24.7% Higher

by DeVore Design, August 28, 2020

“The housing market is well past the recovery phase and now booming,” says NAR. And current owners seeking larger homes will “drive demand even into 2021.” National existing-home sales continued a strong, upward trajectory in July, marking two consecutive months of significant sales gains, according to the National Association of … Continue reading

New home construction shoots up 22.6% in July

by DeVore Design, August 28, 2020

New home construction continues to climb, as privately owned single-family housing starts in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.496 million, a 22.6% jump from June, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. Privately owned single-family housing starts showed growth not only over the … Continue reading

U.S. home sales and median price soar to a record in July

by DeVore Design, August 27, 2020

Existing-home sales jumped 25% in July from June, beating the prior record gain of 21% set a month earlier, as low mortgage rates fueled demand for real estate. Sales of single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops rose to a seasonally adjusted 5.86 million, the highest level since 2006, the National … Continue reading

Housing starts report confirms housing market recovery

by DeVore Design, August 27, 2020

The Census report on new construction showed a whopping 22.6% increase above the revised June estimate in housing starts in July. Year-over-year starts are up 23.4%. This means we can add housing starts to our growing collection of V-shaped recovery charts for the 2020 housing market. From the report: Privately-owned … Continue reading

6 Steps to Win the Listing

by DeVore Design, August 27, 2020

A little sleuthing can help you target your presentation to the seller so you can get the listing. Like many successful Realtors®, Lynn Paskow Savits tailors her listing presentations to the personality and desires of the seller. “Before I go into what I can do for them, I try to … Continue reading

Recovery Report: All 4 Fla. Metros Exceed Pre-Pandemic Levels

by DeVore Design, August 27, 2020

If the Jan. Fla. real estate market was “normal,” today’s market is even better in the four metro areas tracked by’s Recovery Report. The U.S. report declined slightly this week, however, largely because new listings dropped below Jan. 2020 levels. For the first time, all Florida metro areas tracked … Continue reading

Luxury home prices gain steam, but still lag behind gains of less expensive homes

by DeVore Design, August 26, 2020

High-end luxury home prices are staying strong after the rollercoaster ride the housing market has been on this year. The median sale price for luxury homes in the U.S. rose 1.2% year over year, to $825,000 in the three months ending July 31, according to Redfin. In the spring, when … Continue reading

Hey, Landlords: Your Renters Want 3D Tours Too

by DeVore Design, August 26, 2020

More than 60% of renters say the pandemic has affected their search for an apartment, and 1 in 4 (27%) said they’d like to be offered live, personal unit tours. Seventy-two percent of renters would lease an apartment without seeing the property in person if they could view a 3D … Continue reading

Affordable Housing in Fla. Gets Boost Through New Law

by DeVore Design, August 26, 2020

The new law – a Florida Realtors’ priority during the 2020 session of the Florida Legislature – expands zoning for affordable-housing sites along with other changes. Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 1339 into law , creating new tools for local governments to use as they work to ease Florida’s … Continue reading

Are you overpromising real estate closing times?

by DeVore Design, August 25, 2020

For the past two weeks, HousingWire took a deep dive into the effects an accelerated market can have on appraisal turn times and the delta between appraisal ratings and market forecasts. This week, industry experts discuss how to navigate client and referral partner expectations and minimize closing times when factors … Continue reading

In South Fla., There’s a Buyer’s Market – for Condos

by DeVore Design, August 24, 2020

Greater Downtown Miami has more than 30 months of condo supply and 100 months of luxury units, according to an MLS data analysis by Condo Vultures Realty. According to an analysis of MLS data by Condo Vultures Realty, Greater Downtown Miami has more than 30 months of condo supply and … Continue reading

106 Hickory Tree Road, Longwood, FL 32750

by DeVore Design, August 18, 2020

Steve Montgomery | Keller Williams Advantage Realty |

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