Gov. Scott signs real estate-related bills into law (5/22/2015)
Three bills highlighted in Florida Realtors end-of-session report became law yesterday after the governor signed them. They impact insurance and FREC rules.
Florida House and Senate agree to hold June special session (5/7/2015)
Session is set for June 1-20, but what’s to be voted on in the state budget is undecided. To avoid a gov’t shutdown, lawmakers must pass a budget by June 30.
Condo owners win protections. What happens now? (5/5/2015)
Once Gov. Scott signs a new protection bill, condo owners will no longer fear a forced home sale for a price less than they paid. But a few issues could arise.
Fla. property insurance documents enter computer age (4/7/2015)
A bill passed by the Florida Legislature – Gov. Scott has not yet signed it into law –allows property insurers to send docs via email rather than regular mail.
Fla.’s forced-sale condo rule could change (3/25/2015)
A law intended to speed repairs after a hurricane has been used to force condo owners to sell at a big loss, but the Florida Legislature might offer some relief.
Fla. Senate moves to protect affordable housing (3/19/2015)
A notable win yesterday in Florida Realtors’ efforts to protect the state’s affordable housing trust funds: A Senate committee voted to maintain full funding.
Realtors rock the capital (3/5/2015)
Nearly 1,000 Realtors wearing blue T-shirts with the Realtor logo gathered in Tallahassee’s Capitol Courtyard yesterday to rally for real estate issues.
Horrors highlight need to protect Fla. housing funds (3/3/2015)
An Orlando Sentinel editorial supports full funding for the Florida’s housing trust funds, and cites real-world examples of residents who need housing help.
Sadowski Coalition: Use housing funds for housing (2/27/2015)
A coalition comprised of 30 state groups, including Florida Realtors, released a report yesterday and urged lawmakers to fully fund affordable housing programs.
Amendment 1 plan draws affordable housing concerns (2/19/2015)
If 33% of Fla. doc stamps now fund environmental projects, what happens to affordable housing? It’s under debate, but Realtors believe both deserve full funding.
Florida’s projected 2015 budget surplus nears $1B (12/16/2014)
The higher-than-expected windfall could impact Realtor legislative priorities, such as money for affordable housing or tax cuts that benefit business owners.