Great American Realtor Days kicks off (3/27/2017)
Realtors across Florida traveled to Tallahassee today for the first full day of Great American Realtor Days (GARD).
Help Florida Realtors cap HOA estoppel fees (3/10/2017)
For some sellers, the cost of an estoppel certificate can be a big-ticket item at closing. Florida Realtors is working hard to
Florida Legislature 2017: Where do Realtors’ priorities stand? (3/3/2017)
The annual legislative race begins tomorrow, and Realtors will be impacted by a range of bills that will be discussed, debated and voted on over the next 60 days.
Home builder to lead Fla. Constitution Revision Commission (3/2/2017)
Every 20 years, a commission can put constitutional amendment proposals directly on the Fla. ballot, and 2018’s group will have a real estate expert at the helm.
2017 legislative priority: Cut the business rent tax (2/24/2017)
It’s not just about money, Florida Realtors contends, as it encourages lawmakers to reduce Fla.’s 6 percent tax on business property rentals. The tax limits growth, discourages small business advancement and hurts cities when commercial space sits empty.
2017 legislative priority: Time to cap estoppel fees (2/20/2017)
Fla. associations may charge “reasonable” estoppel certificate fees, but some see fees as revenue streams. Florida Realtors wants a fee cap to restore fairness.
Florida Realtors mobilized for 2017 legislative session (2/15/2017)
The Florida Legislature will focus on several critical issues this year, including Fla.’s business rent tax, estoppel fees, AOB ins. rules and property tax caps.
Florida Realtors’ web tool shows impact if property tax cap expires (2/8/2017)
Nearly 700K Floridians would pay higher taxes if an annual 10% property tax increase cap on non-homestead properties – like small businesses and second homes – expires in 2019.
Fla. has new rules for reporting pollution (11/14/2016)
Under emergency rules, the owner of a Fla. business must report pollution “contamination” within 24 hours – but specific regulations could change Dec. 25 and again after the 2017 Florida Legislature considers the issue.
NAR: Realtor candidates win in 2016 national races (11/10/2016)
A number of industry-friendly candidates backed by the Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC) won races, giving Realtors a strong voice in the U.S. Congress.
Vote Nov. 8: Many Floridians don’t (11/2/2016)
Why vote? Fla. is often pivotal, yet WalletHub found only average participation. Who to choose? Florida Realtors PAC released a list of pro-real estate candidates. What’s the RE impact? NAR will host a post-election webinar.