Down payment insurance: Does it make sense?

Article: “The Mortgage Professor: Down payment insurance: Does it make sense? (By JACK GUTTENTAG) Investment in a home is often the largest investment a consumer will ever make, so any measures to reduce the risk deserve careful attention. The big Continue reading Down payment insurance: Does it make sense?

Investors scoop up older housing properties

Real Estate News : As investors scoop up older housing properties South Beach workers feeling the squeeze by: Nicholas Nehamas, Joey Flechas “Last week’s purchase of 15 older Art Deco-era apartment buildings in South Beach has workers fearing they won’t Continue reading Investors scoop up older housing properties

Feds crack down on secret real estate deals

By Nicholas Nehamas “Federal authorities on Wednesday announced a temporary anti-money-laundering crackdown on pricey homes bought secretly with cash in Miami-Dade County and New York City. The new policy will require title insurance companies to identify the true owners of Continue reading Feds crack down on secret real estate deals

Housing markets in Florida

A new report from Coldwell Banker names Doral, located in Miami-Dade, the most expensive market in Florida. “Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC released its 2015 Home Listing Report (HLR), which ranks the affordability of the real estate markets in Florida. The Coldwell Banker® Home Continue reading Housing markets in Florida

First-time homebuyers can get $2K per year

Little-known program gives up to $2,000 a year to people buying their first homes. By Donna Gehrke-White | Sun Sentinel “little-known state program that pays first-time homebuyers up to $2,000 a year has more than tripled its number of participants Continue reading First-time homebuyers can get $2K per year

Florida law could help rich investors force condo owners from their homes

Susan Taylor Martin, Times Senior Correspondent |Friday, March 13, 2015   “TAMPA — For Doreen Rosselli, Carrollwood’s Grande Oasis condominium has provided a lushly landscaped refuge from the cacophony of urban life. For Silviya Gregory, a young nurse from Bulgaria, Continue reading Florida law could help rich investors force condo owners from their homes