Rent vs. buy? FAU sees it still moving closer to ‘rent’

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Dec. 5, 2018 – U.S. metropolitan residential real estate markets are peaking and some cities are in another pricing bubble, according to the latest national index produced by Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and Florida International University...

Investors showing interest in Opendoor and Offerpad homes

SAN FRANCISCO – Nov. 29, 2018 – About one in 10 homes sold so far in 2018 by the nation’s two leading iBuyers – Opendoor and Offerpad – were purchased by institutional investor entities buying at least 10 homes, according to a new ATTOM Data Solutions analysis....

Florida’s 2018 profile of international real estate activity

ORLANDO, Fla. – Oct. 22, 2018 – Florida Realtors® has released its latest report on the state’s foreign buyer and seller transactions, the 2018 Profile of International Residential Real Estate Activity. The one year-report – from August 2017 through July 2018 –...

Freddie survey: Renters think homeownership costs more

WASHINGTON – Oct. 19, 2018 – Research released by Freddie Mac Multifamily finds that a large and growing segment of renters continue to believe renting is a more affordable option than owning, even as many of those same renters are feeling the squeeze of rising...

ULI: Midsized markets poised for 2019 investment boom

NEW YORK – Oct. 12, 2018 – Underdeveloped midsized markets are poised to be investment hot spots next year, offering more affordable housing and attracting a younger workforce, according to the Urban Land Institute’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019 report. Two...

Is Florida looking at a renter crisis if Amendment 2 fails?

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Oct. 9, 2018 – Early voting just started for the 2018 general election, which means Florida is just over a month away from choosing a new governor, a new cabinet, new congressional representatives and a host of other elected officials. It also...