May 2013 Vol. 3, No. 5
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03.29.2013 Owners of Energy-Efficient Homes Less Likely To Default On Mortgages.
[The Real Deal South Florida]
03.29.2013 Florida Foreclosure Inventory Drops, But State Still Leads Nation In Defaulted Homes. Florida remains the foreclosure capital of the U.S., the Miami Herald
reported. 95,177 foreclosures were processed in the last year in the
state, according to numbers from CoreLogic.
[The Real Deal South Florida]
- 03.28.2013 Florida Led the Nation in Foreclosures Completed in 2012. For the year ended in February, 95,177 foreclosures were completed in Florida more than in any other state, according to CoreLogic.[Miami Herald]
- 03.28.2013 Downtown Miami To Get New Loft-Style Condo. TNewgard Development Group is planning a 36-story, 352-unit condominium tower at 151 SE First Street, in Miami’s Central Business District, the Miami Herald reported.ower.[The Real Deal South Florida]
03.26.2013 Nelson Wants Probe Into Florida's Foreclosure Aid Program.
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., is calling for an investigation into how Florida administers $1 billion in federal money meant for struggling homeowners.[Sun-Sentinel]
03.20.2013 Broward Home Prices Rise 23 Percent in February.
Home prices and sales rose in February from a year ago as the hot streak for South Florida’s housing market continues.[Sun-Sentinel]
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Serving on a condo board has its challenges—mostly of a relatively mundane, everyday sort, like how to pay for new carpet in the clubhouse, or what kind of flowers to put in the new beds out front. Occasionally however, a much more sensitive issue comes along, involving potentially volatile legal or security situations, like residents with restraining orders or serious criminal histories. How such issues are handled is of crucial importance, and can impact not just a community's administration, but its morale, cohesion, and ultimate value. Read More