Ballot Initiative Suspended; Replaced with Legislative Action

We are excited to announce that due to REALTOR® advocacy efforts, Florida Realtors® has announced a plan to work with the Florida Legislature to advance homeownership opportunities for frontline workers while protecting funding for existing housing programs. This effort will be a part of our 2022 Legislative Session agenda and provide us with enhanced opportunities […]

Fla.’s Housing Market: Median Price, New Listings Rise in July

Florida Realtors’ data: Median prices for single-family existing homes rose 20.3% year-over-year to $355,000; up 20.5% to $253,000 for condos/townhomes. Chief Economist O’Connor says July data shows signs Fla.’s housing market is heading on a steady path toward normalcy. In July, Florida’s housing market reported higher median prices, more new listings and a rise in all-cash […]

Keep Housing Funds for Housing

Over the last 10 years, Florida government has diverted over $2 billion out of existing affordable housing trust funds, and spent it on other unrelated projects. To make the process more accountable, Floridians are proposing a constitutional amendment that would put affordable housing funds in a lock box so they are used for affordable housing, […]

Fla.’s Housing Market Strong in May, Year-Ago Data Shows 2020 COVID-19 Impact

By Marla Martin Florida’s housing market continued to report more closed sales, higher median prices, more new listings and increased pending inventory compared to a year ago, according to Florida Realtors® latest housing data. Note that this month’s May 2020 comparison data reflects the state lockdown and economic uncertainty that occurred last spring during the coronavirus […]

Martin REALTORS® shatter previous fundraising record for Habitat for Humanity

STUART—Local REALTORS® know all too well that the Martin County real estate market is hotter than a sidewalk on an August afternoon. But as rising home prices shatter records, the affordable housing challenge grows larger than ever. Thankfully, the same can be said for the dollar amount local REALTORS® raised recently in support of Habitat […]