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  • Not a lot of room to negotiate listing agreement

    Q: What contract terms should I try to negotiate with a prospective real estate agent on the sale of my home? I know the percentage for the commission is negotiable, and I know if the listing agent also brings the buyer, the listing agent can be asked...
  • Sale by owner doesn't guarantee more money to seller

    Q: I would like to try to sell my home by owner for about three weeks before listing it with a real estate agent. I did have good experiences selling this way for my last two home sales. Do you have an article/book to recommend I should read,...
  • Ritzy real estate broker gets prison for $5.5 million fraud

    Ritzy real estate broker gets prison for $5.5 million fraud
    Ritzy real estate broker Christopher White's former clients said they thought he was their friend and his smooth talk made them believe he was helping them buy their dream homes. On Tuesday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, White had nothing to say...
  • US home construction rises 4.4 percent in December with annual total strongest in 9 years

    Construction of new homes rebounded in December, helping to push activity for the entire year to the highest level since the peak of the housing boom nine years ago. Builders started construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million in...
  • Sham universities exploit student visas, draw scrutiny of federal investigators

    From her hometown in India in 2010, Bhanu Challa said she had no reason to doubt that Tri-Valley University was a legitimate American school where she could pursue a master's degree. Its website featured smiling students in caps and gowns and promised a...
  • South Florida home prices rise in 2014 even as market cools

    South Florida home prices rise in 2014 even as market cools
    Home prices in Broward and Palm Beach counties leveled out in 2014 but still finished the year on an upswing. Broward's median price for existing single-family homes last year was $275,000, up 6 percent from 2013, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors...
  • 2014 home prices jumped in Chicago even as sales fell

    2014 home prices jumped in Chicago even as sales fell
    Median home prices in the Chicago area beat their year-earlier comparison every month in 2014 but the same can't be said of home sales, which dropped in every month but one last year. December capped that trend, showing a 3.7 percent, year-over-year...
  • No sale: Scottie Pippen home still on market after nearly 8 years

    No sale: Scottie Pippen home still on market after nearly 8 years
    NBA great Scottie Pippen isn't scoring as well in the real estate market. In September 2007, Pippen listed his 10,000-square-foot Fort Lauderdale mansion for sale at just a hair under $15 million. Almost eight years later, Pippen's palace is still...
  • Not all buyers benefit from lower FHA interest rates

    If you saw the White House announcement of lower insurance payments on Federal Housing Administration home mortgages earlier this month, you might have wondered: Does this matter to me as a potential home buyer or refinancer? Who specifically will benefit...
  • Palm Beach County may reconsider rules on workforce housing

    Palm Beach County may reconsider rules on workforce housing
    Palm Beach County may back off requirements for developers to cap the prices of new homes set aside for "workforce" housing. The County Commission Thursday lessened the number of reduced-price homes required at a development proposed west of West Palm...
  • Firms partner to buy Marriott hotel

    Firms partner to buy Marriott hotel
    A joint venture between a New York-based real estate investment/development firm and a global insurance and investment organization has purchased the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport, the buyer announced last week. Specific financial details were not...