Month: February 2013

CoreLogic: Jan. foreclosures mark 15-month decline

IRVINE, Calif. – Feb. 28, 2013 – According to CoreLogic’s National Foreclosure Report released today, the U.S. had 61,000 completed foreclosures in January 2013, down from 75,000 in January 2012, for a year-over-year decrease of 17.8 percent. On a month-over-month…

More Americans within reach of homeownership

WASHINGTON – Feb. 25, 2013 – In all, 74.9 percent of U.S. homes sold between the beginning of October and end of December were affordable to families earning the U.S. median income of $65,000, up nearly a percentage point from…

Lakefront Villa in The Retreat – Sold!

Congratulations to Dan & Kathleen on their new lakefront villa in The Retreat! They purchased a two bedroom, two bathroom villa built in 2003 with a two-car garage, screened pool, and gorgeous lake views. The homes in The Retreat at…

Fla.’s housing market continues upswing in Jan. 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. – Feb. 21, 2013 – Florida’s housing market reported increased sales, higher median prices, more pending sales and the continued shrinking of inventory levels in January, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. “This year…

Palm Cove Golf & Yacht Club

Palm Cove Entrance Landscaping

Welcome to the Palm Cove Golf & Yacht Club of Palm City, Florida! This is a spectacular waterfront, gated community on the Saint Lucie River. Palm Cove consists of approximately 232 single family residential homes and town homes, with active…

New HUD rule bolsters housing-bias law

WASHINGTON – Feb. 13, 2013 – The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued a disparate-impact rule that gives it a new tool to fight housing discrimination. It “will ensure the continued strength of one of the most…

A Fla. rarity: Property insurer to cut rates

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Feb. 12, 2013 – The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) approved a resubmitted rate filing by Praetorian Insurance Company (Praetorian) for its property collateral protection program – also known as “lender-placed” or “force-placed insurance” – imposed…

Fannie Mae upgrades short sale process

WASHINGTON – Feb. 12, 2013 – Fannie Mae – the government agency that buys mortgages from lenders – says it expanded its HomePath for Short Sales tool to help speed up the process. Any real estate professional working on a…