Items Tagged with 'Florida real estate'


  • Florida homebuilder Park Square Homes partners with FBC Mortgage to launch mortgage firm

    PSH Mortgage will offer mortgages to Park Square homebuyers
    For at least the third time in as many months, a homebuilder is partnering with a mortgage company to offer mortgage lending services to homebuyers. Florida’s Park Square Homes announced Monday that it is forming a joint venture with FBC Mortgage to provide mortgages to Park Square’s buyers.
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  • HUD Secretary Ben Carson takes listening tour to public housing in Jacksonville

    Visits public housing facility with living conditions once described as "deplorable"
    Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is making the next stop in his listening tour on Tuesday, visiting a public housing facility in Jacksonville, Florida that was recently the target of the state’s senators. Carson will visit Eureka Gardens, which is one of several federally subsidized housing developments in Florida that subject residents to “deplorable” living conditions, according to Sens. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
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  • Florida real estate agents targeted by elaborate fake Realtor group

    Complex scam threatens Florida Realtors with license suspension
    Florida Realtors, which boasts 165,000 members in 55 boards and associations, issued a warning to its members this week after Realtors in the state recently began receiving letters from the “Florida Board of Realtors” that claim the Realtors real estate license is in danger of suspension. The issue? The “Florida Board of Realtors” doesn’t exist.
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  • Lennar finalizes $643 million acquisition of WCI Communities

    Lennar pays all cash, citing upside for company’s stock
    Lennar is officially growing its business as the company announced Friday that it completed the acquisition of WCI Communities, a “lifestyle community developer and luxury homebuilder” headquartered in Florida. The companies first announced the deal back in September 2016, and after some financial due diligence, the deal is now complete.
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  • WCI Communities doesn't find better offer; $643M merger with Lennar to move forward

    "Go shop" period expires, but deal isn't done yet
    When WCI Communities, a “lifestyle community developer and luxury homebuilder” headquartered in Florida, announced last month that it agreed to a “definitive merger agreement” with fellow homebuilder Lennar for $643 million, the company said that its board was going to take a 35-day “go shop” period to seek a better deal. Now, the 35-day “go shop” period is over and the merger with Lennar is moving forward, but it’s not a done deal yet.
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  • Lennar agrees to buy luxury homebuilder WCI Communities for $643 million…or does it?

    Agreement includes provision that allows WCI to seek better offer
    WCI Communities, a “lifestyle community developer and luxury homebuilder” headquartered in Florida, announced this week that it agreed to a “definitive merger agreement” with fellow homebuilder Lennar for quite the premium, but the company is seeking out a better deal.
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  • Florida court upholds city's rights to place liens on zombie homes

    Cities' liens on foreclosed properties aren't extinguished when home is sold
    In a move that should help municipalities within the state of Florida fight against the state’s glut of zombie foreclosures, a state appeals court ruled recently that liens placed on foreclosed homes by the city are not discharged when the home goes through a judicial sale. Here's a closer look at the decision.
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  • Brady Bunch actress scores big on Malibu home bought when she was 11

    Purchased in 1969 for just $55,300
    Eve Plumb, who you might recognize better as Jan from "The Brady Bunch," not only struck it rich in Hollywood, but turns out, she also knows how to conquer the real estate market. Not only did she make a gigantic profit on her Malibu home, but she is reaping the benefits from a decision she made when she was 11-years-old.
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  • Florida senators want "slumlords" held accountable for public housing conditions

    Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson introduce bill to change HUD rules
    Florida's senators are deeply concerned about the living conditions for some of the state's residents who live in federally subsidized housing and they want the government to do more to hold the properties' owners accountable. The senators say the move is in response to the "deplorable" living conditions discovered in several federally subsidized housing developments in Florida.
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