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Overcoming Adversity: The recovery and growth of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®

COVID was a setback for many associations, but it offered the Women’s Council of REALTORS® the opportunity to get creative and dig deep to find ways to connect meaningfully with members across the country.

Housing assistance on the way for Hometown Heroes and low-income Floridians

“The actions of the Florida Legislature this year will go a long way in helping to ease the state’s affordable housing crisis, but there is still significant progress that needs to be made.” — Christina Pappas, 2022 President, Florida REALTORS®

AREAA fostering progress through greater accessibility

“The AAPI community is undergoing a period of rapid growth, in sheer numbers and in cultural impact … At AREAA, we are proud and humbled to play our part in fostering progress that will lead to greater accessibility and opportunity for the growing AAPI community.” — Tim Hur, president of the Asian Real Estate Association of America

MIAMI Realtors creating global business opportunities for members, enhancing South Florida’s global exposure

Diversity and globalism are in Miami’s DNA, and it is also central to our mission at the MIAMI Association of Realtors.

Broward County closes out record-breaking year

Broward County set a record for the most annual home sales in November, according to the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Palm Beach luxury market hot commodity for foreign buyers

With global vaccinations rising and unstable political situations around the world, the luxury real estate market in South Florida — particularly Palm Beach County — is seeing an increase in foreign homebuyers.

Miami-Dade County posts best November sales month in history

Miami-Dade County saw its best November sales month in history as existing condo sales surged double digits for the 14th consecutive month. 

MIAMI: Fed’s decision to raise mortgage rates should ease housing price growth

The Federal Reserve’s plan to raise rates and end its bond-buying program will accelerate demand for housing in the short-term, eventually putting downward pressure on median home prices, according to a press release from the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). 

A 2022 real estate forecast

“Expect strong housing demand to continue and prices to increase, although both will likely moderate over the next 12 months,” writes incoming NAR President Leslie Rouda Smith.

South Florida Agent’s top 5 Association News items from 2021

In 2021, our guest contributors shed light on critical topics, including real estate commissions, barriers to homeownership and what’s ahead for 2022.

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