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Florida Realtors Applaud New Tax Credit, Housing Aid

An $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers is a step in the right direction toward revitalizing Florida’s housing market and stimulating the state’s economy, says Cynthia Shelton, 2009 president of the Florida Association of Realtors

Burch Elected 2009 RAMB Chairman

The Realtor Association of Greater Miami and the Beaches (RAMB) has elected Rick Burch, CRB, CRS, GRI, their 2009 chairman of the board. He and the entire Board of Directors will be installed on January 30th at The Biltmore

Smith Named 2008 Realtor of the Year

Realtor Carole Smith of Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell (EWM) was recently honored among the BEST in the South Florida Building Industry and named 2008 Realtor of the Year, a distinction which she also received in 2006. The BEST awards competition is recognized

Orient-Express Hotels to Form Partnership With The Related Group

Orient-Express Hotels Ltd., owners or part-owners and managers of 51 luxury hotels, restaurants, tourist trains and river cruise businesses operating in 25 countries, has signed a letter of intent to establish a 50/50 strategic partnership with The Related Group,

Mortgage Bankers Association of Greater Miami Announces New President

Mortgage Bankers Association of Greater Miami recently appointed a new president, Jose H. Caraballo, a mortgage expert and branch manager with Source One Mortgage. Reflecting the associations’ commitment to local-level service powered by national-level resources, Caraballo will work to

Keller Williams Names Rodriguez as Development Director

Keller Williams Realty Premier Properties has announced the addition of Pablo Rodriguez to its team as development director. Rodriguez will be in charge of the portfolio of condo conversion and pre-construction projects that Keller Williams currently has in development,

International Sales Group Forms Global Broker Club

South Florida’s full-service real estate sales and marketing firm, International Sales Group (ISG), announced the formation of its Global Broker Club, a worldwide broker network designed to cement its relationship with national and international brokers by offering added incentives

Industry Leaders Assess the State of the Industry

The fundamentals look good in many areas of the South Florida real estate market, but some sectors will continue to feel pressure in the near term from issues ranging from unemployment to tight credit markets and developer impact fees.

DDA Announces Three New Board Members

The Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has announced the addition of three new Board members. In a formal selection process, Antonio Alonso, Nitin Motwani and Jay H. Solowsky were recommended by a nominating committee and unanimously approved by the

Dadeland West Realty of Kendall Merges with Keller Williams Realty Premier Properties

Angela Paniagua, broker/owner of Dadeland West Realty, has merged her brokerage with Kendall-based Keller Williams Realty Premier Properties. After deciding that now was the time for her firm of eight licensed salespeople to join forces with a larger company,

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