Monthly Archives: June 2014

Florida once again leads nation in abandoned ‘zombie foreclosures’

Florida once again leads the nation in “zombie foreclosures,” abandoned homes sitting for months as their foreclosures slog through court, new data from research firm RealtyTrac show. The Sunshine State accounts for 49,000 zombie homes, more than a third of …

NAPLES HOUSING MARKET REMAINS STRONG, NABOR REPORTS

The Naples area housing market remains strong, according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of Realtors (NABOR), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island).  Pending sales, closed sales and median sales prices …

FLORIDA IS HOME TO 2,113,344 SMALL BUSINESSES

WASHINGTON – Today, the Office of Advocacy, an independent office within the Small Business Administration, released a report entitled Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories, an annual analysis of each state’s small business activities. In a new and improved …

Retirement Moves Make a Comeback

Steven Ramos, a retired letter carrier, estimated his cost of living would drop 80 percent when he moved from New York to a rental community in central Florida. In 12 years, Ramos saw the taxes on his modest 1,200-square-foot house …

Florida Led Nation In Short Sales Of Homes In April

ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — Several Florida metro areas led the pack when it came to short sales of homes in April. Orlando, Lakeland, Tampa, and Palm Bay had the highest rates of short sales in the nation, according to the research firm RealtyTrac. The rates …