Legal Update: Amendment 1

Amendment 4 on solar power improvements was overwhelmingly adopted in the last election. It was a decisive vote in favor of protecting property owners and protecting investments in solar power for homeowners. It was endorsed by REALTORS® and just about everyone in the business community and homeowners groups. Amendment 4, adopted with over 70 percent […]

Stats Chat – August 2016

Tallahassee MSA statistics: closed residential sales are up 10% from August 2015, and the median sales price is up 3% from a year ago. Learn more: All market statistics are gathered from the Capital Area Technology & REALTOR® Services (CATRS) Multiple Listing Service. CATRS Is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Tallahassee Board of REALTORS®.

Hurricanes a Duty to Disclose—Not

A seller has no duty to disclose under Johnson v Davis that Florida has hurricanes. It is a fact that is already globally known, so any buyer is going to have imputed to him or her the knowledge that we get hurricanes. The flip of that is the question of how far can a seller […]

SCAM! SCAM! SCAM!

Don’t share your cell number in the same email string when you’re discussing a real estate deposit or contract where money is in trust or money will be coming from trust! The same hackers we have been warning you about for six months (and they have struck locally in the last three months, even without […]

FR/BAR Contract and Riders

The FR/BAR “as is” contract is the norm throughout the state of Florida. Whether you stick with the TBR contract as it is retired, or look at the various FR/BAR contracts, including commercial contract and the regular FR/BAR, it is important to know the “as is” contract. Toward that end, you may want to purchase […]

TBR Candidate Recommendations in Local and State Races

Media Memo For more information, contact: Steven Louchheim, CEO (850) 224-7713 For Immediate Release Tallahassee Board of REALTORS® Announces Candidate Recommendations in Local and State Races  TALLAHASSEE, Fla., August 17, 2016 –The Tallahassee Board of REALTORS® (TBR) recommends the following candidates in local and state races: Barry Brooks, for Leon County Clerk of the Circuit […]

Stats Chat – 2nd Quarter 2016

Welcome to our second installment of Stats Chat, covering the second quarter of 2016. All stats are gathered from the Capital Area Technology & REALTOR® Services (CATRS), Multiple Listing Service.  CATRS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Tallahassee Board of REALTORS®.

Market Statistics – June 2016

Welcome to the first of what we hope will be monthly videos on the residential real estate market. Our focus will be on the single family homes. During the third week of each month, the Tallahassee Board of REALTORS® releases real estate market statistics. All stats are gathered from the Capital Area Technology & REALTOR® Services […]