Home flipping — defined as a purchasing then selling a property within 12-months — dropped 3 percent in Orange County in 2018 and stayed about the same in Seminole County. In both counties, investors saw smaller ROIs compared to 2017.

Preview Tiles in your Home using Augmented Reality with Updated View in My Room 3D Tool

Visualizing how one sample tile will look throughout an entire room can be a challenge, but Houzz is here to help with the latest update to our View in My Room 3D tool! Today, we introduced a new augmented reality (AR) feature that enables shoppers to virtually cover their floor with tile, true-to-scale. Shoppers can […]

Prices Still Rule the National Housing Market; Inventory Catches a Break

Six straight months of declining home sales have resulted in one of the largest year–over–year inventory increases in at least 10 years, according to the most recent RE/MAX National Housing Report.

Lucky In Love and House Hunting: Agent Advice to Find the Right Fit

If you and your partner are house hunting — don’t let the stress of shopping for a new home dampen your romance. With two different opinions driving the purchase process, it can create disagreements. RE/MAX offers advice and tips for finding your perfect home — together. TALK ABOUT YOUR FUTURE TOGETHER “Consider the lifestyle changes […]


Confused about how real estate professionals are impacted by the Qualified Business Income Deduction of Section 199A? Here’s a few examples. Example 1: Amy Agent is a single Realtor® who operates as a sole proprietor and independent contractor. She received $100,000 in net commission income in 2018. She has no capital gains or losses. After […]

8 home security hacks recommended by police

Did you know that many police departments have a community affairs officer whose primary goal is to build a strong working relationship with the community? That means you have access to a trained safety expert who wants to give you ideas to keep your home and neighborhood safe. Read on for eight simple home security […]

How to Move Cross-Country: See How These Renters Made It Work

From NYC to PDX — these renters made the move and even found room for a pup! When former New Yorkers Erica Warren and Cici Harrison drove across the country and settled in the Pacific Northwest, they had a list of criteria for their new rental. They’d need a parking space, a home office so […]


The Internal Revenue Service has issued final rules on the 20 percent business income deduction (Sec. 199A of the Tax Code) that was enacted in late 2017 as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Among other things, the rules confirm that the deduction applies to your business income, as a real estate agent […]

10 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Central Florida

Fairs and festivals always have a perfect “date-night” vibe to me. Maybe it’s the lights and the laughter … and the smell of fried goodies. Luckily, here in Central Florida, we have lots of options for a festive Valentine’s events. Here are a few ideas we love:

Is Florida at risk of recession?

The chance of a recession in Florida has doubled in the past year, but the state is “pretty safe” from recession in 2019, economists said Monday. The chance of a recession is low in the next nine months, Jerry Parrish, chief economist for the Florida Chamber Foundation said at its annual economic outlook and jobs […]