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How Schools Influence Real Estate: The Role Schools Play in Tampa Bay Communities

By Dr. Stacy Hahn Schools help define a community’s quality of life, influence development decisions and are a factor in where people choose to live. When planning for real estate development, schools are an essential component of a community’s infrastructure. People are not just interested in the quality of school districts for the educational opportunities…

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Features Buyers Seek in Condos: New HUD Rule Makes Condominium Purchasing Easier

In August, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the long-awaited final rule on project approval for single-family condominiums insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The new condominium policy will “reduce regulatory barriers that currently restrict affordable homeownership opportunities,” according to HUD’s website. The new rule: Introduces a new single-unit approval…

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How Safe Are Your Passwords?

By Tamiracle Williams According to Florida Association of REALTORS® Tech Helpline, 1 in 5 Americans have experienced a compromised online account. Between Association member portals and social media passwords, real estate professionals have several passwords to remember daily. Some opt for the old fashion method of writing them down on paper. Others use password savers…