CEO Report | March 25, 2022

At a time when many economists are saying the federal rate hikes aren’t coming fast enough to slow down inflation, analysis of the housing market is decidedly mixed. One thing is clear, most expect rising mortgage rates to boost inventories, which remain historically low.   In a notable exception, Ian Shepherdson, chief economist and founder…

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REALTOR® Advocacy Leads to Industry Wins 

  More Floridians will have access to affordable housing thanks to advocacy by Florida Realtors® and REALTORS® throughout the state. Florida lawmakers approved $362 million that will help advance homeownership and other related housing programs.   This amount includes an astounding $100 million for the Hometown Hero Housing Program, a revolving loan program that provides a…

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CEO Report | March 18, 2022

In exciting news, Florida’s legislature approved $362 million that will help advance homeownership and other related housing programs. Advocacy by Florida Realtors®, including significant efforts by Greater Tampa REALTORS®, played a large role in this success. This amount includes an astounding $100 million for the Hometown Hero Housing Program, a new avenue of down payment and…

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CEO Report | March 11, 2022

In remarkable news this week, explorers found Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance in nearly pristine condition 3,000 meters under Antarctic seawater. His story and those of his crew, who all survived a perilous journey, is not only one of endurance, but also courage and conviction. Important lessons for today. Prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the…

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CEO Report | March 4, 2022

Greater Tampa REALTORS® stands with the people of Ukraine in their unflinching defense of their families, home, and freedom itself. If you feel compelled to give, the National Association of REALTORS® suggested the following organizations, which are mobilizing across Ukraine and its neighboring countries: International Committee of the Red Cross, UNICEF, and Doctors Without Borders.  The…

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Allow Us to Reintroduce Ourselves!

YPN is the Young Professionals Network and we represent REALTORS® that are young in age, young at heart, or young to the real estate industry! YPN encourages leadership involvement, knowledge of real estate trends and advocacy, networking and community outreach. Pretty quickly after becoming a REALTOR® in 2012, I got involved with this amazing group…

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