How Hurricane Ida Will Affect Your Insurance Rates By Ron Hurtibise Experts say Ida will drive up rates for reinsurance, which is what insurance firms must buy to guarantee they can pay all claims after a disaster. That’s the pipeline that Hurricane Ida’s higher costs will travel to be passed on to Fla. insurance policyholders. FORT LAUDERDALE,

Large Lender to Offer In-House Appraisal Option On Oct. 1, United Wholesale Mortgage plans to roll out Appraisal Direct, a new option to work directly with appraisers. It will oversee the entire appraisal process. PONTIAC, Mich. – United Wholesale Mortgage has announced that it will offer an option to work directly with appraisers, a change

Population Rise Prompts Housing Shortage, Delays in Construction

  By Sydney Czyzon Fla.’s population is up, in part because of COVID-19 and people relocating from elsewhere, putting pressure on housing. But Fla. residents are relocating, too. Floridians moving to St. Lucie from 2019 to 2020 rose by 163%, according to homestead applications tracked by the property appraiser. STUART, Fla. – The Treasure Coast’s population is increasing, in


  Welcome to this week’s Regional Perspective. In this edition, we focus on the expansion of one of the world’s biggest brands in Orlando, the growth of yet another new Orlando company, the announcement of the Orlando Tech Council’s Executive Director, and more news stories you’ll want to share with your networks. 1) Amazon announces 800

Real Estate Group Statements Back Biden Housing Plan

By Kerry Smith   NAR President Oppler says Realtors have “long advocated for many of the policies,” though the promise of 100K homes “is just a small fraction” of the 6 million needed. WASHINGTON-Following the Biden Administration’s announcement ( of new housing policies to help more Americans buy or rent a home, most housing groups