The Keller Williams family welcomes Dubai as the newest member of KW Worldwide.
Plans have been announced to open a franchise in Dubai, the newest of over a dozen countries in which Keller Williams Realty – the largest real estate company in North America – operates.
Operating Principal for KW Dubai Werner Burger says, “We’re excited to bring the proven models and systems of Keller Williams to real estate agents and clients in Dubai. Keller Williams is the real estate industry’s leader in training and technology and Dubai is one of the fastest-growing, most dynamic real estate markets in the world. In many ways, the Middle East is still in the startup phase when it comes to selling real estate. Keller Williams, with its agent-centric principles, will revolutionize the market, just as it has in the United States and Canada.”
Master franchise agreements for Keller Williams exist in dozens of countries, including Austria, Germany, Indonesia, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and Vietnam. After a record-breaking year for growth, productivity and profitability, we’re on pace to become the largest real estate franchise by agent count, transactions, and volume all across the world!
Read more: KW Worldwide.
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Floridian’s consumer confidence is rising.
In November, it was reported that consumers now feel that they’re better off financially then they were before, and now is a good time to buy high-ticket items.
Now is a great time to sell your house!
If you’ve been on the fence about making a decision as to whether or not to list your house right now, check out 5 Reasons to List Your Home During the Holidays.
Read more about the survey at Florida Realtors.
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New U.S. Census data from 2012 shows that Americans are moving again.
Domestic migration, with people moving across counties, was at a steady high rate of 16.9 million people, but the long-distance interstate moves accounted for 7 million of those, which is up nearly 5% from two years earlier.
And a lot of those people are heading to Florida.
Things had slowed down during the recession, but now, the Census data shows that some northern cities, like Baltimore and New York are seeing a decrease in residents, whereas area like Miami-Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas are seeing significant increases.
In fact, home-building rates in Miami-Fort Lauderdale rose 67% last years, which was an 87% increase over 2011.
But it’s not just a great time for new home builders. It’s a great time to sell your home all over Florida, especially because the inventory is still so low in many places.
Read the rest of the story, and see all the stats, at News 10 ABC.
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Median home prices are at $199,200, which is a 10.7% increase over last year, and the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate is at 4.28%.
Fox 13 announced this week that our government is proposing a relief legislation to put a hold on the new risk-rated premiums for up to four years.
Apparently, in 2012, when Congress decided that the National Flood Insurance Program should pay for itself, they didn’t have any real world examples of what this would cost homeowners.
As we are now painfully aware, the costs will be devastating to many Florida homeowners.
A hold on the rising rates comes as a great relief, although, at this time, that move is still in the proposal stage.
Watch the news clip and read more at Fox 13: Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Delay Flood Insurance Hikes.
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