The Real Deal Miami

Florida House votes to close property tax loophole, RealtyTrac opens data to international buyers … and more

April 29, 2009 06:58PM

1. Florida House votes to close property transfer tax loophole, following Senate vote [Palm Beach Post]
2. Miami commissioner settles ethics charges related to rental units [SFBJ]
3. Builder stocks rise on Case-Shiller index [SmartMoney]
4. Developer of Sail Condo on Brickell faces foreclosure suit [SFBJ]
5. Globe Street interviews Terry Stiles of Fort Lauderdale-based Stiles Corp. [GlobeSt]
6. Nordstrom Rack to open in Coral Gables and in Kendall in 2010 [Miami Today]
7. Legislation could force banks to pay maintenance on foreclosed condos [CBS 4]
8. Florida mortgage broker sentenced in fraud case [National Mortgage News]
9. Tampa Bay home prices fall to 2003 levels [St. Petersburg Times]
10. Fractional ownership becoming popular in luxury real estate [Swiss Mediterranean Lifestyle]
11. Delayed financing draws luxury buyers back into market [Realty Times]
12. RealtyTrac opens data on U.S. foreclosures to international buyers [National Mortgage News]
13. Regulators propose to cut Fannie and Freddie slack on 2009 affordable housing goals [WSJ]
14. Rep. Calvert says we need to increase demand in the housing market [Realty Times]
15. Lenders unprepared to comply with new Fannie, Freddie rules [Inman]
16. Office market hitting the skids [BusinessWeek]
17. Is federal takeover of Fannie and Freddie more expensive than TARP? [WSJ]