As Oakland Park’s election nears, the six candidates detail their vision for the city
Six candidates are running to fill two open seats on Oakland Park’s City Commission this November. They’re focusing on an array of community concerns, from luring more affordable housing, to battling iguanas, to helping small businesses thrive, to lowering taxes.sun-sentinel.com
Miami-Dade Mayor gives OK to housing development despite concerns from residents, environmentalists
Plans for a major housing development on the old Calusa Golf Course are moving forward after Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava refused to veto the decision, standing by county commissioners who voted for the development despite concerns from residents and environmentalists.
You paid HOW much over asking? Tell us your wild housing market stories here
We’ve all heard about it by now: Houses are selling like crazy (and they have been for quite some time), interest rates have been at all-time lows, and it seems like everywhere you turn, you learn of another wild real estate story.
Half of all Airbnb hosts are women, and they have earned over $600 million in one year
Women make up over half of all Airbnb hosts. According to a new earnings report from Airbnb, 55% of their four million Hosts globally are women. Despite this drawback for women, Airbnb has seen a dramatic increase in women becoming Airbnb Hosts in cities all over the world for the very first time — including in Miami. Airbnb announced this week that it estimates new women Hosts (with one listing) have collectively earned more than $600 million since March of 2020. AdIn Miami, new women Hosts who have begun sharing one listing during the pandemic have earned $1.6 million over the past year alone.
Florida to receive more than $850M in emergency rental assistance, DeSantis says
Ron DeSantis announced on Tuesday that cities and counties in Florida stand to receive more than $850 million to help prevent homelessness. Cities and counties with a population of 200,000 or more will receive the funds from the federal government’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program in the coming weeks, according to DeSantis. Households with below 50% of the area median income should be at the front of the line to receive the funds. This is the page for the previous program. This is the page for the previous program.
Hard times hitting home? Here are ways to avoid foreclosure amid pandemic
As soon as you realize you might have trouble making your mortgage payments, you’ll want to get in touch with your lender. You do not want to wait until you can’t pay your bills to contact your lender. If foreclosure is something you fear you might face, the following are options you may have available to you. Mortgage forbearanceAccording to USA.gov, federally backed home loans can get six months of mortgage help, and Federal Housing Administration reverse mortgages are eligible, as well. There are many options available to you, but the bottom line is: Contact your lender, and do not wait until it’s too late.