Welcome to EABOR

Welcome to Englewood and the surrounding barrier islands. We are a small population with a very involved, supportive community with a very big heart.  

Properties recorded as sold in the last twelve months:

  • Vacant land parcels: 1,200
  • Residential properties: 2,297
  • Income (Rentals): 18 

With the help of a local REALTOR® many people have found a piece of Paradise! Fulfilling dreams is What We R. 

The Englewood Area Board of REALTORS® is made up of approximately 750 REALTORS® and approximately 115 affiliate business partners. The Mission of Englewood Area Board of Realtors® is to support the success and professionalism of our members while improving our community and protecting private property rights. We find the latest technology, mortgage services, financial services, home protection, warranties, professional development, and training that is available. 

We are very committed to our REALTOR® legislation and here are a few of our victories: 

  • Authorizing on-line notaries
  • Business Rent Tax reduction
  • Helping property owners with open and expired permits
  • $192 Million allocated to help with affordable housing
  • $686 million dollars allocated to protect Florida’s Environment.  

Florida REALTORS® has been a strong voice on water issues for many years. We will continue to engage with future legislators to advocate for the sound policies that will have a positive effect on environmental restoration efforts in the beautiful state of Florida. Protecting private property rights and promoting home ownership is so important to our community and its economy. We love where we live and love what we do, because that is Who We R. If you have any questions regarding the Englewood Area Board of REALTORS® or the Englewood community, please reach out to me or your REALTOR®. 

It is an honor to serve as the 2020 Board President.

Warm and Sunny Regards,

Kathi "O"

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Florida REALTORS® News

Northerners Sick of Lock-Down Drive S. Fla. Rental Boost

Many residents of high-rise, high-density cities seem to see Fla. as their best alternative. A Miami-Dade broker says out-of-towners’ interest is up 25% year-to-year.

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Fed Change Shows Long-Term Commitment to Low Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve often raises interest rates to keep inflation below 2%, but now says it will ignore inflation and keep rates low even if the percentage moves higher.

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How Has the Pandemic Changed Buyer and Seller Behavior?

90% of Realtors say their local market is in recovery mode, and some are even hotter than they were pre-pandemic – but it’s sparked 7 noteworthy changes in customers.

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July Fla. Consumer Confidence Down a Bit as Virus Expands

After two months of growth, the consumer sentiment index for Fla. dropped 2 points in July, from June’s 82.5 to 80.5 – but overall U.S. sentiment dropped more.

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SBA To Open PPP Loan Forgiveness Portal On Aug. 10

Some funds under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) are forgivable if business owners followed PPP rules. Starting Aug. 10, the banks who loaned PPP funds can ask SBA to forgive the money, though borrowers must complete and submit a Loan Forgiveness Application.

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Fewer Homeowners Relying on Mortgage Forbearance

The percentage of homeowners with a temporary mortgage-payment hold decreased for Fannie- and Freddie-owned loans but increased for homeowners with FHA and VA loans.

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Latest Scam Comes in the Mail: Seed Packages

Fla. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried issued a warning last week: If you get seeds in the mail that you didn’t order, don’t open them – or plant them.

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Homeowners turning to Fla.-based ADT for home security will be offered Google Nest’s smart-home technology starting sometime next year.

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Out of 28.5M U.S. homes with an older adult, 1 in 4 presents some type of problem for the older resident. Older homebuyers should consider this – but most don’t.

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RE Q&A: Why Do I Need Two Title Insurance Policies?

A homebuyer is being charged for two title policies – one for the lender and one for the owner. An owner’s policy is usually optional, but it’s a good idea to have one.

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Visually Accessible Websites Help with ADA Compliance

8% of web users need accessibility options, and brokers who have inaccessible websites run the risk of being sued as lawsuits continue in the state. But what does ‘accessible’ mean? A Florida Realtors video offers advice on the legal and technological requirements.

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Self-Employed Landlords Working Harder for Home Loans

Some investment-home owners want to refinance at a lower rate, but unemployed renter numbers are scaring lenders. The result: More questions, paperwork and stress.

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Will New Facebook Video App Be Your Next Tool?

Would short interactive video clips set to music help you sell a house – or yourself? Facebook debuts its Instagram Reels this week – an attempt to compete with TikTok.

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55-Plus Market: Builder Confidence Surges in Second Quarter

The index measuring attitudes about 55-plus communities jumped 27 points to 65, according to NAHB. The index has now returned to pre-pandemic levels.

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