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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Realtor.com: Listing Uptick Suggests a Return to Market Balance

Inventory remains tight, but realtor.com’s weekly housing report suggests that supply may be slowly moving a bit closer to demand as more current owners decide to move.

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Fair Housing Groups Sue, Claiming a Business Practice ‘Redlines’

The group claims a “minimum price policy” business practice by Redfin benefits higher-income neighborhoods more than lower-income neighborhoods. Redfin denies the charges for “legitimate business reasons” but says it’s struggled with the issues raised.

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RE Q&A: Can HOA Fine Me for Removing ‘Wear Your Mask’ Signs?

A condo owner removed signs that said “Wear Your Mask” from the building’s main doors, and the president now accuses him of vandalism. Can he be fined for this?

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Judge Temporarily Stops HUD’s ‘Disparate Impact’ Rule Change

HUD’s disparate-impact rule tries to stop discrimination that occurs in the absence of any overt discriminatory behavior. It’s now trying to walk that rule back a bit.

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Commercial Website Reports Strong Interest in Office Space

The listing site, CommercialCafe, says a rising count of visitors are interested in commercial office space – a number that surpasses even pre-pandemic records.

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Some Ultra-Rich Buyers Purchase a Home for Their Boat

The pandemic sparked strong demand for boats, an acceptable social distancing activity. But a dearth of parking spots led some people to buy homes for the dock space.

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NAR: Pending Sales Falter a Bit in Sept., Fall 2.2%

Higher home prices and low inventory may have sparked a slight drop in pending sales in Sept., but the number still surged 20.5% when compared to Sept. 2019.

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Fed Analysis of Pandemic EIDL Loans: Up to $78B Could Be Fraud

The SBA issued Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to small businesses in the early days of the pandemic, but a new federal analysis suggests that up to 37% of the money SBA doled out, about $78B, has red flags in borrower applications that hint at possible fraud.

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Long-Term Mortgage Rates Flat this Week – 30-Year at 2.81%

The average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage barely moved from last week’s record-low 2.80%. One year ago, the average 30-year FRM averaged 3.78%.

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Builder Confidence in 55+ Housing Hits Record High

Builders see home-sales gold in a sea of retiring boomers. In a 55+ Housing Market Index where 50 is an optimism-pessimism balance, the index rose to 83 in the 3Q.

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More Retailers and Landlords Squaring Off Over Rent

In the early stages of the pandemic, most landlords and retailers found common ground in their financial stress. But those bonds are weakening as the pandemic drags on.

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It’s Time to Map Out a 2021 Social Media Plan

The first step to boost social media marketing? Get a plan. Content drives the marketing, so start by telling your story and then a bit about your home neighborhood.

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RE Q&A: Selling Half a House – What Could Go Wrong?

Mom lives in a home she co-owns with Son A. Son B will eventually inherit Mom’s half and he wants to buy Son A’s half now and pay for it over time. Son A is okay with that. But he’s worried about legal problems if they don’t handle the details correctly.

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The Gentrification Conversation – It’s a Steering Temptation

Home purchases in “turning around” neighborhoods can be good investments as new owners see their property values rise faster than other nearby neighborhoods. But gentrification changes a community’s characteristics and can flirt with Fair Housing Act violations.

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