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New Luxury Home Survey puts Naples second after New York City

NAPLES FLORIDA - New Luxury Home Survey puts Naples second after New York City in a ranking of places with the Most Active Home-Listings of $1-Million and UP. The report, by Coldwell Banker Previews International, ranks 20-Markets with a

FHA answers questions about shutdown's impact

While FHA-backed lending continues, banks that require IRS or Social Security info may not be able to get it. If so, a lender decides if a loan moves forward.

3 out of 10 Americans don't qualify for a mortgage

Online mortgage applicants with credit scores of 620 or less failed to get even one offer - and almost one-third of Americans have a credit score in that range.

FPL customers have new power hookup rules

Buyers closing soon or, if you're a landlord, renters moving in? Florida Power and Light rolled out new and generally easier rules for hooking up power.

NAHB: Single-family starts to rise 31% in 2014

Construction increase by the end of 2013 should be 18% for all housing, 17% for single-family and 20% for multifamily - a "decent and fairly strong recovery."

Fla. has lots of REOs, but they're not for sale

RealtyTrac: More than half of Fla.'s bank-owned homes aren't for sale and remain "home" to the ex-owners. In Miami, they live in two out of three REOs.

Fla. Realtor wins NAR Good Neighbor Award

Kenneth W. Davis from Welcome Home Realty in Boca Raton to receive $10,000 for his work with the Rotary Club and children's charities.