Florida in Top Ten for Business Taxes

Florida ranked number five in the United States for ‘best business climate’ for the fourth straight year according to the 2015 State Business Tax Climate report conducted by the Tax Foundation. The Tax Foundation looks at over 100 factors in order to create the annual ranking, including corporate tax, individual income tax, sales tax, unemployment …

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FHA Reduces Mortgage Insurance Premiums to Help Buyers

In an effort to help housing become more affordable for buyers, the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) announced recently that mortgage insurance premium rates will be lowered by 0.5 percentage points. This comes as good news to buyers who were previously priced out of purchasing a home through FHA-backed loans. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) …

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Owning May Be Cheaper than Renting

RealtyTrac recently released its first quarterly Residential Rental Property Analysis for 2015 and found that in most of the country, owning is cheaper than renting. More than 450 counties across the country were a part of the analysis, and in 76 percent of those counties, renting was less expensive by a significant degree. Fair market …

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