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Miami area has highest ‘equity-rich’ mortgage rate among Florida's largest MSAs

Among Florida’s most populous urban centers, Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach posted the highest percentage of properties with mortgages that have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity.

Lakeland-Winter Haven has top ‘underwater’ mortgage rate for Florida’s largest MSAs

Among Florida’s most populous urban centers, the Lakeland-Winter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area posted the highest percentage of mortgages that owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to a home equity analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: 34 percent of mortgages in Monroe County considered ‘equity-rich’

Among Florida counties, Monroe, Miami-Dade and Collier had the highest percentage of property owners with mortgages who have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis: 34 percent of mortgages in Dixie County considered ‘underwater’

Among Florida counties, Dixie, Union and Jefferson had the highest percentage of property owners with mortgages who owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis of occupational licensing burdens ranks Florida No. 5

Florida ranked fifth among U.S. states that have burdensome licensing laws for lower-income jobs, according to a report by the Institute for Justice (IJ).

Analysis: 24.6 percent of Florida property owners are ‘equity rich’

In Florida, owners of more than 1 million properties with mortgages have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis: 9.7 percent of Florida property owners' mortgages are 'underwater'

In Florida, owners of 408,567 properties with mortgages owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Letter to the editor: Florida’s public universities offer an excellent return on investment

Recently, a headline in Florida Business Daily claimed that Florida colleges and universities have a high student loan default rate.

Analysis: Wakulla County has the highest foreclosure rate for first quarter

One in 248 properties in Wakulla County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the highest foreclosure rate in Florida, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Florida has the 11th highest foreclosure rate for first quarter

One in 599 properties in Florida started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Alachua, St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties have highest property tax rates in Florida

With an effective property tax rate of 1.35 percent, Alachua County has the highest tax rate among Florida counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

Analysis: Counties in Virginia, Texas and Missouri pay lowest property tax rate in U.S.

From TX Business Daily

With an effective property tax rate of 0.1 percent, Mecklenburg County in Virginia has the lowest tax rate among U.S. counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

Analysis: Homeowners in Pennsylvania county pay highest property tax rate in U.S.

From Keystone Business News

With an effective property tax rate of 3.99 percent, Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania has the highest tax rate among U.S. counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

Analysis: Homeowners in Pennsylvania metro area pay highest property tax rate in U.S.

From Keystone Business News

With an effective property tax rate of about 3.9 percent, the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton metropolitan area in Pennsylvania has the No. 1 highest tax rate among U.S. cities, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

Entrepreneur branches out beyond pharmaceuticals

Fernando Jarquín, a Guatemalan entrepreneur who runs a pharmaceutical business empire, has branched out to other lines of business to broaden his business portfolio, some of which touch residents of Florida.

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