Posted by: realtormarkpalace | April 10, 2013

On tap today! First-ever ‘Rally for Homeownership’

Be part of the Rally for Homeownership

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – April 9, 2013 – Tomorrow at 1 p.m., Realtors from around the state will converge en masse on the Florida Capitol Courtyard for Florida Realtors®’ first-ever “Rally for Homeownership.” As a group, Realtors will highlight the link between Florida’s housing market rebound and the accompanying boost in economic performance.

The Rally is part of Great American Realtor Days, a two-day annual event when Florida Realtors’ members meet lawmakers to discuss pending real estate legislation and other issues that impact Floridians and Sunshine State visitors.

Florida Realtors 2013 President Dean Asher, broker-owner with Don Asher & Associates Inc. in Orlando, and state Rep. Matt Hudson (R-Naples), a real estate broker, will lead the “Rally for Homeownership,” which will also include a salute to U.S. military families and their service to America. The Rally will feature a surprise announcement – a powerful and emotional reminder that homeownership remains an important part of the American Dream.

Rally participants will emphasize the importance of home sales to the state’s economy. Construction and existing home sales spur productivity in a “domino effect,” creating jobs for millions of Floridians.

According to the Florida Legislature’s Office of Economic and Demographic Research, real estate remains the No. 1 economic generator in the state. Real estate, rentals and leasing accounted for $117.4 billion, or 15.6 percent, of Florida’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2011. Add in construction, and it accounts for $147.4 billion, or 19.6 percent, of the state’s GDP in 2011.

As homeownership increases, Florida’s economy strengthens with it.

© 2013 Florida Realtors®

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