The Latest Information on Coronavirus for Realtors in Florida
Florida Realtors is monitoring everything relating on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the real estate industry and Realtors.
- NEW! Congress approves widened PPP loan terms. Borrowers now have 24 weeks, rather than eight weeks, to disburse their loan funds. Read about other changes to loan forgiveness.
- NEW! Governor extends ban on evictions. Hours before the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures was set to expire, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a new executive order that extends the current ban to July 1. Read more.
- UPDATE: In-Person Showing Safety Guidelines: On May 22, Florida Realtors issued updated safety guidelines for Realtors, including a printable poster to use during Open Houses.
- NEW! PPP Loan Forgiveness. On May 15, the Small Business Administration and the Department of the Treasury released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application, which you can find here.
- NEW! Reopening of vacation rentals: Vacation rentals remain closed but counties may submit their reopening strategy to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation for consideration. As of May 25, plans had been approved in 75% of counties, Find out more, including details about safety precautions for owners, here.
- Office reopening guide for brokers: Florida Realtors has prepared a guide so real estate brokers ready to open their offices to employees and customers can do so safely.
- Step-by-step guide to applying for unemployment: On April 28, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity published a step-by-step guide — with screenshots of the online portal — to help independent contractors and self-employed individuals apply for federal unemployment benefits. Learn more here.
- COVID-19 Legal Hotline FAQs: Florida Realtors attorneys share answers to the top coronavirus questions they are fielding from Realtors across the state. Read them here.