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Prevention Tips for Email Phishing Scams

July 18, 2017

  The FBI has reported that email phishing accounts for 95 percent of cybersecurity threats. Legal and law enforcement experts at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s Cybersecurity Conference in Chicago, which focused on threats to the real estate industry, said this is why client communications are a key component of “cyber hygiene.” […]

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2017 Hurricane Season Predictions and Preparations Checklist

June 27, 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting an active hurricane season. It estimates there will be five to nine hurricanes, with two to four of them being major storms. A weak El Niño could make for a more active hurricane season this year. The NOAA just recently said there is a 45 percent […]

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Luxury and Grande Estate in the Stunning Community of Wildcat Run

June 6, 2017

The gated and stunning community of Wildcat Run is nestled into the Heart of Estero. Just a few short minutes from the sandy white beaches of Bonita Springs and Estero Bay, this community provides the perfect location for water sports, such as fishing, boating, and enjoying the wonderful wildlife this area is known for. A […]

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Home Sales Totals Increase in Southwest Florida and Statewide

May 23, 2017

The Southwest Florida economy was strong for the most part in the month of March, as it was statewide, according to recent reports and information released by Florida REALTORS®, and the Southwest Florida Regional Economic Indicators Report prepared by Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). Reports indicate the residential real estate market in Florida had a […]

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Hispanic Homeownership Rate Has Increased Significantly

May 8, 2017

The Hispanic population has a significant influence in residential real estate, outdoing national statistics as they purchase homes at a faster rate for the second straight year. According to the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals’ (NAHREP) recently released 2016 State of Hispanic Homeownership Report, the Hispanic homeownership rate increased to 46 percent last […]

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Sustainability Becoming More Widespread in Residential Real Estate Market

May 2, 2017

Sustainable qualities and characteristics for homes are becoming more of a central topic of interest among homebuyers and sellers. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recent REALTORS® and Sustainability report reveals over fifty percent of REALTORS® affirm that real estate buyers and sellers are interested in home sustainability issues and practices. “As consumers’ interest in […]

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Lenders Expect an Increase in Mortgage Purchase Production This Year

April 24, 2017

Sustained economic development is anticipated to give first-time homebuyers the reassurance necessary to enter the residential real estate market. Moreover, about three out of five independent mortgage lenders (59 percent) in a recent survey predict an increase in the number of first-time homebuyers in 2017. The forecast comes from The Lenders One Cooperative, a national […]

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Florida’s Strong Economy Continues to Motivate Real Estate Market

April 20, 2017

Single-family home sales across the state of Florida totaled 18,033 for the month of February 2017, a small decrease of 0.5 percent in comparison to February 2016. While housing prices continue to rise and inventory shortages continued, Florida’s economy and housing market remain strong. “Florida’s economy is growing, with more jobs being created,” said 2017 […]

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Townhomes are Fastest-Growing in Single-Family New Construction Market

April 18, 2017

Townhomes are currently the most rapidly growing division of the single-family housing market, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). New construction of townhomes increased 17.8 percent from 2014 to 2015. That compares to a 10 percent construction increase for detached single-family homes and a 12.1 percent increase in co-op, condominium and apartment […]

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University of Florida Survey Indicates Sharp Increase in Consumer Sentiment Statewide

April 11, 2017

Consumer sentiment among Florida residents increased in March to the highest level in 15 years, according to the most recent University of Florida (UF) consumer survey. University of Florida’s most recent consumer survey results indicate a consumer sentiment reading of 99, the highest rate since March 2002 and the second-highest rate since November 2000. The […]

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