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Suggestions to Ease Entry Into the Housing Market

July 25, 2017

Entering the housing market for the first time can be overwhelming and costly. It is very likely the largest purchase one has made and the process can be confusing. The most recent market report by Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), released June 16 with May figures, shows pending sales up 12 percent, closed sales […]

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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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Data Indicates Florida Will Become 16th Largest Economy

July 11, 2017

University of Central Florida (UCF) Economist Sean Snaith predicts that Florida’s gross state product will break the $1 trillion mark next year – and then climb to $1.074 trillion in 2019. That gross state product level would in turn make the Florida economy the 16th largest economy in the world, as ranked by the World […]

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Anticipated Increase in Homeownership Rate

July 4, 2017

The rate of homeownership has progressively fallen since the Great Recession from 70 percent to an estimated 64 percent today. Housing industry experts say that new data indicates an approaching increase in the homeownership rate for the current year. Real estate-focused website Trulia has evaluated the Census report and uncovered that owner households formed at […]

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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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New Bill Lower Taxes on Job Creators and Families in Florida

June 20, 2017

The Florida Chamber of Commerce applauds Florida Governor Rick Scott for lowering taxes on job creators and families by signing HB 7109, sponsored by Representative Jim Boyd (R-Bradenton) and Senator Kelli Stargel (R-Lakeland), into law. This Florida Chamber-backed bill takes a major step toward addressing much-needed targeted tax reform, including a reduction of the Florida-only […]

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The Jump from Renter to Homeowner in Florida Among the Most Reasonable

June 13, 2017

A report recently released by HowMuch.net offers an analysis of monthly housing costs by state and the differences between the cost of owning and the cost of renting. The report shows the smallest cost increase between owning and renting is in the Southeast region and in the Rust Belt. The report lists homeownership in West […]

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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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Governor Rick Scott has signed the Okeechobee Reservoir Bill into Law

May 16, 2017

Governor Rick Scott has signed Senate Bill 10, which is the legislation giving authorization to significantly increase the water stored south of Lake Okeechobee to build a reservoir in an effort to further reduce and eventually completely eliminate harmful discharges from the lake to the St. Lucie River. The building of the reservoir was Senate […]

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