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Florida Real Estate and Economy Remain Strong

April 4, 2017

The sale of single-family homes across the state of Florida totaled 18,033 for February 2017, down just 0.5 percent when compared to February 2016. Despite rising housing prices and continued inventory shortages, Florida’s economy and real estate market remain relatively strong and developing. “Florida’s economy is growing, with more jobs being created,” said 2017 Florida […]

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Builders Plan to Put Emphasis on Entry-Level Housing Market

March 28, 2017

  Low inventory levels in the housing market have created continuing issues for the residential real estate market, with interested homebuyers facing competition and rising costs. In an effort to ease shortages, builders are planning to put emphasis on the entry-level housing market, as well as march forward with townhome, condominium, and overall single-family home […]

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Fannie Mae Index Results Point to Increased Confidence in Housing Market

March 21, 2017

More Americans currently believe it is a “good time” to purchase or sell a home. A recently-released Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) hit high point upon high point for February, indicating that Americans have a record-high amount of confidence in the nation’s housing market. “The latest post-election surge in optimism puts the HPSI […]

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Florida Residential Real Estate in Spotlight for Investment

March 14, 2017

The Southeastern states of the United States are in great demand among investors, according to a recent analysis conducted by ATTOM and Clear Capital titled “Landlord Land.” In addition, a study by SmartAsset indicates 6 counties/cities in Florida are ranked among the top ten places for a borrower to most easily attain a mortgage. These […]

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An Enthusiastic Outlook for Incomes and Real Estate

March 12, 2017

The amount of participants who participated in the survey regarding Fannie Mae’s recent Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) that reported “significantly higher household income” for 2016 increased by five points to 15 percent in January, while the portion of participants who reported it is “a good time to sell” a home increased by 2 points, […]

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Examining Potential Return on Investment for a Remodel

February 27, 2017

Whether you are considering the purchase of a new home or preparing to sell the home you currently own, putting some thought into potential home improvements in order to increase the value and overall appeal of the home is common and smart. Gathering all types of information, including how much the project could cost, how […]

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Q4 2016 Reports Shows Southwest Florida Housing Primed for Success

Real estate broker analysts who have reviewed the Annual, 4th Quarter and December 2016 Market Reports released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®) have concluded that the local housing market performed successfully in 2016, despite several challenges affecting the market. 2016 challenges included the stock market slowdown in February, Brexit and the presidential […]

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Forecasted Success for Luxury Housing Market

February 14, 2017

Residential real estate agents with a focus on the luxury market are beginning this year with great optimism. 2017 is predicted to present positive developments, innovative design, forward-thinking trends and technological advances to the luxury housing market. A few aspects that are expected to boost the luxury market: Government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) – Fannie Mae and […]

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First Annual Village of Estero Heart Walk

February 7, 2017

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, The Village of Estero will hold its first annual Village of Estero Heart Walk, benefiting the critical work done by the American Heart & Stroke Association (AHA) to combat cardiovascular disease. This inaugural event will be held at the Estero Park & Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Boulevard in Estero, […]

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Mortgage Execs Express Positive Outlook Regarding Ease in Lending Requirements

January 24, 2017

Data compiled from a recent survey spearheaded by Genworth Mortgage Insurance, during the 2016 Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Annual Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, points to an increased number of mortgage industry executives feeling that lending requirements have eased in recent years. The results of the survey show that 50 percent of mortgage industry executives who […]

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