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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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Programs to Help Potential Homeowners Enter the Market

January 17, 2017

According to a recent report released by Down Payment Resource, the number of downpayment assistance programs available across the United States decreased by 3 percent in the third quarter of 2016, compared to number available thorugh the second quarter of 2016. 2,392 programs still remain nationwide, and almost 90 percent of those programs still had […]

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Key Projections for 2017 Housing Market and Beyond

January 10, 2017

WalletHub has recently published a list of important projections for the 2017 housing market as well as the overall economy. Projections include: increasing rates, an increase in the number of existing home sales, higher average credit scores, and potential policy changes, which could affect the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and those who have been helped […]

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Super Sunday Open House at Wildcat Run, January 22, 2017

January 6, 2017

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“Healthy Homes” a Growing Trend

January 3, 2017

The rapid rise in persons with allergies and children diagnosed with asthma has steered consumers nationwide toward a focus on health features when considering the purchase of a home. Toxins emitted, as well as air and water quality are a few factors to consider. Survey results released in the last several years have put the […]

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