Browsing Posts In: National Real Estate News

Home Builders Provide Inventory Shortage Relief

September 26, 2017

Sales of new United States homes decreased by 9.4 percent in July, representing the strongest one-month decreased in close to a year. But the decrease followed strong sales in previous months, and sales so far this year are outperforming last year’s. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new-home sales fell to a seasonally adjusted annual […]

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Strong Demand in the 55 and Over Housing Sector

September 19, 2017

An estimated 10,000 baby boomers are retiring each day, which is inevitably having an impact on the real estate market. Builder focus in the single-family 55+ housing market has increased for the second quarter of 2017 with a reading of 66, an 11-point increase over the first quarter of 2017, according to the National Association […]

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Jumbo Home Loan Pricing Decreases

September 12, 2017

Reports indicate that the interest rate for jumbo loans, which includes loans greater than $421,100, dropped five basis points just recently, averaging 3.99 percent. That is now 13 basis points lower than the conforming rate, which is the largest spread between jumbo rates and the conforming rate since March 2016, according to the Mortgage Bankers […]

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Florida in High Demand for Foreign Homebuyers

August 22, 2017

United States home-buying by foreigners increased by a substantial 49 percent to $153 billion in the last year, which signifies a record high in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate released for 2017. The increase resulted as activity from Canada soared to $19 billion, with buyers […]

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Increased Rate of New Home Construction

August 8, 2017

The rate of new home construction increased in June to the fastest pace in four consecutive months prior. Though increases were seen across the nation, the rise was led by substantial increases in the Northeast and Midwest. New home construction increased by 8.3 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million, […]

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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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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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