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Looking at Florida Real Estate Expectations for 2018

February 27, 2018

Florida’s economy expanded in 2017, and that growth is expected to continue through 2018, according to economists and business data experts who spoke to a crowd of about 500 REALTORS® at the 2018 Florida Real Estate Trends event recently during Florida Realtors Mid-Winter Business Meetings. “For 2018, from a business point of view, Florida’s economy […]

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The Importance of Home Inspection Checklists

January 2, 2018

Home inspection checklists include a detailed list of features throughout a home and act as a guide for home inspectors to look for any defects or other necessary repairs. Though checklists used may not be exact replicas across all regional areas or even from one inspector to another throughout the nation, the lists are lengthy […]

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Recent Florida Housing Data Shows Sales and Prices Up

December 12, 2017

Recent Florida housing market data reported by Florida REALTORS® shows new pending sales, new home listings, overall sales, and median prices all increased for October, despite continued inventory shortages. The number of sales for single-family homes totaled 20,543 for October in Florida, an increase of 2 percent in comparison to October of last year. “Home […]

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Florida Housing Path Remains Encouraging

September 5, 2017

Florida’s residential real estate market remained on an encouraging path in the second quarter of this year with an increase in closed sales, increased median prices and a higher number of pending sales, according to the most recent housing market data released by Florida REALTORS®. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 79,888 in 2Q […]

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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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Suggestions for First Time Homebuyers

August 15, 2017

Buying a home for the first time can be stressful and the related costs can be overwhelming. For most, it is the largest purchase one has made and the process can also be confusing. An analysis of the Census report by Trulia determined that owner households formed at double the rate of renter households in […]

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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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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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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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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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