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Strong 2017 Close for Southwest Florida Residential Real Estate

February 20, 2018

The Southwest Florida housing market closed 2017 with robust results, according to end of year market reports recently released. Real estate sales and overall housing market conditions as a whole are based on many factors. In 2017, the area saw above average employment rates, low inflation, record stock market activity, and increased consumer confidence. Looking […]

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2017 Housing Market Overview

January 23, 2018

2017 brought a significant amount of political, economic, and natural-disaster-related happenings and many of these events resulted in some type of impact to the housing market in Southwest Florida. There was an increase in new home building permits issued, which is a welcomed relief for an industry that continues to function with shortages in for […]

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Report Says Residential Housing Prices More Affordable Today

December 19, 2017

The latest Mortgage Monitor Report by Black Knight Inc., a mortgage data and performance information provider, home prices are actually more in reach now than they were in the late 1990s. Interest rates have decreased 40 basis points over the last six months, but the majority of the possible savings is counterbalanced by the fast […]

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Naples Housing Recovers Post-Hurricane

December 5, 2017

Those who own homes throughout the Naples, Florida area have responded quickly to evaluate and repair damages to their homes caused by Hurricane Irma in September. According to the October 2017 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), the […]

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November 28, 2017

A slight drop in mortgage loan rates is credited for an increased number of mortgage applications, after the number of applications had seen decreases over the prior month. The second week of October saw a 3.6 percent increase in total mortgage application volume, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Applications to refinance a home loan […]

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Builder Confidence Increases For Single-Family Home Category

November 7, 2017

Builder confidence in the single-family housing market increased by four points to a level of 68 in October on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). It was the highest reading since May. “This month’s report shows that home builders are rebounding from the initial shock of the hurricanes,” says NAHB […]

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NABOR Report Shows Robust Sales for Naples Area

October 25, 2017

Broker analysts reviewing the August 2017 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which track home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), said the sale of 685 homes was significant for August – an increase of 5 percent compared to August 2016. This was encouraging news for industry […]

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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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