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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 benefits from a growing population, strong and growing […]

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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 into 2018, there are additional factors that will […]

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February 13, 2018

The housing market experienced quite a bit of change in 2017 and developments forecasted for 2018 seem to follow suit. The realtor.com® data team reviewed historical data and other economic indicators and has put together a forecast of what is in store for this year. From housing inventory shifts to price increases to generational and regional changes, here are a few of the […]

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Housing Expected to Continue to Gain Ground

February 5, 2018

The newly enacted tax law will create a more favorable tax climate for the business community, which should spur job and economic growth and keep single-family housing production on a gradual upward trajectory in 2018, according to economists speaking at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday. “We expect that tax reform will boost GDP […]

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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 sale inventory. Pending sales, closed sales and home […]

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