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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 from China, India, Mexico and the UK also […]

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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 the first quarter of 2017. All of the […]

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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, according to the Commerce Department. The increase marked […]

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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 up 23 percent and inventory up 4 percent. […]

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Prevention Tips for Email Phishing Scams

July 18, 2017

  The FBI has reported that email phishing accounts for 95 percent of cybersecurity threats. Legal and law enforcement experts at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s Cybersecurity Conference in Chicago, which focused on threats to the real estate industry, said this is why client communications are a key component of “cyber hygiene.” The common advice to use strong passwords and […]

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