antonelli realty: What Are They Thinking ? Zillow - 07/02/19 05:49 AM
        The latest update to Zillow’s Zestimate algorithm now uses photos to adjust valuation of your home based on condition and features. That’s right, Photos, not nearby past sales but photos. So, what does this mean for Zillow fans? If your a fan, make sure your shutters, porch and rooms are painted.
     This has to be the craziest thing I have heard yet on coming up with a real value for a house.
      Stan Humphries, Zillow’s chief analytics officer & chief economist, said in a post; “We’ve taught the Zestimate to discern quality … (3 comments)

antonelli realty: Retail home prices are falling in Orange & Osceola counties - 06/07/19 06:45 AM
New data shows for the first time since 2012 retail home prices are falling in metro Orange & Osceola counties in Florida.
 In a statement from Zillow; after seven years of month-over-month increases, the median price of a Central Florida home dropped recently according to our real estate data tracking. It shows the end of an incredible 86-month streak where the value of the median home shot up 94% to $239,200.
 It’s doubtful that home prices will drop to levels that we had in 06 to 09 but this market is so crazy that one doesn’t know.
 The average sale price of an existing … (1 comments)

antonelli realty: For the first time in 1.5 years - Mortgage rates are below 4% – - 06/01/19 08:40 AM
Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage fell to 3.99%. It's hovering around 3.5 on a 15 year note which is also great news. 
Great news that will hopefully get buyers off the fence and put in a contract. 
 
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antonelli realty: Did you pray for something or someone today - 04/21/19 08:47 AM
Happy Easter everyone.
Here is one prayer Im sure most of us have heard from being in this business. 

Prayer To Help Sell Your House Faster
     Saint Joseph is the patron saint of the “worker” and “protector”. Catholics worldwide pray to St Joseph when they are in financial need or they need assistance with a pressing need such as selling their homes.
      Most historians believe that around 1500 AD, a small group of nuns that had a pressing need to obtain land, turned to burying metals engraved with the St Joseph on them.  This ritual involved the burying, and then praying … (3 comments)

antonelli realty: One Alexa at home is great – two not so much - 04/15/19 05:27 AM
NEW YORK – April 12, 2019 – The Amazon Echo, Dot and other Alexa-enabled devices don't often play well together in the same house – particularly if they're within earshot of each other. That wasn't a problem because most of us had only one smart speaker – if we had any at all.
But that's changing fast. Amazon says the number of households with more than one smart assistant-enabled device doubled last year. That lends credence to an independent survey taken late last year declaring that nearly 1 in 4 US households had a voice-enabled device inside – and about 40 percent … (3 comments)

antonelli realty: More homes sell for less than asking price - 12/14/18 04:10 AM
MIAMI – Dec. 13, 2018 – According to the National Knock Deals Forecast, uses data for both predictive and historical analyses from ATTOM Data Solutions, the percent of home sellers who eventually sold for less-than-asking price in 2018 was about 2 in 3 (62 percent).
Of those homes that sold for less than asking price, six out of 10 are in the South, with Miami at No. 1, followed by New Orleans and Chicago.
As home values rise more slowly, Knock predicts that the trend of lower sale prices will continue into 2019, when 77 percent of on-the-market listings will sell for less than asking … (2 comments)

antonelli realty: Baby boomers aren’t moving - 12/12/18 07:00 AM
NEW YORK – Dec. 11, 2018 – Baby boomers, the massive generation born between 1946 and 1964, inhabit 46 million owner-occupied homes worth an estimated $13.5 trillion.
In 2006, when the oldest boomers were only 60, the 65-to-74 age group contained 9.3 million homeowners. By 2016, when the oldest boomers had reached 70, the number of homeowners ages 65 to 74 had swollen to 13.6 million. By 2026, when the youngest boomers will be 62 and the oldest 80, the number of owner-occupants ages 65 to 74 is projected to jump again to about $16.4 million.
America is aging. As people age, they … (3 comments)

antonelli realty: Getting tougher to buy a brand-new home - 11/27/18 05:30 AM
NEW YORK – Nov. 26, 2018 – Housing affordability concerns are sparking a slowdown in new-home construction. Single-family housing starts fell 1.8 percent in October compared to the previous month, the U.S. Commerce Department reported Tuesday.
"This month's decrease in single-family starts isn't a surprise given the drop in our builder confidence index," says Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders. "Builders are showing caution as mounting housing affordability concerns are forcing some consumers to delay making a home purchase."
Rising mortgage rates and home prices continue to outstrip disposable income, UBS analysts wrote in a recent note. "Housing affordability … (4 comments)

antonelli realty: 6 Bedroom, 4 bath Delfino home just hit the market. - 02/02/18 11:03 AM
Just looking at the awe-inspiring front entrance of this magnificent of the 6 bed / 4 bath / 4 car garage, Delfino model by Park Square homes you will feel like you are in Tuscany. located in the community of Bellalago with 24 hr guard gated security. You pass the formal living room on the left and the formal dining room on the right and walk right into the grand Family room that looks right into the kitchen with its designer 42" maple cabinets, granite countertops, breakfast nook. Large second floor Bonus room and an open floor plan with conservation and … (8 comments)

antonelli realty: ALTA alerting members of phishing email. - 08/09/17 08:10 AM
I wanted to bring this to your attention. There is such an increase in internet hacking that it it becoming almost common news. 
 
According to The Fund; American Land Title Association, (ALTA) is alerting its members to delete a phishing email that appears to come from the CEO  with the subject line "Case S.I 691/2017: Your Firm's Attention is Required".
 
The email, which appears to come from mkorsmo@alta.org, says:
"In line with an urgent mandate following ALTA policies, we hereby call to your notice - a recently filing (S.I. No691/2017) requiring your firm's prompt attention. The details of this case are contained in the attached … (0 comments)

antonelli realty: Assess the Real Cost of a Fixer-Upper House - 03/26/17 06:18 AM

Trying to decide whether to buy a fixer-upper house? Follow these seven steps, and you’ll know how much you can afford, how much to offer, and whether a fixer-upper house is right for you.
1.  Decide what you can do yourself.TV remodeling shows make home improvement work look like a snap. In the real world, attempting a difficult remodeling job that you don’t know how to do will take longer than you think and can lead to less-than-professional results that won’t increase the value of your fixer-upper house. 
Do you really have the skills to do it? Some tasks, like stripping wallpaper and … (1 comments)

antonelli realty: Hydrogen Peroxide and Your Home. - 03/24/17 04:33 PM
I always find it interesting when I learn a whole new set of uses for household items. I hope you discover some new uses to Hydrogen Peroxide after reading these tips from HouselogicIn Your Kitchen1. Clean your cutting board and countertop. Hydrogen peroxide bubbles away any nastiness left after preparing meat or fish for dinner. Add hydrogen peroxide to an opaque spray bottle — exposure to light kills its effectiveness — and spray on your surfaces. Let everything bubble for a few minutes, then scrub and rinse clean. 
2. Wipe out your refrigerator and dishwasher. Because it’s non-toxic, hydrogen peroxide is great for cleaning places that store food and … (1 comments)

antonelli realty: Europe & USA By The Numbers - 11/19/15 08:51 PM
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The GDP 3rd quarter growth in Europe slowed to 0.3%, from 0.4% in Q2 and 0.5% in Q1, but still slowing!
Europe's gains from cheaper oil and rising exports from the weakening euro appear over.
With inflation in the Eurozone at 0.1% year over year, the European Central Bank will do more monetary easing.
This will make it harder for the Fed to raise rates.The weaker euro will lower US import prices and inflation and weaken exports.
Meanwhile back in the USA, In our 3rd quarter, retail e-commerce … (0 comments)

antonelli realty: Zillow & Trulia wish they had updated info like the MLS - 10/04/15 07:04 PM
You can search all the New Listings from all real estate companies!
     Now you can have the most updated list of homes for sale in the area that you want. You can now search the Florida MLS yourself with our Consumer Version Florida MLS.  Now anyone can view new listings just like REALTORS do.
   Search by:
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antonelli realty: What Would Al Gore Say - 03/02/15 10:11 PM
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Net neutrality is a fight over who pays for Internet infrastructure.
Now, large content providers (Netflix) help pay, but under the new FCC rules they won't be allowed to. Thus, households will pay more.
But as they are more price sensitive than content providers, usage will probably fall.
As for future Internet investment, in the short-run little will change as net neutrality has effectively been the law of the land.
The internet is a "network of interconnected networks."  The World Wide Web … (3 comments)

antonelli realty: The Days of the Deals Have Past - 04/01/14 09:06 PM
Distressed home sales accounted for less and less of the total market month after month here in Florida the last 6 months. We have seen a normalization to the local housing market, but at the same time putting more of a squeeze on already-burdened buyers.
 "The bargain days are gone," said John Tuccillo, chief economist for the Florida Realtors trade group. "That's the bottom line in all of this."
 Distressed sales have been slowly shrinking for the past three years. Statewide, nearly half of all property sales involved a short sale or foreclosure in 2009, near the height of the housing … (6 comments)

antonelli realty: How Do You Feel The Market Is Doing? - 10/28/13 09:24 PM
When people ask me is the market getting better, what do you hear happening out there, is it true that the R.E. industry will slow down from Nov 1st through Feb etc etc etc. I always tell people to listen to the financial news and the see what the “Pros” are saying. But then I always tell them you can listen to 10 different “So Called” experts and get 7 different answers, so you will have to make your own assumptions.
 
 So I ask you, looking at these 3 stories that came out today, How Would You Say The Market … (0 comments)

antonelli realty: 5 Simple Reasons - 10/17/13 06:07 PM
You Should Sell Your Home Today
1. Demand Is High
The most recent Existing Home Sales Reports by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) show a double digit percent increase in sales year-over year; sales have remained above last year’s levels for over 25 months.  There are buyers out there right now and they are serious about purchasing.
2. Supply Is Beginning to Increase
 
Total housing inventory is again approaching historic norms of a 5 month supply compared with 4.3 months in January.  Many expect inventory to continue to rise as 3.2 million homeowners escaped the shackles of negative equity … (1 comments)

antonelli realty: Kissimmee Completely Renovated 3 bed 2 bath home - 06/10/13 10:05 AM

$59,995 , 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 0 half baths, 1,056 square feet  
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