top orlando realtor scott garrison: The Number of Homeless People Is Rising with Rents! - 08/30/23 06:40 AM
According to the head of the Homeless Services Network, the increase in the number of persons who cannot find homes in Central Florida is "almost completely the effect of rising housing costs."
ORLANDO, Florida — Homelessness seems to be worsening in Central Florida, despite organizations spending money to shelter more than 3,400 individuals in the previous year.
According to the opinions of local experts, a persistent shortage of housing coupled with rising rents is bringing an increasing number of individuals to the verge of being forced out of their homes.
During a discussion on the issue with Orange County commissioners on Tuesday, Martha Are, … (2 comments)

top orlando realtor scott garrison: The United States housing market will soon become unaffordable for millions of people. - 08/14/23 03:50 PM
If you want to avoid seeing your monthly mortgage payment increase, you should buy a home in Central Florida right now.
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Since January 2022, the cost of housing has driven more than 9 million prospective purchasers out of the market in the United States. The increase in all-cash offers and investor acquisitions mainly harms the chances of first-time buyers with low down payments. Due to the historically low number of houses that are now on the market in the United States, however, values are not anticipated to fall.
According to a prominent property economist, rising interest rates in the United … (3 comments)

top orlando realtor scott garrison: Residents of Florida pay LESS in taxes than residents of almost every other state in the United States. - 07/31/23 01:08 PM
Compared to our home state of Florida, California's Governor Gavin Newsom asserts that his state is "well worth the price." A thorough investigation reveals that Florida and CENTRAL FLORIDA are ranked at Number 45 out of 50 for overall tax burden, whereas California is ranked much higher on the list at Number 9 out of 50 for paying the Most Taxes! Ouch!
How does California's tax system stack up against those of other states like Florida and Texas? Taxes are a more significant financial hardship for residents in competing states, Texas and Florida, than for Californians.
According to an estimate provided by the … (1 comments)

top orlando realtor scott garrison: Find out how much money you need to live in Central Florida with this handy guide comfortably! - 07/26/23 02:50 AM
According to a recent study, the amount of money necessary to maintain a state of contentment while residing in Central Florida may be determined.
According to a poll conducted by Purdue University and, the Central Florida Orlando Region requires a minimum yearly salary of $105,315 for residents to be considered satisfied.
"Despite historically high unemployment rates during the epidemic, the Sunshine State is in a perfect position. The unemployment rate is 3.2% as of right now, "a poll found. "Although you do need to make a bit more than $105,000 per year to be happy here, it is conceivable to be well-off … (2 comments)

top orlando realtor scott garrison: It Couldn't Be a Better Time to Purchase a Property in Central Florida Than Right Now! - 07/18/23 06:46 AM
Some people in Central Florida think the home market is beginning to cool due to Orlando residents being sick of the increased mortgage rates. According to statistics provided by Redfin, the number of recently-listed houses sold had dropped by around 37% compared to last year.
What do specialists in the real estate industry observe on the ground?
Recently, Kathy Casey, a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Denver, Dan O'Brien, a real estate agent with Trueblood Real Estate in Indianapolis, and Sir Ashley Harrison, a real estate broker at the Harrison Group with Fathom Realty in Charlotte, North Carolina, sat … (2 comments)

top orlando realtor scott garrison: ORLANDO, Florida, has earned the distinction of being ranked second-best place in the United States to retire. - 06/27/23 02:17 AM
According to WalletHub's 2022 Best and Worst Places to Retire assessment, the Sunshine State is home to over half of the cities that made the list of the top 10 most incredible places to spend your retirement years. These cities include Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Orlando.
It has been determined that Orlando, Florida, and Central Florida, is the second best place in the United States to retire.
The poll evaluated 182 locations based on affordability, activities, quality of life, and health care. Each of these essential criteria was given equal weight in the ranking process. The assumption that a retiree would be living … (0 comments)

top orlando realtor scott garrison: The most recent home sales in Central Florida have resulted in the highest profit level for sellers since 2008! - 06/13/23 11:52 AM
Despite all the drama and hoopla surrounding a purported "Real Estate Correction" generated by the media...
Prices of homes in the Orlando metropolitan area did not stop increasing in 2022; instead, the price growth rate was moderated.
Sellers in Central Florida and the United States made an average profit of $112k, an increase of 21%; moreover, eight of the best investment returns in the WHOLE Nation were in FLORIDA METRO Areas like Orlando, Florida. Nice!
Even though values fell in the latter half of 2022, Attom's end-of-year report indicates that the average sales profit percentage increased from 2021's 45% to last year's 51%. It … (0 comments)

top orlando realtor scott garrison: You Should Consider Purchasing a Home in the Orlando Area This Year! - 06/06/23 03:06 PM
Buyers in the Orlando area who put off purchasing a house in Central Florida until a larger selection of homes reduced borrowing rates or some other factor may never become homeowners. And considering Orlando's past, 2023 is a reasonably good year to decide.
Mortgage rates have finally begun to decline across the whole state of Florida, and rates in the region of 5.6% for a 30-year fixed mortgage have recently been increasingly prevalent. After two years of house sellers calling the shots, the great American purchaser finally has power due to dropping home prices and increasing residential real estate inventory. Alex Caras, … (0 comments)

top orlando realtor scott garrison: Central Florida is Included on the List of Most-Desired Places to Migrate to in the United States of America! - 05/30/23 02:50 AM
 One in four purchasers who used the real estate brokerage Redfin website to look for a house also explored properties in other metropolitan areas. Central Florida remains one of the most popular options, while Miami has reclaimed the number one position. A growing number of purchasers in the United States are thinking of relocating to a town or suburb. This year, there are fewer buyers in the market overall, and the total number of purchasers is also down; however, among those still shopping, a more significant percentage are looking outside their home city. Redfin reports that 24.9% of its website users … (1 comments)

top orlando realtor scott garrison: The value of real estate has increased MORE in CENTRAL FLORIDA than almost ANYWHERE ELSE in the United States of America! - 05/09/23 03:53 AM
According to the FHFA House Price Index, the overall real estate prices in the United States have increased by 8.4% during the last year...
Despite this, Central Florida and Orlando were ranked as having the HIGHEST rate of house price appreciation in the country, essentially with an increase in home value that was more than TWICE the national average. Nice!
No area in the state of Florida ranked lower than number 31 out of the top 100 metropolitan areas in the country.
In contrast to the national trend, the real estate market in Orlando, Florida, is relatively robust.
Our home state of Florida saw a … (2 comments)

top orlando realtor scott garrison: The Central Florida Real Estate Market is not in a recession Everything Is Just Getting Back to Normal! - 05/02/23 03:45 AM
People with no real estate background might easily monitor the local headlines in Central Florida and make the impression that the market is about to collapse. However, this is only a symptom of a larger market downturn, and home prices in the Orlando area are still higher than they were a year ago. Although 2021 was a record year for real estate in Central Florida, the market has slowed down over the past eight months of 2022. There are still unanswered questions about the severity of the market drop and whether a crash is imminent. There is little question that the … (1 comments)

top orlando realtor scott garrison: One of the USA's Top 10 Cities with the Fastest Growth in ORLANDO! - 04/26/23 03:53 AM
According to recent research, our very own Central Florida Area, which includes the city of ORLANDO, is among the cities in the rest of the country that is seeing the quickest population growth rate.
Jobs in the IT industry are always changing, tourism is at an all-time high, and the population of major cities around the United States is moving about. A recent analysis compiled by the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, a think tank on business policy, rated the top 10 cities in the United States with the highest population growth rates.
The ranking considered the employment rates and economical production of … (3 comments)

top orlando realtor scott garrison: FLORIDA is now the state in the United States that is experiencing the FASTEST GROWTH rate overall! - 04/18/23 03:21 AM
The Sunshine State and Our Very Own Central While states in the Northeast and Midwest are seeing population declines, Florida and Texas are experiencing population growth.
According to data just made available by the Census Bureau, Florida has surpassed more than 60 years of stagnation to become the state with the most rapid population increase in the country!
Between 2021 and 2022, the population of Florida increased by 1.9%, reaching a total of 22,244,823 people. This is an increase from the previous year's population. Considering that Florida is already the third-most populated state in the country, this is an outstanding accomplishment. For Florida … (3 comments)

top orlando realtor scott garrison: CENTRAL FLORIDA - Top Places to Live in Entire United States of America! - 04/10/23 06:13 AM
 Central Florida and the Orlando-Area continue to be popular among homebuyers from other regions, particularly those located on the West Coast and more northernly located on the East Coast, such as the state of NEW YORK. A recent poll on the most popular states in the United States found that five of Florida's metro areas are in the top 10 in the whole country, whereas California only has 2. According to a report from Redfin, during the most recent quarter, approximately 24.1% of homebuyers in the United States entertained the idea of relocating to a different location. Five of the most … (0 comments)

top orlando realtor scott garrison: Orlando and Central Florida are among the Top 20 USA Cities to Relocate to! - 04/04/23 02:51 AM
Seventeen of the top twenty locations that Americans are most interested in migrating to have sunny and pleasant weather. This list includes five Florida metropolitan areas, from Tallahassee to Fort Myers and the Orlando area in Central Florida!
According to research compiled by the supplier of relocation services Updater, seventeen out of the top twenty locations in the United States for incoming growth were year-round warm-weather cities.
Out of those 17, Florida topped the list by taking five of the top 20 slots, which are as follows:
Fort Myers - No. 20
Orlando - No. 16
 Tampa - No. 15
West Palm Beach - No. 11
Tallahassee - … (2 comments)

top orlando realtor scott garrison: Owning a home in Central Florida Generates Wealth! - 03/27/23 06:59 AM
Orlando-Area Those who have spent their lives working, caring for families, and making mortgage payments have a bigger net worth by the time they reach retirement age. The primary house is responsible for 90% of the wealth held by families in the United States that own rather than rent, and it accounts for 99% of the wealth held by the lowest 20% of low-income owners.
One of the best ways to amass riches is by purchasing a home. According to the 2019 Survey of Consumer Finance findings, the ownership of a primary house accounts for an average of ninety percent of a … (0 comments)

top orlando realtor scott garrison: Homeownership Rate in Central Florida Nearly Reaches Housing Boom Levels! - 03/14/23 03:00 AM
As a result of factors such as historically low mortgage rates and COVID-19, the homeownership rate in the United States and the Orlando area has increased to 67.9%, marking its greatest level in the past 12 years.
The Census Bureau released a report this week indicating that the homeownership rate increased to 67.9% in the second quarter, despite both Central Florida and the nation experiencing record levels of unemployment during the same period. To put it into perspective, the homeownership percentage was 64.1% a year ago.
According to the findings, young individuals and members of minority groups made up a rising proportion of … (1 comments)

top orlando realtor scott garrison: Florida – Top best state to retire in as per WalletHub! - 03/01/23 07:08 PM
 According to WalletHub's analysis, which took into account 45 factors, including the cost of living, overall quality of life, and access to medical care, our home state of Florida came out on top as the greatest place to retire. The VERY BEST State in All of the United States to Retire in!
Retirement in Florida means never shovelling snow and enjoying pleasant weather all year round for many individuals. Choosing where to live during retirement is a significant choice. If you run out of money, heaven will not be available. A state with high-quality medical care may also have high taxes … (0 comments)

top orlando realtor scott garrison: When it comes to the purchase or sale of real estate, more than 70 percent of married couples argue. - 02/13/23 04:04 PM
A new chapter in a couple's life together can be signaled by buying or selling a property. However, a poll that was performed by Harris Poll and commissioned by Zillow indicated that either transaction could be laden with strife.
Seventy-seven percent of Americans who have purchased a property with a significant other in the preceding ten years indicate that they had fought over the process at some point. The fact that almost as many people in the United States who have sold a home have also reported having arguments over the process suggests that these two life events may strain relationships.
54% of … (0 comments)

top orlando realtor scott garrison: Buyers shouldn't give up their jobs until they've secured a mortgage. - 01/31/23 04:00 AM
There are many people who have the goal of improving their life quality, but lenders look at quitting a job or choosing self-employment as a red indicator that might prevent them from getting approved for a mortgage.
TROY, Mich. — The Great Resignation has caused a record number of people in the United States to leave their jobs. One mortgage lender encourages those who are interested in purchasing a property to examine how changes in their work can affect their eligibility for a mortgage loan.
David Hall serves as the president and chief executive officer of Hall Financial, a mortgage brokerage company that … (2 comments)

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