florida: Florida Real Estate Sales Double Compared to Last Year - 09/25/20 12:39 PM
When Florida comes to mind, many used to think of a vacation spot or a place to eventually retire. This has all changed over time, but especially in 2020. Florida has become one of the hottest places to relocate due to the Coronavirus. According to the Daily Mail, around 950 people move to the Sunshine State each day. According to a Douglas Elliman August report, new contracts for single-family homes and condominiums continued to rise in Pinellas and Hillsborough County — after having doubled in July.
 
The Coronavirus lockdown resulted in many people reflecting on their lifestyles, especially work from home orders … (0 comments)

florida: Featured Properties: Tampa, FL - 04/21/17 01:27 PM
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~20437 Autumn Fern Avenue~
Absolutely pristine 4 bedroom, 3 bath home located on a picturesque conservation lot in Live Oak. Just built in 2011 and has ample space for your family to grow and stretch in this 2600 sq ft, 2 story, 2 car garage home!!
Just listed for $286,900!
Beautiful 42” espresso cabinets and granite counter tops accent the generous gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances. Easy access to your huge screened in lanai to complete your outdoor space. The flex room downstairs is perfect for any office, den, library or even a formal dining room. 
 Upstairs you’re greeted by a loft space … (6 comments)

florida: A Glimpse Into The Real Estate Crystal Ball: Real Estate Forecast 2017 - 02/02/17 08:21 AM
As the buzz of New Year celebrations have settled down, many people are taking a closer look at the pulse of the real estate market for the year ahead. Whether you are considering buying a new home or selling your existing home, 2017 is looking like a promising year for your potential real estate transactions!
Kicking off 2017, Realtor.com has released their yearly forecast, predicting a sales volume increase of 4.17% across the southern Florida market. Despite South Florida’s strong population growth and stable job creation, 2016 saw a decrease in home and condo sales – making this year’s sales prediction music … (3 comments)

florida: Real Estate Rewind: 2016 - 12/16/16 12:49 PM
Now twelve months into 2016, we’ve had a big year in real estate! Between the Olympics, the elections and of course, real estate, many changes and trends have emerged.
Rent Vs Buy: Always a hot topic! Typically, consumers have assumed that renting is more affordable than buying a home. But, numerous factors have changed home buying in 2016, including credit reporting!
Have you checked your credit score lately? You may have seen an increase thanks to the new FICO 9 reporting system. Historically, the weight of medical bills negatively impacted consumer credit reports, but now, “A person’s credit score, with medical conditions, will … (2 comments)

florida: Real Estate Season: Hot Springtime Demand About to Start - 03/25/16 03:33 AM
Real Estate Season - Home Buying and Selling
Hot Springtime Demand About To Start! 
 
The first month of each year when home buying starts to heat up is always April. Experts at the Florida Association of Realtors are expecting the next 4 months (April to July) to have the highest number of buyer and seller transactions all year. Considering real estate transactions have already started this year off at an extremely fast pace, it is exciting to think about the upcoming spring season of 2016. 
 
Sellers will remain in the driver’s seat at all pricing levels. Inventory of homes around $100 to $125K are … (0 comments)

florida: Florida’s housing market 2015: Report Card! - 02/22/16 02:22 AM
Now that the Real Estate industry has final numbers from 2015, they are releasing that data and the subsequent results of last year. As we have reported many times throughout the last 12 months, 2015 was a very strong year in the housing market. After reflecting on 2015, FL Realtors President Matey Veissi states “Florida’s economy is in growth mode, more jobs are being created and mortgage interest rates remain at historically low levels which will continue to drive the state’s housing market in 2016.” Let’s see what else the 2015 FL housing market report says and the impressive numbers it … (2 comments)

florida: Florida’s housing market 2015: Report Card - 02/19/16 02:35 AM
Now that the Real Estate industry has final numbers from 2015, they are releasing that data and the subsequent results of last year. As we have reported many times throughout the last 12 months, 2015 was a very strong year in the housing market. After reflecting on 2015, FL Realtors President Matey Veissi states “Florida’s economy is in growth mode, more jobs are being created and mortgage interest rates remain at historically low levels which will continue to drive the state’s housing market in 2016.” Let’s see what else the 2015 FL housing market report says and the impressive numbers it … (1 comments)

florida: Real Estate and Housing Predictions for 2016 - 02/03/16 01:04 AM
SI Real Estate Tampa Bay is excited to see what 2016 has in store for the housing market.
 
We were pleasantly surprised with the uptick in real estate activity in 2015. Of course everyone is turning the page to the New Year, and consumers are contemplating what to expect in the housing market. The professionals here at SI Real Estate fully believe this year will be an even better one, eclipsing the fantastic turn-around last year that took place throughout the US. Some of the key reasons for this that we are going to talk about: interest rates/lending, inventory, and pricing.
Interest rates … (0 comments)

florida: Florida’s Housing Market Stays Hot! Here's why.. - 12/14/15 04:08 AM
All year long we have been watching the real estate market heat up in Florida. There are many reasons why we are seeing a different resurgence this year!   A few of the key catalysts are: the Florida Legislature, interest rates and PMI insurance reductions. Each of these played a high valued role in the 2015 housing market. Combining all three, we can see housing is more affordable and there are a lot more people looking for housing!
 
 
Florida Governor Rick Scott is very enthusiastic about the housing market citing this past month as another remarkable one for the state. He is particularly … (3 comments)

florida: Florida’s Housing Market Stays Hot! Here's why.. - 12/04/15 02:34 AM
All year long we have been watching the real estate market heat up in Florida. There are many reasons why we are seeing a different resurgence this year!   A few of the key catalysts are: the Florida Legislature, interest rates and PMI insurance reductions. Each of these played a high valued role in the 2015 housing market. Combining all three, we can see housing is more affordable and there are a lot more people looking for housing!
 
 
Florida Governor Rick Scott is very enthusiastic about the housing market citing this past month as another remarkable one for the state. He is particularly … (0 comments)

florida: Tampa: Ranked Top 6 in Nation for Real Estate Investors - 10/27/15 01:16 AM

Tampa Bay investors are finding out how hot the area is lately, ranking #6 among the top 50 cities for Real Estate investing. Everyone likes generating wealth, especially if the return (ROI) is on a real estate investment. It is extremely satisfying when you put your money to work for you. Real Estate investors look all over the place searching for the best property to invest their money in. Their money has been working extra hard here in Tampa. Over the past 12 months, Tampa’s investors have averaged 16.7 percent gross return on their investment. That is incredibly high, a very … (3 comments)

florida: We have missed you guys, active rain community! - 10/08/15 02:44 AM
We are back!
Due to the changeover from trulia url's and such, SI Real Estate been absent on here for the past two months. We could not get logged into our account or even connect to the site without a bunch of security flags! As such, our blog posts were not able to be seen by our viewers unless they had our blogspot information. Happy to say that SIRE is back in action, and we are going to bring you the real estate updates we are known for. We love what we are seeing in the housing market and can't wait to share … (4 comments)

florida: Florida’s economy has only gone up, since 2012! - 10/06/15 03:49 AM
 
 
 
It’s no secret by now that Florida is pushing past the recession this year in 2015. Economists and experts have been optimistic all year, and the data is continuing to back them up. Sean Snaith, a highly respected economist at UCF says Florida’s GDP will continue to climb at least through 2018. Could we really see economic growth lasting that long? Snaith fully believes so, citing average housing prices up, payroll being up and real gross state product steadily rising for a while now. The SI Real Estate team fully agrees, as we are seeing rising home prices as well as … (2 comments)

florida: Real Estate Update: Pending Home Sales reach highest level in 9 years! - 07/13/15 07:10 AM
It’s no secret the housing market is making a strong comeback. Inventory is incredibly scarce.  Buyers are confident enough in the economy to be actively searching for real estate to purchase. This is leading to a shortage of ready-to-move-in homes. When there is a housing shortage, buyers need to act quickly and sellers are now stepping in. This has been the driving force behind skyrocketing pending home sale statistics. Probably the most positive statistic (there are many this month) is “45% of homes sold within 30 days of being listed”. That is a staggering number compared to what we were seeing … (0 comments)

florida: Real Estate Pulse: Tampa’s Rental market is on fire! Act on it. - 06/12/15 06:49 AM
Real Estate Pulse:  Tampa’s Rental market is on fire!
Act on it or the property will be gone in a flash!
SI Real Estate is a full service real estate boutique in Tampa Bay, including property management.  We have seen a significant increase in rental activity since February, 2015. As the year has progressed, so has the interest in Tampa’s rental market!  Right now, our agents are finding that rental listings are gone in a New York minute.  We are receiving calls and emails from an abnormal amount of new residents relocating to our area, causing the demand to drastically outweigh the … (1 comments)

florida: Big gains in March Home Sales, Florida and National Market heating up! - 05/08/15 03:08 AM
Big gains in March Home Sales
Florida and National market is heating up in 2015
SI Real Estate has been monitoring and reporting the increased activity in the housing market this year. Last month we reported about skyrocketing first quarter new home sales. This month all of the home-sales reports, including both new homes and resale homes echo those same sentiments.
 
Some of the markets reporting sharp rises in March 2015 home sales include the following: Minneapolis, Washington D.C., Atlanta, San Antonio, Jacksonville, Houston, and Seattle. The Real Estate market in Florida has been scorching hot, especially in Miami, Boca Raton and Tampa … (0 comments)

florida: Florida is on the rise again. Maybe you should move here too! - 03/09/15 01:14 AM

 
Almost everyone over the age of 20 has said the phrase “that’s it, I’m moving to Florida” at some point during their life. Usually it is said out of frustration with the weather, or another popular reason being high taxes elsewhere. In the 90’s and early 2000’s, Florida was an incredibly popular destination to move to. The younger crowds flocked to Miami or Tampa, the wealthy to Miami and Fort Lauderdale, and then the retirees to Naples or Fort Myers.   Since 2007 though we have been lagging behind…. Until recently.
Sean Snaith, director of the Institute for Economic Competitiveness … (0 comments)

florida: Freddie Mac 3% down payment mortgage, qualifying, PMI updates - 02/23/15 12:28 AM
Earlier this year the president reduced private mortgage insurance rates. FHA loans were more attainable for first time home buyers. Home owners that wanted to refinance and reduce their monthly payments could also participate in the reduction. Now Freddie Mac is about to roll out a new appealing option for home buyers: 3% down payment mortgages coming in March! Contributing to continued Real Estate recovery and stability, the guidelines of qualifying for this type of loan will not be as loose as the guidelines from the adjustable rate mortgage disaster in 2007-2008.


Donald Layton, CEO of Freddie Mac, assured … (1 comments)

florida: First quarter new home sales skyrocket for many national home builders - 02/13/15 01:49 AM

 
Early 2015 quarterly reports reflect heavy increase in real estate activity, especially new homes. D.R. Horton is a nationally recognized home builder and has developments throughout the United States. They have been the largest home builder in the U.S. 13 years in a row. On Wednesday, D.R. Horton reported a dramatic increase in new home sales highlighted by “sales orders increased 40% in value to $2.1 billion” from the first quarter of 2014 to the first quarter of 2015.
These numbers are significant considering that first quarter home sales are usually lack luster. What does this tell us? With … (0 comments)

florida: Momentum in the Housing Market: 2014 Updates! - 11/21/14 03:39 AM
Since 2010, the Floridian housing market has been stabilizing, and this pattern continues through 2014. According to Florida Realtors Association, Florida’s housing market has had an increase of sales and median prices since 2013.  In fact, the statewide total for single-family houses sold in October was over 21,800, an increase of nearly 18% since October 2013.  Statewide, even the sales price of single family residences has increased nearly 5%.
Be assured, these are signs that the housing market is not only gaining momentum, but truly stabilizing and becoming a healthy and prosperous industry once again.  According to Sherri Meadows, President of … (3 comments)

 
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