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I will share my thoughts on SW Florida plus information on property that I hope my readers will find useful. All feedback and comments are more than welcome. Thanks, Bob

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2013 

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Oct. 30, 2013 – Florida’s consumer confidence fell sharply in October to 71, a seven-point drop compared to September and its lowest level in nearly two years, according to a new University of Florida (UF) survey.“This is the lowest reading since December 2011 following the la...
10/30/2013
SAN FRANCISCO – Oct. 29, 2013 – If home prices edge higher, the housing market will see higher home sales, according to a new paper by two senior economists with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The economists note that it’s not that the higher prices entice buyers as much as the higher...
10/29/2013
American Home passes on stucco homes. Silver Bay Realty Trust avoids cedar siding. Investment companies that buy homes out of foreclosure or other distress situations usually can’t get inside them to see what kind of shape they’re in. Nor do they have the time or manpower to do so. Instead the fi...
10/25/2013
IRVINE, Calif. – Oct. 24, 2013 — RealtyTrac’s September 2013 U.S. Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report, which includes single-family homes, condominiums and townhomes, found homes sales up 2 percent from August and 14 percent compared to September 2012. It also found a preponderance of purchase...
10/24/2013
WASHINGTON – Oct. 23, 2013 – The U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency’s House Price Index rose 0.3 percent in August with prices now higher for 19 consecutive months, the agency said. The agency said the previously reported July increase was revised lower from 1 percent to 0.8 percent. The index k...
10/23/2013
 SAN JOSE, Calif. – Oct. 22, 2013 – Realtor.com – The National Association of Realtors®’ (NAR) consumer-facing website operated by Move Inc. – released the results of its Haunted Housing Report that explored consumer sentiments about their perceptions of “haunted” real estate.“Survey data reveals...
10/22/2013
Fort Myers is almost ready to unveil its new, downtown waterfront, but developers have yet to sign any contracts to build. A ribbon-cutting is tentatively scheduled for the first weekend in December, said Don Paight, executive director of the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency. “For all pr...
10/22/2013
 More closed sales, higher median prices, increased pending sales and the continued stabilization of the homes-for-sale inventory resulted into a sunny outlook for Florida’s housing market in September, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®.“Throughout the year, we’ve...
10/21/2013
 Fla. Chamber Foundation study: In one year, state welcomed 90M visitors, started 3,000 new businesses, created 131,400 jobs and added $30B to its economy. Knowing the action is strong is one more reason to stop procrastinating on your dream property. Prices are rising like a hot air balloon. If ...
10/17/2013
  THIS ORIGINAL FAIRWINDS COMMUNITY POOL HOME UNDER TILE ROOF HAS OVER $80,000 OF BUILDER UPGRADES. THE LIST IS EXTENSIVE AND ATTACHED TO THE LISTING, PLEASE ASK YOUR REALTOR TO SHARE IT WITH YOU AS IT CANNOT BE COVERED HERE IN ITS ENTIRETY. FEATURES INCLUDE LARGE EAT IN KITCHEN WITH NEW APPLIANC...
10/16/2013
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