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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 

WASHINGTON – Nov. 27, 2013 – More homebuyers today plan to plant deep roots in their communities rather than move to a bigger or better home in a few years, according to research from the National Association of Realtors®.Last year, 27 percent of homebuyers between the ages of 25 and 44 and 18 pe...
11/29/2013
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Nov. 27, 2013 – Consumer sentiment among Floridians recovered from last month’s drop, rising to 76 in November from the revised reading of 70, according to a new University of Florida survey.“As expected, consumer sentiment among Floridians regained much of the loss from Septe...
11/28/2013
SAN FRANCISCO – Nov. 26, 2013 – Transitional land deals are picking up in 2013, but the recovery’s locations are still very “pocket-oriented,” Nancy Surak told attendees at the “Current Trends in Transitional Land” session during the recent National Association of Realtors® (NAR) convention. Tran...
11/26/2013
SAN FRANCISCO – Nov. 26, 2013 – Transitional land deals are picking up in 2013, but the recovery’s locations are still very “pocket-oriented,” Nancy Surak told attendees at the “Current Trends in Transitional Land” session during the recent National Association of Realtors® (NAR) convention. Tran...
11/26/2013
WASHINGTON – Nov. 25, 2013 – Mortgage giant Freddie Mac is expecting a good 2014 for housing. Economists predict a much stronger economic recovery will take hold next year, “led by a resurgent housing sector,” according to Freddie Mac’s November U.S. Economic & Housing Market Outlook report. Desp...
11/25/2013
SAN FRANCISCO – Nov. 22, 2013 – Prepare buyers for heavy documentation requirements starting in January, according to CEOs and senior executives from the biggest names in mortgage lending at the recent National Association of Realtors® (NAR) annual convention. New regulatory hurdles could tempora...
11/24/2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Nov. 21, 2013 – Congress extended the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years through last year’s Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act. While the Act’s goal is to make NFIP pay for itself over time and ease a current deficit, it had unintended consequences ...
11/21/2013
 Florida’s housing market continued its upswing in October 2013, with more closed sales, higher median prices, more new listings and a stabilizing supply of homes for sale, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®.“Florida’s economy continues to improve, and that’s good ...
11/20/2013
WASHINGTON – Nov. 19, 2013 – Builders remain confident in the new single-family home market. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) was unchanged in November from a downwardly revised level of 54 last month. Any HMI number over 50 represents more o...
11/19/2013
WASHINGTON – Nov. 18, 2013 – The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 35.9 million U.S. residents, or 11.7 percent of all Americans, moved between 2012 and 2013. The nation’s mover rate is down from 12 percent in 2012. The decline follows an uptick from the record low of 11.6 percent in 2011. However,...
11/18/2013
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