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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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RealtyTrac: All-cash sales hit new high in Nov.   IRVINE, Calif. – Dec. 20, 2013 – RealtyTrac released its November 2013 U.S. Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report today. Overall, RealtyTrac says nationwide sales of all home types – single family, condos and townhomes – rose 1 percent month-to-m...
Naples, Fla. (December 20, 2013) - Not since March 2009 has the overall median home price been above $225,000. According to a report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), the overall median hom...
U.S. economy expands at 4.1% rate     Gov. Scott announced this morning that the state shaved 0.3% off its unemployment rate, dropping it to 6.4% compared to the nation’s 7% rate. It’s Fla.’s lowest unemployment rate in five years and a key indicator of future growth in the housing market. WASHIN...
Fla.’s housing market reflects changing conditions in Nov. 2013                     ORLANDO, Fla. – Dec. 19, 2013 – Florida’s housing market reported higher median prices, more new listings and a stabilizing supply of homes for sale, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realto...
U.S. home construction hits highest pace in 5 years   WASHINGTON (AP) – Dec. 18, 2013 – U.S. builders broke ground on homes at the fastest pace in more than five years, strong evidence that the housing recovery is accelerating despite higher mortgage rates. The Commerce Department said Wednesday ...
SEATTLE – Dec. 17, 2013 – The nation’s healthiest housing markets in October are clustered in California and the rest of the West, according to the newly released product from Zillow – the Zillow Market Health Index. Zillow’s Market Health Index purports to measure, on a scale from 0 to 10, the c...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Dec. 16, 2013 – Question: I am self-employed and make a good living. I want to buy a house, but it’s hard to document my income. So I’ve been getting turned down for a mortgage, even though I’m willing to make a large downpayment. Any hope for me? – TrevorAnswer: With bank...
WASHINGTON – Dec. 16, 2013 – Higher rents are ahead next year for the nation’s apartment dwellers, but some cities will see smaller bumps than in recent years, market researchers say. Rents will increase 3.1 percent nationally next year, about the same as this year, apartment market researcher Ax...
WASHINGTON – Dec. 13, 2013 – Many U.S. homeowners facing eviction won’t lose their homes over the two-week holiday at the end of December. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – the mortgage giants that buy loans from banks and control roughly half the mortgages in the U.S. – offered a similar no-eviction ...

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