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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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2014 

2013 new home sales highest in five years   WASHINGTON (AP) – Jan. 27, 2014 – U.S. sales of new homes fell in December for a second consecutive month, but even with the pause at the end of the year, sales for all of 2013 climbed to the highest level in five years. Sales of new homes dropped 7 per...
01/27/2014
Nearly all U.S. cities will grow in 2014   WASHINGTON – Jan. 24, 2014 – The U.S. economic expansion will be much more broadly shared among the nation’s cities and metro areas this year than it was in 2013, the U.S. Conference of Mayors says in a new report. All but seven of the nation’s 363 metro...
01/24/2014
Fitch Ratings paints rosy picture of 2014 economy   NEW YORK – Jan. 22, 2014 – Although U.S. home sales are currently lackluster, a stronger economy and better employment numbers should likely counter higher interest rates and more restrained price increases in 2014, according to Fitch Ratings’ R...
01/23/2014
Florida Realtors releases 2013 profile of Fla. homebuyers and sellers   Download the 2013 Profile of Florida Homebuyers and Sellers The complete report is available on Florida Realtors’ website. Click the dropdown box under “Residential.” ORLANDO, Fla. – Jan. 22, 2014 – Florida Realtors® released...
01/22/2014
Are we in a full housing recovery? How to tell   WASHINGTON – Jan. 21, 2014 – In order to have a fully recovered housing market and economic recovery, economists point to the need for four positive indicators: 1. A healthy job market with stable unemployment 2. Mortgage delinquencies that have re...
01/21/2014
Key considerations for unwed couples buying a home   MIAMI – Jan. 20, 2014 – Married couples represent the majority of homebuyers, but more couples are teaming up to buy a home before they get hitched. If they ever do. Data from the National Association of Realtors show that, on average, married ...
01/20/2014
U.S. homebuilding dips, but last year best since ‘07   WASHINGTON (AP) – Jan. 17, 2014 – U.S. home construction slowed in December but ended 2013 with the best showing since the housing bubble burst. The Commerce Department said Friday that builders broke ground last month at a seasonally annual ...
01/18/2014
Bonita Springs, the place to get the most home for the money, enjoy!As a licensed real estate agent in Florida mainly serving southwest Florida to include Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Marco Island, Fort Myers and surrounding areas, I have the ability and privelige to see all of the best areas....
01/17/2014
RealtyTrac: Homes in foreclosure drop 26% in 2013   IRVINE, Calif. – Jan. 16, 2013 – RealtyTrac released its Year-End 2013 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, which shows foreclosure filings – default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions – down 26 percent in 2013 from 2012, and down 53 ...
01/17/2014
Congress agrees to incremental flood insurance fix   WASHINGTON – Jan. 15, 2014 – An omnibus budget bill expected to pass Congress and become law includes language that offers a bit of flood insurance relief for some homeowners, and a ray of hope for all owners impacted by rapidly rising premiums...
01/15/2014
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