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Study suggests 1 in 10 renters wants to buy in 2014
  SEATTLE – March 13, 2014 – If a Zillow survey crunched its numbers correctly, the real estate market will see a big upswing in buyer demand over the next year.
According to the inaugural edition of the Zillow Housing Confidence Index (ZHCI), more than 5 percent of all residents in 19 of the 20 large U.S. metro areas want to buy a home in the next year. When the survey focused on just current renters, the number rises to one in 10 (10 percent) hoping to buy a home … (1 comments)

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Fla.’s housing market continues positive trends in Jan. 2014
  NAR: Existing-home sales drop in Jan. but prices continue to rise
ORLANDO, Fla. – Feb. 21, 2014 – Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices, more new listings, fewer days on the market and the continued stabilization of inventory in January, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 15,000 last month, up 10.2 percent over the January 2013 figure.
“Price increases are continuing to improve home equity in areas across the state, and combined with still-low interest rates, it’s … (2 comments)

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Most consumers now think they qualify for a mortgage
  WASHINGTON – Feb. 12, 2014 – More Americans now believe it would be easy for them to get a mortgage, according to Fannie Mae’s January 2014 National Housing Survey results.
Positive consumer attitudes regarding the ease of a mortgage application climbed 2 percentage points to an all-time survey high of 52 percent, while those who think it would be difficult dropped 3 points to 45 percent – an indication that consumers view mortgage credit as more accessible.
While Freddie Mac still predicts more moderate home price gains over the next 12 … (0 comments)

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Men and women fall in love with a home differently
  SAN JOSE, Calif. – Feb. 11, 2014 – Realtor.com® released the results of its Home Crush Survey, which studied the way men and women react to homes on the market.
Realtor.com defined a “home crush” as a listing that a consumer likes and looks at more than once online or in person. The survey ran on realtor.com from Jan. 9-20 and found that more than 1,000 respondents reported having a home crush.
“We conducted the survey to see how searching for ‘the one’ in real estate correlates to searching for ‘the … (3 comments)

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Fla.’s housing market gained momentum, strength in 2013
  NAR: Metro areas see solid home-price growth in 4Q 2013 ORLANDO, Fla. – Feb. 11, 2014 – Florida’s housing market wrapped up 2013 with more closed sales, higher pending sales, higher median prices and a reduced inventory of homes for sale compared to the year before, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®.
“Throughout 2013, the state’s housing market has demonstrated it’s in a solid recovery and gaining strength,” 2014 Florida Realtors® President Sherri Meadows, CEO and team leader, Keller Williams, with market centers in Gainesville, Ocala and the Villages. … (0 comments)

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Canadians looking in Fla. told it’s time to buy
  Profile of International Home Buyers in Florida
Check out NAR's 2013 Profile of International Buyers in Florida and other international research reports in the Research & Statistics section of floridarealtors.org.
TORONTO, Canada – Feb. 10, 2014 – The epic beach party might not be over yet, but the economic tides are starting to inch a little closer for aspiring Canadian snowbirds.
A pair of concurrent trends over the last year have chipped away at the historic buying power Canadians enjoyed in the American Sunbelt since the financial crisis: a 10 percent … (0 comments)

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How are millennials changing home marketplace?
  LAS VEGAS – Feb. 7, 2014 – Better Homes and Gardens released findings from its sixth-annual survey on homebuyers. According to the Boston Consulting Group, U.S. Millennials – young adults in their twenties or low thirties – account for an estimated $1.3 trillion in direct annual spending. In the next fifteen years, Millennials are projected outnumber Baby Boomers 78 million to 56 million.
This year’s Better Homes and Gardens research focused on Millennials’ preferences for their next home, and asked more than 3,200 prospective homebuyers to share their thoughts on home improvement spending, the … (4 comments)

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Senate passes four-year flood insurance delays, but House the real hurdle
  WASHINGTON – Jan. 31, 2014 – The U.S. Senate passed a four-year delay in flood insurance premium hikes Thursday as attention now turns to the GOP-controlled House, where prospects appear rockier.
By a vote of 67-32, Senators approved a halt to most of the biggest increases for four years, during which time a federal agency would be required to study the affordability of policies and review accuracy of new flood maps.
Stories of premiums shooting from $4,000 to more than $40,000 in one stroke have raised alarms that they … (0 comments)

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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 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 414,000, the Commerce Department reported Monday. In November, sales had fallen 3.9 percent.
For the whole year, sales were up 16.4 percent to 428,000, the highest level since 2008.
It marked the … (4 comments)

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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 metropolitan areas will see their economies grow this year, compared with 97 areas whose economies contracted in 2013, according to the report, done by IHS Global Insight. It was released Wednesday at the mayors’ conference in Washington.
IHS forecasts 340 areas will see economies grow … (0 comments)

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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’ Report: U.S. Homebuilding/Construction: The Chalk Line (Winter 2013-2014).
Fitch expects a continued, moderate cyclical improvement in overall construction activity during the year, but with the potential for a few upgrades, according to Managing Director Robert Curran.
“”Housing metrics should increase in 2014 due to faster economic and job growth, despite somewhat higher interest rates, as … (0 comments)

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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 its 2013 Profile of Florida Homebuyers and Sellers this week, a study compiled by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) as part of its national homebuyer and seller survey.
2013 Florida highlights
Homebuyers
• 27 percent were first-time buyers compared to 38 percent nationally – a lower percentage than the 40 percent historical norm.
• 15 percent of buyers … (2 comments)

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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 returned to historical averages
3. Home prices consistent with an affordable mortgage payment-to-income ratio
4. Home sales in the range of historical norms.
So, is the current housing market inching closer?
Freddie Mac’s U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for January takes a look at how the housing market is … (0 comments)

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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 couples accounted for 61.6 percent all homebuyers from 2001 to 2011. By comparison, unmarried couples made up an average 7.5 percent.
Although still a small slice of homebuyers, some unwed couples see positives to buying a home together before getting married.
Teresa Hung, a customs broker in Baltimore, decided … (2 comments)

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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 rate of 999,000. That’s 9.8 percent lower than November’s pace of 1.12 million, which was the fastest in five years.
For the year, builders started 923,000 homes and apartments, up 18.3 percent from 2012. It was the fourth straight annual gain and the strongest since 2007, when 1.36 million homes were … (0 comments)

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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. As a former snowbirder for many years, all we new was Naples. Now as a full time resident who still loves Naples, my true infatuation is with Bonita Springs.
Why Bonita Springs?
1) You get the small town feel with all the advantages of a larger city.
2) Most people who live in the area are good … (1 comments)

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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 percent from the peak with foreclosure filings in 2010.
The 1.4 million total properties with foreclosure filings in 2013 was the lowest annual total since 2007, when there were 1.3 million properties with foreclosure filings.
 
The report also shows that 1.04 percent of U.S. housing units (one in every 96) had at … (2 comments)

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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 for flood policies issued under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Because the current change is part of a largely bipartisan budget bill, it’s expected to pass the House and Senate, and be signed into law by Pres. Obama.
The law doesn’t help anyone trying to sell a flood-zone home. … (0 comments)

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Your door lock may be getting smarter
  NEW YORK – Jan. 14, 2014 – Smartphones are no longer phones first and foremost. They’ve become command centers for the high-tech demands of day-to-day life. Everything from Web browsing and picture-taking to instant messaging and credit card transactions can be done from one little device.
But one holdout of the analog world has innovators and entrepreneurs scrapping for a digital solution: the centuries-old lock-and-key. Why not fuse those three most essential personal possessions – phone, wallet and keys – into a single device?
Unlike the phone or wallet, though, the challenge here … (3 comments)

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Real estate Q&A: How to do away with private mortgage insurance
  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Jan. 13, 2014 – Question: We bought our home in 2005 with a no-downpayment loan that required private mortgage insurance. Since then, we have worked hard to make additional principal payments and have reduced our balance to about 70 percent of the current value. The loan papers say that we can have the PMI eliminated when the loan balance is less than 78 percent of the value of the home. Based on the original amortization schedule, that wasn’t supposed to happen until 2018. Our lender … (0 comments)

 
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