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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
RECENT BLOG POSTS
There is a wonderful part of Bonita Springs that I discovered the 1st time by making a wrong turn. When I discovered this peaceful area, my wife and I knew this is where we wanted to live. Months later we purchased our current home in a community named Southlands, most people get it confused with...
03/08/2016
I  just sold a duplex for under 140,000, the owner will put about 20,000 in. I advertised this property for rent on Craigslist for a week and had numerous inquires, I rented both sides for $1000 per month per side collecting 1st last and security deposits on each unit. Of course I did background ...
03/08/2016
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), m...
03/13/2014
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...
02/23/2014
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 applicat...
02/12/2014
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 ...
02/11/2014
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 c...
02/11/2014
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 –...
02/10/2014
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...
02/07/2014
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, Senat...
02/01/2014
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