1. Moving Up To Your Dream Home? Don’t Wait!

    Mortgage interest rates have risen by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year, and many assume that if mortgage rates rise, home values will fall. History, however, has shown this not to be true. Where are home values today compared to the beginning of the year? While rates have b…Read More

  2. NAR: 2017 Best Year For Existing-Home Sales In A Decade

    Despite a weak December ending a trend of two straight months of increases, there were still more existing homes sold last year than in any year since 2006. The most recent data from the National Association of Realtors shows that existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that includ…Read More

  3. Florida’s population growth in 2017 was second largest in US

    If it seems to you like more and more people are moving to Florida, you would be correct — the state saw the second-biggest increase in population in the country last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s national and state population estimates. Between July 2016 and July 2017, the U.S. …Read More

  4. The Benefits Of Florida Homeownership Go Beyond The Financial!

    Homeownership is a major part of the American Dream. As evidence of that, 91% of Americans believe that owning a home is either essential (43%) or important (48%) to achieving that “dream.” In a market where some people may be unsure about the benefits and possibilities of buying a home, it …Read More

  5. Freddie Mac: Housing market on track for best year in a decade

    With 2018 right around the corner, Freddie Mac released its report card for 2017. While the economy is marked by robust job growth and low inflation, the housing market has had some hiccups this summer and fall, largely due to low inventory. Still, the report states that housing market is “on tr…Read More

  6. Don’t Wait: Buying A Home Will Cost More In Just One Year

    Are you on the fence about owning a home? It may be better to buy now than wait. The nation’s median home value is expected to grow by $6,275 to $208,975 just one year from today, according to Zillow, adding on to the already considerable funds homebuyers need now to own a home. The average homebu…Read More

  7. The Top 3 Hottest Real Estate Markets for 2017 Are in Florida

    Trulia recently published its list of the 10 hottest real estate markets to watch in 2017, and-no surprise-several coastal markets made the list. Trulia based its ranking of the 100 largest metro areas across the country on five criteria: a high search interest, a decreasing rate of vacancy, high af…Read More

  8. Newly-built home sales show positive start to the year…

    There was a 3.7 per cent rise for sales of newly-built single-family homes in January compared to a year earlier. Data from the HUD and US Census Bureau shows a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 555,000 units. “This increase in new home sales is in line with our forecast for a steady, gradual rec…Read More

  9. New Home Sales Race to Keep Up with Demand

    Some Highlights: Many buyers who are searching for their dream homes are turning to new home construction after 10% of all new home buyers sighted a lack of inventory of existing homes as their reason for purchase. The median home price decreased slightly from September’s high of $314,100 to $304,…Read More

  10. Mortgage Rates by Decade Compared to Today

    Some Highlights: The interest rate you secure for your mortgage greatly influences your monthly housing costs. In the 1980s, 30-year fixed mortgage rates averaged in the high 12s making the monthly principal and interest payment over $2,000. Interest rates are still at historic lows; this is a great…Read More