Title Security's Blog

Comprehensive Title Insurance & Escrow Services


Leave a comment

What’s Up With Housing This Week?

 

Millennials May End Up Competing with Baby Boomers in Housing Market.
These two groups make up different segments of the home buyer market but they are searching for similar things.
.

.
.

Kitchen Remodeling TrendsThinking About Remodeling Your Kitchen?
Homeowners generally wanted new flooring, countertops, cabinets, sinks, and faucets when they had their kitchens remodeled, says a new report.

.

.

Flood InsuranceShould Congress raise the cost of flood insurance? How much?
The National Flood Insurance Program expires Sept. 30 and is $25 billion in debt. NAR has made flood insurance renewal a top priority, and lawmakers are now considering some dramatic program changes to keep it solvent and operational.

.

.

Low Mortgage Rates30-year mortgage rate falls below 4%.
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week to their lowest levels of the year: 3.95%.
.

.

.

Housing’s Clean Bill of Health…
All things considered, the state of the housing industry right now is pretty good.

.

.

http://www.TitleSecurityFL.com

 


Leave a comment

Recent Housing News

.

Housing Market Still PositiveKeep Calm and Keep Buying Homes…
From a housing economist’s perspective, the prospects for the U.S. residential real estate market still look good after last week’s surprise election results.

.

2017 Real Estate TrendsReal Estate Trends to Watch in 2017.
In addition to the commercial use of drones and how the President-Elect Donald Trump may impact the real estate market, many millennial buyers may skip the starter home and purchase a move-up home instead in 2017.
.

55+ Housing Needs55-Plus Residents Are Not All the Same.
Older adults don’t just fall into one amorphous demographic blob; they have distinct housing-need differences that builders need to address in their design and location of 55-plus communities.
.

Florida Association of Realtors86% of buyers don’t have a clue what a CLUE report is.
If a seller made multiple property insurance claims, buyers could end up paying surprisingly higher premiums – but only 12% request a CLUE report.
.

.

Smart Homes5 Smart Homes Using Connected Tech in Different Ways
Everyone has a different need for smart home technology. This round-up offers up a few examples for different types of buyers.

.

Rising RentsRising Rents Could Be the Real Reason People Can’t Save…
“The rent is too damn high” is more than a political slogan; it reflects the harsh reality of unaffordable housing in America today.

.

http://www.TitleSecurity.com


Leave a comment

Interesting Housing News

.

Flood InsuranceAre you knee deep in ‪Flood Insurance‬ questions?
Please join us at this Tuesday’s Coffee Corner when Amy Metz from American Strategic Insurance presents the latest updates and answers all your questions.

.

.

Negative EquityNegative Equity Highest Among Bottom-Tier Homes…
Owners of the least-expensive homes were roughly 3x more likely to be underwater on their mortgage than owners of the most-expensive homes.
.

.

Credit ScoreMore Home Insurance Companies Look at Credit Scores.
Credit scores don’t just impact mortgage rates. More and more property insurers now quote cheaper property insurance rates to owners with high credit scores.
.

.

Millennial HousingBoomers Are Moving In on Millennial Housing Stock.
As boomers retire and millennials start families, they’re buying the same houses for very different reasons. Boomers are in the process of downsizing and getting rid of junk, and millennials don’t have junk.

.

.

Housing ForecastHousing Forecast: What To Expect In The Second Half Of 2016.
We’ve heard about how there’s been too much demand and not nearly enough supply to keep pace. The forecast focuses on such topics as the low inventory as well as new construction. And don’t forget Brexit.
.

.

http://www.TitleSecurityFL.com

 


Leave a comment

Recent Housing News

New Home SalesFor New Homes, Women Are a Tougher Sell…
Angst about health of the housing market appears stronger than men.  It is not that women don’t want to own their own homes. In fact, they want them more.

.

.

.

AgrihoodsA Housing Trend Rooted in Agriculture…
Feeding off the continuing interest in eating fresh, local food, developers are ditching golf courses and designing communities around farms, offering residents a taste of the pastoral life — and tasty produce, too.  ‘Lettuce get something to eat.
.

.

The Presidential Election and Its Impact on HousingThe Presidential Election and Its Impact on Housing
Even during this election year, the desire to achieve the American Dream is greater than the fear of uncertainty of the next presidency.
.

.

Tiny HomesTiny Homes Grow More Appealing for Millennials
Millennials looking to save save money and live debt-free in the aftermath of the Great Recession have began to think small…or rather, tiny.
.

.

Baby Boomers Migrating to the CityMore Baby Boomers Migrating to the City…
An increasing percentage of boomers are leaving the suburbs for cities that are accommodating their needs.
.

.

http://www.TitleSecurityFL.com 

 


Leave a comment

Recent Housing News

 

Floor Plan NinjaRealtors: How would you like a Ninja as a reliable friend?
Please come to Tuesday’s ‪‎Coffee Corner‬ and learn how Floor Plan Ninja can make you more successful.

.

.

.

Home Equity PostGreat News! Florida consumer sentiment rises in March.
The biggest spike was in Floridians’ one-year expectation for personal finances, which rose 6.1 points. Overall, the index was 1.6 points higher than in Feb.

.

 

Dream HomeMore & More Singles Are Falling For Their Dream Home  

.

.

.

Millennial HomebuyersHow Boomers Can Appeal to Millennial Home Buyers…
Showing that the property can accommodate a party and is tech friendly are a few ways to appeal to younger house hunters.
.

.

Housing Forecasts5 Forecasts for Housing Over the Next Five Years.
National Residential Economic Report sees a mostly healthy housing market, with a few caveats.
.

.

.

Improving Housing MarketThe Housing Market is Poised to Continue Improving…

Analyst expects more sellers to enter the market as prices rise, easing inventory shortages.

.

.

Vacation & Investment Home 2016 SurveyVacation Home Sales Slow Down, While Investment Sales Surge.
Prices rise for both as an inventory squeeze becomes apparent. The South, particularly Florida, was the most popular destination for vacation buyers.
.

.

..

Home CreditMortgage lending grew by 43% in 2015.   Contrary to some fears that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new disclosure rules would severely dampen mortgage lending in 2015, a new report from Equifax shows that exactly the opposite took place, as mortgage lending grew by a drastic margin in 2015.
.

http://www.TitleSecurityFL.com

 


Leave a comment

Recent Housing News

Turnkey CondosSelling High-End Apartments, Fully Furnished… Developers are taking showcase apartments to the next logical step – offering turnkey homes, furniture packages and interior design consultations.

.

.

Foreclosure Start Rate FallsDelinquency Rates Continue to Show Housing’s Healing.  More signs of recovery: delinquency as well as a foreclosure starts rate continue to fall.

.

.

National Homeownership MonthWhat do today’s Baby Boomers want in a home?  NAHB released this information in “Housing Preferences of the Boomer Generation: How They Compare to Other Home Buyers,”
.

.

Building for Millennial Homebuyers3 Things to Consider When Building for Millennial Homebuyers.  As millennials enter the home buying market, builders need to be aware of what this consumer segment finds attractive in a home.

.

.

Linking Housing and TransportationLinking up Housing and Transportation…
When looking at indicators of success, having a home and access to transportation networks that provide both physical and economic mobility are critically important.

.

.

Florida RealtorsHome flipping is back – and Florida is a national hot spot…  If flipping signals a market rebound, the recession is officially over. Tampa and Daytona Beach top the list for flips as a percentage of all single-family sales.

.

.

http://www.TitleSecurityFL.com

 


Leave a comment

Recent Housing News

Thanks to all our Realtor friends for participating in this past week’s Coffee Corner.

Millennial's Impact On Real EstateQuantifying the Millennial Impact On Real Estate…
Millennials will sacrifice size for location and will pay more if the amenities and services enable them to recapture time lost while working or in transit. Urban and suburban mixed-use, micro units and amenity-laden properties will appeal to this generation of social achievers.

.

CabinsAre cabins the New American Dream?
The Dream has always been more than just four walls and a roof–it’s an ideal, a fantasy–and the tiny home is just the latest stop in this dreamscape.

.

.

Retirement CommunitiesHow Retirement Communities Are Changing to Appeal to Baby Boomers. 

.

.

.

Kitchen Design TrendsSee what’s cooking in kitchen design by weighing four different trends on the rise: reclaimed wood; glass and ceramic surfaces; hydraulic lifts; and mix-and-match materials.

 

.

http://www.TitleSecurityFL.com