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What’s Up With Housing?

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The latest County numbers are in for June and they show that the market continues to hold strong, including the highest Closed Sales figure for the Single Family Homes segment since at least 2009.
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Instead of dormitory-style buildings, flexible mass-produced housing pods might offer a way to sidestep zoning code barriers and get people off the streets.
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What do Americans click most on home remodeling websites? Currently, they’re drawn to modern, high-end finishes, spa-like bathrooms and chic industrial features.
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Once in the top five nationally for foreclosure filings, the Tampa Bay area no longer makes even the top 25.
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Lower Mortgage RatesMortgage rates drop below 4%.
After two weeks of increases that took the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage to 4.03%, it dropped back this week to an average 3.96%.
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What’s Up With Housing?

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First Time BuyersDo you live in one of the hottest-selling neighborhoods in Tampa Bay? Check your ZIP
See which parts of the sprawling Tampa Bay region have fared best in the current real estate boom.

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John CatsimatidisGet to know the billionaire in the Big (Red) Apple behind St. Pete’s next great skyscraper.
Billionaire John Catsimatidis has a favorite word: Opportunity.
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CFPBHouse Passes Bill Gutting Dodd-Frank Law
The Financial CHOICE Act passed along party lines Thursday.
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Lower Mortgage RatesAverage U.S. 30-year mortgage rate falls to 3.89%.
Freddie Mac: The 30-year FRM fell for the fourth week in a row, the lowest level in nearly seven months; a year ago, it was 3.60%. The 15-year FRM eased to 3.16%.

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How Developers Are Adapting to Residents’ New Live-Work-Play Lifestyles.
As the lines between home and work fade with opportunities of remote work and entrepreneurial ventures, residents want a community where they can do it all.
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Recent Housing News

Easter ObservanceMay Every Easter Blessing Be Yours to Have and Share

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Low Housing InventoryExperts Weigh In on the Lack of Available Housing
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This lack of inventory is challenging many markets.

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TRID's First 5 MonthsTRID’s First 5 Months…   How builders and bankers are handling the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new loan regulations.
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Rising Home PricesUnlike Bubble Era, Home Buyers Now Put Off by Rising Prices.  Low levels of supply combined with higher prices could make Realtors worst nightmare come true.

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Residential AmenitiesShow-Stopping Amenities Catch Residents’ Attention.  These properties incorporate unique and exemplary amenities to enhance resident lifestyles.
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Housing News From This Past Week

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New Home SalesThe increase in U.S. new-house sales outstrips forecast…  And now, the housing market is entering what is traditionally its busiest season.

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House-Hunting Using A Watch“Watchful” House-hunting…
New features give home shoppers a more complete snapshot of what it would be like living in a particular neighborhood.

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Smart HomesJust think… your connected home could be cooler than ‘The Jetsons’.  See What They Got Right, and Wrong, About the Connected Home… Pretty Smart.

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Construction Technologies of the FutureThe future of the construction industry: techniques and technologies… This new infographic details the major technology advancements we could see over the next decade, as well as the impacts on our industry as a whole.

 

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Baby Boomers Are Driving the Housing MarketWealth & Health: Baby Boomers Are Driving the Housing Market… New research shows that consumers aged 55 and older will buy more than half of the new U.S. homes in the next five years. 

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