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What’s Up With Housing?

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Suburban-bound Millennials and Other 2018 Housing Trends to Watch.
What’s ahead for real estate in 2018? Zillow economists put their heads together and offered up a laundry list of forecasts and predictions.

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Most millennials say they want to eventually own homes, and only rent because of financial necessity.
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Malls are dying. There aren’t enough homes. Is there a solution? Across America, malls are being repurposed for residences as an oversupply of one meets a lack of the other.
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The Florida housing market recorded increases in sales, median prices, new listings, and new pending sales in October, signaling a rebound from the impact of Hurricane Irma.
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With data on millions of homes nationwide, the folks at Realtor.com think they have a pretty good idea of how the real estate market is doing.
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Last year, mortgage loan limits accepted by Fannie and Freddie rose only slightly for the first time in a decade – but they’ll top out at $453,100 next year.
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Wall Street is witnessing the best bull market in homebuilder stocks in years.
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71% of prospective homeowners – largely millennials – believe it’s a good time to buy a home, and 63% remain steadfast in their ideal preferences for a home.
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There’s an interesting program being introduced by Lennar Home Builders and Eagle Home Mortgage.
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Amazon.com will now ship a 320-square-foot shipping container home, complete with appliances, bath fixtures and hookups — just add it to your cart.
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Willing to endure things that go bump in the night for a better real estate deal.


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What’s Up With Housing?

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With the following apps, you can get organized (whether you plan to buy or sell), save money, learn about the homes in your neighborhood and get inspired for your next renovation project.
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If you are thinking of selling, FSBOing may end up costing you money instead of saving you money.
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The government’s Home Affordable Refinance Program was all set to end next month, September 30, to be exact, but that’s not the case anymore.
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Could those dramatic gains in Tampa Bay home prices really be slowing down? July sales figures hint that the long-running sellers’ market might be shifting more in favor of buyers.
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Gen Y HomebuyersWill the Generation After the Millennials Own Homes?
“Given Generation X has a high homeownership rate and Generation Y is expected to as well I would expect nothing different from the youngest generation”
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What’s Up With Housing?

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Survey: A top reason 1 out of 3 millennials buy a first home is to provide a yard for their dog. As a motivator, it outranked marriage and raising children.
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ROI of Sustainability is More Complex Than You Think.
The value of energy efficiency and sustainability can prove to be greater, more lucrative or more complex than it appears on the surface.
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In the second quarter of 2017, the Florida housing market had more closed sales, higher median prices and more pending sales, according to Florida Realtors.
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Florida Leads Nation in Foreign Residents Buying and Selling.
Foreign investors want to buy in Florida, but they also want to sell Fla. property when the income potential is right – and many Canadians think that time is now.
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It might not be “Plan A,” but some Millennials that return home after college are turning it into a positive stay by saving enough cash to buy homes.


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What’s Up With Housing?

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Icon ResidentialIcon Residential to Open Two New St. Pete Infill Communities.
Floorplans range from 1,400 to 2,600 square feet and start in the $300Ks.
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Can This Crowdfunding Platform Help Build The Kind Of Houses Millennials Want To Buy?
And even if it can–is that the fix urban housing really needs?

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As home prices continue to rise, what will $215,000 get you across Tampa Bay?
Continuing a remarkable run with no end in sight, prices for single family homes in the Tampa Bay area jumped again in May compared to the same month a year ago.

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Active DesignDesigning for Health and Wellness: The Next Great Challenge
We have Sustainable Design to conserve our resources and Resilient Design to protect us from the changing environment. Now Active Design is coming to make us healthier.
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Builders Eye Converting Strip Malls Into Homes
With more home buyers looking for an urban lifestyle, some builders are targeting aging office buildings or defunct car dealerships for development.

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Pinellas County Real Estate Statistics for May 2017
Pinellas County’s closed sales, new pending sales, and new listings all increased from May 2016.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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

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What’s Up With Housing This Week?

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Student HousingStudent Housing Sales Outperform the Rest of the Market.
Commercial real estate investors are increasingly keeping their wallets in their pockets, waiting to see where interest rates will go, for prices to come down and for more properties to come on the market. That’s happening in almost every sector, except for student housing.

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30 Ways to Upgrade Your Home Without Blowing Your Budget.
Everyone wants to turn their house into their dream home, but that’s often easier said than done.

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National Association of Home Builders logoBuilder Confidence Rises in May
NAHB index at second-highest level since the mortgage crisis. “This report shows that builders’ optimism in the housing market is solidifying, even as they deal with higher building material costs and shortages of lots and labor,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald.

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New Home ConstructionThe #1 Answer to the Housing Shortage: New Construction.
There is a drastic need for a larger supply of home inventory to meet the skyrocketing demand. Builders are now doing their part to help rectify this situation.
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First Time BuyersHousing Readies for First-Time Buyer Shift…
In the first quarter of 2017, the number of new-owner households was double the number of new-renter households.
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