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What’s Up With Housing?

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Commercial real estate should continue to surge. But many are growing cautious, given some lurking ‘disruptors.’
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Top tips (and mistakes to avoid) for exteriors, kitchens, and even ceilings—whether you’re getting ready to sell or just freshening up.
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7 Reasons Trump’s Tax Plan Is Good For Real Estate Investors.
With the proper planning, real estate investors can receive amazing tax benefits from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
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A digitized, decentralized, public ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions, Blockchain is an emerging technology which could transform the way we buy, sell and lease real estate.
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These residential buildings cater to busy professionals by making it easy to work from home.
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If you’re looking for some insight into the coming kitchen trends for 2018 and beyond, or if you’re just looking for some fresh ideas to give your kitchen style an update, here are some clues.
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Housing News: A Week In Review

Realtors… Please Save This Date: December 12, 2017 – 9:00am to 10:am
Title Security’s Coffee Corner will help you learn how to better navigate the sections of the FR/BAR contract that impact your closings.

The Senate is working on its own legislation so the final outcome remains undetermined.
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Are “smart homes” selling better than their unconnected rivals? Savvy sellers can add smart lighting, doorbell, lock, thermostat and security for about $2,100.
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In his new book, ‘Artemis,’ Andy Weir geeks out on how homes and cities could one day be built on the lunar surface.
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“Rising homeownership rates and limited housing inventory” are two factors driving demand for housing says Robert Dietz with the National Association of Home Builders.
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The 53-acre Water Street Tampa will include two sister residential towers connected by a large commercial space.


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Housing News of Interest

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Pinellas Realtor OrganizationPinellas County Real Estate Stats: August 2016
As summer starts to transition to fall, we continue to see the market heating up. This past month has shown us some hot stats and we are excited to share some of the highlights of the Pinellas County Housing Market.

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New HomesDon’t Fall Prey To Conventional Housing Market Wisdom.
There are people who are still devoted to getting our nation into the same housing predicament that led to the housing market collapse and the Great Recession. Don’t believe the hype.

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Mortgage FraudMortgage fraud rising most in low-downpayment loans.
Mortgage fraud is slightly on the rise right now, so it’s an area industry experts say needs a close watch because it takes a long time to uncover.
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Skyway Marina DistrictRebuilt 55,000 SF Publix highlights new retail options coming to St. Petersburg’s Skyway Marina District.
For shoppers missing their neighborhood Publix near the Sunshine Skyway bridge and Pinellas Bayway, the wait is almost over.
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Negative EquityThe ‘new housing crisis’ is already slowly being solved.
Negative equity is improving even in the states that suffered the most in the housing crash.
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Condo LegislationChallenge Remains for FHA Condominium Financing.
HUD released rules on condo financing that could open up more Florida units to first-time buyers, but NAR says a still-high owner-occupancy threshold needs work.
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Housing News of Interest

 

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The Future of Shopping CentersShopping centers pusue ‘Internet-proof’ tenants that can survive online competitors.
Gone are the days when shopping malls need to rely on a big anchoring brand name to draw customers. Restaurants are quickly filling that void, along with other “internet-proof” tenants. Even housing developments are getting into the act.

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Housing BoomHousing Boom Not Going Anywhere Any Time Soon.
Hovnanian CEO says housing recovery is only in it’s “third or fourth inning” with room for more growth.
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2017 Color of the YearThe 2017 Sherwin-Williams color of the year is Poised Taupe.
This timeless neutral is modern, classic and a beautiful balance of warm and cool. SW 6039

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Housing Market is Just FineThe Housing Market is Doing Just Fine…
“The havoc during the last cycle was the result of building too many homes and of speculation fueled by loose credit. That’s the exact opposite of what we have today.”
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DronesHere’s Why It’s Now Easier for Businesses to Legally Fly Drones.
The new regulation, which requires operators to pass a certification exam, not fly drones over 100 mph or 400 ft and and avoid flying them at night.
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