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What’s Up With Housing?

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One reason for the increase is that many lenders allowed borrowers affected by Irma to skip a payment.
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The pioneering geriatrician Dr. Bill Thomas is developing the Minka tiny home to create an assisted-living model completely on seniors’ own turf and terms.
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Smart CitiesAT&T’s Smart City Vision: More Parking, Fewer Traffic Jams.
Managing traffic flow, locating open parking spots and seeing whether bridges are structurally sound are some of the potential benefits from AT&T’s latest push to power the smart city.
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The forecast predicts a growing economy and positive demographic trends, creating opportunities in the housing market despite the affordability challenges buyers will face from rising prices and mortgage rates.
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Houzz’s 2018 Kitchen Trends study revealed that homeowners are obsessed with clutter-free countertops and ingenious storage options.
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2018 Construction ForecastConstruction Industry Set for a Boom in 2018.
Job creation, increased spending, and high optimism in the construction sector suggests that 2018 will be a big year for builders. For all of 2017, construction added 210,000 jobs, a 35 percent increase over 2016.
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Owning a home always has been, and always will be, a crucial part of attaining the American Dream.
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Recent Housing News

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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Interesting Housing News

 

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Top Commercial Tampa Bay ProjectsThis Top 10 list of real estate developments in Tampa Bay shows just how much this area is taking off.
A cool commercial project here, another there. That’s great. But it’s easy to miss the critical mass gathering in Tampa Bay without looking at the area’s best and biggest commercial real estate developments.

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Rising Home PricesAre Rising Prices Scarier Than Rising Interest Rates?
If you’re deciding between renting and buying during Halloween, home prices are your greatest fear.
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Pinellas Realtor OrganizationPinellas Realtor Organization’s Standout Stat for September 2016…
Median Sale Price for Single Family is up 16.6% Year Over Year:  Sept. 2016 – $221,475 … Sept 2015 – $190,000
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Empty Nesters Housing ImpactEmpty Nesters Poised to Make Major Housing Impact.
The population change for seniors, who are defined in this context as 55-plus, is higher than the percentage change for the US population.

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Private Mortgage NotesHow Millennials Are Circumventing the Mortgage Process…
Student loan debt and credit card bills are making it hard for Gen Y to get bank mortgages. Many are turning to private mortgage notes to get around this.
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Tropicana Field SiteTropicana Field 86-acre site vision splits development and public space 60/40.
HKS Architects is putting the final touches on a Trop site master plan that includes a new baseball stadium, towering office buildings, acres of new park space, housing, entertainment and retail.

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Recent Housing News

Appraisal ChallengesHome Prices Are Up…But There is a Challenge
Every house on the market has to be sold twice; once to a prospective buyer and then to the bank (through the bank’s appraisal). And when prices are surging, it is difficult for Appraisers to find adequate, comparable sales to defend the sales price.

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Surviving a Seller's MarketHow To Survive a Seller’s Market
You’re gonna need to bring your A-game, or don’t bother showing up at all.
Check out the survival tips below to stand out from the competition and get the edge.
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Florida RealtorsSurvey: Real Estate is the BEST Investment…
When asked the best place to put money in hopes of future returns, 35% of Americans surveyed said real estate. Only 22% said stocks or mutual funds while 17% said gold.

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Senior Housing OptionsCountry Faces Overwhelming Need for Affordable Seniors Housing Options.
The percentage of seniors who need affordable housing is rising faster than the increase in the elderly U.S. population.
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Shipping Container HomesThe Truth About Building a Shipping Container Home
They’re sleek. They’re innovative. They’re metal. They’re eco-conscious and sustainable. Did we mention hip?  But designing and building one is hard work—and it ain’t cheap.

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Housing News: A Week In Review

Hire A ProfessionalWhy You Need A Professional When Buying A Home… In today’s market: you need an experienced professional!

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High-End Home MojoBanks Sweeten Jumbo Terms to Woo Borrowers… Large lenders are keeping mortgages on their books and reaping the profits. That may lead to better terms for borrowers.

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Renters Fear Buying A Home - Credit IssuesFear of Rejection Among Top 3 Reasons for Renters Not Buying.

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Aging AmericaNew Homes Must Meet the Needs of an Aging America… Builders should look ahead and target younger buyers with universal design features that sell the ideal of aging in place.

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