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What’s Up With Housing?

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Some buyers love the idea of farm living providing it’s in the heart of the suburbs. Like golf communities, agrihoods focus on nature but also sell organic food.
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After falling for the last 10 years, the home-ownership rate increased during the first half of 2017.
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With 10,000 boomers retiring each day, builders remain confident. NAHB’s 2Q 55+ index not only rose 11 points, it’s been in positive territory for over four years.
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What Do Buyers Want More — A Bigger House or a Bigger Yard?
Turns out a big yard gives homeowners the extra ‘breathing room’ they want.
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Siding, Paint, Roofing, Wallboard Join Lumber as Input Inflation Drivers.
As 2018 budget season arrives, it’s time to both model in and do something about cost escalation on building products and materials.
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Tampa Bay Has Two New Million-Dollar ZIP Code Areas — Is Yours One of Them?
The addition of St Petersburg’s 33701 to the million-dollar ZIP list reflects the huge demand for luxury condos along Beach Drive with its waterfront views and wealth of restaurants.
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Housing News: A Week In Review

 

Washington PostIs it Easier to Qualify for a Mortgage Than it Seems?  Lenders are not as demanding as before about credit scores, down payments, and debt ratios.  http://wapo.st/1mokdZS

 

55+ MarketRethinking the 55+ Market… Is sixty-five the new forty-five?  The lines between middle and late adulthood are becoming a bit blurred.
http://bit.ly/1knleyI

 

Empty Nesters MarketDownsizing home size, but not home value…
Empty Nesters want amenities and low maintenance when they downsize — and they’re willing to pay for it.
http://on.mktw.net/1koZhSS

 

Aging In PlaceAging In Place:
Will older Americans be able to live safely and comfortably? And what will their lives be like as their needs and abilities change over time?

http://bit.ly/ReIGH3

 

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