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What’s Up With Housing?

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While baby boomers have driven housing demand for decades, it’s time for millennials to take the wheel—but they need help from builders.
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The uplifting pick symbolizes an “innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits” and “authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy.” Here’s how to use the 2019 Color of the Year in homes.
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The dream of modular architecture has been kicking around for decades. Has its time finally come?
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As construction costs soar in cities, more and more companies and governments are imagining a different model: building off-site and then trucking fully constructed apartments in from the suburbs.
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From interest rate hikes to climate change, shifts in physical, political and economic worlds affect the real estate industry with short- and long-term hurdles.
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Guess what? Style isn’t static, and your home decor shouldn’t be, either. Even the most beloved design elements can start to feel unbearably stale after a while. How many are in your home?
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What’s Up With Housing?

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An FHA loan with a low down payment can be a lifesaver; but, as one newbie home buyer discovered, it isn’t all smooth sailing.
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Only Gen-X Household Wealth Has Recovered Since the Housing Crash.
The generation that lost the most is the fastest to bounce back, with median net worth up 115% since 2010.
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Simple advice – buy a home and pay off your mortgage early so that you can retire sooner with the money you will have saved!
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If boomers see the pool of buyers shrinking and home-price increases slowing, will they decide it’s time to cash in and downsize? And if they do, will the market be flooded with listings? Some economists think that things could change quickly.
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In cities nationwide, home prices are at or above their pre-recession levels. It’s no bubble, but that doesn’t mean a drop isn’t coming.
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How does housing impact the health and well-being of its residents? What responsibility does housing have to its occupants, and how is it changing? [VIDEO]

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Recent Housing News

 

Floor Plan NinjaRealtors: How would you like a Ninja as a reliable friend?
Please come to Tuesday’s ‪‎Coffee Corner‬ and learn how Floor Plan Ninja can make you more successful.

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Home Equity PostGreat News! Florida consumer sentiment rises in March.
The biggest spike was in Floridians’ one-year expectation for personal finances, which rose 6.1 points. Overall, the index was 1.6 points higher than in Feb.

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Dream HomeMore & More Singles Are Falling For Their Dream Home  

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Millennial HomebuyersHow Boomers Can Appeal to Millennial Home Buyers…
Showing that the property can accommodate a party and is tech friendly are a few ways to appeal to younger house hunters.
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Housing Forecasts5 Forecasts for Housing Over the Next Five Years.
National Residential Economic Report sees a mostly healthy housing market, with a few caveats.
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Improving Housing MarketThe Housing Market is Poised to Continue Improving…

Analyst expects more sellers to enter the market as prices rise, easing inventory shortages.

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Vacation & Investment Home 2016 SurveyVacation Home Sales Slow Down, While Investment Sales Surge.
Prices rise for both as an inventory squeeze becomes apparent. The South, particularly Florida, was the most popular destination for vacation buyers.
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Home CreditMortgage lending grew by 43% in 2015.   Contrary to some fears that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new disclosure rules would severely dampen mortgage lending in 2015, a new report from Equifax shows that exactly the opposite took place, as mortgage lending grew by a drastic margin in 2015.
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TS November 3, 2015 Coffee CornerReminder that our Coffee Corner this Tuesday (Nov 3rd) will provide all the latest “Hows & Whys” of Home Inspections and how Insurance relates to them.  Learn important information on how these items are affected by the new TRID rules.

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Multigenerational LivingWill Boomers Be Moving Back In With Their Kids?  Rising rents have been cited as a reason millennials aren’t moving out of their parents’ basements. But higher rents could force some boomers to move in with their children.

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Buy vs. RentIt is strikingly cheaper to buy a home, rather than rent, in the Tampa Bay market.

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American DreamWill Millennials embrace the “American Dream” of home ownership the way their parents and grandparents did? 

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Millennials Should Buy NowWhy millennials should buy a home today if financially able…

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Shortage of Buildable LotsBuilders say a shortage of developed lots is crimping housing construction.  Part of what’s driving the trend is overly prescriptive regulations, as well as a limited amount of liquidity available to buy lots.

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FHA rules for financing condo salesFHA rules for financing condo sales draw protest from 56 House members. FHA’s mission is affordable housing for people who need it. But ‪FHA‬ has set the [condo] system up to fail.
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Thanks to all our Realtor friends for participating in this past week’s Coffee Corner.

Millennial's Impact On Real EstateQuantifying the Millennial Impact On Real Estate…
Millennials will sacrifice size for location and will pay more if the amenities and services enable them to recapture time lost while working or in transit. Urban and suburban mixed-use, micro units and amenity-laden properties will appeal to this generation of social achievers.

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CabinsAre cabins the New American Dream?
The Dream has always been more than just four walls and a roof–it’s an ideal, a fantasy–and the tiny home is just the latest stop in this dreamscape.

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Retirement CommunitiesHow Retirement Communities Are Changing to Appeal to Baby Boomers. 

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Kitchen Design TrendsSee what’s cooking in kitchen design by weighing four different trends on the rise: reclaimed wood; glass and ceramic surfaces; hydraulic lifts; and mix-and-match materials.

 

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Happy Labor Day

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St Petersburg, FL

Another reason why St Pete is a wonderful place to live! Craft lovers choose St Petersburg, FL as their favorite place to enjoy a vibrant craft scene.

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Micro Housing

7 Things You Need to Know About Micro-Housing Investment. Is micro-housing a safe enough bet for investors or a fleeting trend?

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Millennial HomeownershipAre Generation Y’s homeownership aspirations overly optimistic?
Seems young adults are excited to become homeowners. But, they’re just not ready yet.

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Generational DivideBridging the Generational Divide…
Abby (Millennial) & Chris (Boomer) Elliott Face Off

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Homebuying OnlineWill Millennials Buy Homes Online? The Chinese Already Are.  With Millennials more active than ever online, will the Internet be the new marketplace for real estate?

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Construction SectorConstruction Emerges as Growth Engine of the Economy.  Construction is heating up this summer, turning the sector into the strongest in the economy.

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In the spirit of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week,  Visit St Pete Clearwater came calling with Grouper Week.  We’re gonna need a bigger bun.  

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Homebuying Trends

Think friends and family don’t influence where people choose to live? Think again.

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Sunset Point at Collany KeyCondo Excitement Returns to Tierra Verde, FL… Sunset Point at Collany Key.

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Boomer Housing TrendsAre Baby Boomers Turning the Tides on Housing Equilibrium?

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