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Flood InsuranceAre you knee deep in ‪Flood Insurance‬ questions?
Please join us at this Tuesday’s Coffee Corner when Amy Metz from American Strategic Insurance presents the latest updates and answers all your questions.

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Negative EquityNegative Equity Highest Among Bottom-Tier Homes…
Owners of the least-expensive homes were roughly 3x more likely to be underwater on their mortgage than owners of the most-expensive homes.
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Credit ScoreMore Home Insurance Companies Look at Credit Scores.
Credit scores don’t just impact mortgage rates. More and more property insurers now quote cheaper property insurance rates to owners with high credit scores.
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Millennial HousingBoomers Are Moving In on Millennial Housing Stock.
As boomers retire and millennials start families, they’re buying the same houses for very different reasons. Boomers are in the process of downsizing and getting rid of junk, and millennials don’t have junk.

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Housing ForecastHousing Forecast: What To Expect In The Second Half Of 2016.
We’ve heard about how there’s been too much demand and not nearly enough supply to keep pace. The forecast focuses on such topics as the low inventory as well as new construction. And don’t forget Brexit.
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Quicken LoansDid you know that Quicken Loans now offers 1% down mortgages?
They’ve been flying under the radar with its 1% down mortgage, which it began nearly six months ago.
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Florida Association of RealtorsHave a Lower Credit Score?  Apply For a Mortgage.
It seems illogical: Lenders say they’ll now approve loans to buyers with lower credit scores, but the average score of people actually approved continues to rise.
There’s no reason to be a no-show in the home purchase market if you know where to target your application.
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BREXITBREXIT: What’s the FIXIT for U.S. Home Buyers and Sellers?
The UK’s exit from the EU almost certainly guarantees interest rates will remain low (and possibly go lower) over the next few months. The cost of money may never be better for a potential buyer.
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Vacation Home BuyersWhy 2016 could be the year Canadians start buying more US vacation homes…
Home prices are rising faster in Canada than they are in the US, and the National Association of REALTORS® says more Canadian buyers will snap up stateside vacation properties as a result.
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Rent or Buy?The Age Old Question: Rent or Buy?
Potential home buyers must decouple “investment” from “consumption” in order to make the best decision for themselves.

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New Home Labor CostsHigh New-Home Costs: It’s Labor, Not Materials…
The cost of raw materials – asphalt, iron, steel and diesel – has fallen, but total new-home construction prices are up 1.8% because labor costs are soaring.

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What Moms Want in Their HomeWhat Do Moms Want in a House?
With Father’s Day past us, the focus shifts back to the moms and what they look for when buying a house… Open floor plans, large kitchen, and an office so parents can keep tabs on their kids.

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30 Year MortgagesWhy a 30-Year Mortgage May Leave Buyers House Poor.
First-time buyers may want to be more cautious when it comes to 30-year home mortgages. If a buyer can afford it, they may save much more money by opting for a 15-year financing plan.

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State of Nation's HousingHousing Healthy Enough to Start Driving Economy…
Harvard JCHS: Still, market is hampered by tight credit, sluggish income growth and the inventory shortage.
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Florida Association of RealtorsMore Homebuyers Have Renovation in Mind.
Houzz Survey: Many buyers decide to renovate instead of buying a “perfect” home because they think it’s more affordable or offers a better return on investment.
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Brexit and FloridaHere’s how Brexit will affect Florida and the Tampa Bay area.
From trade to travel, tourism to real estate, the ties between Florida and the fifth-largest economy in the world run deep.
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