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Interesting Housing News

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GentrificationWhich Came First, Gentrification or Rent Surges?
Renters who move further from the city’s core in search of affordability but stay within the city are driving up prices, i.e. gentrification.
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Banking Institutional DistrustFaulty Mortgage Practices Continue to Cause Institutional Distrust…
It’s not just foreclosures and lost property values, but also a lack of trust in institutions left after the housing crisis.
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Energy Efficient HomesConsumers in the market for a new home prioritize energy-efficient features over luxury items.
Home buyers say they would rather have Energy Star appliances than a pool or home theater.
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Housing EconomistsHousing economists: Expect a mixed picture over the coming year, with slower price growth.
It’s murky: Some signs point to a strong real estate boom, said experts at a recent convention of real estate editors. But other signs suggest potential problems.
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Rate Hike & Job MarketYellen: ‘We’ll Be Watching Job Market Carefully’ …Weaker-than-anticipated.
May job growth provided “an opening to withhold a rate hike this month and delay action.

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Interesting Housing News

Millennial Buyers Expect Energy SavingsMillennial Buyers Expect Energy Savings.
Young consumers understand how sustainable construction can impact their carbon footprint and help curb monthly utility bills, but how much are they willing to pay for it?

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Gas vs ElectricAre Gas or Electric Appliances More Eco-Friendly?
With so many appliances constantly at work in a home, it is hard to know whether gas or electric is more efficient.
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Millennial HomebuyersWhat Millennials Really Want in Single-Family Homes.
“Informal and flexible are important aspects of home design for Millennials.”
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Popular Home FeaturesHomes With Barn Doors and Farmhouse Sinks Fetch Higher Prices.
Followed by, in order, shaker cabinet, farmhouse sink, subway tile, quartz, craftsman, and exposed brick.

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house-investmentWhy First-Time Home Buyers Aren’t Buying.
Because their biggest competition is not other real estate newbies like themselves, but mom and pop investors looking to establish a stream of rental income.
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Urban FarmingThe Top 10 Cities for Urban Farming — Tampa area #9.
Homes in these cities have the most gardens, greenhouses and chicken coops. 

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Housing News From The Past Week

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A Big Congratulations to St Pete Beach… Just Named #2 Best Beach in U.S. by TripAdvisor

Energy Efficiency LingoDecoding Energy Efficiency Lingo… The terminology for energy-efficient homes can be very technical and confusing to home owners. Here are some simple definitions to help you understand popular energy-saving options for your home.

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First-Time Homebuyers10 Terms First-Time Homebuyers Should Know
Applying for a mortgage is easier when you learn how to talk to lenders.

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The American DreamHomeownership‬ is a source of pride. It’s a source of wealth, providing both a nest and a nest egg. And it strengthens communities and fuels growth in the overall economy.

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Tax Tips12 Tax Tips To Consider When Buying A Shore Or Vacation Property This Summer

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First-Time HomebuyersHousing Turning Point Seen in U.S. First-Time Buyers…

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TBBA’s Parade of Homes Is Now Underway

Today marks the beginning of the Tampa Bay Builders Association’s 2013 Parade of Homes event… 115 spectacular models are on display through March 17th.

TBBA 2013 Parade of HomesStart by getting out in front of the Parade and visiting the website, www.tampabayparadeofhomes.com.

Here, with it’s easy to navigate New Home Search you’ll find the exact home you are looking for! You can search by price, location, builder or bedrooms and baths.

These homes showcase the latest technology, energy efficiency and trends in the building industry.

TBBA Showcase HomeWhether you are looking into Hernando, Polk, Manatee (Perish), Pasco, Hillsborough, or Pinellas, you are sure to find the home of your dreams… homes of superior quality at an affordable price!

While you’re touring the new homes in the area, be sure to visit Maybeck, home of the Tampa Bay Builder’s Association Showcase Builder DavidWeekley Homes!

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