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What’s Up With Housing?

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A hybrid of orange and pink, this sunset-inspired shade is an instant mood booster for both you and your guests.
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Are you a homeowner looking to take advantage of your home equity by investing in a vacation home?
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New modular systems, lower-cost products, and consumer interest in energy efficiency are bringing a 30-year-old German-based construction method into the mainstream.
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For Realtors, any impact from the government shutdown depends largely on their location – rural vs. city – and whether they sell many lower-cost homes.
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Refinance index rises 35% for the week ending Jan. 4th as rates drop across all loan types according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
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That’s right, toilets with internet-connected features, voice assistants built in, and more. Oh, and some are even for your dog and cat as well.


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Housing News: A Week In Review

A BIG thank you to everyone who joined us for our FR/BAR Contract Coffee Corner this week. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding the new residential sales contract.

New Urbanism

The new urbanism may change the underwriting for home loans, especially if millennials maintain their preference for city living.  http://bit.ly/GVMmbi

 

 

Housing RecoveryThe government shutdown is now also starting to wear away at the housing recovery.   ‘Doomsday’ scenario and other possible outcomes to debt ceiling crisis.
http://bit.ly/1biuJgf

 

A Short History of the Highrise“A Short History of the Highrise”
A  4-part interactive video documentary about the fascinating past, present and future of high-rise living in cities around the world.  http://nyti.ms/1bNKCzp

 

Home Equity Stats in America Home Equity Stats in America

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Housing News: A Week In Review

The Amazing Pennant Race… We’re so proud and excited about our Tampa Bay Rays reaching the Post Season.  GO Rays!

Gov Rick Scott Discusses Flood InsuranceVIDEO: Governor Rick Scott blamed President Obama for a flood insurance crisis now gripping the Tampa Bay area. http://bit.ly/GEICvF

Mortgage market built to withstand government shutdownMortgage market built to withstand government shutdown
http://bit.ly/19kowNa

Upscale HomeownersUpscale homeowners want to be wired, and have open floor plans. Flexible spaces, tech-savvy features and outdoor-oriented living are popular with well-to-do U.S. homeowners, a pair of recent surveys show.
http://lat.ms/Gzxwb1

ULI Making Recommendations for St. Petersburg's WaterfrontUrban Land Institute panel says St. Pete downtown and waterfront is great, but could be better.  http://bit.ly/19rs7cv

 

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