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What’s New With Housing?

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From rooftop decks to custom wood floors, these repurposed shipping containers are anything but boring.
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The The Counselors of Real Estate‘s annual list of industry threats lists rising mortgage rates and the general economy at the top, but it includes long-term issues for the first time, such as a weakening infrastructure and disruptive technology.
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Study: With inventory tight, an entire generation has been forced to consider fixer-uppers, and they’re more comfortable tackling remodeling projects.
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If you are thinking of selling, now may be the time. Demand for your house will be strong at a time when there is very little competition. That could lead to a quick sale for a really good price.
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For the first time since the Great Recession, there are signs of a broad shift in America’s housing market.  Homeownership rates are inching up, while the number of new rental households has declined slightly.
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New Listings for Pinellas County Single Family and Townhomes/Condos UP 8.8%… 1,626 in May 2018 versus 1,494 in May 2017.
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Prefab HousesWhere Are All the Prefab Houses?
Architects, environmentalists and some forward-thinking builders embrace the construction method as the way every home should be built in the future. But modular homes are still a rarity. Why?
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What’s Up With Housing This Week?

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How to Read and Understand a Title Commitment.
Please join Title Security at 9:30am, April 25, 2017 at our Coffee Corner… Discover how the title commitment relates to the closing and the contract. You’ll walk away understanding how to read all components of a commitment, as well as how to deal with title defects and other requirements that need to be cleared before closing.

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Millennial HomebuyersWhy Rising Interest Rates Won’t Slow Housing Demand.
Title agents answering First American’s real estate sentiment index survey say an increasing desire for homeownership by Millennials and continued affordability will sustain demand.
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Commercial ConstructionFlorida commercial real estate development is booming.
Florida is among the top states in the nation for commercial real estate industry spending impact and the number of jobs the industry sustains.
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Tampa Bay home values rise at second-highest rate among country’s top 35 metro areas.
Bay area home values jumped 11.4 percent from March last year to $183,300.

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PRO LogoMarch 2017 Pinellas County Real Estate Stats Report
Stand Out Stat: Median Sale Price for Single Family was up year-over-year… $230,000 in March 2017 vs. $200,000 in March 2016.

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Recent Housing News…

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Housing ForecastHere’s what we can expect in Housing for the rest of the year. Real estate economists share insights into the outlook for housing in the back half of 2015, where demand is on the rise, but risks abound.

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Mortgage ModificationsMortgage Modifications More Modest.
As rising home prices have helped firm families’ finances across the U.S., homeowners who are still struggling are receiving dramatically leaner mortgage modifications than they would have even just a year ago.

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First Time HomebuyersFirst-Time Homebuyer Mojo Rising in May Existing Home Surge… Their share of purchases rose to 32%, up from 30% in April

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Green Retirement CommunitiesDemand and Expectations Grow for Green Retirement Communities.  There’s a growing wave of retiring adults looking to move into green, eco-conscious retirement communities, drawn to the benefits of sustainable, healthy living.

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2016 ColormixPalette Preview Parade:  Sherwin-Williams Unveils ColorMix 2016

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Housing News From The Past Week

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Millennial HousingHow Millennials in their 30’s are redefining urban and suburban living…   Millennials are aging out of their 20s. How will cities and suburbs respond to be livable for everyone?

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Hottest Housing MarketsHousing Demand and Median List Prices Surge, Indicating a Seller’s Market  Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater market is one of the 20 hottest markets in the U.S. based on the number of listing views relative to the number of listings when looking at March data and website traffic.

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Vacation Home SurveyThe Desire to Own a Vacation Home is Growing. Vacation home sales boomed in 2014 to above their most recent peak level in 2006.

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Parents Helping With Home Purchase

Are you thinking about helping your children buy a home?  Here are some factors you should weigh when participating in the purchase.

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Housing News: A Week In Review

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Retiree housing wealth: Battered but still significantRetiree housing wealth: Battered but still significant…  Many retirees will be able to tap their home equity for income.

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Nest Thermostat  New Data Shows the Nest Thermostat Can Cut Your Cooling Bill by 15%. Claiming an average savings of $131 to $145 per year.

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Sell Before SpringNo Matter What Punxsutawney Phil and His Buddies Say… You Should Sell Your Home Before Spring!

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Consumer Confidence Lifting Home SalesConsumer Confidence is Lifting Home Sales…
The housing market has been disappointing in the past year, with sales essentially flat. But there are signs that the market is starting to stir.

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Youthification vs. Gentrification... Changing NeighborhoodsIs Your Neighborhood Changing? It Might Be Youthification, Not Gentrification.

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Housing News: A Week In Review

 

Good Morning… Don’t Forget to Spring Back Tonight.

Florida RealtorsThe US House of Representatives passed H.R. 3370, “The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act.”  http://bit.ly/1h0Wmwy

 

 

How To Price Your HomeHow to Price Your Home.
Anything will sell anytime, how long will it take depends on the price… It’s time to “vet” your approach to pricing.
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Single-Lady Housing ChartWhat Single Women Want: A Home of Their Own…  According to fresh Census data, 31,540 more single women under the age of 35 became homeowners in 2013.     http://bit.ly/1dCa5Ld

 

Ivy Zelman1Ivy Zelman: ‘Nirvana Not Far Around the Corner’  She’s bullish on growing demand and quick to point to capacity constraint as a key delimiter in the market.
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101449024

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Housing News: A Week In Review

 

Housing ProjectionsHousing Predictions for 2014: Sales Will Surge…

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New Market RealityWill Consumers Demand More From Real Estate Professionals in 2014?

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Housing DemandDo you think there will be enough housing inventory to satisfy demand in 2014?

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Social Media and Your Credit ReportMore lenders are using social-media data to flag problems with prospective borrowers.

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