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What’s Up With Housing?

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Home InspectionsOrdering a Home Inspection? Here’s What to Expect.
A home inspection contingency allows you to renegotiate the price paid for the home, ask the sellers to cover repairs, or even, in some cases, walk away. Your Realtor can advise you on the best course of action once the report is filed.

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CFPBWill the CFPB’s Final Mortgage Servicing Rule Implementation Be Delayed?
The implementation date of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s final mortgage servicing rule lies in question after the Trump administration announced a freeze on federal regulations.

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Ivy ZelmanIvy Zelman’s Look at MultiGenerational Living.
A data dive that explores how households where 55+ adults living with their adult children are trending vs. broader household formation patterns.
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SWhy Single Women Are Buying Homes at Twice the Rate of Single Men.
Skip the spouse, buy the house: Single women account for 17% of homebuyers in the U.S., vs. 7% of single men.

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Housing RecoveryCase-Shiller Says the Housing Market Has Now Officially, Completely Recovered… Do You Agree?
“The new Administration in Washington is seeking faster economic growth, increased investment in infrastructure, and changes in tax policy which could affect housing and home prices.”

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Interesting Housing News

No Housing Meltdown Expected5 reasons a 2007-style real estate meltdown is unlikely now…  The real-estate industry is on much more solid footing.

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Residential Design TrendsThe Most Persistent Residential Design Trends of the Next 10 Years… An analysis ​of what are predicted to be the decade’s most prominent residential design trends in terms of home layouts, products, features, and systems, as well as neighborhood and community design.
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Millennial Housing IdeaCould This Be The House That Will Turn Millennials Into Homeowners?  Millennials are having a hard time entering the real estate market. This affordable, sustainable house is trying to change that.

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All Cash Real Estate PurchasesThe Government Wants to Know Who Is Buying Luxury Real Estate in New York and Miami.  All-cash home purchases are not just the bane of traditional home buyers’ dreams; they could also be a cover for money laundering.

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Smart Shower HeadThis Showerhead Knows When Enough is Enough…
The Hydrao showerhead will change colors to alert you that you are using too much water.

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Recent Housing News

The American Urban DreamThe attainability of the American Dream at the metropolitan level. Intergenerational Mobility varies tremendously across cities in the United States, and these differences offer clues about which factors matter most for mobility.

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Jumbo Mortgage Tax TipsTips for Tax-Savvy Jumbo Mortgage Homeowners.
With nearly three months left in 2015, jumbo-mortgage borrowers can make tweaks to cut their tax bill in April.

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Florida RealtorsGreat News… Mortgages for ‪Multi Generation‬ Families.
A new Fannie Mae mortgage rule makes it easier for multi-generation families to buy a home because it also considers the salaries of the non-buying relatives.

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Housing Recovery?Has U.S. Housing and Real Estate Finally Recovered? Hedge fund manager, Metacapital Management founder Deepak Narula, is pretty bullish on the housing market, calling the fundamentals “very solid.”

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Housing News: A Week In Review

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Mortgage Application FalsitiesAnybody Home?  The ‘White Lies’ of Occupancy on Mortgage Applications Are Costly to Lenders.

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Student Housing2016 Looks Bright for Student Housing, and Next Year May Be Even Better.

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The Changing Urban LandscapeUrban Landscapes: The changing ways people live are impacting their surroundings.

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Weird Homes Around The WorldThey Built What? Weird Homes Around the World… Check out this gallery of weird, wacky, fascinating homes from around the world, including homes shaped like cars, jets, crocodiles … and even one magnificent structure built in the shape of a toilet bowl.

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Positive US Housing MarketThe US Housing Market has been one of the brightest spots of the economic recovery.

 

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Housing News: A Week In Review

Happy first week of Spring. 

I saw this photo the other day reminding me how much we love living in Florida…

Spring In Florida

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenNext Area for Refis: Student Loan Debt…
A plan that would allow borrowers to refinance their existing loans at lower interest rates. http://bit.ly/1irlT4j

 

Act Now5 major reasons purchasers should consider buying a home now!
http://bit.ly/1icLdL2

 

 

Home SalesAmid noise of a housing slowdown, it’s easy to forget to look at the Progress of the Recovery.  Home Sales Increased by 8 Percent Year Over Year in February.       http://bit.ly/1mopl3s

 

Florida added 32,700 construction jobs between Jan 2013 and Jan 2014, a 9.2% increase… 3rd Best In U.S.  http://bit.ly/1demJ51

 

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3 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home NOW!

I always enjoy following what the KCM Blog has to say about the Real Estate Market.  Earlier this week, they ran a series of posts as to why it makes financial sense to purchase a home now.

Part I – Prices Are Rising at an Accelerated Rate The price of a home is Housing Prices Increasingthe major consideration when deciding whether or not it makes financial sense to purchase a house. Experts are not only projecting that house values will increase in 2013. They are also more optomistic in the level of appreciation they are projecting as the market begins to heat up. Click here for some examples:

Part II – Interest Rates Are Increasing A big component in the cost of a home is the mortgage interest rate a purchaser pays. Understanding where rates are headed will help in making a decision whether to buy now or wait. Click to read more…

Part III – Rents Are Skyrocketing In the current housing environment, there is an increasing demand for residential rental properties. This increase in demand has dramatically impacted rates. Zillow, in their most recent report, revealed that rental rates in the U.S. increased by 4.5% over the last twelve months. Other studies have projected rental rate increases of 4-5% over the next few years. The only way to have control of your housing expense is to buy. Click to read more…

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Housing News: A Week In Review

This is a fun time of year here in St. Petersburg, as the Honda Grand Prix roarsHonda Grand Prix of St Petersburg along our downtown waterfront. Make some VROOM in your schedule and check it out… you won’t be sorry.

Here are a few news/feature items happening in the housing industry.

The Real Estate Market Is Back
Money Magazine says… The Real Estate Market is Back!
In the last year, home prices increased in 92 of the country’s 100 largest metropolitan areas
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Housing RecoveryRising prices helped lift 1.7 million homes above water in 2012, including 200,000 in the final three months of the year, according to a report released by real estate data and technology firm CoreLogic. http://bit.ly/15Ycvyc
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Buying A Home Is Cheaper Than Renting Buying a Home 44% Cheaper than Renting Despite Rising Home Prices
Low mortgage rates have kept homeownership less expensive than renting in all 100 large metros.
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Micro ResidencesThe micro unit trend continues. U.S. cities are developing residences under 400 square feet to accommodate more singles, students, and elderly.
http://buswk.co/143ysx9
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Street Lights Of The FutureThe Streetlight of the Future Will Do So Much More Than Light Your Street
http://bit.ly/14X9tI1
It could also catch criminals, broadcast WiFi and… detect meth labs?