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What’s Up With Housing?

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Some buyers love the idea of farm living providing it’s in the heart of the suburbs. Like golf communities, agrihoods focus on nature but also sell organic food.
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After falling for the last 10 years, the home-ownership rate increased during the first half of 2017.
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With 10,000 boomers retiring each day, builders remain confident. NAHB’s 2Q 55+ index not only rose 11 points, it’s been in positive territory for over four years.
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What Do Buyers Want More — A Bigger House or a Bigger Yard?
Turns out a big yard gives homeowners the extra ‘breathing room’ they want.
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Siding, Paint, Roofing, Wallboard Join Lumber as Input Inflation Drivers.
As 2018 budget season arrives, it’s time to both model in and do something about cost escalation on building products and materials.
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Tampa Bay Has Two New Million-Dollar ZIP Code Areas — Is Yours One of Them?
The addition of St Petersburg’s 33701 to the million-dollar ZIP list reflects the huge demand for luxury condos along Beach Drive with its waterfront views and wealth of restaurants.
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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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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.
http://bit.ly/1dvhqfu

 

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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