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What’s Up With Housing?

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Survey: A top reason 1 out of 3 millennials buy a first home is to provide a yard for their dog. As a motivator, it outranked marriage and raising children.
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ROI of Sustainability is More Complex Than You Think.
The value of energy efficiency and sustainability can prove to be greater, more lucrative or more complex than it appears on the surface.
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In the second quarter of 2017, the Florida housing market had more closed sales, higher median prices and more pending sales, according to Florida Realtors.
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Florida Leads Nation in Foreign Residents Buying and Selling.
Foreign investors want to buy in Florida, but they also want to sell Fla. property when the income potential is right – and many Canadians think that time is now.
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It might not be “Plan A,” but some Millennials that return home after college are turning it into a positive stay by saving enough cash to buy homes.
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What’s Up With Housing This Week?

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Millennial House HuntingHouse Hunting in Florida, Millennial Style…
Millennials are a strong, and growing, segment of the home real estate market, but they approach the task differently than their parents do.
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SustainabilityImproving Building Performance Through Initiatives, Incentives, and Mandates.
Several U.S. cities offer design- and code-related programs to encourage architects and developers to pursue sustainability more vigorously.

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HomeownershipIs America Shifting From Renting Back to Owning?
Homeownership rate ticks up in 1Q, much more than renter households.

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Design Ideas3 Design Schemes That are Heating Up This Summer
It’s important to stay focused on the purpose of home improvement. Be prepared to suggest both classic and off-the-wall ideas to help your client manifest their design dreams.

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Construction Labor ShortageConstruction Industry Still Missing Workers.
This lack of workers has become one of the “under-reported factors” behind the rise in home prices.

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What’s Up With Housing This Week?

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Flood InsuranceNeed Flood Insurance? It Expires in 6 Months.
On Sept. 30, the national flood insurance program officially ends, which could create a dilemma for homeowners and buyers. The National Association of REALTORS® is working with federal regulators to extend and improve the program, but challenges lie ahead.

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Labor ShortageTampa Bay contractors expect uptick in projects but scarce labor…
81% of contractors in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties anticipate an uptick in sales over the next six months, but just under 23 percent are confident they can find labor to complete projects.
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Florida Consumer ConfidenceConsumer Confidence Among Floridians Rises to 15-year High.
Florida Consumers last month were the most confident that they have been since 2002, long before the onset of the Great Recession triggered a prolonged slump.
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Mortgage Rates FallThe Average 30-year Mortgage Rate Falls to 4.10%.
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for a 3rd straight week and are approaching low points for the year. Most experts predict rates will remain steady.

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Homebuyers and SustainabilityBuyer Interest in Sustainability is Rising.
More than half of Realtors find that consumers have interest in real estate sustainability issues and practices. As this interest grows, Realtors understand the necessity of promoting sustainability in their real estate practice, such as marketing energy efficiency in property listings to home buyers.

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Interesting Housing News

SURE HouseIntroducing the SURE House: Sustainable and Resilient
SURE House utilizes solar power and passive strategies while also designed to withstand flood waters and high-force winds.

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Real Estate Investment SecretsFive Estate Planning Secrets of Successful Real Estate Investors.  Making sure your family benefits from your real estate investments takes advance planning.

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Weathering The Downturn7 Lessons from the homebuilding downturn… The prolonged downturn’s impact on the home building industry has been profound. The market dropped lower and stayed down longer than anyone anticipated it would. Some companies weathered the storm better than others, but every­one was affected.

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Florida Home Sales HealthyRealtors: Florida housing set to get 2016 boost…
The numbers from 2015 showed home sales and listings healthy.
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Why Cities SucceedLucky Eleven: Count the Tell-Tale Traits of a City That Succeeds.  These eleven signs may serve as health indicators for a city likely to gain economic strength.
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Housing News: A Week In Review

 

 

Urban LivingA distinct correlation exists between a city’s ‘walkability’ and real estate values…  http://www.cnbc.com/id/101766206

 

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Are You Planning on Replacing Your Cabinets? Here’s What You Should Know About Working With a Custom Cabinetmaker.

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Gen Y Housing trendsDid You Know That Modular Concept Houses Cater to Young Buyers? 

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Milan's Air Purifying BuildingMilan’s latest air purifying building.
And the roof will serve as a miniature solar farm.

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