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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

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.

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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Housing News: A Week In Review

Playoff Fever… Catch It!!!     GO Rays!  

Can you feel the excitement?  As the MLB regular season winds down, we are root, root, rooting for our home team  to reach the post season.


Credit Score's Far Reaching EffectsDoes Your Credit Score Effect Your Homeowners Insurance Cost?
Consumers with a lower credit score often pay higher rates for homeowner’s insurance.

Home Mortgage8 ‘X factors’ that impact your customer’s ability to get a mortgage.  Banks made more mortgages last year than in any year since the housing downturn struck in 2007.

All Cash Home PurchasesAll-cash deals make huge comeback…
Cash purchases accounted for 45% of sales in August.



Housing & Wall StreetWall Street’s latest foray into housing…   Why the Street Loves Houses Again.





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Housing News: A Week In Review

Welcome Home

Play Ball!!  The Tampa Bay Rays kicked off their 2013 season this week to a sellout crowd at Tropicana Field. Love the new “Welcome Home” motto.



Can you say, ‘bidding wars?’ They’re back! 
Housing Bidding Wars
Seemingly overnight, many of the nation’s major housing markets have gone from stagnant to sizzling, with for-sale listings spurring bidding wars among a large number of house hunters.

Do you have an in-depth knowledge of the Mortgage Market, as well as the fees associated with closing?

Mortgage Knowledge

Discussing Real Estate with Your Client



Bubble-era home-equity strategies make comeback.

Home Equity Strategies
More wealthy owners are using home loans to play the stock market and make other investments.


4 Trends for the Spring Homebuying Season…

Spring Homebuying Trends

Experts weigh in on what buyers and sellers can expect.