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What’s Up With Housing?

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Latest Florida Realtors data shows Single-family home sales up 8.5% year-over-year; condo-townhouse sales up 14.1%, due in part to rising inventory of active listings.
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Florida timeshare companies and exit companies are blaming each other for rising default rates, with the timeshare industry now lobbying lawmakers and regulators for policy changes.
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National flood insurance, like the 2018 hurricane season, ended at midnight last evening. Many observers predict another short-term extension for NFIP, but newly elected 2019 lawmakers may be more open to a long-term extension that also keeps rates affordable.
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This move could speed closings and reduce costs, but appraisers warn that automated processes are not as reliable.
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The federal agency that creates conventional loan limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will raise max amounts 6.9% – to $484,350 for most single-family 2019 loans.
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Interesting Housing News

Timeshare MarketThe Timeshare Hard Sell Comes Roaring Back…
High-pressure practices by Diamond and others have prompted lawsuits and led to predictions that regulators will increase oversight of the industry.

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Buying A HomeThe ‘Must’ List: 10 Essentials for Buyers to Know About a Home Purchase.  When it comes to a home purchase, the future owner is on a “need-to-know” basis, especially with these 10 considerations.
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Don't Raid Your 401kRetirement at Risk: Using a 401(k) Can Be a Dicey Way to Pay.  A borrower/home buyer who uses a 401(k) plan as a down payment is taking on too much risk.

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Consumer ConfidenceU.S. consumer confidence and housing data underscore economy’s resilience.  U.S. consumer confidence improved in January despite a stock market rout and house prices accelerated in November, suggesting underlying strength in the economy despite a sharp growth slowdown in recent months.
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Home Staging TipsEssential Home Staging Tips… The practice of staging homes for sale has evolved over the past decade. Some ideas have changed, while others remain the same. The following is a list of current staging tips from the pros.

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IBS ProductsMore Product News From IBS… There was no slowing down for attendees at the 2016 International Builders Show.  From sinks to siding, check it out.

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