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What’s Up With Housing?

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A new NAHB survey confirms that consumers are definitely intrigued by smaller homes, 600 square feet or less. 53% said they would likely consider buying one.
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Disabuse buyers and sellers of these common misunderstandings about what constitutes a true smart home and what different technology features are actually worth.
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The median price of a house in Pinellas shot up 14% to $245,000. That was the biggest year-over- year increase since May. But the number of closed sales plunged by 12.8%.
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The cure may be in an architectural concept that sounds new but is as old as the hills. Take a dose of biophilia and read how your home’s design can help you live a healthier, less stressful life.
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A stronger economy at the beginning of the year increased the chances of more rate hikes, according to minutes of the Fed’s January 30-31 meeting released Wednesday.
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What’s Up With Housing?

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Wall Street is witnessing the best bull market in homebuilder stocks in years.
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71% of prospective homeowners – largely millennials – believe it’s a good time to buy a home, and 63% remain steadfast in their ideal preferences for a home.
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There’s an interesting program being introduced by Lennar Home Builders and Eagle Home Mortgage.
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Amazon.com will now ship a 320-square-foot shipping container home, complete with appliances, bath fixtures and hookups — just add it to your cart.
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Willing to endure things that go bump in the night for a better real estate deal.


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Recent Housing News

New Home SalesFor New Homes, Women Are a Tougher Sell…
Angst about health of the housing market appears stronger than men.  It is not that women don’t want to own their own homes. In fact, they want them more.

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AgrihoodsA Housing Trend Rooted in Agriculture…
Feeding off the continuing interest in eating fresh, local food, developers are ditching golf courses and designing communities around farms, offering residents a taste of the pastoral life — and tasty produce, too.  ‘Lettuce get something to eat.
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The Presidential Election and Its Impact on HousingThe Presidential Election and Its Impact on Housing
Even during this election year, the desire to achieve the American Dream is greater than the fear of uncertainty of the next presidency.
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Tiny HomesTiny Homes Grow More Appealing for Millennials
Millennials looking to save save money and live debt-free in the aftermath of the Great Recession have began to think small…or rather, tiny.
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Baby Boomers Migrating to the CityMore Baby Boomers Migrating to the City…
An increasing percentage of boomers are leaving the suburbs for cities that are accommodating their needs.
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Recent Housing News

Thanks to all our Realtor friends for participating in this past week’s Coffee Corner.

Millennial's Impact On Real EstateQuantifying the Millennial Impact On Real Estate…
Millennials will sacrifice size for location and will pay more if the amenities and services enable them to recapture time lost while working or in transit. Urban and suburban mixed-use, micro units and amenity-laden properties will appeal to this generation of social achievers.

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CabinsAre cabins the New American Dream?
The Dream has always been more than just four walls and a roof–it’s an ideal, a fantasy–and the tiny home is just the latest stop in this dreamscape.

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Retirement CommunitiesHow Retirement Communities Are Changing to Appeal to Baby Boomers. 

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Kitchen Design TrendsSee what’s cooking in kitchen design by weighing four different trends on the rise: reclaimed wood; glass and ceramic surfaces; hydraulic lifts; and mix-and-match materials.

 

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