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What’s Up With Housing?

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Lower-priced homes have appreciated at greater rates than homes at the upper ends of the spectrum due to demand from first-time home buyers and baby boomers looking to downsize.
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The housing market is not falling apart. We are just returning to a more normal market which, in the long run, will be much healthier for you whether you are a buyer or a seller.
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It’s not a news flash to learn that Millennials—people born between 1977 and 1996—love living in the city. But what cities and urban areas in particular do they favor?
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Early signs of a softening market, after years of sellers having overwhelming control, signal even more seller struggles into the future.
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While AI is poised to make a splash in transportation, medicine, manufacturing, and consumer tech in coming years, it also has the potential to disrupt the apartment leasing industry.
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Urban Land Institute’s survey predicts continued economic expansion, but lower rate of returns growth on CRE for the next three years.
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What’s Up With Housing?

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“Invisible Sustainability,” the blending of sustainable design principles with an aesthetic that is rigorously minimal.
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The share of self-employed construction workers remains high, even as housing recovers.
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Flood insurance got more expensive this month, and it may become even pricier depending on how Congress handles the July 31 deadline to address the National Flood Insurance Program.
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It’s important to vet your subcontractors well, as you may end up paying for their potential default or mistakes.  These best practices can help ensure you have the right pros working for you.
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Homeless VetsFlorida Receiving $567,928 to Help Homeless Vets.
HUD and the VA will provide housing vouchers to help 5,211 U.S. veterans nationwide find a home. In Florida, 13 agencies across the state will split the funding.
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Suburban municipalities can help pave the way for new development by making zoning adjustments that ensure density.
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Interesting Housing News From This Past Week

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Developer TaxesHow Real Estate Developers Pay Less Tax
Donald Trump’s taxes, or lack thereof, spotlight how real estate developers legally avoid taxes that companies in other businesses would ordinarily have to pay. These tax laws keep real estate business in play, which means they can continue employing workers and hiring contractors and investing in new projects.

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Solar Panels in FloridaFlorida is the Sunshine State. Why Is It So Hard to Get Solar There?
To make solar panels affordable, many rooftop solar users sell excess electricity back onto the grid. But Florida doesn’t allow that yet.
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Housing InventoryHousing isn’t running out of steam despite low inventory.
Between household balance sheets being healthy and the labor market continuing to make progress, Goldman Sachs says it believes the “fundamentals of the housing recovery remain solid.”
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CFPB LogoCourt: Consumer Watchdog Structure Ruled Unconstitutional.
A federal appeals court ruled CFPB’s structure – the U.S. consumer bureau with oversight over RESPA rules and most financial companies – is unconstitutional because it gives too much power to a single agency director.
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Future City DevelopmentSix Things You Should Know About Future City Development.
The past decade and a half has been marked by the “back to city movement,” and young people are leaving suburbs in droves.
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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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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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Interesting Housing News

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Micro HousingMicro-apartments Are Coming to the U.S… Are You Moving In?  Interesting conversation about the newest New York living space, what its appeal could be, and how the future of apartment hunting in urban America may look in the near future.

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Transfer TaxTransfer Tax‬ should be a major consideration in structuring and funding a property transaction. And the requirements for complying with, or being excluded from, transfer taxes have multiplied.
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Interest Rate HikeEverything you need to know about the Federal Reserve’s expected interest rate hike… something that it hasn’t done in nearly 10 years.
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Florida Voted Best Place To LiveFlorida rated best place to live. The Sunshine State is back on top as the most desirable state to live in… it’s all about the beach and living on the water.

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Realtor.com vs. ZillowRealtor.com is taking on Zillow in a “mockumentary” campaign.  A series of online spots for Realtor.com that poke fun at rival real estate site Zillow featuring the silhouette of a house that has disappeared because it’s not listed on Zillow, and neighbors and homebuyers fretting about the growing crisis of missing homes.

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Mortgage Payoff?Choosing Between Risk and Certainty…
With rates so low, is it wise for people to pay off their mortgage? Won’t investing that cash in stocks and bonds be a smarter move? In a word: Certainty.

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Recent Housing News

The American Urban DreamThe attainability of the American Dream at the metropolitan level. Intergenerational Mobility varies tremendously across cities in the United States, and these differences offer clues about which factors matter most for mobility.

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Jumbo Mortgage Tax TipsTips for Tax-Savvy Jumbo Mortgage Homeowners.
With nearly three months left in 2015, jumbo-mortgage borrowers can make tweaks to cut their tax bill in April.

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Florida RealtorsGreat News… Mortgages for ‪Multi Generation‬ Families.
A new Fannie Mae mortgage rule makes it easier for multi-generation families to buy a home because it also considers the salaries of the non-buying relatives.

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Housing Recovery?Has U.S. Housing and Real Estate Finally Recovered? Hedge fund manager, Metacapital Management founder Deepak Narula, is pretty bullish on the housing market, calling the fundamentals “very solid.”

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