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Builders Plan to Put Emphasis on Entry-Level Housing Market

March 28, 2017

  Low inventory levels in the housing market have created continuing issues for the residential real estate market, with interested homebuyers facing competition and rising costs. In an effort to ease shortages, builders are planning to put emphasis on the entry-level housing market, as well as march forward with townhome, condominium, and overall single-family home new construction projects. Builders are aware that inventory levels need to increase and that the demand is there. However, they […]

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Fannie Mae Index Results Point to Increased Confidence in Housing Market

March 21, 2017

More Americans currently believe it is a “good time” to purchase or sell a home. A recently-released Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) hit high point upon high point for February, indicating that Americans have a record-high amount of confidence in the nation’s housing market. “The latest post-election surge in optimism puts the HPSI at its highest level since its starting point in 2011,” says Doug Duncan, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President at […]

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Florida Residential Real Estate in Spotlight for Investment

March 14, 2017

The Southeastern states of the United States are in great demand among investors, according to a recent analysis conducted by ATTOM and Clear Capital titled “Landlord Land.” In addition, a study by SmartAsset indicates 6 counties/cities in Florida are ranked among the top ten places for a borrower to most easily attain a mortgage. These elements put a spotlight on Florida for housing market attractiveness and success. Through their study, ATTOM and Clear Capital aimed […]

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An Enthusiastic Outlook for Incomes and Real Estate

March 12, 2017

The amount of participants who participated in the survey regarding Fannie Mae’s recent Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) that reported “significantly higher household income” for 2016 increased by five points to 15 percent in January, while the portion of participants who reported it is “a good time to sell” a home increased by 2 points, from 13 to 15 percent. The number of survey participants who reported residential real estate prices will increase, increased by […]

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Examining Potential Return on Investment for a Remodel

February 27, 2017

Whether you are considering the purchase of a new home or preparing to sell the home you currently own, putting some thought into potential home improvements in order to increase the value and overall appeal of the home is common and smart. Gathering all types of information, including how much the project could cost, how long it should take to complete, and calculating the possible return on investment and then evaluating whether taking the project […]

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