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Q4 2016 Reports Shows Southwest Florida Housing Primed for Success

February 27, 2017

Real estate broker analysts who have reviewed the Annual, 4th Quarter and December 2016 Market Reports released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®) have concluded that the local housing market performed successfully in 2016, despite several challenges affecting the market. 2016 challenges included the stock market slowdown in February, Brexit and the presidential election. Analysts agree that the Southwest Florida housing market seems to be in a good position for a successful 2017. […]

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Forecasted Success for Luxury Housing Market

February 14, 2017

Residential real estate agents with a focus on the luxury market are beginning this year with great optimism. 2017 is predicted to present positive developments, innovative design, forward-thinking trends and technological advances to the luxury housing market. A few aspects that are expected to boost the luxury market: Government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have announced they will provide funding to larger mortgages for the first time in over ten years, making […]

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First Annual Village of Estero Heart Walk

February 7, 2017

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, The Village of Estero will hold its first annual Village of Estero Heart Walk, benefiting the critical work done by the American Heart & Stroke Association (AHA) to combat cardiovascular disease. This inaugural event will be held at the Estero Park & Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Boulevard in Estero, between 8:30 and 10:30 am. A festival will surround the walk, where you can learn important information provided by various […]

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Mortgage Execs Express Positive Outlook Regarding Ease in Lending Requirements

January 24, 2017

Data compiled from a recent survey spearheaded by Genworth Mortgage Insurance, during the 2016 Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Annual Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, points to an increased number of mortgage industry executives feeling that lending requirements have eased in recent years. The results of the survey show that 50 percent of mortgage industry executives who took part in the survey during the 2016 convention believe underwriting standards are still overly strict and limiting, but this […]

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Programs to Help Potential Homeowners Enter the Market

January 17, 2017

According to a recent report released by Down Payment Resource, the number of downpayment assistance programs available across the United States decreased by 3 percent in the third quarter of 2016, compared to number available thorugh the second quarter of 2016. 2,392 programs still remain nationwide, and almost 90 percent of those programs still had funds available for eligible homebuyers at the end of November 2016. With 238 programs available, Florida ranks second in the […]

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