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University of Florida Survey Indicates Sharp Increase in Consumer Sentiment Statewide

April 11, 2017

Consumer sentiment among Florida residents increased in March to the highest level in 15 years, according to the most recent University of Florida (UF) consumer survey. University of Florida’s most recent consumer survey results indicate a consumer sentiment reading of 99, the highest rate since March 2002 and the second-highest rate since November 2000. The lowest index possible is a 2, while the highest possible is 150. All components that the index is based on […]

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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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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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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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