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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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Q4 2016 Reports Shows Southwest Florida Housing Primed for Success

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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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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Key Projections for 2017 Housing Market and Beyond

January 10, 2017

WalletHub has recently published a list of important projections for the 2017 housing market as well as the overall economy. Projections include: increasing rates, an increase in the number of existing home sales, higher average credit scores, and potential policy changes, which could affect the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and those who have been helped by the agency. WalletHub analysts predict there will be two quarter-point increases to rates. The effects of the rise in […]

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