Real Estate News

Nov. 28, 2017

What do buyers dislike about a neighborhood?

Sunshine State Survey from the University of South Florida asked respondents to judge the livability of their own neighborhood and what would deter someone from moving in. It also asked them to predict what the neighborhood will be like in five years, according to Susan A. MacManus, project director.

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Nov. 20, 2017

Why aren’t more homeowners becoming sellers?

With a seller's market in many places across the country, why are so many homeowners reluctant to sell? Nearly 80 percent of more than 1,000 homeowners recently surveyed say they believe now is a good time to sell a home, yet many don't plan to list their ...

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Nov. 14, 2017

5 ways to improve your networking skills

How can Real Estate professionals corner the referral market and build relationships that increase their business – but there is an art to networking and making lasting connections.

Home Made Real Estate 5 Tips:

  1. Practice. Networking gets easier if you work on it, so try role playing. If you tend ...
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Nov. 7, 2017

0 Florida’s affordable housing programs: Real people, real stories, real impact

Florida Realtors®has launched a new video and study to demonstrate the positive impact affordable housing programs have on Floridians and their communities to give Florida's lawmakers a clear picture of the return on investment of the funds they appropriate to the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP ...

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Oct. 30, 2017

No Chance prices will fall in Real Estate for FL

Orlando and Tampa are among the large U.S. markets least likely to see home prices fall in the next two years, according to a report from Arch Mortgage Insurance.

The report finds that home prices have only a 2 percent chance of falling in Orlando and Tampa over the ...

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Oct. 27, 2017

Want to sell to Chinese Buyers?

According to the National Association of Realtors®, the number of international buyers of U.S. properties has surged in recent years, accounting for a record 284,455 homes that sold for $153 billion during the year-over-year period ending in March.

Of that total, Chinese buyers accounted for 20 percent ...

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Oct. 25, 2017

Bubble? Nowhere in sight for U.S. housing market

U.S. housing markets are expected to remain healthy through at least the end of 2018, with no housing bubble in sight and no projection of home prices falling, according to the Fall 2017 edition of The Housing and Mortgage Market Review (HaMMR), released by Arch Mortgage Insurance Company.

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Oct. 25, 2017

Flipping Returns As Investors Push Into Markets

 Real estate observers say that house flipping, which declined after the financial crisis in 2008, is on the rise again, thanks to low interest rates and rising home prices.

Last year, 5.7 percent of all home sales were flips, the highest level since 2006, according to Attom Data Solutions ...

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Oct. 19, 2017

Clients don’t always pick the best-looking agent

Think being attractive and using lots of superlatives to describe a property helps a real estate agent succeed?

According to recent research published by the American Real Estate Society (ARES), that thinking may be off the mark.

The study, published by ARES in the Journal of Housing Research, was conducted ...

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Oct. 13, 2017

How big a gamble is a condemned home?

 It could be the deal of a lifetime or your client's worst nightmare. But just because a house has been condemned doesn't mean it can't be a fit for buyers who don't mind a little risk.

First off, it's important to understand the definition: A ...

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