Friday, August 14, 2020

Fla.’s Single-Family For-Sale Inventory Hits Record Low in 2Q

Fla.’s Single-Family For-Sale Inventory Hits Record Low in 2Q: There’s never been a better time to sell a home. Fla. had only a 2.8-months’ supply of single-family homes in the second quarter – the lowest amount since at least 2008. Economists generally consider a six-month supply to be balanced between buyers and sellers.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Homebuyer Tips: Moving During Uncertain Times

Homebuyer Tips: Moving During Uncertain Times: If you find yourself needing to move during these challenging times, here are some tips to make the process as smooth as possible.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

8 Home Projects to Tackle While You're Stuck Inside

8 Home Projects to Tackle While You're Stuck Inside: Now is not the time to visit stores for non-essential items. It's possible to enhance your home without buying anything new.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Early Trends Indicate Fewer Sales but Still Rising Prices

Early Trends Indicate Fewer Sales but Still Rising Prices: Based on limited reports, it appears buyers still outnumber sellers even as the number of each declines. In early virus hot-spot Seattle, listings still have bidding wars.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Lenders Holding Capital, Approving Fewer Mortgage Loans

Lenders Holding Capital, Approving Fewer Mortgage Loans: Banks that fear the unknown post-pandemic are trying to retain capital and, as a result, tightening loan standards by raising minimum credit scores and down payments. JP Morgan Chase, for example, now requires a 20% down payment and minimum credit score of 700.

Friday, March 20, 2020

High-Resale Value Projects You Can Tackle In A Weekend

High-Resale Value Projects You Can Tackle In A Weekend: Always thinking about your home's resale value? Here are five weekend projects you can tackle yourself!

Monday, March 16, 2020

How to Choose the Right Neighborhood for Your New Home

How to Choose the Right Neighborhood for Your New Home: By Kara Masterson Choosing the right neighborhood is a concern that no prospective homeowner can ignore. From commute times to safety and security, knowing what to look for can make selecting the best neighborhood far simpler. Related: Neighborhood Amenities to Look Into Before Purchasing a Home Consider the following issues before choosing the right neighborhood …

Friday, January 17, 2020

Foreclosures a Non-Event Now – Activity Hits 15-Year Low

Foreclosures a Non-Event Now – Activity Hits 15-Year Low: ATTOM: Total 2019 U.S. foreclosure activity – default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions – was down 21% compared to 2018 and 83% from its 2010 peak. While Fla. and some of its metros retained near-the-top status, foreclosures’ market impact is negligible.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Buy Vs. Rent: U.S. Evenly Divided but Buy Is Better in Fla.

Buy Vs. Rent: U.S. Evenly Divided but Buy Is Better in Fla.: ATTOM: In 47% of U.S. markets, it’s better to rent than buy – but buying is better in most Fla. high-population counties, including Miami-Dade, Broward and Hillsborough.