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LOS ANGELES – Nov. 14, 2016 – While most people consider spring the prime home buying season, the market calm over the holidays is just one reason dedicated buyers can benefit from end-of-the-year home shopping:
The answer is yes and no... let me explain. Statistically, the affect is minor, with sales decreasing slightly during election years and home prices increasing just a little less during election years.
However, the reasons for these results are not believed to be economical, but social, and result from "consumer confidence".
The unknown of a presidential election year puts stress on the average home buyer, and they often hold out on such large expenditures until the economy and the unknowns, including who may be running the nation, are settled.
Adding to this consumer uncertainty is how close a race is, such as what we are seeing so far this year.
So, the affects of a presidential election have been minor enough historically, that it should not
ORLANDO, Fla. – July 21, 2016 – Florida's housing market reported higher median prices and fewer days to a contract in June, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 27,086 last month – slightly higher (0.4%) than the June 2015 level of 26,973 closed sales.
"Florida's housing market is experiencing tight supply and pent-up demand," said 2016 Florida Realtors®President Matey H. Veissi, broker and co-owner of Veissi & Associates in Miami. "That's affecting the pace of sales and putting pressure on statewide median prices. Florida's economic growth, rising jobs outlook and acclaimed quality of life continue to draw new residents eager to call the Sunshine State home."
There is an article in The Palm Beach Post on Monday that talks about the "Draw of ecotourism growing in North County". Anyone who lives here will tell you that we "love where we live" because there is an un-limitless number of days available for "hiking, biking, boating, fishing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, swimming, snorkeling, diving, etc etc etc..." mainly because the average year round temperature in Florida is 84 degrees. Yeah, we get those tropical rain storms that usually pass by in 15 minutes, but for the most part, what more could you ask for? Looking to make Florida your next home? We would love to help!! #loveFlorida #livewhereyouvacation
A Wikipedia history lesson on: "The Easter Bunny (also called the Easter Rabbit or Easter Hare) is a folkloric figure and symbol of Easter, depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs. Originating among German Lutherans, the "Easter Hare" originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient in behaviour at the start of the season of Eastertide. The Easter Bunny is sometimes depicted with clothes. In legend, the creature carries colored eggs in his basket, candy, and sometimes also toys to the homes of children, and as such shows similarities to Santa Claus or the Christkind, as they both bring gifts to children on the night before their respective holidays. The custom was first mentioned in Georg Franck von…
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ORLANDO, Fla. – Jan. 28, 2016 – What will Florida's real estate markets look like in the coming year? That was the question on the minds of a standing-room-only crowd of about 400 Realtors®at the 2016 Florida Real Estate Trends event held Thursday during Florida Realtors®Mid-Winter Business Meetings, which continue through Jan. 31, 2016.
"Florida is positioned to become one of the hottest spots in the country with rising demand, positive gains in recovery, really good fundamentals and positive momentum," said Jonathan Smoke, chief economist of realtor.com®. He said 2015 was a good year and 2016 looks to be similar. Smoke discussed the national housing outlook for the coming year, saying,…
Freelancing in 2015? Three Tips for How to Secure a Mortgage if You're a Self-employed Entrepreneur
If you are self-employed, either as a freelancer or as the owner of your own business, your income can fluctuate greatly from year to year. That can make it difficult to get approved for a mortgage, although there are some things you can do to improve your chances. Here are three tips for securing a mortgage if you are self-employed.
Make Sure Your Credit Score Is In Good Shape
While your ability to pay back a mortgage is the most important factor in approval, your credit score is a close second, and that goes for every borrower, not just those who are self-employed. If you have a credit score in the high range -- something above 750 or 760 -- it…