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Hurricane Irma Property Damage, Loss Estimates as High as $65 Billion

Hurricane Irma Property Damage, Loss Estimates as High as $65 Billion

Preliminary property loss estimates in Florida from Hurricane Irma, total insured and uninsured loss for both residential and commercial properties, including damage from both flood and wind, is estimated to be between $42.5 billion and $65 billion. Read More »


U.S. Hotel Stock Index Flat in October

U.S. Hotel Stock Index Flat in October

The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index decreased 0.8% in October 2016 to close the month at 3,108. Year to date, the index remains up 0.4%. Hotel stocks outperformed in October amid low investor expectations and rising interest rates. Read More »

Pending Home Sales in U.S. Uptick in July

Pending Home Sales in U.S. Uptick in July

According to the National Association of Realtors, U.S. pending home sales expanded in most of the country in July 2016, and reached their second highest reading in over a decade. Only the Midwest saw a dip in contract activity last month. Read More »

Pending Home Sales in U.S. Remain Flat in June

Pending Home Sales in U.S. Remain Flat in June

According to the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales in the U.S. were mostly unmoved in June. Increases in the Northeast and Midwest were offset by declines in the South and West. Read More »


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Cap Maison Resort - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

Cap Maison Resort - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

On the Caribbean island of St.Lucia, known worldwide for its natural beauty, Cap Maison is in a truly breathtaking location in one of St.Lucia's most desirable areas. Read More »

Last Updated September 20, 2017 7:57 AM ET

Gainesville Property News

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. rose 3.5 percent in June 2016 from an upwardly revised May 2016 reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 units.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 24, 2016, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 2.6 percent from one week earlier.

268,000 U.S. homeowners regained positive equity in Q1 2016, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity at the end of Q1 2016 to approximately 46.7 million.

According to Irvine, Ca-based RealtyTrac's First Quarter 2016 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, foreclosure activity in the U.S. was below pre-recession levels in 78 out of 216 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas (36 percent).

Technology firms and start-ups aren't just exploring new U.S. markets, and they're starting to plant roots.

U.S. foreclosure inventory declined by 27.9 percent and completed foreclosures declined by 24.4 percent since July 2014.

254,000 U.S. properties regained equity in the first quarter of 2015, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity at the end of Q1 2015.

The median sales price of U.S. single family homes and condos in November was $190,000, flat with the previous month but up 15 percent from a year.

Florida's housing market reported higher median prices and gains in inventory during the third quarter of 2014.

Besides being LeBron James' hometown, Akron Ohio is now top dog for buying rental property.

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