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U.S. Home Sales Roar Back in February, Up 11.8 Percent

U.S. Home Sales Roar Back in February, Up 11.8 Percent

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales in the U.S. rebounded strongly in February 2019, experiencing the largest month-over-month gain since December 2015. Read More »


Tampa Tops National List of Best Cities for First Time Home Buyers in 2019

Tampa Tops National List of Best Cities for First Time Home Buyers in 2019

Based on a new Zillow housing report -- 2019 Best Markets for First-Time Buyers Analysis -- first-time buyers looking for an affordable home without steep competition will have the best luck in Tampa, Florida. This is the second year in a row that Tampa tops this list. Read More »

Builder Confidence in U.S. Holds Steady in March

Builder Confidence in U.S. Holds Steady in March

According to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes held steady at 62 in March 2019. Read More »

Florida Statewide Home Sales Dip 6 Percent in Early 2019

Florida Statewide Home Sales Dip 6 Percent in Early 2019

The Florida Realtor Association is reporting that Florida home sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 15,526 last month, down 6.2 percent compared to January 2018. Read More »


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Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

The town of Safety Harbor is a secret little hideaway known as the Jewel of Tampa Bay. Safety Harbor is neighbored by the major city of Clearwater, Florida. Read More »

Last Updated March 25, 2019 9:03 AM ET

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According to the latest housing data from Florida Realtors, Florida's housing market reported higher median prices and increased inventory (active listings) in December 2018 compared to a year ago.

Sales of new homes in all four major U.S. regions significantly declined in the last two months of 2018. The year-over-year trend was especially drastic in the Northeast, where new-home sales fell by 16.1 percent in December.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, sales of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000 units in October 2018, after an upwardly revised September report.

Orlando held steady in 2018 as the #2 destination of choice for Florida's international homebuyers. Nine percent of all of Florida's international homebuyers opted to purchase a property in Orlando.

Florida's housing market reported more closed sales, rising median prices and more new listings in October 2018 compared to a year ago. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 22,272 last month, up 8.5 percent compared to October 2017.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 9, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 3.2 percent from one week earlier.

According to Freddie Mac's most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey for November 2018, U.S. mortgage rates dropping slightly after last week's increases.

Florida's housing market had more sales, higher median prices, more pending sales and more new listings in 3Q 2018. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 72,843 in 3Q 2018.

Global real estate consultant CBRE is reporting this week a 9.3% drop in permitting activity in U.S. for multifamily units last month is a favorable sign for future market balance due to slower construction activity.

Over 57,002 homes in the Florida Gulf Coast with a reconstruction cost value (RCV) of approximately $13.4 billion are at potential risk of storm surge damage from Hurricane Michael.

According to a new report by the Florida Association of Realtors, Florida's housing market reported more sales, more new listings and higher median prices in August 2018 compared to a year ago, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department, total U.S. housing starts increased 9.2 percent in August 2018 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.28 million units.

According to the recently released CBRE U.S. Seniors Housing & Care Investor Survey, the appetite for senior housing acquisitions in the U.S. remains strong, with nearly two-thirds of investors planning to increase the size of their portfolios over the next 12 months.

According to Freddie Mac latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the first week of September 2018, U.S. mortgage rates jumped over the past week to a level not seen in over a month.

More than 1.5 million (1,527,433) loans secured by residential property were originated in Q2 2018, down 16 percent from the previous quarter.

According to new U.S. housing market research by Zillow, the combination of rising home prices and interest rates creates a doubly challenging environment for would-be home buyers, making monthly mortgage payments on even modestly priced homes more of a financial burden.

Layers of excessive regulation translate into higher rents, reduced affordability for consumers and on average, account for almost one-third of a multifamily project's development and building costs.

Sales of newly built, single-family homes inched down 1.7 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 627,000 units after an upwardly revised June report. On a year-to-date basis, sales are up 7.2 percent from this time last year.


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