Home Security And Surveillance

Home surveillance are more popular than ever.

According to a recent report from LendingTree, just over half (51%) of all homeowners now use some form of surveillance technology and/or home security system. Interestingly, 72% of millennials and homeowners with children younger than 18 reported using a surveillance system. As for renters, only 32% reported using a home surveillance system. Of course, this… Continue reading Home Security And Surveillance

Spring Home Selling Tips

With the spring home buying season upon us, it is important to prepare your home to sell appropriately.

The first day of spring was officially on March 20, 2023 and runs through June 21, 2023. This officially means that the “spring buying season” is upon us. In fact, 40% of all home sales tend to occur from March through June. Of course, high home prices and higher mortgage interest rates are making it… Continue reading Spring Home Selling Tips

Home Sales Rise But Prices Drop

More home sales but slightly lower prices throughout the country.

It has been quite a run for home prices nationwide. In fact, it has been just over a 113 month run of consistent price increases. As of the latest February home sales data, home prices nationwide have fallen slightly (0.2%) for the first time in almost 11 years. Of course, we are still dealing with… Continue reading Home Sales Rise But Prices Drop

Housing Markets With The Highest Price Increases

The demand for Florida real estate has shown in its price increases.

Did you know? According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (FHFA HPI), U.S. home prices rose 8.4% year-over-year between Q4 2021 and Q4 2022. Not surprisingly, the rate of price growth has been slowing down substantially over the recent quarters and months. For example, when comparing Q4 2022 to Q3 2022,… Continue reading Housing Markets With The Highest Price Increases

The Top Cities For Online Home Searches

Florida continues to dominate the nation for home searches.

Virtually all home searches begin online these days. As with most things, mobile searches in particular, have grown exponentially. Of course, if you are old enough, you may remember the days when you would have to meet your real estate agent at the local brokerage office to look through the MLS books for properties for… Continue reading The Top Cities For Online Home Searches

Bank Failures And The Housing Market

How will the recent bank failures impact the housing market?

Over the past week, we have seen two of the largest bank collapses in U.S. history take place. First, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) failed on March 10, 2023. Then, just two days later Signature Bank failed on March 12, 2023. Needless to say, this news sent shock waves across the U.S. economy as these were… Continue reading Bank Failures And The Housing Market

What Is Title Insurance?

Title insurance is a necessity and we explain what it is.

If you have ever purchased a home, then you have likely purchased title insurance. As with any insurance, title insurance protects against loss. In a nutshell, this type of insurance protects against unforeseen risks related to the property’s past that could threaten the ownership of the property. These protections extend to ownership claims on a… Continue reading What Is Title Insurance?

Moving From California To Florida

Florida continues to see record numbers of Californians moving to The Sunshine State.

Recently, Kevin O’ Leary from the popular TV show Shark Tank , made some pretty bold comments regarding the economic climates of several states including California, New York, New Jersey, & Massachusetts. In a nutshell, O’ Leary claimed that these states were “uninvestable”. Well, it certainly seems that many residents in these states may also… Continue reading Moving From California To Florida

Moving In And Out Of Florida

The most common reasons why people move in and out of Florida.

You don’t need to look far to notice that more people are moving in to Florida, as opposed to moving out. It is estimated that approximately 808 people move into Florida each day. For more information about this, check out our previous article titled “Moving To Florida”. Of course, we also see people moving out… Continue reading Moving In And Out Of Florida