Is It Cheaper To Build Or Buy A House?

In Florida, it may be more economical to build a house...

There is no better feeling than moving into a newly constructed home. Of course, this can often come at a significant cost. In addition to potentially being more expensive, constructing a home can prove to be quite time consuming as well. A new analysis from the site StorageCafe, looked to determine whether it is cheaper… Continue reading Is It Cheaper To Build Or Buy A House?

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Housing Affordability By State

Where does Florida rank in terms of housing affordability?

The American dream of home ownership has proven to be more elusive over the past year. For starters, home prices have skyrocketed from the latter half of 2020 until now. Add in a steep rise in mortgage interest rates, supply chain challenges for building materials, a labor shortage, and a persistently low inventory of homes… Continue reading Housing Affordability By State

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Top States To Retire

Florida consistently ranks as one of the top states to retire.

Over the past few years we have seen the pace of Americans opting to retire increasing. Of course, Florida has long been one of the top states to retire for Americans. As we wrote about recently here, Florida was the top destination state for Americans of all ages to move to in 2022. What about… Continue reading Top States To Retire

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Investing In Real Estate Has Decreased

Real estate investing has slowed down considerably, even in Florida.

After the wild party in real estate during the latter part of 2020 and throughout 2021, the housing market has certainly had to deal with a hangover effect through all of 2022 and likely 2023. Overall U.S. home purchases fell 40.8% year-to-year in Q4 2022. As for real estate investors, home purchases fell a record… Continue reading Investing In Real Estate Has Decreased

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What Is A Bedroom?

It is important to know what constitutes a bedroom when selling a home.

What constitutes a bedroom? This may seem like a rhetorical question, but actually it can be quite controversial in real estate. When marketing any property for sale, it is critical that you do not mislead the public through false advertising practices. When analyzing recent housing trends, we have seen the need for additional bedrooms increase… Continue reading What Is A Bedroom?

Millennial Home Buying Trends

Millennials have become a force in the housing market.

According to the Pew Research Center, millennials are defined as people born between 1981 and 1996. In fact, this growing demographic outnumbered the baby boomers (born between 1946 – 1964) for the first time in 2019. While some of you may know millennials as “Generation Y”, you may not realize that they are also the… Continue reading Millennial Home Buying Trends

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Top State To Move To

Florida was the most popular state to relocate to in 2022.

Another year, another record set for The Sunshine State. This time, it was the fastest growing state in the U.S. in 2022. (This marks the first time this has happened for Florida since 1957.) Perhaps this comes as no surprise, but many of these transplants are coming from New York. Although the migration from New… Continue reading Top State To Move To

Is It A Good Or Bad Time To Buy Or Sell A House?

The market is shifting, so what is the overall sentiment of Americans?

“Is now a good time to buy a house?” Or “Is now a good time to sell a house?” These are common questions that we receive throughout the year. Of course, the answer to these questions may vary not only by the location that you are in but also the time of year. Of course,… Continue reading Is It A Good Or Bad Time To Buy Or Sell A House?

Home Seller Concessions Are On The Rise

Lower home buyer demand is leading to more seller concessions.

Are you looking to buy a home right now? If so, it is quite possible that you will have more room to negotiate as compared to the past few years. In fact, the percent of sellers who agreed to a buyer negotiation demand rose 11 points year-to-year to 41.9% in the 4th quarter of 2022.… Continue reading Home Seller Concessions Are On The Rise

Radon Gas In Homes

A radon gas disclosure is a standard component of a real estate contract. What is it for?

Did you know? January is National Radon Action Month. (Don’t feel bad. We didn’t know either.) National Radon Action Month is a month designated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take action against radon. In short, radon exposure is a preventable health risk which makes its awareness even more important. In fact, The Center… Continue reading Radon Gas In Homes