Preparing Your Home For Old Age

As more Americans opt to age in place, the home should be prepared accordingly.

As we age, most of us like to think that we are still young at heart or mind. Of course, many of us feel as though we may still be quite a bit younger even though our bodies may likely deceive us. The reality is that we are all getting older. In fact, the older… Continue reading Preparing Your Home For Old Age

Home Equity Has Dropped, But Not Everywhere

Florida has led the way for home equity over the past year.

The housing market has been quite a roller coaster over the past 3 years or so. At the start of the pandemic, we essentially saw the entire economy shut down and housing was certainly in a holding pattern. Then, bolstered by historically low mortgage interest rates, we saw demand as well as prices for homes… Continue reading Home Equity Has Dropped, But Not Everywhere

Million Dollar Homes

Unlike the rest of the country, Florida has seen an increase in the share of million dollar homes.

With the recent slowdown in the housing market and the overall economy, we have seen a decrease in the number of million dollar homes throughout the country. In fact, the share of U.S. homes worth $1 million dollars or more fell from 8.6% in June 2022 to just over 7% in January 2023. Of course,… Continue reading Million Dollar Homes

Rent In Florida

Rents in Florida have risen as our population has also risen.

Did you know? Approximately 808 people move to the State of Florida each day! As a result, The Sunshine State has the fastest-growing population within the United States for the first time since 1957. Needless to say, over the past few years, Florida has become the most popular state to live, work, and play. As… Continue reading Rent In Florida

2023 Housing Crash?

Goldman Sachs recently predicted a housing crash for these 4 U.S. cities.

There is no doubt that we have seen a considerable slowdown in the housing market over the past 18 months and most predict that this will continue throughout the year. For many markets, this slowdown merely means a more gradual increase in or even a stabilization of home values. However, some of the hottest housing… Continue reading 2023 Housing Crash?

Property Tax Rates By State

How does Florida compare in terms of property taxes?

As a homeowner, property taxes are unavoidable regardless of which state you live in. Of course, the financial burden caused by property taxes can vary quite significantly by state. To view our property tax ranking report for 2022, click here. Below we will discuss the latest property tax rankings for 2023 based on an analysis… Continue reading Property Tax Rates By State

Should I Get A Metal Roof?

A metal roof is a great option, particularly in South Florida.

Take a drive through a South Florida neighborhood and chances are that you will see a fair amount of metal roofs on homes. Initially, a metal roof was primarily seen in commercial building applications. However, over the past few decades we have seen an increase in popularity of the metal roof in residential applications. The… Continue reading Should I Get A Metal Roof?

Do I Need Gutters On My House?

Gutters are a critical component to your home.

Homeowners are currently facing rising costs virtually everywhere they look. Whether it is higher energy costs, higher grocery costs, or higher insurance premiums, the impacts on a household budget can seem overwhelming. With this said, it is common for homeowners to look at other areas to cut their costs. One example of this may be… Continue reading Do I Need Gutters On My House?