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Millennial Housing Obsession Fantasy More than Sincerity

Realtor News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:02
Thanks to social media’s avalanche of photos, many millennials shop for dream homes they can’t afford – a goal to be obtained rather than an actual property to buy.

Builder Confidence Barely Moves in Feb.

Realtor News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:02
The monthly survey of builders’ outlooks remained in near-record positive story in NAHB’s latest survey after dropping one point to 74.

Almost 45% of Today’s Owners Plan to Move Within 10 Years

Realtor News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:02
Study: While almost half the U.S. population says they plan to move over the next 10 years, more millennials are starting to question the value of homeownership at all. Of those potential movers, 1 in 3 wants a lower cost of living and 1 in 4 wants a better job.

Many Thousands of Fla. Owners Must Switch Insurance Carriers

Realtor News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:02
Regulators will shift 43K policyholders from Anchor Property and Casualty to Homeowners Choice Property and Casualty on April 1 due to a financial-rating downgrade.

Go Old School: The Lost Art of Door Knocking, Cold Calling

Realtor News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:02
The first key to getting cold-call leads is to quickly build trust. The second is to give prospects something of value that entices them to continue the relationship.

New FEMA Flood Metric May Affect Near-Coast Homes

Realtor News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:02
FEMA has one flood standard for coastal homes, but map updates include one (LiMWA) for near-the-coast homes that might raise rates and affect costly renovations.

Report Studies ‘Credit Invisibility’ in HUD-Assist Households

Realtor News - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 03:02
It’s hard for low-income renters to move up if they don’t have a credit score, so HUD is looking at ways to report on-time rent payments to credit companies.

Fla.’s Millennials Are Moving Back to the Burbs

Realtor News - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 03:02
David Cobb, regional director for Metrostudy, says millennials are the “No. 1 new-home purchasers” in Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa.

Condo Q&A: Under Warranty? Badly Installed? Who’s Responsible?

Realtor News - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 03:02
Many condo owners’ windows leak. The installer tells them the manufacturer’s warranty covers them; the manufacturer blame installation. How to break the gridlock?

Survey: Affordability Drives Purchase and Rental Decisions

Realtor News - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 03:02
More than 4 out of 5 current renters (84%) think renting is more affordable than owning, according to Freddie Mac – but 42% of those renters are cost-burdened, spending more than one-third of their monthly household income on housing.

A Change to Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Changes

Realtor News - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 03:02
An ARM adjusts periodically based on interest rate changes, but the current stat used to measure that change (LIBOR) will soon be gone in favor of SOFR.

Survey: 25% of Sale Contracts Face Settlement Delays

Realtor News - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 03:02
NAR’s Dec. confidence index found that 1 in 4 U.S. contracts didn’t settle on time. Financing issues were the top reason followed by appraisals and inspections.

RE Q&A: How Can My Daughter Keep My House After I Die?

Realtor News - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 03:02
Planning now to deal with financial and property issues will save effort and money at a difficult time later. But there’s no one-size-fits all estate plan.

Gen Z Is Up Against Millennials for Housing

Realtor News - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 03:02
Many millennials are entering homeownership later in life, leaving both generations looking to buy in a market largely devoid of entry-level options, analysts say.

Buyers Face More Competition Amid Shortage of Listings

Realtor News - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 02:02
A strong labor market and heightened demand for homes this spring is expected at a time when the for-sale inventory is the lowest level in over a decade.

Hackers and Scammers Use Your Email Against You

Realtor News - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 04:02
A pixel is 0.0104-inches, and if cyber-crooks embed one in an email, they know if you read it, how often, the device you used, your operating system and IP address.
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