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Category: Florida Real Estate

What will shape the 2020 real estate market & what does it mean for buyers & sellers? Ten years ago, many homeowners were desperately hoping to hang on to their homes. Others were doing everything they could just to scare up potential buyers. Meanwhile, said buyers were struggling to get… Read More

Here’s some Black Friday tips to help you find your dream home before the end of the year Lace up your running shoes, and steel your nerves to fight the crowds: Black Friday is just around the corner, promising bargains galore on everything from flat-screen TVs to smart speakers and… Read More

How much does it cost to renovate a house? Bathroom, kitchen, and beyond Home renovation and remodel costs may be a hard pill to swallow after shelling out the purchase price of a new home, but if you’re the proud owner of a fixer-upper (or even if you’re the proud… Read More

Home affordability at its highest level with low unemployment & mortgage rates in the 3rd quarter of 2019 With mortgage rates at a three-year low and a healthy job market, housing affordability rose to its highest level in three years in the third quarter of 2019, according to the… Read More

Found a condo you love, only to find that it doesn’t qualify for a federally backed mortgage? Try again tomorrow First-time homebuyers often opt for a condo, but rules for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage loans banned many units and complexes in Florida from participating. However, that changes on Tuesday,… Read More

Here’s all the tax deductions at your disposal when selling your home You may be wondering if there are tax deductions when selling a home. And the answer is: You bet! But there’s also a new tax code – aka the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – causing quite a… Read More

New FHA rules make getting condo mortgages easier The Federal Housing Administration issued new guidelines that aim to streamline the agency’s approval process for condominium projects. The long-awaited regulations are intended to promote affordable and sustainable homeownership, especially among credit-worthy first-time buyers. The new policy is designed to be flexible… Read More

Don’t make any more excuses—buying a home is within your reach Owning a home means you can build equity, take advantage of tax deductions, and partake in a little something called the American dream. For the past couple of years, the U.S. homeownership rate has hovered around 64%. But there’s… Read More

Low mortgage rates means greater savings in borrowing costs, but many would-be buyers may be left out Ongoing trade disputes with China prompted mortgage rates to drop sharply this week. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.60% last week, the lowest average since November 2016, Freddie Mac… Read More