What homebuyers really look for in their next neighborhood (6/25/2015)
Demand Institute study shows there’s no one ideal for what Americans want in housing. Pet-friendliness ranked most important by 48%; 34% said quality schools.
Fla. top state for new non-employer businesses (5/28/2015)
Census Bureau: Fla. created 1 in 5 new U.S. real estate sector jobs, which include leasing, between 2012 and 2013 – 13,615 new non-employee businesses.
Percent of owner-occupant buyers drops (5/1/2015)
Institutional investors have cut down on cash purchases, but a RealtyTrac study suggests owner-occupants aren’t filling the demand void – smaller investors are.
TaxWatch: Fla. ranks 48th in state tax comparison (4/28/2015)
Fla. per-capita taxes at are at the lowest point in decades, but the state also has the nation’s highest local tax burdens. When combining both, Fla. ranks 44th.
Study: What do Realtors really want from lenders? (4/23/2015)
Inman study asked why real estate pros recommend a particular lender, what types of lenders do they prefer, and what behavior puts a lender in the penalty box?
Another benefit of homeownership: Richer children (4/15/2015)
Boston Fed study: If parents of a 17-year-old own their home, that child will make almost 1% more annually later in life than a similar teenager in a rental home.
1 in 9 Americans moved between 2013 and 2014 (3/20/2015)
Census Bureau: The swing from cities to suburbs continues, and renters pack their bags more than homeowners. The biggest drop was seen in millennial movers.
Rent vs. buy: New Fla. study looks for answers (3/10/2015)
Is it a good time to buy real estate? Three South Fla. professors analyzed conditions and found that it’s a great for homesteaders – not so much for investors.
What does a ‘typical’ Fla. buyer, seller look like? (1/15/2015)
The latest Fla. buyer-seller profile finds buyers married (67%) and 54-years old. Sellers lived in a home 10 years, and 50% lowered an asking price at least once.
Use Florida Realtors Residential Price Index to help home sellers (10/16/2012)
Florida Realtors Residential Price Index helps sellers understand local price trends and its impact on current value.