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First-time buyers, single women get traction in 2016 (10/31/2016)
NAR’s 2016 buyer-seller survey found that FSBO transactions hit at an all-time low, almost 90% of buyers and sellers worked with a real estate agent, and the share of first-time buyers ticked up to 35%.
Outdoor remodeling = Happiness and financial returns (9/28/2016)
NAR: 2016 Remodeling Impact Report finds that outdoor remodeling projects not only add value to a home, they also make non-moving homeowners happier.
1 in 3 millennial buyers takes out an FHA loan (8/19/2016)
Ellie Mae’s Millennial Tracker: The average age when millennials buy is 29, and their average June FICO score was 723 – up from 722 in May and 721 in April.
In 6 Fla. cities, 1 out of 3 renters could be buyers (8/5/2016)
NAR: Many renters who can afford to buy a home are holding back: In Lakeland, 41% of renters can afford a home; in Tampa, 38%. Even in Miami, the lowest Fla. city on NAR’s list, 1 out of 5 renters (18.5%) could be owners.
NAR study: Most in U.S. say it’s a good time to buy (7/13/2016)
Renters, however – notably half of young adults with student debt – aren’t comfortable taking out a mortgage. Overall, more homeowners think it’s a good time to sell but fewer buyers think it’s a good time to jump into the market.
Half of Fla. Realtors at current firm only one year (7/12/2016)
Fla. 2016 Member Profile: A typical Fla. Realtor in 2015 was a 52-year-old woman. Her median gross income was $28,160 last year, and the median number of transactions was nine. Almost half of all members had a deal involving a foreclosure.
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.