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Student debt, car payments block Fla. home sales (11/4/2014)
RealtyTrac: In all Fla. counties analyzed, first-timers without debt can buy a median-price home with 3% down; but add debt, and they can’t in many counties.
NAR: First-time buyers hit 30-year low (11/4/2014)
Annual NAR buyer-seller survey finds many first-time buyer challenges: Rising rents, student loans, low inventory, investor competition, tight credit and more.
Median age of a Fla. homebuyer: 55 years old (9/29/2014)
NAR: The median age of a first-time Fla. homebuyer (34 years) hasn’t change much over 10 years, but repeat buyers (60 years) grew 20 years older over the decade.
Realtors remain confident in market’s future (9/29/2014)
Fla. is one of three states where Realtors expect a home price increase of 5%-6%, though overall U.S. confidence about the market remained mostly flat in Aug.
Millennials key to stronger housing recovery (6/27/2014)
Harvard report: Who are the next homebuyers and renters? Minorities will drive 76% of net growth, but young adults may be big if they can ever afford to move out.
International buyers bolster Fla.’s housing market (6/19/2014)
Fla. TaxWatch: The state will see 60K homes sold to foreigners by 2016, with 90% of buyers coming from Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada and Europe.
Why do people move? (6/5/2014)
Census Bureau: While the top reason hasn’t changed in years – to live in a new or better home or apartment – more now move for cheaper housing or commute costs.
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.