Buying a Home

July 28, 2022

Inventory is gaining, not long till we see a buyers market

Bonita Springs-Estero housing market sees 51% increase in active inventory

The Bonita Springs-Estero area housing market experienced a 51% increase in active inventory last month compared to June 2021, with 503 property listings, according to data from Bonita Springs/Estero Board of Realtors MLS Services. Median home prices also appear ...

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July 9, 2022

Cape Coral Listing: Gulf access, 4 bedroom, 2200+ sq ft under air

LISTING: Cape Coral / GULF access w City water & Sewer 4/2 w 3 car

 

VIDEO Link: James C Jones Lic Realtor Channel

SHORT boat ride to BIG water!!! Fully furnished and well maintained 4 Bedroom + Den, 2 bath, 3 Car Garage home on ½ acre corner lot ...

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Oct. 16, 2018

Open House Three Oaks

Welcome to one of the most desirable and convenient areas of south Fort Myers, Islands at Three Oaks. Soon as you walk through the front door, standing in the foyer you will notice the rustic shiplap on the feature wall and the straight thru view to the newer installed pool ...

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Dec. 26, 2017

Fla.’s home sales, listings, median prices up in Nov.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Dec. 20, 2017 – Florida’s housing market continued its positive track in November, with more closed sales, more new listings, more pending sales and rising median prices according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 19,990 last month ...

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Dec. 18, 2017

Housing and mortgage trends to watch for in 2018

WASHINGTON – Dec. 15, 2017 – The housing picture is likely to improve in 2018. Why? Home prices are expected to climb, but not as fast.

Plus, more houses could be for sale toward the end of the year, giving homebuyers a greater selection to choose from, while homeowners will ...

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Dec. 15, 2017

U.S. 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rate slips to 3.93%

 

WASHINGTON (AP) – Dec. 14, 2017 – The rate on 30-year fixed-rate U.S. mortgages slipped to 3.93 percent this week.

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the benchmark 30-year home loan rate was down from 3.94 percent last week and 4.16 percent a year ...

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Dec. 6, 2017

Want to raise your FICO credit score? Pay off bills

NEW YORK – Dec. 5, 2017 – A credit score can have a big impact on a person's ability to buy a house. A low score can put a kink in finalizing a loan agreement. Consequently, homebuyers need to know their credit scores and how to raise them before ...

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Dec. 4, 2017

IRS wants to know: Is that a second home or vacation home?

ORLANDO, Fla. – Dec. 4, 2017 – If vacation has been so much fun that you don't want it to end, a second home might be for you. Think carefully about all the issues surrounding owning a second home, however, because there can be major financial implications.

Investment property ...

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Dec. 1, 2017

U.S. consumer confidence improved again

NEW YORK – Nov. 30, 2017 – Consumer confidence, which had improved in October, increased even more in November.

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index now stands at 129.5 (1985=100), up from 126.2 in October. The Present Situation Index increased from 152.0 to 153.9, while ...

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Nov. 28, 2017

USF: What do buyers dislike about a neighborhood?

MIAMI – Nov. 27, 2017 – The 2017 Sunshine State Survey from the University of South Florida asked respondents to judge the livability of their own neighborhood and what would deter someone from moving in. It also asked them to predict what the neighborhood will be like in five years ...

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