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The Employment Situation -- June 2019

The Employment Situation -- June 2019

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 224,000 in June, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Notable job gains occurred in professional and business services, in ...

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Existing Home Sales Down

Existing Home Sales Down

WASHINGTON (May 21, 2019) – Existing-home sales saw a minor decline in April, continuing March’s drop in sales, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Two of the four major U.S. regions saw a slight dip in sales, ...

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Are hybrid appraisals becoming the new normal?

Are hybrid appraisals becoming the new normal?

WASHINGTON – May 17, 2019 – Appraisals, a critical part of real estate transactions, have customarily been done in-person by an experienced appraiser. However, with advancements in technology and the rise of big data, alternatives to ...

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AS IS inspections

AS IS inspections

AS IS inspections: Can buyers cancel for any-old reason? By Meredith Caruso   May 6, 2019 – Calls to Florida Realtors Legal Hotline indicate confusion – sometimes flat-out outrage – over buyers’ ability to cancel ...

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Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices?

Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices?

There has been some discussion recently on home prices in relation to mortgage rates. Some believe if there is a rapid rise of mortgage rates, home prices should decrease. Logically it makes the most sense for the price of the house to drop when ...

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Why You Should Consider Selling in the Winter

Why You Should Consider Selling in the Winter

The season you sell your home can have an impact on how much you get for your home and how quickly it sells. The season that has the most success in selling homes is spring. This is a good time of year for families moving to new school districts ...

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Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?

Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?

Potential homebuyers are always cautioned to be aware of mortgage lending standards and the difficulty they might face when trying to obtain a mortgage. Credit availability is expanding, making it easier to get a mortgage now than it was a year ago....

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Sunseeker Resort starting to take shape

Sunseeker Resort starting to take shape

April 18, 2019 – PUNTA GORDA — Allegiant Travel Co. named Ryan O’Byrne vice president of sales and marketing for Sunseeker Resorts. Shared from: https://www.businessobserverfl.com The company is currently developing its ...

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Foreclosures Up MoM

Foreclosures Up MoM

March 20, 2019 – Foreclosures are up month over month with 4.9%. Over the last many years this has been in decline and only recently small bumps in the road have started to show a changing market. Too early to say where this will lead but the ...

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