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    Reasons Why Orlando is An Ideal Place for Seniors

    Looking to move to Orlando, Florida for retirement? You’re making a great choice for your quality of life. Famously pleasant weather, endless entertainment possibilities, and a large population of active seniors are just a few of the reasons retirees make their way down to the Sunshine State in their later years. Orlando should be your […]

    House hunters have an edge this spring

    NEW YORK – March 11, 2019 – If you’re hunting for a house this spring, say goodbye to frenzied bidding wars. And if you’re selling, get ready for good, old-fashioned negotiations. While real estate brokers aren’t declaring a buyer’s market just yet, demand has definitely cooled since last summer and the upper hand sellers once […]

    Buyers delight: Digital mortgages have arrived

    NEW YORK – Jan. 25, 2019 – If you’re a move-up buyer looking to purchase your second home, you might be pleasantly surprised by changes in one aspect of your experience: You now can apply for your mortgage completely online, rather than having to deal with all the onerous paperwork of yesteryear. In recent years, […]

    Fed chief: We’ll be ‘patient’ hiking interest rate

    WASHINGTON – Jan. 8, 2019 – Despite the latest jobs report indicating the U.S. economy remains on solid footing, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell gave anxious financial markets some additional reassurance on Friday. Powell said the Fed would be “patient” to see how the economy develops before policymakers raised interest rates further. News Friday […]

    Study: Fla. top state for in-migration from other states

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Nov. 5, 2018 – LendingTree’s latest State Migration Study discovered that 12.1 percent of homebuyers across the country plan to change states and most plan to head south – and the largest number prefer Florida. It’s the top destination for residents of 15 out of 50 U.S. states, most of which are […]

    Foreclosure trend reverses, spikes in many cities

    NEW YORK – Dec. 4, 2018 – Foreclosure activity is on the rise in 15 states, which bucks the national trend from the past few years. While U.S. foreclosures spiked during the recession, they dropped to historically low levels later as tight lending standards banned all but the most worthy creditors from getting a loan. […]

    Winter Park to bury power lines along Fairbanks Avenue

    Visibility of power lines around real estate usually impacts the value of that real-estate. It’s a welcome sign that the power lines along Fairbanks will be buried because Fairbanks is the main entryway to the affluent Winter Park area.  As reported by the Orlando Sentinel, Winter Park will be moving the power lines along Fairbanks Avenue […]

    Too few buyers question the need for a 30-year mortgage

    NEW YORK – July 17, 2018 – For those looking to buy homes, the most popular way to finance a home purchase is to take out a 30-year mortgage. With mortgage rates having been exceptionally low for years, it has been possible to get extremely attractive monthly payments even on relatively large mortgage loans, and […]

    Mortgage rates fall again this week

    McLEAN, Va. – June 28, 2018 – Mortgage rates declined over the past week and have now retreated in four of the past five weeks, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to an average 4.55 percent compared to last week’s 4.57 percent. Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief […]

    Builder confidence slips as lumber prices soar

    WASHINGTON – June 18, 2018 – Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes fell two points to 68 in June on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). NAHB says the decline was due in large part to sharply elevated lumber prices, but overall sentiment remains on solid […]

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