LOS ANGELES – July 19, 2016 – Personal finance website released a guide detailing how monthly rent compares to monthly mortgage payments across the U.S. To see the price breakdown for all U.S. states, visit the GOBankingRates website. The bottom line: It's cheaper to own a home than it is to rent one in [...]

July 23rd, 2016|

Fla. real estate rebound strongest in nation- and Cape Coral among the best rebound in FL!

Fla. real estate rebound strongest in nation  MCLEAN, Va. – Sept. 25, 2015 – Freddie Mac's latest Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) finds that the Florida real estate market's rebound leads the nation.  In a city-by-city comparison, Orlando leads the nation in both a month-to-month and year-to-year comparison, and only one non-Florida city makes the top [...]

September 29th, 2015|

We outgrew New York!

Fla. now No. 3 U.S. state in total population TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Jan. 5, 2015 – Florida has bested New York in terms of population. The Sunshine State, averaging 803 new residents a day, is now the third most populous state in the nation, according to U.S. Census Bureau. "It's an important milestone because it [...]

January 15th, 2015|

Over half of Fla.’s June sales were all-cash

Over half of Fla.’s June sales were all-cash   ORLANDO, Fla. – Sept. 10, 2014 – Over half of Florida's June property sales (50.9 percent) were all-cash transactions, according to CoreLogic, an Irvine, California-based financial data company. Second-place Alabama had 48 percent all-cash sales. In a comparison of large U.S. cities, Cape Coral-Fort Myers led [...]

September 11th, 2014|

Calling all Entrepreneurs!

Fla. issues memo to businesses: Taxes are lower here   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – April 17, 2014 – On April 15, millions of Americans filed their taxes and "those living in high-tax states have one thing in common: they would pay a lot less if they lived in Florida," a memo issued by Enterprise Florida told [...]

April 22nd, 2014|

Freddie Mac: Fla. most-improved state in past year

Freddie Mac: Fla. most-improved state in past year McLEAN, Va. – March 28, 2014 – Freddie Mac released its first-ever Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi), a new tool that monitors and measures the stability of the nation’s housing market. MiMi strives to calculate a range of equilibrium for each single-family housing market covered; it will be [...]

April 3rd, 2014|

Fannie Mae extends 3.5% closing cost incentive

Fannie Mae extends 3.5% closing cost incentive WASHINGTON – March 28, 2014 – Fannie Mae announced that it’s extending the 3.5 percent closing cost assistance incentive for HomePath properties purchased during the FirstLook period in 27 eligible states, including Florida. The FirstLook period gives owner-occupant or public entity buyers 20 days to submit an offer [...]

April 2nd, 2014|

Fla.’s housing market shows rising prices in Feb.

Fla.’s housing market shows rising prices in Feb. Related: NAR: Feb. existing-home sales remain subdued ORLANDO, Fla. – March 20, 2014 – Florida’s housing market reported higher median prices, more new listings, fewer days on the market and a stable level of inventory in February, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. [...]

March 26th, 2014|


TD Economics: Fla. about to shift into high gear FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Dec. 18, 2013 – Florida became the third most populous state in the United States in 2013, bumping New York from its long-standing status and positioning the state for increased economic gains in 2014. According to a report released by TD Economics, [...]

December 24th, 2013|

Good News to start your weekend-

Fla.’s housing market continues upswing in 3Q 2013 NAR: Most metro areas show strong annual home-price growth. Read more. ORLANDO, Fla. – Nov. 6, 2013 – Florida’s housing market continued to improve in third quarter 2013 with more closed sales, higher median prices, more pending sales and a stabilizing supply of homes for sale compared [...]

November 8th, 2013|
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