Renters Prefer Smaller Metro Areas

Similar to home buyers, renters now prefer smaller metro markets. The advantage of more open space and lower costs are the driving forces. COVID-19 changed people’s ability to work from home. Larger metro areas like San Francisco and San Jose saw double-digit rent decreases. Conversely, some smaller Metro areas saw double-digit increases in rents. PleaseContinue reading “Renters Prefer Smaller Metro Areas”

Noisy Homes Sell for Less

Homes within a 2-mile radius of an airport sell for over 13% less than homes in the same zip code. Sellers near a railroad saw values decrease by over 12%. Busy highways reduced sale prices by over 11%. Data per realtor.com® Please contact Ed Curry at 941-799-9440 if you are thinking of selling or purchasing a home.

Housing Market Wealth Grows

Homeowners in Sarasota County saw the median sale price increase from $297,000 to $350,000 for single-family homes in December.  That was a year over year increase of 17.8%.  Manatee County saw an increase from $335,000 to $357,900, a 6.8% increase.  The limited inventory of homes for sale and surging demand by buyers driven by historicallyContinue reading “Housing Market Wealth Grows”

$309 Average Monthly Savings

There are approximately 1.4 million Florida homeowners who would benefit from refinancing their homes because of lower mortgage rates according to a national research. firm.  These homeowners are high quality refinancing candidates because they have at least 20% equity in their homes and a credit score over 720.  Florida is second in the nation inContinue reading “$309 Average Monthly Savings”

Millennials Help Keep Home Sales Strong

20 and 30-year-old home buyers are helping to keep the home sale market strong.  More than half of new mortgages were made to this demographic according to Realtor.com.  Millennials have now surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest adult group in America. 

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