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Fla.'s median prices, new listings up in Jan.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Feb. 21, 2018 – Florida's housing market reported rising median prices and more new listings in January, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. "There's an ongoing shortage of hous... Read more

Are ultra-low mortgage rates gone forever?

NEW YORK – Feb. 20, 2018 – Mortgage rates hit a four-year high late last week, and it's looking like the years of ultra-low-cost home loans are coming to an end, experts said. "I would say this has been a long time coming," said... Read more

U.S. home construction jumps 9.7% in January

WASHINGTON (AP) – Feb. 16, 2018 – Groundbreakings on new homes jumped 9.7 percent last month to the highest level since October 2016, welcome news for a housing market struggling with a shortage of homes for sale. The Commerce Department said... Read more

Mortgage rates climb to almost four-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) – Feb. 15, 2018 – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week to their highest level in nearly four years, a sign that the prospect of higher inflation is steadily increasing the cost of borrowing to buy a home. Mortgage bu... Read more

2017 ends with more Fla. home sales, price gains

ORLANDO, Fla. – Feb. 13, 2018 – Florida's housing market wrapped up 2017 with more sales, higher median sale prices and fewer sales of distressed properties compared to the year before, according to the latest housing data released by Flor... Read more

Fla. utility bills may be getting cheaper

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Feb. 9, 2018 – Utility companies will owe less tax after the recent tax overhaul, and many are planning to pass those savings on to customers. Rate changes may shave a few dollars off the average customer's bill in the ... Read more

Long-term mortgage rates climb for fifth straight week

WASHINGTON (AP) – Feb. 8, 2018 – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed for the fifth straight week amid investors' growing concern about inflation. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage ... Read more

Housing sentiment at new all-time survey high

WASHINGTON –Feb. 7, 2018 – The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) rose 3.7 points in January to 89.5, reversing the decrease seen last month and reaching a new all-time survey high. The rise can be attributed to increases in ... Read more

Builders say market continues to grow slowly but surely

WASHINGTON – Feb. 6, 2018 – Overall housing and economic activity in metro markets across the nation remained on a gradual, upward trend in the fourth quarter of 2017 – but permit activity remained a stubbornly lagging indicator, accordi... Read more

Report: Fla.'s fast-growth track may create housing boom

NEW YORK – Feb. 5, 2018 – The U.S. population is growing and rose by 2.2 million people in 2016, according to the latest Census data. But the population growth isn't even, as some areas face booming growth patterns even as others show lit... Read more
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