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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

Home prices post 6.2% year-to-year increase

WASHINGTON (AP) – Jan. 31, 2018 – U.S. home prices rose a sharply in November, lifted by a shortage of homes on the market. Standard & Poor's said Tuesday that its S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index increased 6.2... Read more

Florida consumer sentiment soars entering 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Jan. 30, 2018 – Consumer sentiment among Floridians started the year at its highest level in 16 years, increasing 2.3 points in January to 99.8 from a revised December figure of 97.5. These confidence levels for Florida... Read more
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