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๐Ÿ“ข Mortgage Rates Head Back Up, Hit 5.3% ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

It’s the highest level since 2009 and due, in part, to the Fed’s moves to fight inflation.  One year ago, a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.94%.WASHINGTON (AP) –

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๐Ÿ“ฃ Sellers May Nab Highest Price Premiums in May ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Home sellers may find the best opportunities to watch their profits peak this month, according to a new study from ATTOM Data Solutions, a real estate data firm. The spring and summer months are the

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๐Ÿ“ข Florida Unlikely to Feel Impact from Slowing Market ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Wary buyers and rising interest rates may affect some U.S. markets, but Florida's rising demand and lack of construction will probably offset a potential cooldown.WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Six

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๐Ÿก Rising Interest Rates to Slow Florida Housing Market โ“ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Experts offer mixed views.  Some say moderately priced-home sales won’t slow yet due to low inventory; others expect impacts from stocks to the housing market.TAMPA, Florida (WFLA) ;

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๐Ÿ‘‰ The 30-year Mortgage Rate Rises to 5.27% ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Freddie Mac: Up from 5.1% last week, it’s the highest since 2009.  The average 15-year mortgage rate is now 4.52%, up from 4.4%.WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage

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๐Ÿšจ Fed to Make Fastest Rate Hikes in Decades? ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Analysts expect the Fed to raise its benchmark short-term interest rate by a half-percentage point, the sharpest rate hike since 2000, with more soon to follow.WASHINGTON (AP) – The 

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๐Ÿ“ฃ 65% of Buyers Would Make Offer Within 3 Days ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Report: 20% of those surveyed said they’d make an offer immediately.  Some buyers (56%) are willing to consider a 2nd job to earn more money for a home purchase.CHARLOTTE, N.C. –

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๐Ÿšจ April 2022 ๐Ÿ“ข Just Released Market Report for Naples Area with information for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ SW FL ๐ŸŒด

Hello,Barry & Kim with the Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ hope that you and yours are doing good.04-22-2022 - Hot off the press please find info from the just released February

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๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ IRS Part of Condo Sale by Foreign National โ“ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Real estate Q&A:  When a foreign national sells property they own in the U.S., a portion of the sale needs to be held back and sent to the IRS by the buyer.FORT LAUDERDALE, Floruda –

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๐Ÿ“ฃ Reassess Buyer Expectations Due to Interest Rates โ“ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

26% of people may be less likely to buy a home this year because of rising interest rates, says a survey forecasting the outlook for homeowners in 2022.CHICAGO – The housing market has had a

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๐Ÿ‘‰ Mortgage Rates Rise, 30-year Loan Reaches 5% ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Freddie Mac:  That’s up from 4.72% last week; it’s the first time the 30-year FRM has hit 5% in over 10 years amid persistent high inflation.WASHINGTON (AP) – Long-term U.S.

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๐Ÿ“ฃ Buyers Stymied by Fewer Homes, Rising Prices and Rates ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Fewer for-sale homes have pushed prices up and fueled competition among buyers, with first-timers often left out.  Higher rates also impact buying power.LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shortly after

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๐Ÿšจ Sellersโ€™ Market Peak? More Drop Their Asking Price ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

In April, 12% of sellers dropped their price compared to 9% one year earlier.  It’s too soon to call it a trend, but it suggests prices might soon hit their peak.NEW YORK – Moving

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๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ RE Q&A: How Do You Pick a Property Manager โ“ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

A large, seemingly trustworthy property management firm appears to have absconded with HOA money.  How can HOAs protect themselves going forward?NAPLES, Fla. – Question: Given the

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๐Ÿ“ฃ Big Wave of Sellers Might Emerge this Year ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Survey:  44% of Gen Z (18-25) and 35% of millennials (26-41) say they’ll sell their starter home this year.  Many have lots of equity and a fear of rising mortgage rates.NEW YORK

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๐Ÿ‘‰ Some Home Features Can Boost Sales Price ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Study:  Some uncommon features can boost a home selling prices by a few percent, including a “pot filler” – an above-the-stove water faucet that adds 3.2%.NEW YORK –

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๐Ÿ˜ Why are so Few Homeowners Selling โ“ Itโ€™s Complicated ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Many want to sell and move, but they feel stuck.  Some don’t have the income to qualify for a bigger mortgage; others worry about total costs of a relocation.SARASOTA, Florida – New

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๐Ÿšจ Regulators Eye 11% Citizens Insurance Rate Hikes ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Florida’s state-backed “insurer of last resort” requested an overall 11% rate hike effective August 1st, and regulators spent three hours considering it Thursday.TALLAHASSEE, Fla.

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๐Ÿ“ฃ ATTOM: Home Flips Up, Profits Down in 2021 ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

The number of homes flipped in 2021 rose 26% year-to-year, even as the profits on each flip fell 3% – the lowest level since 2008 and a 20% drop in ROI.IRVINE, Calif. – Last year was a

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๐Ÿ‘‰ Proof that Prices Wonโ€™t Fall? The New-Home Market ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

There’s not enough supply (homes) to meet demand, with little relief in sight.  The U.S. needs about 3M more homes, and it will take years for builders to catch up.BOSTON – Emerson

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๐Ÿ“ฃ Florida Governor Ron DeSantis: We Need to โ€˜Do Moreโ€™ on Insurance ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

More needs done to fix Florida's property insurance market, and the Governor expects the Legislature to “have another bite of the apple very, very shortly.”TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –

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๐Ÿ”” Average Weekly Mortgage Rates Soar Past 4.5% ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

At 4.67%, this week’s average rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage is up from last week’s 4.42% and notably higher than 3.18% one year ago.WASHINGTON (AP) – Average long-term U.

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๐Ÿšจ March 2022 ๐Ÿ“ข Just Released Market Report for Naples Area with information for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ SW FL ๐ŸŒด

Hello,Barry & Kim with the Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ hope that you and yours are doing good.03-25-2022 - Hot off the press please find info from the just released February

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๐Ÿ“ข Associations Canโ€™t Stop Owners From Taping Meetings ๐ŸŽฅ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Condo Q&A: While statutes say unit owners have the right to record or videotape meetings with a quorum, the association can adopt reasonable rules about it.STUART, Florida – Question: Our

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๐Ÿ“ฃ Real Estate Trends to Watch This Spring ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Home sellers may continue to hold the upper hand, but buyers may be more sensitive to price increases; and more inventory could enter the market.SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Home sellers will likely

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๐Ÿ”” Experts: Lock in Mortgage Rate Now ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Interest rates likely will continue to rise.  An October Bankrate survey says that among homeowners who’ve had a mortgage since before the pandemic, 74% have not refinanced.WASHINGTON

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๐Ÿšจ Fed Chair: Interest Rates Could Go Up Faster and Further ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned Monday that the Fed could get more aggressive in raising interest rates if inflation continues to be a threat.WASHINGTON (AP) – Chair Jerome Powell

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๐ŸŒด Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Leaves Special Session Up to Lawmakers ๐Ÿ—ณ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Governor DeSantis said he’d welcome a special session to handle any unfinished property insurance or condo safety issues, but he won’t call for one.TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – If Florida

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๐Ÿก Home Buyers And Sellers Profile ๐Ÿ˜ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

The Latest Facts and Figures about Buyers and Sellers in FloridaA detailed look at who's buying, who's selling, which properties are most attractive and how people deal with the entire process.What

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๐Ÿ“ข Florida CFO Arrests 2 for Roofing Insurance Fraud ๐Ÿ˜ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

CFO Jimmy Patronis says the Naples contractors offered homeowners a “free roof” and said they could avoid paying deductibles if they signed “ad agreements.”NAPLES, Southwest

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๐Ÿ’Ž LUXURY MARKET REPORT ๐Ÿ’Ž North America ๐Ÿฐ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด February 2022

Welcome to the Luxury Home Market Reports for February 2022; your guide to Luxury Real Estate market data and trends for North America.Click Here for my North American Luxury Review including

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๐Ÿก With Mortgage Servicers, What Is an Actual โ€˜Serviceโ€™ โ“ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

RESPA and Regulation X create strict obligations a mortgage servicer must follow – but courts have been tasked to decide which “services” fall under that regulation.NEW YORK ;

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๐Ÿ“ฃ NAR Responds to FEMAโ€™s Flood Insurance Request ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

NAR’s public statement on possible flood insurance changes backs mitigation and “2.0,” but it doesn’t back adopting or enforcing a real estate disclosure requirement

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๐Ÿ”” Jumbo Loans Reach 16-Year High ๐Ÿ“ˆ ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Hoping to take advantage of mortgage rates that are still historically low, more Americans are pushing into higher mortgage levels to afford more expensive homes.Lenders reported that 2021

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๐Ÿ“ฃ Great Recession Buyers Have Tons of Equity ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Buyers who took a chance on a foreclosure or short sale around 2012 have seen values double or quadruple.  But if they want to sell, where do they move?FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The real

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๐Ÿ“‰ Mortgage Rates Fall This Week to 3.76% ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

After flirting with 4% in February, the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage dropped lower for the second week, hitting 3.76% from last week’s 3.89%.WASHINGTON (AP) – Average long-term U.S.

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๐Ÿšจ February 2022 ๐Ÿ“ข Just Released Market Report for Naples Area with information for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ SW FL ๐ŸŒด

Hello,Barry & Kim with the Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ hope that you and yours are doing good.02-25-2022 - Hot off the press please find info from the just released January

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๐Ÿ›  Tool Can Shorten Loan Processing by 15 Days โ“ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Freddie Mac has a new “automated method” to analyze incomes based on direct deposits.  Up to 93% of borrowers could see a quicker loan-process timeline.WASHINGTON – 

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๐Ÿ”” Average Mortgage Rate Increases Again, Hits 3.92% ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

It’s been almost two years since a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.92% (May 2019 at 3.99%).  One year ago, the 30-year FRM averaged 2.81%.WASHINGTON (AP) – Average long-term

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๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ The 2nd Annual Adam Jobbers-Miller Blue Bowl presented by 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC 2-20-22 Bonita Spring High School ๐Ÿˆ

The Super Bowl for Police & First Responders is on Sunday 02-20-22; right here in Southwest Florida.239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC are proud to be Presenting Sponsor as we pay it forward on behalf

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๐Ÿšจ Mortgage Rates Hit Two-Year High: 3.69% ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

After three fairly calm weeks, the average rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rose to 3.69% from last week’s 3.55%.WASHINGTON (AP) – Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped

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๐Ÿ”” Loans for Condos โ“ New Rules Start โ˜˜ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida

Loans for Condos? New Rules Start to Have an EffectBy Jeff LazersonFannie’s tighter loan requirements post-Surfside collapse started Jan. 1; Freddie’s start Feb. 28. In the meantime, the

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๐ŸŒด Florida Flood of COVID-19 Foreclosures Didnโ€™t Happen ๐Ÿ“‰ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

In 2021, there was a year-to-year 29% drop in home foreclosures.  In Central Florida’s four counties, 2021 foreclosures dropped 8% – and 68% compared to 2019.ORLANDO, Fla. –

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๐Ÿ“ฃ Mortgage Rules Eased for Self-Employed Buyers ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Fannie Mae /Freddie Mac started requiring extensive recent financial info from self-employed workers due to COVID, but some may now find it easier to qualify for a loan.PASADENA, Calif. –

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๐Ÿšจ January 2022 ๐Ÿ“ข Just Released Market Report for Naples Area with information for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ SW FL ๐ŸŒด

Hello,Barry & Kim with the Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ hope that you and yours are doing good.01-27-2027 - Hot off the press please find info from the just released December

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๐Ÿ”” 4th Quarter Commercial Real Estate: Florida Home to 9 of Top 15 Markets ๐Ÿ“Š Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

A Fourth Quarter 2021 NAR Commercial Real Estate Report finds metros from Jacksonville to Miami and Naples with “the strongest overall commercial real estate market conditions.”NEW YORK

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๐Ÿ’Ž LUXURY MARKET REPORT ๐Ÿ’Ž North America ๐Ÿฐ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด January 2022

Welcome to the Luxury Home Market Report for January 2022 with a recap on the 2021 Luxury Market and predictions / projections for 2022, your guide to Luxury Real Estate market data and trends for

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๐Ÿšจ Single-Family Rents See Record Growth ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

U.S. rent grew 11.5% year-to-year, according to a CoreLogic index, with the Miami metro area leading the nation at 33%, and the Orlando area No. 5 at 15.9%.NEW YORK – Property owners are

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๐Ÿ‹ A Property Rights Lawsuit 17 Years in the Making ๐Ÿ‹ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Florida officials went into private backyards and cut down citrus trees in the early 2000s.  Now, 17 years later, some owners will receive financial compensation.ORLANDO, Fla. – Nearly 18

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๐Ÿ”Ž Whatโ€™s Changing for Florida Real Estate โ“ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

2022 Real Estate Trends panel:  Big and small Business Relocations, plus the here-to-stay wave of untethered Remote Workers, will impact Florida’s markets for years to come.ORLANDO, Fla.

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๐Ÿก Is it Better to Rent or Buy? Itโ€™s Not that Simple ๐Ÿ“Š Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

New ATTOM data suggests it’s cheaper to rent than buy in some Florida areas – but it doesn’t consider future rent increases or savings, via equity, in homeownership.FORT,

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๐Ÿ“ˆ Existing-Home Sales Reach Highest Point Since 2006 ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Existing-home sales ended 2021 on a high note as home buyers rushed to buy a home to take advantage of ultra-low mortgage rates.  Overall, sales were up 8.5% in 2021 compared to 2020, the

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๐Ÿ“ฃ The Most-Hyped Home Design Trends for 2022 ๐Ÿ“Š Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Home design is reflecting much more personality, from black accents to textures galore.Our homes have become our new haven, and creating multifunctional spaces that speak to our diverse needs is

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๐Ÿ“ฃ 30-Year, Single-Family Mortgage Rate Tops 3.5% ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Rates had a notable uptick again this week to 3.56%, pressured by inflation and Fed plans to raise interest rates.  A year ago, the 30-year FRM averaged 2.77%.WASHINGTON (AP) – Average

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๐Ÿ“Š New Data Shows Flood Cost Changes by Zip Code ๐ŸŒ€ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Under Flood Risk Rating 2.0, how many homes in your zip code will pay more?  NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) executive says even increases are on par with yearly boosts under the old

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๐Ÿšจ Mortgage Rates Jump Almost a Quarter Point โ€“ to 3.45% ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

The Fed announced it would tighten monetary policy more quickly, which pushed the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage higher compared to last week’s 3.22%.SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) – Average long

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๐Ÿ“ฃ Americans are Moving to Sun Belt States ๐ŸŒด Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Both U-Haul and United Van Lines listed Florida as a top destination state. NAR’s chief economist credits affordability, job creation and lower taxes for the moves; but, he may be missing

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๐Ÿ‘‰ Some Owners Have โ€˜Sellerโ€™s Marketโ€™ Misconceptions ๐Ÿ“Š Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

“Aspirational pricing” doesn’t work well in any real estate market.  Buyers will risk a bidding war only if they first see some level of value.CHICAGO – The housing

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๐Ÿ“ข Home Prices Settling in West, Rising in Florida ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

FAU and FIU: The hot housing market appears to be cooling in the West, but for some reason eastern U.S. cities continue to see rising price levels.BOCA RATON, Fla. – According to researchers

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๐Ÿ“ฃ 2021 Home Loans Broke Records with 9% Increase ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Mortgage bankers say buyers borrowed $1.6 trillion last year for home purchases, topping the 2005 housing bubble’s $1.5 trillion.  They expect another new record this year.LOS ANGELES )

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๐Ÿ”” High Prices for Lumber? Itโ€™s Back ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

After a summer dip, lumber prices almost tripled over the past four months.  Builders say the increase adds more than $18.6K to the price of a new home.CHICAGO – Following a price dip

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๐Ÿ“ข Mortgage Rates Hit 3.22%, Highest Level in 20 Months ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

The 30-year, fixed-rate loan rose from last week’s average 3.11%.  A year ago, the FRM was 2.65%, though this week’s average remains low by historical standards.WASHINGTON (AP)

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๐Ÿ“ฃ Millennials Are Supercharging the Housing Market ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

CoreLogic: From January to August 2021, millennials made up about 67% of first-time home purchase loan applications and 37% of repeat purchase applications.NEW YORK – Millennials accounted for

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๐Ÿšจ Americans Quit at a Record Pace in November ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Despite high job openings, 4.5M workers (3%) quit their jobs in November.  Analysts predict worker shortages likely will continue, but ease in 2022.McLEAN, Va. – Americans quit jobs at a

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๐Ÿ“Š Sellers: Study Suggests More Owners Ready to List ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

The current market favors sellers, but owners see slowing price increases and buyers being priced out of the market.  Many who held off may decide it’s time to sell.FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.

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๐Ÿ”” 3 Ways to Spruce Up a Space for Under $500 ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Simple touches can make a big impact. Get inspired to make over your interiors.Want a new look for your home in the new year? A few small touches can make all the difference. Designers with Living

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๐Ÿ’ฒ More Lenders and Sellers Accepting Cryptocurrency ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

A buyer wants to go to closing using cryptocurrency?  We don’t all have to be a technology expert, but it helps to know the language.  Here are the basics.NEW YORK – Despite

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๐Ÿ“Š Top 10 โ€˜Hot Marketsโ€™ for 2022โ“ Eight Are in Florida ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

A hotness study of U.S. metros – defined as days on market, sales above list price and sale-to-list price ratio – finds 8 are in Florida, and 7 of 10 are in Southwest Florida which the

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๐Ÿšจ December 2021 ๐Ÿ“ข Just Released Market Report for Naples Area with information for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ SW Fla ๐ŸŒด

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๐Ÿšจ CFPB-DOJ to Landlords: Protect Veteransโ€™ Rights ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

The agencies sent letters to landlords and mortgage servicers, saying they’ve identified illegal treatment of military families and “will hold them accountable”WASHINGTON, D.C.

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๐Ÿ”” Boomers and Millennials Competing for Homes ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

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๐Ÿ“ข Fed Meets: Expect 3 Interest Rate Hikes in 2022 ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

In an abrupt policy shift, the Fed will also stop economy-boosting bond purchases twice as fast as planned, and possibly halt that program altogether in March.WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal

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๐Ÿšจ New FinCEN Reporting Could Include Many, Including Real Estate Brokers and Agents ๐Ÿšจ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

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๐Ÿ“ˆ How Quickly Will Mortgage Rates Rise in 2022 โ“ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Even experts have trouble accurately predicting mortgage rates, but given Fed moves, one suggests only a slight increase – about 3.5% overall in 2022.NEW YORK – Mortgage rates play a big

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๐Ÿ‘‰ NAR to Congress: Improve Veteran Buying Process ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Every U.S. veteran should be able to “build wealth through homeownership,” NAR President Rouda Smith testified to a House Veterans Affairs subcommittee.WASHINGTON – National

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๐Ÿ“Š Mortgage Rates Hold Firm Another Week โ€“ 3.10% ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

The Fed cut bond buying and may raise interest rates soon.  But the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage isn’t affected so far, down .01% from last week’s average.SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP)

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๐Ÿ”” Are At-Risk Homeowners Better Off Selling โ“ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

In some cases, owners exiting forbearance can’t afford their home.  But with rising values, many can still sell, turn a small profit and not harm a strong credit score.NEW YORK –

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๐Ÿ“ฃ Foreclosures Up 68% โ€“ but Less than Pre-Pandemic ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

The foreclosure ban ended, sending numbers higher (up 34% quarter-to-quarter, 68% year-to-year) – but the impact on the market is minimal so far.NEW YORK – ATTOM has released its Q3 2021

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๐Ÿšจ U.S. Wants More Oversight of All-Cash RE Deals ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Shell companies can’t buy RE in 12 metros without identifying actual owners – a way to curtail money laundering – and the U.S. hopes to expand the program.WASHINGTON (AP) –

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๐Ÿ‘‰ Home Prices Keep Rising but Slowing ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

After increasing for 14 straight months, home price growth finally slowed in September.  Experts say it’s a step in the right direction for buyers in 2022.CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –

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๐Ÿ”” 2022 Loan Limits 18.05% Higher โ€“ to $647K - FHFA ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

The cap on conventional and FHA loans will rise notably higher next year, with caps in a handful of high-cost markets coming close to $1 million.WASHINGTON – The Federal Housing Finance(

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๐Ÿ“ข FHFA: Fla. Metro Price Increases Top National Average, Cape Coral - Fort Myers Tops the List ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

U.S. home prices rose 18.5% year-to-year in 3Q, but the increases in eight Florida metros ranged from 20.5% in Central Florida to 34.7% in Cape Coral-Fort Myers.WASHINGTON – U.S. house prices

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๐Ÿก New Single-Family Homes Get Bigger Again ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

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๐Ÿšจ November 2021 ๐Ÿ“ข Just Released Market Report for Naples Area with information for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ SW Fla ๐ŸŒด

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๐ŸŒด Florida Market: Median Prices Up, Amid Low Oct. Inventory ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Florida Realtors’ data: Demand, low inventory impact prices.  Single-family home median sale price up 17.7% to $358,950, condo median price up 17.6% to $260,000.ORLANDO, Fla. –

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๐Ÿก What Will Infrastructure Bill Do for Florida Real Estateโ“ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

The new law is controversial, but one element – a big investment in broadband for rural areas – could open up areas of Florida to buyers who no longer commute to work.WASHINGTON –

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๐Ÿ“ˆ Little Change in 30-Year Loan Rates โ€“ But Above 3% Again ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

At 3.1%, this week’s average 30-year-mortgage rate is barely higher than last week’s 2.98%, but any rise above a whole number can have a psychological impact on buyers.SILVER SPRING,. (

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๐Ÿšจ Average Mortgage Rates Dip Below 3% Again This Week ๐Ÿ“‰ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

The fear of rapidly rising mortgage rates appears exaggerated, as this week’s 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.98% compared to last week’s 3.09%WASHINGTON (AP) – Average-

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๐Ÿก In Marketing Listings, What Makes a Home a Smart Home โ“ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

A property is “smart” if it has an internet connection and at least 3 “smart” items.  That’s not very expensive to create now and 33% of U.S. homes are considered

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๐Ÿ“ฃ NAR Economist Yun: Housing Market May Normalize in 2022 ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Forecasts always include caveats that may upend predictions, but NAR’s Lawrence Yun says the market is hot right now – and he sees more of the same in 2022.  While next year’s

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๐Ÿ”” Survey: Sellers Waiting Out Pandemic Are Ready to List ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Home Owners who postponed selling during the pandemic – perhaps waiting for a sign that price increases were slowing – appear ready to list their home within the next six months. 

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๐Ÿ“ข Fallen Officers Blue Bowl Flag Football Date Change Announcement โž• Next Legends Series Concert ๐ŸŽ™ Sponsor ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

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โ“ When Will South Florida Rents Dropโ“ Experts Say Not Soon ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

In 3Q, multifamily Palm Beach County rents were up 28% year-to-year, as out-of-state newcomers and low inventory created lots of demand for too-few available units.FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – With

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๐Ÿ“ข Fed Set to Wind Down Economic Stimulus This Week ๐Ÿ“‰ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

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๐Ÿ“ข Legends Concert Series Saturday Nov 6: Styx, Bon Jovi & Journey Tribute Bands ๐ŸŽ™๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽธ ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

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๐Ÿ”” Will Florida Have Enough Homes If Canadians Return โ“ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

While Canadians and Realtors cheer November 8th border re-openings, foreign visitors will be competing with an uptick in Americans now calling Florida their winter home.PHOENIX (AP) –

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๐Ÿ‘‰ Builders Seeking Alternative Materials for Faster Construction ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Different supplies cost more but are cheaper than delayed closings, builders rationalize.  They’re asking, “What else can I use?” for things like plywood and insulation.NEW

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๐Ÿšจ Mortgage Rates Continue Heading North, Hit 3.14% ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

After floating in a just-below 3% range for months, mortgage rates headed higher for the past two weeks.  The likely reason: Increased optimism and a drop in COVID cases.MCLEAN, Va. – The

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๐Ÿ“ข Judge Rejects COVID-19 Property Rights Case ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

In Walton County, commissioners shut down beaches during the pandemic, including private ones.  Homeowners sued claiming they deserve compensation, but a judge said no.TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –

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๐Ÿ”” Inflation, Fed Action Set Stage for Higher Mortgage Rates ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Planned changes by the Fed will likely push mortgage rates higher – but refis will dry up, and lenders may still offer deals as they compete for homebuyers’ loans.LOS ANGELES (AP) ;

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๐Ÿšจ October 2021 ๐Ÿ“ข Just Released Market Report for Naples Area with information for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ SW FL ๐ŸŒด

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๐Ÿ“Š Report: Fla. Closing Costs Are 2.32% of Home Price ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

In the U.S., closing costs, including taxes, were up 10.5% year-to-year, and almost $7K for an average price home.  In Florida it’s a bit higher: $8.5K for the average home.SAN DIEGO

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In 3Q, the number of U.S. foreclosures surged 67% year-to-year as homes exited forbearance and bans ended.  But compared to “normal” 3Q 2019, they’re down 60%.WASHINGTON ;

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๐Ÿ“ข Mortgage Rates Surpass 3% Again โ€“ Hit a 6-Month High ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Average mortgage rates continue to hover around 3%, but they’ve slowly ticked higher.  This week, the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.05%.MCLEAN, Va. – At 3.05%, this week

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ABCs of Home Warranty Coverage ๐ŸกBarry & Kim, Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜

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๐Ÿ”” Mortgage Rates Respond to Fed, Average Rises Above 3% ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

After weeks of little movement in the 2.88% range, the average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rose to 3.01% this week.  Economist cites “many factors” pushing the increase.MCLEAN,. &

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๐Ÿ“ข NAR August Pending Home Sales Bounce Back by 8.1% ๐Ÿ“ˆ ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

NAR Economist Yun credited “rising inventory and moderating price conditions” for bringing more buyers back to the market.  A separate realtor.com survey found three Florida metro

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๐Ÿ“ฃ NAR: Vacation Homes Will Defy Any Market Slowdown ๐Ÿ“‰ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

While overall home sales show signs of cooling as prices rise and buyers step back, NAR Economist Lawrence Yun doesn’t see that reflected in sales of vacation homes.CHICAGO – The-

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๐Ÿšจ September 2021 ๐Ÿ“ข Just Released Market Report for Naples Area with information for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ SW Fla ๐ŸŒด

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๐Ÿ”” More Canadian Snowbirds Plan Their Florida Return ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

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๐ŸŒงRisk Rating 2.0 For Flood Insurance - What to Know About Upcoming Changes Starting Oct 1st ๐Ÿก

Risk Rating 2.0 For Flood InsuranceFEMA is updating the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) risk rating methodology through the implementation of a new pricing methodology called 

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๐Ÿ“ข Dwindling Supply of Homes May Be Poised for a Turnaround ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

About 850K homeowners may have their mortgages exit forbearance between August and October this year – a potential for tens of thousands more homes on the market.MIAMI – The American

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๐Ÿ“‰ Mortgage Rates Dip Lower This Week; 30-year Loan at 2.86 percent ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Freddie Mac: It’s down from 2.88% last week and close to the 2.87% the 30-year FRM was at this time last year. The 15-year FRM now stands at 2.12%.WASHINGTON (AP) – Average long-term

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๐Ÿ“ข Best Time to Buy a House Might Be Now in These Metros ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Between now and Oct. 17, most markets across the country will have more homes for sale, lower prices and less buyer competition, according to Realtor.com data.SANTA CLARA, Calif. – If you;

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๐Ÿšจ More Sellers Listing Homes as Buyers Seem to Hesitate ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Online website resource Realtor.com got 18K more new listings in August 2021 than it did in August 2020 – and more were affordable, entry-level homes.  Realtor.com’s economist says

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๐Ÿ”” Lumber Prices Plummet โ€“ But Other Building Costs Soar ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

The all-time high cost of $1,700 for a thousand board feet has dropped to $500, but steel products are up 10.8% and gypsum (for drywall) is up almost 16% this year.NEW YORK – Doug Yearley, CEO

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๐Ÿ“ฃ You Canโ€™t Stop Storms but You Can Minimize Damage ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

After a hurricane, there’s nothing worse than homeowners’ sentences that start, “I should have …”  An hour preparing now can minimize bigger troubles later

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๐Ÿšจ Homebuyers Flock to Florida Real Estate ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

In July 2020, 2,216 Redfin users moved to Miami; in July 2021, the number grew to 7,610.  Some moved because they could work from home, some to escape lockdowns.SEATTLE – According to

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๐Ÿ“ข July New-Home Sales Up 1% as Prices Skyrocket ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

After a string of declines, new-home sales reversed direction in July, albeit only a little bit.  Median new-home prices rose to $390K – 18.4% higher year-to-year.WASHINGTON (AP) –

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๐Ÿ“ฃ On-Time Rent and Mortgage Approvals: Hereโ€™s How It Works ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Thanks to new technology, Fannie Mae lenders can check prospective borrowers’ bank statements (with permission) to verify rent-payment history starting Sept. 18.  Freddie Mac plans to

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๐Ÿ”” Land Sales: Prices Going, Going and Going Up ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

In parts of Southwest Fla., vacant residential lots are commanding record-high prices.   With a shortage of homes for sale, more buyers are choosing to purchase land so they can build what

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๐Ÿ“ข Appeals Court Refuses to End Eviction Moratorium ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Realtor associations lost their appeal to halt the eviction ban extended to Oct. 3, which makes it likely that they’ll now ask the Supreme Court to consider their case.WASHINGTON (AP) –

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๐Ÿ‘‰ Fed Move Might Raise Mortgage Rates by Dec 2020 ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

The Fed is discussing a cut in bond purchases later this year, and if they do so with mortgage bonds, the system would be pressured to raise mortgage rates.WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve

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๐Ÿšจ August 2021 ๐Ÿ“ข Just Released Market Report for Naples Area with information for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ SW Fla ๐ŸŒด

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๐Ÿ“ฃ Some Landlords Seek Exit Strategy During Eviction Ban ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Many smaller landlords are losing sleep, doing their own repairs, and some are even selling property, which could further dent the U.S.’s supply of affordable housing.NEW YORK (AP) –

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๐Ÿšจ New-Home Construction Slumps 7% in July Nationally, But NOT in Florida ๐ŸŒด Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Strong housing demand will keep pushing builders to build, and the number of new permits issued – a sign of future activity – rose 2.6%.  But high material costs, fewer workers and

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๐Ÿ“ฃ Eviction Ban: Appeals Court Could Rule by Thurs. ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Realtor association lawyers appealed a judge’s ruling to maintain the eviction ban, and the process could wrap up this week.  If necessary, a Supreme Court appeal could follow.WASHINGTON

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๐Ÿ”” 15 Cities Owned the Wild 2020 Market โ€“ 7 Were in Fla. ๐ŸŒด Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

CoreLogic: Where did pandemic-burdened Americans move?  Many to Fla.  The data firm found 7 Fla. metros at the top – 3 on the Atlantic, 3 on the Gulf and 1 in the middle.NEW YORK

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๐Ÿšจ Mortgage Rates: 6-Week Streak Under 3% ๐Ÿ“‰ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

The average 30-year mortgage rate fell to 2.77% this week, down from last week’s 2.80%, in part due to investor uncertainty over the COVID-19 delta variant.WASHINGTON (AP) – Mortgage

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๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ Pool Homes Commanding Higher Prices Across U.S. ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

While pools are unique in many U.S. areas, they’re more common in Florida.  In some South Fla. metros, 3 out of 4 homes offer a swimming pool in the backyard.NEW YORK – During the

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๐Ÿ“ข Mortgage Rates Move a Little Bit Higher This Week ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

While average mortgage rates have generally declined over the past few weeks, the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rose from last week’s 2.78% to 2.80%.MCLEAN, Va. – Average mortgage rates

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๐Ÿก National Association of Realtors; NAR: June Existing-Home Sales Rose 1.4% ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Year-to-year home prices rose 23.4%, the second-highest on record.  However, a 3.3% inventory uptick may start to slow price increases and give homebuyers more hope.WASHINGTON – National

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๐Ÿ“ฃ Fla.โ€™s Housing Market: Sales, Median Price, More Rise in June ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Florida Realtors’ data: More closed sales, more new listings and higher median prices (up 24.5% for single-family homes, 22.4% for condos) than a year ago.  Chief Economist O&rsquo:

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๐Ÿก A Guide to Home Renovations and Modifications for Seniors and Individuals With Mobility Disabilities ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

According to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 4 US adults has some sort of disability, with 13.7% of people having a mobility disability. Similarly, 8.5 million seniors use some sort

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๐Ÿšจ July 2021 ๐Ÿ“ข Just Released Market Report for Naples Area with information for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ SW Fla ๐ŸŒด

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๐Ÿ”” Men Plead Guilty in Fla. to $1.3B Real Estate Fraud Scam ๐Ÿ”” Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

In South Florida, two California men pleaded guilty for their role in a $1.3 billion real estate fraud scheme that stole money from thousands of investors across the U.S.MIAMI (AP) – Two more

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๐Ÿ“‰ Mortgage Delinquency Rate at Lowest Level in a Year ๐Ÿก Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

More homeowners have started paying their mortgage: Only 4.9% were behind in April 2021. Early-stage delinquencies dropped to 1%, but serious delinquencies rose to 3.3%.NEW YORK – Overall

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๐Ÿ“ข 30-Year Mortgage Rate Falls Again, Down to 2.88% ๐Ÿ“‰ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

After hovering at about 3%, rates for 30-year, fixed-rate loans have fallen for three straight weeks.  However, the 15-year option moved slightly higher, from 2.2% to 2.22%.WASHINGTON (AP)

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๐Ÿ’Ž LUXURY MARKET REPORT ๐Ÿ’Ž North America ๐Ÿฐ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Welcome to the Luxury Market Report for June 2021, your guide to luxury real estate market data and trends for North America.Produced monthly by The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, this report

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๐Ÿ  The 3D-Printed Home Option ๐Ÿ˜ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

A new era of affordable, fast-built, more sustainable homes is underway.July - August 2021  Key Takeaways:Using 3D printing in the creation of a home reduces waste and labor costs.Construction

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๐Ÿก Drop Your Homeowners Insurer for State-Owned Citizensโ“ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC โ˜˜ Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Some homeowners have no choice, but others can choose Citizens.  In many cases, Citizens will save them money – but it comes with important caveats about claims.FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.

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๐Ÿ“ข Investors Look to Build Airbnb Portfolios ๐Ÿ˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

June 28, 2021   Investors see huge potential in the growth of short-term rentals and are rapidly collecting homes to rent out to vacationers.For example, ReAlpha, a Dublin, Ohio&ndash

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๐Ÿ˜ Housing Moving Past Pricing Peak, But Inventory Still Low ๐Ÿ“‰ Hoey Team โ˜˜ 239RealEstateDeals.Com LLC ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

June 28, 2021  The rate of home price growth has started to slow, and the competition for homes may be showing some signs of easing somewhat.“The market’s topping out,” Mark

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๐Ÿ“ฃ Buyers Waive Contingencies, Bring More Money to Close ๐Ÿก Hoey Team โ˜˜ 239RealEstateDeals.Com ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

To win a bidding war, more buyers are waiving appraisal and inspection contingencies, according to the latest REALTORS® Confidence Index survey.  Home buyers most commonly are

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๐Ÿ”” Mortgage Rates Rise Above 3% ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team โ˜˜ 239RealEstateDeals.Com ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

June 25, 2021  For the first time in 10 weeks, mortgage rates inched above 3%—and the era of 2% rates may be over. “As the economy progresses and inflation remains elevated, we

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๐Ÿšจ June 2021 ๐Ÿ“ข Just Released Market Report for the Naples Area with information for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด SW Fla ๐Ÿ€

Hello,Barry & Kim with the Hoey Team โ˜˜ hope that you and yours are doing good; wherever you are located.Hot off the press please find info from the just released May 2021 Market Report

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๐Ÿ› Does the Primary Bathroom Still Need a Tub โ“ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

June 22, 2021  Many buyers may be unlikely to purchase a home without a bathtub even though renovation trends are moving toward fancy, supersized showers. Seventy-four percent of recent and

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๐Ÿ“ข Fla.โ€™s May Housing Market Strong, Shows 2020 COVID-19 Impact ๐Ÿ˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

Florida Realtors’ data: May had more closed sales, more new listings and higher median prices (up 27.7% for single-family homes, 24.1% for condos) than a year ago. ORLANDO, Fla. –

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โ“ Inflation Ahead? Top Economist Says Itโ€™s Complicated ๐Ÿ’ฒ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

The pandemic boosted consumer demand, but supply chains can’t keep up, causing inflation.  But after this temporary condition ends, what’s next?  Economists can’t agree

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๐Ÿšจ Elderly Scams Are Up โ€“ Including Property Fraud ๐Ÿ˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

A Coconut Grove empty-lot owner tried to pay property taxes, only to be told the lot had been sold – but it was actually stolen by professionals and resold.MIAMI – Shirley Gibson, 86,

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๐Ÿ”” Fannie Mae โ€˜Meaningfully Downgradesโ€™ 2021 Home Sales Forecast ๐Ÿ“‰ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

Citing new-home supply problems and tight inventory, Fannie’s latest forecast calls for a 4.2% uptick in 2021 home sales – a cut from 6.3% predicted a month ago.WASHINGTON – Fannie

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๐Ÿ“ข Real Estate Economy: Itโ€™s Not a Bubble Unless it Pops ๐Ÿ˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida Lee and Collier Counties๐Ÿ€

A bubble, by definition, pops and prices plummet.  Look at buyer demand.  Look at homeowner equity.  Prices could stop going up for a bit – but it’s not a bubble.NEW YORK

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๐Ÿšจ More than 8 of 10 Homes Sold at or Above List Price ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

June 11, 2021  With a low supply of homes for sale, sellers are finding quicker sales and fetching higher offers.  Eighty two percent of homeowners who sold in the last six months accepted

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๐Ÿ“ข Homeowners See Nearly 20% Equity Jump in a Year ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

June 11, 2021  Existing homeowners may be feeling richer since they've received a notable boost to their home equity over the last year.  Homeowners with a mortgage have seen their equity

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๐Ÿ“ช Near, Far, Wherever: Find Out Whoโ€™s Moving to Your Town ๐Ÿ˜ Hoey Team ๐Ÿ€ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

Florida Realtors economists: Where do most buyers come from? It’s no secret: Lots of people are on the move, and if you know they’re relocating locally or coming from afar, you can get a

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๐Ÿ‘‰ Mortgage Rates Spend Another Week Below 3% ๐Ÿ“‰ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

June 4, 2021  Mortgage rates were on the rise last week but remained just below 3%, offering borrowers another opportunity to lock in historically low rates.Still, the National Association of

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๐Ÿ”” Housing Providers Seek SCOTUS Ruling on eviction moratorium ๐Ÿก Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

After appeals court retains stay on nationwide eviction moratorium, plaintiffs announce plan to file petition with Supreme Court.June 3, 2021  Plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to end the Centers

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๐Ÿšจ Some Lenders Say Theyโ€™ll Resume Foreclosures in July ๐Ÿšจ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

Bank of America says it will resume foreclosures in July, though “the amount … is way down, and most of the clients have become current,” and JP Morgan Chase says 90% of customers

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๐Ÿ“ข In Fla., 7 People Move in for Every 1 Person Who Leaves Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

Redfin: People across the U.S. are moving to states with lower taxes. Fla., with the 7th-lowest tax rate, gained more residents than all but 4 states from 2013-2020.06/01/2021 MIAMI – A new

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๐Ÿ“ข 1 in 5 U.S. Homes Now Multi-Generational ๐Ÿ˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

Children may move home, but many multi-gen homes are to help middle-aged adults take care of aging parents – and enjoy the benefits of trustworthy in-house babysitters.NEW YORK – When

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โ“ Want to Invest in an Airbnb? 8 Things to Consider ๐Ÿ‘‡ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

Many concerns mirror other real estate investments, but some are unique. Location is important, for example, including the neighborhood – not just “close to attractions.”NEW YORK

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๐Ÿšจ Buyers Seek Larger Mortgages as Home Prices Surge ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

May 21, 2021 Home prices have significantly jumped over the past year, forcing home buyers to borrow more to keep up. The average mortgage purchase application reached $411,400, the highest since

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๐Ÿ“ˆ Mortgage Rates Move Up, they Now Average 3% ๐Ÿšจ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

May 21, 2021  As the economy continues to strengthen, mortgage rates are heading upwards. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased from its 2.94% average last week to 3% this week, Freddie Mac

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๐Ÿšจ May 2021 ๐Ÿ“ข Just Released Market Report for Naples Area with information for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด SW Fla ๐Ÿ€

Hello,First of all Barry & Kim with the Hoey Team โ˜˜ hope that you and yours are doing good.Hot off the press please find info from the just released April 2021 Market Report combined with data

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๐Ÿ“ข Buyers Go to Crazy Extremes to Win a Home ๐Ÿก Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

May 20, 2021  Real estate pros are reporting homes fetching multiple offers to the likes of 20 or even 97 bids on listings as the homebuying frenzy continues. To win in a bidding war,

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โ“ Are You In Mortgage Forbearance ๐Ÿ“ข Hereโ€™s What You Need to Know ๐Ÿ‘‡ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

After forbearance, owners can pick up where they left off, but the return process can be complicated. Both South and Central Fla. have a large number of these owners.Mortgage servicers took their

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๐Ÿšจ Home Staging That Looks TV-Ready ๐Ÿ€ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ

Buyers expect to see homes that could be showcased on their favorite design shows. Does the Home that you are considering to sell compete?  We can help.Using our Custom Hoey Team โ˜˜ Conceriege

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๐Ÿ“ข โ€˜This Isnโ€™t a Bubbleโ€™ โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

May 6, 2021 The U.S. housing market is on a hot streak with double-digit annual gains in home prices, bidding wars, and surging buyer demand. That type of soaring housing market is prompting

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๐Ÿ’Ž Sanibel Island Shelling ๐Ÿš The World's Best Shelling ๐Ÿ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

SANIBEL ISLAND SHELLINGTRAVEL & LEISURE RANKED SANIBEL ISLAND #1 OF THE TOP 10 BEST U.S SHELLING BEACHESShell-lovers from all over the world make pilgrimages to the desirable tiny 

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๐Ÿ“‰ Mortgage Rates Remain Under 3% for Another Week ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

April 30, 2021  Home buyers had another opportunity to snag ultra-low rates this week. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.98%, Freddie Mac reports.“In light of the rising

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๐Ÿšจ April 2021 ๐Ÿ“ข Just Released Market Report for Naples and for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด SW Fla ๐Ÿ€

Hello,First of all Kim and I hope that you and yours are doing good.Hot off the press please find info from the just released February 2021 Market Report combined with data from our Collier County

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๐Ÿ“ข Homes With Pools Are Selling at a Premium ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

Homes with pools have become the target of buyer envy since the pandemic began. Pool additions are soaring, and more house hunters say they want one in their backyard, according to HomeLight&rsquo&

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๐Ÿšจ Interest in Green Homes Grows ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

April 20, 2021  A third of real estate professionals reported assisting their clients with buying or selling a property that had green sustainability features over the past year, according

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๐Ÿ“ข Florida Releases $150M for 20 Infrastructure Projects in 15 Fla Counties ๐ŸŒด Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐Ÿ€ Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ

Gov. DeSantis says the money from HUD will go to large-scale infrastructure projects that can make Fla. communities more resilient to future disasters.LAKELAND, Fla. – About $150 million has

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๐Ÿ“‰ Mortgage Rates Near 3% Again as 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped this week ๐Ÿ“‰ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continued to drop this week, heading back near the 3% range.The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.04% this week, Freddie Mac reports. Mortgage rates are still

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๐Ÿšจ Google Searches Reflect Consumersโ€™ Market Angst ๐Ÿšจ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

Americans are increasingly turning to Search Engines Like Google to find answers to their housing questions. The phrase “When is the housing market going to crash?” has surged in Google

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๐Ÿ“‰ Mortgage Rates Dip After Weeks on the Rise โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

April 9, 2021  The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.13% this week, a welcome drop for many home buyers who may be closely watching the rising borrowing costs over the last few

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๐Ÿšจ Eviction Moratorium Still in Effect โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

March 30, 2021  The Centers for Disease Control announced it is extending by an additional three months—through June 30—its nationwide eviction moratorium, a measure that

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๐Ÿ“ข Buyers Feeling Rate Pressures โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

๐Ÿšจ March 26, 2021  Home buyers may feel even more of a rush to lock in mortgage rates trying to get ahead of any further increases. Over the last month, under the Biden Administration,

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๐Ÿ“‰ Inventory Crisis Pushes Down Existing-Home Sales โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

March 22, 2021 - Following months of sharp gains, existing-home sales reversed course in February, falling 6.6%, the National Association of REALTORS® reported Monday. However, the dip;

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๐Ÿšจ March 2021 ๐Ÿ“ข Just Released Market Report for Naples and for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด SW Fla ๐Ÿ€

Hello,First of all Kim and I hope that you and yours are doing good; hope 2021 is being kind to you & yours to date.Hot off the press please find info from the just released February 2021 Market

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๐Ÿ“ข The Truth About 1031s and why we need to keep "Section 1031 like-kind exchanges" โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

With some calling for the repeal of like-kind exchanges, expert practitioners show how the misunderstood provision can be a boon for communities.March - April 2021 Key Takeaways:Section 1031,

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๐Ÿ“ˆ Mortgage Rates Continue to Climb โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

๐Ÿšจ March 19, 2021 Sub-3% mortgages are slowly fading into the rearview mirror as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continues to inch up.The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.09% this week,

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๐Ÿšจ Fed Vows to Keep Benchmark Rate Low โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

The Federal Reserve voted on Wednesday, St Patricks Day โ˜˜ to keep its benchmark interest rate near zero and at historic lows as the economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fed

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๐Ÿ› McMansion Comeback: Markets With the Largest Listings โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

The McMansion, which was popular in the 1980s and ’90s, is having a renaissance as demand surges during the pandemic for larger properties with expansive yards. Homes that are 4,000 square

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๐Ÿ“ˆ Mortgage Rates Continue Slow Climb Over 3% โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐Ÿ€

March 12, 2021  The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continued to move higher this week, now averaging 3.05%, Freddie Mac reports.“It looks like rates in the 2% range are over while

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๐Ÿ“ข Pandemic Ushers in a New Breed of Movers: Snowmads, Zoombirds โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

As remote work grows during the pandemic, so has the flexibility to move more freely. For some remote workers, that has meant taking their laptops and heading to home rentals along the beach.Some

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๐Ÿšจ Buyers Are Increasingly Shopping for Multigen Homes โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

March 3, 2021  -  The number of home shoppers buying a multigenerational home since the pandemic has risen to a nine-year high of 15%, according to data from the National Association

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๐Ÿ’Ž February 2021 ๐Ÿ“ˆ Luxury Market Report for North America โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด Luxury Collection ๐Ÿ’Ž ๐Ÿ€

Guide to luxury real estate market data and trends for North America.  Produced with data from The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing which Barry is a member of, with the accredited CLHMS

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๐Ÿ“ˆ Mortgage Rates Rise But Stay Near Historic Lows โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

February 26, 2021  The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage came off its recent all-time lows to average near 3% this week. The 10-year Treasury yield, which mortgage rates closely follow, hit its

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๐Ÿšจ February 2021 ๐Ÿ“ข Just Released Market Report for Naples and for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด SW FL ๐ŸŒด

Hello,First of all Kim and I hope that you and yours are doing good; hope 2021 is being kind to you.Hot off the press please find info from the just released January 2021 Market Report combined with

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๐Ÿšจ Buyers Snatch Up New Listings as Quickly as Theyโ€™re Available โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Home sales could easily be 20% higher if more homes were for sale, says Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of REALTORS®. Existing-home sales—completed transactions

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๐Ÿ“ˆ 2020 v 2019 ๐Ÿ“‰ Just Released 2020 YEAR END Market Report with Q & A, for Naples and for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด SW FL ๐ŸŒด

Hello,First of all Kim and I hope that you and yours are doing good; hopefully 2021 will be a kinder year, all round for everyone.Hot off the press please find info from the just released 2020

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๐Ÿ“‰ Mortgage Rates Hold at 2.73% Average for Another Week โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continued to hover near its all-time low, offering low borrowing costs to home shoppers and refinancers. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.73% again this;

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๐Ÿšจ 30-Year Rates Inch Back Down This Week, Average 2.73% โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Mortgage rates headed back down this week, continuing to hover near all-time lows. “As the market reacts to a new administration in Washington and COVID-19-driven economic malaise, mortgage

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๐Ÿ“ˆ Home Prices Rise at Fastest Pace in More Than 6 Years โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: Buyer demand pushed Nov. prices 9.1% higher year-to-year – the biggest increase since May 2014.  For 2020, price increases hit a 14-year high

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๐Ÿšจ January 2021 ๐Ÿ“ข Just Released Market Report for Naples and for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด SW Fla ๐ŸŒด

Hello,First of all Kim and I hope that you and yours are doing good; hopefully 2021 will be a kinder year, all round.Hot off the press please find info from the just released January 2021 Market

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๐Ÿšจ Mortgage Rates Rise After Record All-Time Lows Last Week โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage jumped to an average of 2.79% this week, increasing after last week’s record low of 2.65%, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage survey. Upticks over the

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๐Ÿ‘‰ Where People Who Want to Relocate Are Going โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

About half of Americans say they’re considering a move in the next year, according to a study from LendingTree. But where do they plan to move?LendingTree researchers analyzed mortgage

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๐Ÿšจ Contract Signings Surge to Record High โฌ† for November 2020 โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Real estate pros are quickly submitting offers for clients as the buyer frenzy, unusual for the winter season, continues.Sales have slowed slightly from the high levels recorded this fall. 

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Home Builders Struggle to Keep Up With Demand โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

New-home sales decreased from October to November as high buyer demand and several building headwinds continued to press on builders’ ability to catch up. Sales of newly built single-family

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The Pandemic Leads to Surge in Multigenerational Households โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest florida ๐ŸŒด

The pandemic is accelerating a multigenerational household trend: Family members are bringing their older relatives into their household, young adults are moving back home, and families are pooling

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๐Ÿšจ Mortgage Rates Continue to Drop With New Record Lows โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

This week marked the 15th record low for mortgage rates this year. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dipped further to an average of 2.67%, the lowest rate ever recorded by Freddie Mac, with

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๐ŸŽ„ December 2020 โ˜˜ Just Released Market Report for Naples and for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด SW Fla ๐ŸŒด

Hello,First of all Kim and I hope that you and yours are doing good; and ready to celebrate Christmas / Hanukkah this Holiday Season.Hot off the press please find info from the just released

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๐Ÿšจ Rising Home Prices Create Windfall for Owners โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Homeowners are building wealth as property appreciation surges to its highest level since 2014. In the third quarter, the average homeowner had gained about $17,000 in equity year over year,

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Fannie Mae Extends Pandemic Lending, Appraisal Policies โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Mortgage financing giant Fannie Mae announced it would be extending some of its flexible lending standards into 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The extensions include allowing verbal verification

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๐Ÿ‘‰ THREE Trends Driving Hyperactivity in the Real Estate Market โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Despite the economic uncertainties continuing to surround the pandemic, one fact has become crystal clear: Americans are ready to buy a new home. Low inventory, bidding wars, and record-low mortgage

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Home Trends tipped to Gain Momentum in 2021 โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Since the begining of the coronavirus pandemic many homeowners seek new ways to improve their abode’s function; aesthetics & fun.When it comes to the home and design trends experts

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FOUR Ways to VOTE for BEN ALLEN our Southwest Florida Country Music Star ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽค who made it to the TOP 9 on NBC's The Voice โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด SWFL ๐ŸŒด

๐Ÿ“ข Information for Ben Allen Supporters on the FOUR Different Ways To Support & VOTE for one of our own here in Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด the very talented Country Music Artist; Ben Allen, from

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FHFA (Federal Housing Finance Agency) & FHA (Federal Housing Administration) to Raise 2021 Conforming Loan Limits โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Following the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announcement earlier this week, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced on Wednesday that it would be raising its loan limits

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๐Ÿ“ข Itโ€™s Another Record Low for Mortgage Rates: 2.71% โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Mortgage rates are on a continuing streak of record lows. For the fourteenth time this year, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged its lowest on record: 2.71%, Freddie Mac reports. The previous

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Southwest Florida Country Music Star ๐ŸŽค Ben Allen makes it to NBC's The Voice Live Rounds ๐ŸŽธ This is Information on How You Can Support and Vote for Ben Allen going forward โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp

๐Ÿ“ข Here is information on Different Ways To Support & VOTE for one of our own here in Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด the very talented Country Music Artist; Ben Allen, from the well Respected and very

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๐Ÿ“ข Mortgage Rates Sink to All-Time Low of 2.72% โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Home buyers and refinancing homeowners likely have never locked in this low of rate before for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. For the 13th time this year, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage set a

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November 2020 โ˜˜ Just Released Market Report for Naples and for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด SW Fla ๐ŸŒด

Hello,First of all Kim and I hope that you and yours are doing good.Hot off the press please find info from the just released November 2020 Market Report combined with data from our Collier County

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Southwest Florida Country Music Star, Ben Allen performs on The Voice Battle Rounds โ˜˜ Info on How You Support and Vote for Ben going forward โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp

Southwest Florida has many wonderful features making it a great place to live; work; and play then having our very own talented Ben Allen represent us on the World Stage is humbling and exciting for

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NAR Survey Reveals 14 Home Buying & Selling Trends Since the Pandemic โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a noteworthy impact on homeownership. Although the virus continues to take a toll and unemployment remains above pre-pandemic levels, the housing market has been,

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Buying Frenzy Heats Up in Second-Home Market โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Homes are selling much quicker than they did a year ago, and sales of resort and second homes are no different.“Properties are moving fast,” Gay Cororaton, senior economist and

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๐Ÿ“ข 30-Year Rates Dip to New Low: 2.78% โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

For the 12th time this year, mortgage rates have hit a record low. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to an average of 2.78%, the lowest ever recorded in Freddie Mac’s books dating

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October 2020 โ˜˜ Just Released Market Report for the Naples Area and for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด

Hello,First of all Kim and I hope that you and yours are doing good.Hot off the press please find the just released October 2020 Market Report combined with data from our Collier County based;

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๐Ÿ“ข Great Time to Buy โ˜˜ Mortgage Rates Set Record Low for 10th Time โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Mortgage rates fell slightly this week, setting a new record low for the 10th time this year, Freddie Mac reports. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.81%, the lowest rate since Freddie Mac

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Best Places to Retire? 13 of the โ€˜Top 25โ€™ Are in FL โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

U.S. News & World Report’s latest ranking of top retirement communities could have almost said, “Pick any town in Florida.” Seven Fla. metros are in the top 10: Sarasota (No.),

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Report: If Foreclosures Hit Market, It Wonโ€™t be Until 2022 โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

Homeowners in forbearance don’t have to make payments until at least March 2021. After that, a foreclosure may take years to finalize and owners might return to work.JACKSONVILLE, Fla.

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44% of Owners Dissatisfied With Home Since Pandemic โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Southwest Florida ๐ŸŒด

The pandemic has prompted homeowners to reevaluate where they call home. Sears Home Services recently surveyed about 1,000 people nationwide on how they feel about home since the pandemic and the

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Buying Sprees Continue, Contract Signings Surge to Record High โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ exp Realty ๐ŸŒด SWFL ๐ŸŒด

Pending home sales are exceeding pre-pandemic levels and defying forecasts. August marked the fourth consecutive month of escalating sales contract activity, with all four major regions of the U.S.

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Governor Ron DeSantis announces Florida to enter Phase 3 of the reopening plan beginning with Restaurants and Other Businesses to Fully Re Open โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty ๐ŸŒด SW FL ๐ŸŒด

Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida ๐ŸŒด is moving into Phase 3 of the state's reopening plan, opening the path for restaurants and other businesses to fully reopen.DeSantis today, Friday

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Home Sales Hit 2006 Levels, โ€˜Continue to Amazeโ€™ โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty ๐ŸŒด SW FL ๐ŸŒด

Home sales climbed in August to the likes of the 2006 housing boom days, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.Existing-home sales in each of the four major regions of the U.S. saw month-over-month and

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September 2020 โ˜˜ Just Released Market Report for Naples and for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Hello,First of all Kim and I hope that you and yours are doing good.Hot off the press please find the just released September 2020 Market Report combined with data from our Collier County based;

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Mortgage Applications Are 40% Higher Than a Year Ago โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The home shopping spree continues. Typically, the end of August sees a slowdown in the housing market, but this year, real estate has shown no signs of letting up.Mortgage applications to purchase a

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The History of Labor Day โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Labor Day: What it MeansLabor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a

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Large RV Garages Are The Answer โ˜˜ Make Room for Your Dreams โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Cape Coral and Fort Myers are Recreational Wonderlands – The Florida RV LifeHaving been an RV'r for many years since moving from Ireland in 2009; I have found this article very interesting, as

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Mortgage Rates Fall Again, Average 2.91% โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Mortgage rates remain near all-time lows, and many economists believe they will stay for the remainder of this year and well into next year.“This year has been anything but normal and as the

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August 2020 โ˜˜ Just Released Market Report for Naples and for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Hello,First of all Kim and I hope that you and yours are doing good as we continue to help one another within our local communities.Hot off the press please find the just released August 2020 Market

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New Listings Climb for the First Time Since the Pandemic's Start

Buyers are finding greater selection in their house hunt as new listings increase above pre-pandemic levels, according to realtor.com®’s latest Weekly Recovery Report, reflecting the week

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30-Year Mortgage Rates Stay Below 3% This Week โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Mortgage rates inched up slightly this week but still remained near historical lows. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.96% this week, up from last week’s record low of 2.88%, Freddie

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Builders Rework Floor Plans to Spotlight Home Offices โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

As more people work from home, the home office has gained prominence amid the COVID-19 pandemic. About 40% of Americans are currently working remotely, up from the traditional 5%, Forbes.com.

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An open letter to the IFA (Irish Farmers' Association) from Barry Hoey Ruskey Co Roscommon regarding the Irish Family Farm and its custodians โ˜˜

An open letter to the IFA (Irish Farmers' Association) 09/18/2020 Dear Sir / Madam,With the Irish Farmers Association being the primary Irish national organization to represent the

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New Record Low for 30-Year Mortgage Rate: 2.88% โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

For the eighth time this year, the 30-year mortgage rate hit an historic low. Home buyers and refinancing homeowners could now potentially lock in the lowest rates Freddie Mac has recorded since it

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7 Client Behaviors Emerging From COVID-19 โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

As the effects of the pandemic continue, nine out of ten REALTORS® say their housing markets are in recovery mode, with many even saying their markets are hotter now than a year ago, recent

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Southwest Florida Water Quality Updates from the Hoey Team exp Realty ๐ŸŒด Serving all of SWFL ๐ŸŒด

Click Here for a link to the most up to date Water Quality Reports for Southwest Florida; below are older reports which contail valuable information / updates for all of us.November 2019 ReportEAA

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Debunking 3 Coronavirus Real Estate Myths โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Some Americans may be under the impression that high unemployment rates and recession are prompting a gloomy housing picture. They’re wrong.Home buyers may be in for a surprise, and homeowners

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Existing-Home Sales Surge to Record Pace in June โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Existing-home sales rebounded at a record pace in June, following three consecutive months of sales declines, the National Association of REALTORS® reported on Wednesday. Each of the four major

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July 2020 โ˜˜ Just Released Market Report for Naples and for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Hello,First of all Kim and I hope that you and yours are doing good as we continue to help one another within our local communities.Hot off the press please find the just released July 2020 Market

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Mortgage Rates Rise for First Time Since June 25 โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The 30-year FRM averaged 3.01% this week after dropping below 3% last week for the first time in at least 50 years. One year ago, the FRM averaged 3.75%.WASHINGTON (AP) – Average rates on long

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Mortgage Rates Dip Below 3% โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.98% this week, the lowest rate in Freddie Mac’s records dating back to 1971.“The drop has led to increased home buyer demand and, these low

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The Ultimate Smart Home on a Budget โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Here is a comparative analysis and cost breakdown on smart home products that won’t break the bank.Getting started with smart-home technology doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. You

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How Much Lower Can Mortgage Rates Go? โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is edging closer each week to the 3% mark. Freddie Mac reported that the 30-year rate averaged 3.03% this week, the lowest since the government-sponsored enterprise

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Outdoor Features Buyers Are Prioritizing โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The pandemic is causing some to reevaluate what they want in a home. Now more than ever, your clients are focusing on yard space and gardens.Time to Watch Clients’ Gardens GrowAfter being

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Mortgage Rates Approach 3% Mark โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.07% this week, the lowest ever recorded by Freddie Mac since it began tracking such data in 1971.“Mortgage rates continue to slowly drift downward,

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The Billionaire Census 2020 โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The seventh edition of this unique report analyzes the status of the world’s billionaire population, a modest number of individuals who hold immense wealth and significant influence over the

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Second Homes Grow in Demand Among Luxury Buyers โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The luxury housing market rebounded with force in May, outpacing the rest of the market in price growth and listing views online, according to a Luxury Housing Report. Second home markets are

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27% of Buyers Intend to Relocate โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

A quarter of home buyers say they intend to uproot from where they currently call home. The pandemic has nudged them to look to relocate to smaller metros.Southwest Florida offers many options for

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June 26 ~ Mortgage Rates Remain at All-Time Low โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage stayed at its record low this week, offering an opportunity for home buyers to lock in the lowest rate in Freddie Mac’s records dating back 50 years.The 30-year

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Coronavirus May Spark More Moves โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak is having a continuing effect on mobility, encouraging some to find cheaper housing while persuading others to stay put a little longer.In its

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New-Home Sales Post Strongest May Numbers in a Decade โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The new-home market is booming as states wind down sheltering-in-place restrictions, easing the search for a new home. Sales of newly built single-family homes last month jumped nearly 13% over 2019

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How Are Opportunity Zones Doing? HUD Issues a Report โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The report includes case studies and actions by local-state governments and public-private partnerships that “spur revitalizing investments in areas of most need.”WASHINGTON – Dr.

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June 2020 โ˜˜ Just Released Market Report for Naples and for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Hello,First of all Kim and I hope that you and yours are doing good as we continue to navigate through unusual times.  We trust that we will get through all of it with as little loss /

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Mortgage Rates Again Hit New Record Low โ€“ 3.13% โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Last week, the average 30-year mortgage rate was 3.21%. The latest weekly FRM rate of 3.13% is the lowest recorded since Freddie Mac started tracking them in 1971.WASHINGTON (AP) – Long-term U

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eXp Realty expands to four more provinces โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty โ˜˜ GPREG ~ Florida

Cloud-based brokerage eXp Realty is now open for business in Saskatchewan and the company will expand to Quebec, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia this summer, it recently announced. Added to existing

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Stellar MLS: State of Market June 2020 โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

MLS Data Indicates a Solid Recovery in the Housing MarketDespite unprecedented challenges we’ve seen in the real estate market with Covid-19, MLS data is indicating upward momentum and a

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Good time to Sell? ~ โ€˜Recovery Indexโ€™ Measures Housing Industryโ€™s Return โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Realtor.com measured its website’s listing data on Feb. 1, gave it a score of 100 and compared changes over time – and Fla.’s top metro areas outperformed U.S. averages.While many

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Real Estate Continues Its Streak as Favorite Investment โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Real estate continues to rank at the top of the list of the best long-term investments for Americans, according to the latest annual poll from Gallup. About 35% of Americans picked it as their

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Naples Historical Society ~ THE SOCIETY SAGE ~ 06 15 2020 โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

"Setbacks Set the Stage" ~ Researched & Written by Lila Zuck ~ Naples Historical Society Historian  The S. Everett Hunkin Residence at 3025 Fort Charles Drive, Port Royal in

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IRS Grants Extra Time for Opportunity Zone Investments โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The IRS is giving investors extra time to reinvest capital gains into a qualified opportunity zone fund.Typically, investors have 180 days from when they receive a capital 

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Opportunity Zones ~ Relief for Qualified Opportunity Funds and Investors Affected by Ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

IRS Notice 2020-39I. PURPOSEThis notice provides relief under section 7508A(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) for qualified opportunity funds (QOFs) and their investors in response to the

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Could the Rise of Remote Work Spark More Home Sales? โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The growing trend of working remotely could untether Americans from office spaces in pricey areas and prompt them to buy homes elsewhere.   Home sales in the suburbs as well as smaller,

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The Ultimate Smart Home: Office โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

What better time to upgrade to a smart office that meets your needs? Here are four products that will improve your ability to work from home.You’re likely spending most of your time working

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41% of Home Buyers Say Theyโ€™re Willing to Go Over Budget โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The perfect home often comes at a higher price than buyers initially expect. A new study from Lombardo Homes, a home builder in Michigan and Missouri, shows that 41% of more than 1,700 home buyers

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Congress Approves Widened PPP Loan Terms โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

President Donald Trump is expected today Thursday to sign a bill approved by Congress that amends the CARES Act to give more flexibility to Paycheck Protection Program borrowers regarding how they

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Most New Yorkers Would Like to Move if Working at Home โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Get out of Dodge – or New York or any big city. Survey: 52% of city dwellers would consider moving if they could work from home, but in New York City, it’s 60%.MIAMI – In New York

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Florida Moves a Step Closer to โ€˜Normalโ€™ Under Phase 2 Reopening โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Governor DeSantis announced that Phase 2 of the state’s 3-step reopening plan will go into effect on Friday morning.  It doesn’t change real estate services that were already deemed

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How Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Transform Housing? โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Beyond immediate pandemic-caused problems in the real estate industry, two other changing factors could have a long-term influence:  The economy and people’s attitudes.NEW YORK –

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6 Low-Budget Home Improvement Ideas for Listings to Help Sell Your Home Faster โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Homeowners who are waiting to list can use the time to make a big difference in their home with upgrades that don’t have to cost a fortune.  Simple DIY projects can enhance a home and

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June is Homeownership Month ~ Yun: Get Ready for a Fast-Evolving Market โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Pent-up housing demand during state shutdowns is about to be unleashed as many coronavirus-related restrictions to daily life are lifted or relaxed and consumers return to the real estate market,

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NAR: Contract Signings Likely Wonโ€™t Go Any Lower โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The COVID-19 pandemic hampered home sales contracts in April, but that will likely mark the low point in pending home sales for the year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®;

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Which Way Should a Ceiling Fan Turn โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Which way should a ceiling fan turn? Keep costs low and temperatures comfortable by seeing which way ceiling fans should turn in the summer and winter.Boosting air circulation and cutting down on

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eXp Realty Announces May ICON Agents โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

From eXp World Holdings ~ Honorees Recognized for Achieving High Production GoalsBELLINGHAM, Wash. — May 28, 2020 — eXp Realty, the fastest-growing, global residential real estate

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Happy Memorial Day ~ some updates and a little history on the day from the Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Barry and Kim want to take this opportunity to wish You & Yours a Happy Memorial Day, as we continue to open back up for business here in Southwest Florida. We continue to Responsibly Market

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May 2020 โ˜˜ Just Released Market Report for Naples and all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Hello,First of all Kim and I hope that you and yours are doing good as we navigate through unusual times.  We trust that we will get through all of it with as little loss as possible.As Florida

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Mortgage Rates Hover Near Record Lows and Could Decline a little Further โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continued to near its lowest average on record. The lowest average on Freddie Mac records dating back to 1971 is 3.23%, which was set the week ending April 30. This

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Prices Strong Despite Lock-downs Hindering April Sales โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The latest existing-home sales numbers show a housing market facing the headwinds of the COVID-19 pandemic in April.  Existing-home sales fell 17.8% last month compared to March, marking a two

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FHFA: Borrowers in Forbearance Eligible to Refinance or Buy a Home โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Fannie and Freddie will be able to extend credit to those who took forbearance under certain conditions, like home buyers who continued to make their loan paymentsWASHINGTON – In recent weeks,

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Economist sees Florida bouncing back quicker than rest of country โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

With businesses set to reopen next week, does that mean we’ll see Florida’s economy climb back up?The one-time chief economist for Wells Fargo believes so – and he thinks we&rsquo

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eXp World Holdings Unveils Conference Center at Virtual Shareholder Summit โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Since 2016, VirBELA’s sister company eXp Realty has been an early adopter and impressive use case for scalability using VirBELA for a fully-remote workforce. The real estate

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Best-selling author and motivational speaker Jon Gordon says Grit is what Drives Us To Succeed โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Best-selling author and motivational speaker Jon Gordon gave the keynote address for eXp’s Shareholder Summit before a captivated audience of 1,000.  He touched upon a variety

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Home Buyers Grant Programs for Florida, including Southwest FL, Lee & Collier Counties; plus Purchase Assistance Grants for other Florida market areas โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Attention: First time home-buyers as well as second home buyers.We have many lenders / mortgage companies with different, unique products and incentives on offer to help all types of buyers at this

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Mortgage Rates Remain Near Record Low for 6th Week โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Record low mortgage rates are sticking around.   The week ending May 14 marks the sixth consecutive week that mortgage rates have stayed at or near all-time lows.   The 30-year

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The States Best Prepared for a Digital Economy โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

COVID-19 is accelerating digital economies and workplaces. More people than ever before are working remotely, from business and salespeople to teachers to medical professionals via telemedicine. The

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NAR: Healthy Q1 Home Price Gains Wonโ€™t Slow Down โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Home prices in the first quarter of the year were up in nearly all major U.S. cities, and despite the continuing difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic, prices show no signs of slowing, according to

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Mortgage Rates Hover Near All-Time Lows โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage inched up slightly this week to average 3.26%, but remains near its record low.“Mortgage rates stayed at or near record lows for the fifth straight week and

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Sellers Holding Eager Buyers Back as States Reopen โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The pandemic doesn’t appear to be spooking some potential homebuyers away. Sporting masks and gloves, they’re rushing to preview homes in person, CNBC reports. But it’s home

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Home Prices Could Keep During the Pandemic ~ Hereโ€™s Why โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The Housing Market could end up being more resilient to the fallout from coronavirus than many homeowners and prospective buyers thought. Yes, the economic news has been grim, and it would seem

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Why Home Prices May Be Rising During the Pandemic โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Many sellers are reluctant to cut prices. Realtor.com: About 4% of sellers cut their prices in the week ended April 25, down from 5.7% in the same week last year.WASHINGTON – The median home

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April 2020 Luxury Market Report for North America โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty โ˜˜ Luxury Collection

Welcome to your April 2020 guide to luxury real estate market data and trends for North America.  Produced monthly with data from The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.This report provides an

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Case-Shiller ~ Home Prices Rose Before Viral Outbreak โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

February seems like a long time ago, but before the pandemic shuffled daily life, home prices rose 3.5% for the month compared to a 3.1% increase in JanWASHINGTON (AP) – U.S home prices

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Florida is Less Impacted by Sellers Who Decide to Wait โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

April 2020; New U.S. listings fell 44.1% – but in Jacksonville, only 19.4%.  Both Orlando and Tampa metros had drops around 33%; only S. Fla. saw bigger declines.ORLANDO, Fla. ;

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FLORIDA FAQs for EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-112 ~ Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Questions and Answers ~ A Plan For Florida’s Recovery Post COVID-19 Emergency.Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step  GENERAL QUESTIONS When did the Governor's Executive Order take

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FLORIDA FAQs for EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-112 ~ Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Questions and Answers ~ A Plan For Florida’s Recovery Post COVID-19 Emergency.Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step  GENERAL QUESTIONS When did the Governor's Executive Order take

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Guidelines to Opening Up America Again โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when

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Guidelines to Opening Up America Again โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when

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NAR's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

NAR's Code of Ethics, adopted in 1913, was one of the first codifications of ethical duties adopted by any business group. The Code ensures that consumers are served by requiring REALTORS® to

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NAR's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

NAR's Code of Ethics, adopted in 1913, was one of the first codifications of ethical duties adopted by any business group. The Code ensures that consumers are served by requiring REALTORS® to

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Coronavirus: Wealthy New Yorkers flee Manhattan for suburbs and beyond โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

New York’s wealthy are moving their money — and often their families — into surrounding suburbs and exurbs as they look to escape the coronavirus hotspot and a crowded lifestyle.

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Poll: Pandemic Making Suburbs More Appealing โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Some real estate forecasters predict a wave of people moving from the city to the suburbs in search of more space in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.While 30% of Americans say they’ve

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Mortgage Rates Dip to New Record Low โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Mortgage rates reached a new record low this week, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage falling to its lowest average ever since Freddie Mac began tracking such data in 1971. “The size and

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A Sign Buyer Confidence Is Shifting: Mortgage Applications Rise โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Mortgage applications for home purchases, a gauge of future home buying, saw a 12% uptick last week, reversing a month of plummeting activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mortgage Bankers

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"Return to Work Ready" in Ireland โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

As Ireland plans ahead to go back to work, this message on signage was sent to IPAV Members via a newsletter on preparing their offices in advance of getting the green light at some point.Irish

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"Return to Work Ready" in Ireland โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

As Ireland plans ahead to go back to work, this message on signage was sent to IPAV Members via a newsletter on preparing their offices in advance of getting the green light at some point.Irish

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April 2020 โ˜˜ Just Released Market Report for Naples and for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Hello,First of all Kim and I hope that you and yours are doing good as we navigate through those unprecedented times; and we trust that we will get through all of it soon with as little loss as is

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April 2020 โ˜˜ Just Released Market Report for Naples and for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Hello,First of all Kim and I hope that you and yours are doing good as we navigate through those unprecedented times; and we trust that we will get through all of it soon with as little loss as is

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Sight Unseen Offers Are Growing โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Real estate sales are continuing on within a global pandemic as the use of virtual tools is giving buyers a feel for homes—so much so that some are willing to put an offer on a home without

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SBA Is Out of Emergency Aid Money โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The two federal emergency aid programs aimed at quickly putting money in the pockets of business owners and independent contractors have run out of money. This leaves many eligible Americans

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Some Real Estate Investors See Opportunities โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Investors don’t feel good about misfortune, but some expect landlords to struggle with mortgage payments and a few commercial sectors to undergo long-term changes.NEW YORK – The COVID-19

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Fed Issues $2.3 Trillion Stimulus; More SBA Loans May Be on the Way โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The Federal Reserve announced on Thursday that it will invest up to $2.3 trillion more to propel the economy through the COVID-19 outbreak. The extra funding includes more money—up to $600

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Pros Bet on Post-Pandemic Rebound, Survey Finds โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The spring housing market will be slower than normal due to stay-at-home orders by many states and municipalities to control the outbreak of COVID-19.  But the majority of real estate

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Home Furnishings Trend: Brass is Back โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

For years brass has been on the sidelines, but it’s making a comeback. Here are ways homeowners can incorporate the finish to add glamour and help homes stand out.After years of chrome,

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Top New-Home Features in 2020 โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Closets, energy efficiency, and laundry rooms appear to be home builders' top priorities in the single-family homes they're constructing this year.The National Association of Home Builders conducts

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The Difference Between Mortgage Deferment and Forbearance โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

More homeowners are in search of mortgage relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and options like mortgage deferment and mortgage forbearance are becoming readily available to those in need.But &ldquo

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Fannie, Freddie Tighten Some Mortgage Standards โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced Tuesday that they are offering several “loan processing flexibilities” but will in the meantime tighten other lending standards.For example, the two

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Online Notaries Come to the Rescue on Transactions

While real estate pros adapt in light of a global pandemic, a digital notary is helping to complete remote closings to keep sales on track. Notarize, part of the National Association of REALTORS;&

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The Ultimate Smart Home: New Construction โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Dig into the smart home packages offered by major home builders and reasons why it’s invaluable to get to know a local tech expert.Smart-home technology is now commonly offered as a standard

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NEW LUXURY HOUSING MARKETS TO WATCH IN 2020 Hoey Team eXp Realty

The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing which Barry is a member of with the CLHMS (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist) Designation, is recognized as a leading source for providing

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Itโ€™s Census Day. Responses Are More Critical Than Ever โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Wednesday is recognized as National Census Day—but the process of collecting responses from Americans is going to happen a bit differently this year. Under normal circumstances, the U.S.

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Americans Are Still Optimistic About Buying โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Cities may be putting more social distancing measures in place to control the spread of COVID-19, but physical distance is not lessening consumers’ views on buying a home in the future. A new

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FHA, VA Join Others in Easing Appraisal Standards โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Government agencies are relaxing some requirements to help keep real estate transactions and refinancings moving forward. Last week, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced they were easing

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Four Ways Coronavirus Could Impact Housing Long-Term โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The COVID-19 outbreak will undoubtedly have a long-lasting influence on Americans and the housing market moving forward. Housing analysts are already weighing in on what those changes could be.In a

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March 2020 โ˜˜ Just Released Market Report amidst COVID-19 for Naples and for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Hello,First of all Kim and I hope you and yours are doing good; in unprecedented times currently.  Within uncharted waters we do hope and pray that we will get through all of it soon with as

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This Too Shall Pass โ˜˜ Fellow Irishman Brian Buffini Interviews Dr. Lawrence Yun โ˜˜ The Highlights โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

“It’s going to pass. This short-term virus negative impact will pass.” – Dr. YunIn these uncertain times, it’s vital to arm yourself with facts so you can prepare for

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Good News โ˜˜ Congress Reaches Deal on $2 Trillion Stimulus Package โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Lawmakers and the White House came to an agreement in the wee hours Wednesday morning on a nearly $2 trillion stimulus package intended to boost the economy and rush financial support to businesses

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Fed Takes a Number of Major Actions to Boost Economy โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The changes will encourage more money lending to boost the economy. It also announced a new “Main Street Business Lending Program” to help small businesses.WASHINGTON (AP) – The

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Strong February Sales Point to Marketโ€™s Sound Foundation โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Existing-home sales performed strongly in February, with three out of the four major regions of the U.S. showing sales increases, the National Association of REALTORS® reported Friday. Home

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Senate Passes Emergency Coronavirus (COVID-19) Aid โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Self-Employed, Small Business Included in Emergency Aid Measures.  President Trump expected to sign legislation.The Senate passed emergency legislation Wednesday afternoon to provide

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30-Year Mortgage Rates Move a Bit Higher to 3.36% โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The 15-year rate dropped to 2.77%. Near-record-low rates result from investors rushing to the bond market, but some lenders are having trouble keeping up with refis.WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. long

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Sellers Adopt Showing Procedures to Minimize Coronavirus Covid-19 Spread โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Some home sellers are making changes to how their listing is viewed by prospective buyers amid growing concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak.About a quarter of real estate professionals surveyed by

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Tips to Keep Your Neighborhood Healthy during Coronavirus COVID-19 โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Probably the Most Important Place to go for Help and Accurate Information on Coronavirus; COVID-19, is right here:  www.CoronaVirus.Gov In addition, here is a Useful Article from Nextdoor

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Mortgage Rates Hit All-Time Low โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage this week fell to its lowest average on record—3.29%—since Freddie Mac began tracking such data in 1971.  And borrowers have rushed to lock in

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Both a Challenge and an Opportunity โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Virus fears have gone viral, and while fear of the unknown may deter some buyers, the financial markets’ rush to bonds will likely push mortgage rates even lower.NEW YORK – One effect of

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Corona Virus COVID-19 Precautions Symptoms & Florida Department of Health resources โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Corona Virus Precautions shared in a memo / email written by Dr James Robb to some of his friends / family.  We are told that Doctor Robb is a Coronavirus expert. We should probably heed

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Fed Surprise Move Cuts Interest Rates by 50 Basis Points โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty Florida

The benchmark rate cut is the result of market fears over the COVID-19 virus. It should lower adjustable-loan rates and could indirectly push fixed rates lower.WASHINGTON – The United States

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Mortgage Rates Decline; 30-Year Loan at 3.45% โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty Florida

The coronavirus outbreak spooked markets and investors’ move to bonds pushed long-term mortgage rates lower this week. One year ago, the average FRM was 4.35%.WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. long

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February 2020 โ˜˜ Just Released Market Report for Naples and for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Hello,Hot off the press please find the February 2020 Market Report combined with data from our Collier County based; SW FL Board of Realtors; NABOR.  Also check out the stats in the different

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Rate Drop: 30-year Mortgages Hit Lowest Point in 3 Years โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Long-term mortgage rates fell for the third straight week, with the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropping to 3.45% from last week’s 3.51%.WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. long-term mortgage

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Affordable Housing: The Solutions, Not Just the Problem โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty Florida

Real estate professionals and researchers came together at NAR’s Policy Forum to provide a range of solutions to housing’s pressing problem: inventory.The housing shortage has hit crisis

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Co-Living Trend Is Going Mainstream โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Co-living is breaking out from being a niche real estate fad and becoming more mainstream, CNBC reports. The practice is serving as a way to get young adults out of their parents’ house and

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Debuted from 4,500 exhibitors at CES; here are 13 Cutting-Edge Tech Updates for the Smart Home โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The 2020 Consumer Electronics Show introduced a slew of new and improved technology that will make the everyday experience of living in a home much easier and efficient. From mirrors to trash cans,

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A More User Friendly Crop of Smart Home Technology at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2020 โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

From kitchen faucets that can pour exact measurements to video doorbells and cameras that recognize individual people, learn about the most interesting home technology that debuted in Las Vegas

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What First-Time Buyers Want the Government to Do โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty Florida

Lower mortgage rates are what first-time home buyers most want from the government in addressing real estate needs, according to a new survey of about 600 first-time home buyers conducted by the

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Homeownership Rate Climbs to 6-Year High Hoey Team eXp Realty

Americans are facing challenges to homeownership, particularly with shrinking inventories of homes for sale, yet somehow more are still finding their way to becoming homeowners.The homeownership

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Mortgage Rates Approach 3-Year Lows โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Borrowing costs dropped to their second-lowest levels in three years, offering home shoppers an opportunity to lock in lower monthly mortgage payments.The lower rates are “supporting homebuyer

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Pickleball Exploding in SW Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ Exp Realty

MAYBE FLORIDA’S NICKNAME SHOULD change from the Sunshine State to the Pickleball State.The paddle sport that is part badminton, part ping pong and part tennis has seen explosive growth,

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Long-Term Mortgage Rates Drop To 3-Month Lows โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

It’s a great time to buy a home – if buyers can find one.  The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage declined to 3.60% this week from last week’s 3.65%.WASHINGTON )

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How to Identify and Avoid Scams Targeting Senior Citizens and the Elderly โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Barry is an SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist); where we have education, tools & systems to better help Seniors in general.  In our business of helping people with their real estate,

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Existing-Home Sales Climb 3.6% in December 2019 โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty Florida

Inventory continues to fall, but shoppers appear ready to buy what’s available. While sales rose at the end of 2019, total yearly sales were about equal to those in 2018.WASHINGTON –

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From Florida Realtors: Single-Family Sales Up 23.8% in December 2019 โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Aswell as Single Family home sales being up 23.8 %; Florida Condo & Townhouse sales were up 17.7% year-to-year. The statewide median price for single-family homes rose 5.9% to $270K, and condo

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Decade Ends with Strongest Year in Home Sales โ˜˜ January 2020 and 2019 year-end โ˜˜ Market Report for Naples and for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Hello, Hot off the press with this heading is very encouraging: "Decade Ends with Strongest Year in Home Sales"Please find the 2019 Year end, and the latest January 2020 Market Report

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Weekly Mortgage Applications Surge 30% โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Homebuyer demand hit its highest level in 11 years, as January continues to shape up to be a hot month for the housing market. Weekly mortgage applications jumped 30% for the week ending Jan. 10, a

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Some Buyers Purchase a Second Home First โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty Florida

Some first-time buyers are opting to buy the vacation home before their first home. They’re being priced out of their current area—such as in cities like New York and San Francisco&mdash

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What is Trending Next? A Dozen Home and Design Ideas for 2020 โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

From building and decorating materials to room sizes, colors, and lighting, gift your clients with the knowledge gleaned from crystal ball gazers as we look ahead to 2020’s trends.Almost

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Islands Continue to Be Main Draw in Kitchen Design โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Make sure that kitchen island shines because home buyers may increasingly be sizing it up. Large islands are a prominent feature in kitchen design today, and most remodeling homeowners are putting

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Property Inspections or Home Inspection: Who Has to Be There? โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty Florida

There are fewer rules about who should or should not attend a property inspection than many Realtors Buyers and Sellers think.To determine who needs to be present, look at a combination of factors,

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10 Home Features That Are Most In Demand for 2020 Home Buyers โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

A back porch or deck, newly renovated kitchen, and hardwood flooring are among the top home features house hunters say they want most, according to a new survey by Porch.com, a home remodeling site.

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Dubai Sets Aside $540 Million Reserve To Boost Expo 2020 โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Dubai government has announced a reserve of 3% of total expected expenditures in 2020 to support the objective of making Expo 2020 a huge successDubai government has announced a special reserve of

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Ultrawealthy Hiring Ex-Military As โ€˜Nanniesโ€™ For Their Kids โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

UK Update - Rich hire bodyguards to nanny their childrenClose protection guards can be paid up to £150,000 a year to do the school runSuper-rich parents in London’s wealthiest areas are

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Number of U.S. Renters Passes 100 Million in the Last Decade โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

1 in 3 (34%) Americans are renters, according to RentCafé, and since 2010, the number of U.S. renters has increased twice as fast as the number of U.S. homeowners.NEW YORK – A decade

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Tampa pinpointed as a housing market expected to 'outperform' in coming years โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty Florida

Potential homebuyers, take note.  Purchasing a home in the Tampa Mid-Florida market could become more feasible during the next few years.That's according to a new report released by NAR (the

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Consumers Feeling Bullish on Home Buying, Selling โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Americans are feeling upbeat about the housing market. More than half of Americans—or 63%—say now is a good time to buy a home, and 74% of sellers say now is a good time to sell,

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Pending Home Sales Up 1.2% in November 2019 โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

U.S. pending sales rebounded from an October decline despite an insufficient level of inventory as buyers upped their game.  Year-to-year contract signings were up 7.4%.WASHINGTON –

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Good News for Buyers: Long-Term Mortgage Rates Ease with 30-Year at 3.72% โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage eased to 3.72% from last week’s 3.74%. The benchmark rate a year ago was 4.51%.WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term

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Floridians Remain Confident Heading into the New Year โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty Florida

The December sentiment index rose to 100.1 from November's 99.4. Many respondents were optimistic about U.S. conditions now and in the future, but a bit less so about their own.GAINESVILLE, Fla.

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Most Expensive Homes Sold in the US Over the Past Decade including Naples Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

A $111 million estate with a bowling alley just broke Florida's real-estate record. Here are the 16 most expensive homes sold in the US over the past decadeThe US has long been home to jaw-dropping

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The Blockbuster Sales That Ruled the Last Decade โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The U.S. is known for its jaw-dropping real estate sales. Over the past 10 years, several single-family home sales have shattered records, from $100 million estates to a nearly $240 million.

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January Expected to Be Hot for Home Shoppers โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The busy home-shopping season will start early in January this year, according to forecasters. The month of January in recent years has tended to have the second-most listing views across the year

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Housing Snapshot - Pending Home Sales Jump Despite Lagging Inventory โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Pending home sales rose 1.2% in November 2019 after slipping the prior month, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ latest housing report, which was released Monday.-

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4 Most Popular Bathroom Trends of 2019 โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

December 30th 2019 - Shaker-style cabinets, brass accents, and white-and-wood combos dominated bathroom trends in 2019, according to Houzz, a home remodeling website. The following are the most

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Bonita Springs makes the top 5 list for best small towns to retire in America โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

If you love the great outdoors — or even if you prefer the indoor wonders of the local mall — Catalina Foothills, Arizona, might be the perfect place to retire. But if you are looking

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Mortgage Rates Unchanged โ€“ 30-Year Loan at 3.73% โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty Florida

While unchanged week-to-week, the rate is still almost a full point lower year-to-year. In Nov. 2018, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.62%.WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. long-term mortgage rates were

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Naples New Year's Eve Celebration and Fireworks Display โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

New Year Eve Fireworks take place on Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 from 7pm to 8pm. It is Free for all residents and visitors to attend!Fireworks begin at 7pm.Notes from Collier County: Be advised

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Florida Realtors: Single-Family Sales Rise 6.1% in Nov โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Statewide median price for single-family homes rose 3.9% to $265K; condo-townhouse median price up 5.4% to $195K.ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida’s housing market reported more single-family home

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December 2019 โ˜˜ Updated Market Report for Naples and for all of Southwest Florida โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Hello,Hot off the press and corrected/updated on December 23rd; please find the December 2019 Market Report from our Collier County based; SW FL Board of Realtors; NABOR.  Also check out the

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December Luxury Market Report for the US and Canada โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Courtesy of the Hoey Team โ˜˜ brokered by eXp Realty, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, Market Report is your guide to an analysis on the trends and comparative data on the top

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Average Homeowner Age Is at Least 50 in Top Metros โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty Florida

Florida is a popular haven for retirees, while Denver and Austin, Texas, have emerged as millennial hot spots. LendingTree used Census data to study the average age of homeowners across the U.S. and

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Gingerbread House-The Chef Behind the Creation โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

The chef behind Naples Ritz-Carlton's Gingerbread House has a remarkable story of strength?As executive pastry chef of The Ritz-Carlton Naples resort, Campbell is responsible for one of the

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Buyers May Have an Easier Time Qualifying for a Mortgage โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty

Credit standards are loosening, a trend that has been consistent over the last three months. The Mortgage Bankers Association’s Mortgage Credit Availability Index rose 2.1% in November, which

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