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Home Sales from January 1 – May 31

According to the data provided by Stellar MLS between January 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018 and January 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019, home sales increased in every city but Orange City year over year with the highest increase being in Pierson. Overall increases for the cities included in the research for West Volusia […]

Total impact one Fla. home sale has on the economy? $77,858

ORLANDO, Fla. – June 14, 2019 – When it comes to Florida’s economy, real estate is a heavyweight. A recent updated analysis by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) finds that money generated by the state’s real estate industry makes up 21.9% of the gross state product. Each home sale generates $21,483 for home-related businesses, such Realtors’ commissions […]

Gov. DeSantis signs bills on open permits, online notaries

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 7, 2019 – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ signed two bills into law last week, HB 447 and HB 409 – a move applauded by Florida Realtors®. HB 447: Open and expired permits HB 447 allows local governments to close a permit six years after issuance, as long as no apparent safety hazards exist. […]

Florida Population Growth Estimates

Bureau of Economics and Business Research, Florida Population Studies Florida could see a population growth of nearly 1.3 million citizens as Baby Boomers look for more enticing environments to move to for their retirement years. Volusia County is estimated to see as much as a 5.4% population growth between 2018-2020. This influx of new dwellers […]

Home Buyer Workshop

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Paddle Board Networking

The areas only paddle board networking group. We strive to meet a few hours a month to network and paddle board. Building life-long personal and business relationships while enjoying all the nature God has blessed us with. For additional information text (386) 210-9839

Do As-Is Inspections Favor Buyers?

ASIS Inspections: Can Buyers Cancel for Any-Old Reason? By Meredith Caruso  May 6, 2019 – Calls to Florida Realtors Legal Hotline indicate confusion – sometimes flat-out outrage – over buyers’ ability to cancel within the inspection section of the Florida Realtors/Florida Bar ASIS Residential Contract for Sale and Purchase (“FR/Bar ASIS Contract”). What triggers the […]

Floridians’ consumer confidence hits 17-year high

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – April 30, 2019 – Consumer sentiment in Florida reached its highest level in 17 years, increasing 1.4 points in April to 102 from a revised figure of 100.6 in March. These levels of confidence have not been observed since March 2002 when consumer sentiment reached 102 points. Among the five components that […]