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Builder Confidence Index Hits Record High in August

By Kerry Smith The builder confidence index hit 78 – its highest point in 35 years of record keeping, and solidly positive territory; 50 is a midpoint, neither positive nor negative. WASHINGTON – Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased six points to 78 in August, according to the latest National Association […]

Check Out What’s Going On August 12, 2020

What’s Trending In West Volusia? The latest dish of what’s happening in Central Florida, served fresh right to your inbox.   Recovery Index: 2 Fla. Cities Beating Pre-Pandemic Levels   The U.S. Real Estate market is now doing better than it did before the pandemic, with the Recovery Index hitting 103-8 compared to a back-to-normal […]

Check Out What’s Going On August 5, 2020

The hardest working Realtor in Central Florida, Check out what’s going on What’s Trending In West Volusia? The latest dish of what’s happening in Central Florida, served fresh right to your inbox.   Sales Tax Holiday! During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax, including certain school supplies selling for […]

Fla.’s Housing Market Shows June Upswing Despite COVID-19

By Marla Martin, Florida RealtorsFlorida Realtors’ data: More new pending sales, more pending inventory and higher median sales prices year-over-year in June. Single-family closed sales rose 1.3% – 1st increase since March and a significant change compared to April and May, says Chief Economist O’Connor. ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida’s housing market in June showed positive […]

Check Out What’s Going On July 29, 2020

The hardest working Realtor in Central Florida, Check out what’s going on What’s Trending In West Volusia? The latest dish of what’s happening in Central Florida, served fresh right to your inbox.   U.S. New Home Sales Jump 13.8% in June It’s the second month in a row for increased new-home sales after a pandemic-related […]

Check Out What’s Going On July 22, 2020

The hardest working Realtor in Central Florida, Check out what’s going on What’s Trending In West Volusia? The latest dish of what’s happening in Central Florida, served fresh right to your inbox.   Florida Homeowners, Renters Get $75M in Housing Aid The Fla. Housing Finance Corp. will send the first round of federal funds for […]

Florida Homeowners, Renters Get $75M in Housing Aid

By Kerry Smith The Fla. Housing Finance Corp. will send the first round of federal funds for coronavirus-related housing relief to individual counties and cities for distribution. Altogether, $120M will go to renters and homeowners hurt by the pandemic “through no fault of their own.” APOPKA, Fla. – The Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) Board […]

What Credit Score Do You Need to Buy a House?

A high credit score usually qualifies for a lower interest rate, but what’s the minimum score to get a loan at all? Buyers trying to boost their score should aim for 620 on a conventional loan and 580 (3.5% down) on an FHA loan. Lender requirements vary for jumbo or VA loans. SAN JOSE, Calif. […]

Check Out What’s Going On July 8, 2020

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