Boyette Real Estate News
Monday Mar 23 | via Florida Trend
Real estate agents and analysts say more homeowners are testing the market because higher home values have restored the equity they lost during the housing bust. The changing landscape is giving a boost to the traditional spring selling season. Comment?
Friday Mar 20 | via St. Petersburg Times
The best hope for condominium owners being forced out of their homes as their buildings are converted to apartments is a legislative fix. The best hope for condominium owners being forced out of their homes as their buildings are converted to apartments is a legislative fix. Comment?
Friday Mar 6 | via Business Journal
The redevelopment of a prime South Tampa corner that's home to Palma Ceia Liquors and other assorted small retailers appears to be moving forward. Wagner Property Group has closed on assemblage of parcels at the corner of South Dale Mabry Highway and West Estrella Street, paying $3 million for 1.4 acres, according to Hillsborough County property records. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 25 | via St. Petersburg Times
Art lovers helped raise $354,000 with a silent auction of 65 pieces and eight striking artworks auctioned live at TPepin's Hospitality Centre. Madge Judge earned the Charlie Hounchell Leadership Award for community service. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 24 | via Business Journal
Crescent Communities is planning 374 new apartments in the heart of Tampa's Westshore district, near International Plaza and within walking distance of hotels, restaurants and office buildings. A notice of commencement - documentation required for any construction project greater than $2,500 - was filed in Hillsborough County on Tuesday, as were mortgage documents for a $43 million construction loan from Citizens Bank. Comment?
12 hrs ago | via Business Journal
Central Florida's foreclosure rate has held steady below 4 percent for four consecutive months, according to a new report by Corelogic. The Santa Ana, Calif.-based property data service shows the rate of Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 3.24 percent in January, down 3.23 percentage points from January 2014 when the rate was 6.47 percent. Comment?
Thursday Mar 5 | via Business Journal
Who said Florida is a great place to retire? Bankrate.com, based in North Palm Beach, ranks Florida 28th on its list of best and worst states to retire.The Sunshine State has one of the highest crime rates, some of the highest living costs, and some of the worst health care in the nation, according to Bankrate.com. Click here to read the report. Comment?
Monday Mar 23 | via St. Petersburg Times
Home sales surged in the Tampa Bay area in February compared to the previous year, though price increases were far more sluggish. Housing data released Monday by Florida Realtors showed 3,213 single-family homes sold, 28.6 percent more than the previous February. Comment?
Monday Mar 23 | via The Orlando Sentinel
Home sales in Metro Orlando increased far more than the state average during February but sales-price increases lagged behind price growth in other Florida metropolitan areas, a new reporter shows. The median home price in Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties during February was $183,000, which was about $3,000 more than the median price statewide, according to a monthly report released Monday by Florida Realtors. Comment?
Monday Mar 23 | via News Talk Florida
A Canadian man is scheduled to plead guilty to charges he traveled to Florida to have sex with someone investigators say he believed was an underage boy. A Miami federal judge set the plea change Monday afternoon for 47-year-old Rene Roberge of Sherbrooke, Quebec, who had previously pleaded not guilty. Comment?
5 min ago | via WOIO
Need some extra cash? If you own a home, you may want to consider refinancing. While interest rates have increased slightly since the big drop in 2012, they're still near historic lows. Comment?
6 min ago | via Daily Echo
Winchester is the second least affordable place in the UK according to Lloyds Bank, based on house prices compared to local earnings. House prices in Winchester are more than 10 times the average local wage while in Southampton homes cost around seven-and-a-half times average earnings. Comment?
13 min ago | via Archinect School Blog
In recent years, San Francisco has become emblematic of the difficulties of managing rapid urban growth in a culture entrenched in NIMBYism. The influx of jobs, primarily in the tech sector, and associated wealth from these industries, has caused rents and housing prices to soar to the highest in the country, widespread gentrification, and socio-economic homogenization as the lower and middle class continue to flee the city. Comment?
14 min ago | via Lowell Sun
A Lawrence financial and legal services firm and its owner accused of preying on vulnerable customers during the foreclosure crisis have been ordered by a judge to pay Massachusetts more than $1.9 million. Attorney General Maura Healey announced the judgment Thursday against Pinnacle Financial Consulting LLC and owner Robert Burton. Comment?
16 min ago | via The Washington Post
The payday lending industry markets itself as a helping hand for customers dealing with a short-term cash crunch or one-time emergencies. Lending ads frequently depict dented cars, flat tires, mothers looking worriedly at bills. Comment?
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