Clearwater Real Estate News
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Thursday May 21 | via St. Petersburg Times
Tampa Bay home sales shot up in April with prices also showing strong gains even as many buyers paid in cash. In Pinellas County, year-over-year sales of single-family homes rose 21.3 percent while sales of condos and townhomes jumped 17.5 percent. Comment?
Thursday May 21 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers
Life happens. Jobs fold under corporate downsizing and medical issues spring up. Comment?
Thursday May 7 | via St. Petersburg Times
The only clue a 1925 Spanish bungalow on a quiet, red brick street in Central Oak Park is breaking the law: an inconspicuous mechanical keyless lock on the front door. But the ad on vrbo.com showcasing the house tantalizes potential short-term renters with the tagline: "Bring Fido, Sleeps 9!" The 1,299-square-foot house in the 3700 block of Third Ave. N fetches $175 per night or $875 a week. Comment?
Apr 21, 2015 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers
Pinellas Realtor Organization released the latest statistics for Pinellas County real estate March 25, and the news is good. January was 'sluggish,' which is typical of the market for the past four years, according to PRO's February report. Comment?
Apr 1, 2015 | via St. Petersburg Times
A turtle named Ricky Bobby, foreground, waits to be released as Clearwater Marine Aquarium volunteer Brittany Workman carries Yoda out to deeper water. Aquarium staff and volunteers released four rehabilitated sea turtles Thursday, three at Honeymoon Island in Dunedin and one on the east coast of Florida where it had been rescued. Comment?
Yesterday | via WJNO
Florida's job and income growth is impressive, Raises are out - bonuses are in, Inside Florida hot real-estate market & more: Today's entry: So Florida has been growing jobs but what about wages? Can people afford food with their paychecks? Bottom Line: Today's question was sent with a bit of snarkyness to it That's ok because it's a good question and topic. Florida's overall job growth has been the 2nd best in the country in overall job growth since the end of the recession in the summer of 2009 and since we steadily began to add people to payrolls once again in February of 2010. Comment?
Yesterday | via Florida Trend
Job prospects are better for graduates that at any time since the Great Recession crested in 2009 and began its fitful roll back. But they are still pretty bad. Comment?
Tuesday | via National Mortgage News
San Francisco continued its reign atop HSH.com's list of salaries needed in 27 metro areas to afford a median-priced home in the first quarter, this time requiring an income of just $141,416, down nearly $1,000 from the previous quarter. Cleveland, however, returned to its status as the most affordable of the 27 metro areas, due to its mortgage rate of 3.82%, down 23 basis points, and a nearly 13% drop in home prices. Comment?
Monday | via Sunshine State News
Some of the biggest names in the Democratic Party are heading to the Sunshine State this week to hit up Florida donors for cash. President Barack Obama will be headed to Miami Wednesday to fundraise for the Democratic National Committee at real estate giant Stephen Bittel's home. Comment?
Monday | via Washington Times
The phrase gets old after a while, but it's time to rev up Air Force One once again: President Obama has a pair of fundraisers to attend in Florida. On Wednesday he's off to Miami to raise money for the Democratic National Committee at a private dinner in the home of a local real estate kingpin, priced up to $33,400 a plate. Comment?
6 min ago | via WWLP
In the Hampshire County area, the average rent for a two bedroom one bath apartment can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $1,500 a month. About half of all Northampton residents are renters, and with rent over $1,000 a month, buying a home may sound appealing. Comment?
7 min ago | via MarketWatch
The fact that "Generation Rent" - 25- to 34-year-olds in the U.S. - isn't getting off the fence when it comes to buying homes has been well documented. Even with near record-low interest rates, just 38% of this cohort - also known as millennials - owned homes in 2012, according to CoreLogic, compared with nearly 52% of the same age group in 1980, when mortgage rates were in the double digits. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Mortgage News Daily
Mortgage rates barely budged today. Those that budged moved almost imperceptibly lower from yesterday's latest rate sheets. Comment?
10 min ago | via KNDO
No doubt about it, a newly constructed home has tremendous appeal. Everything is fresh and clean, just waiting for you and your family to move in, and the finishes and fixtures are exactly what you want. Comment?
19 min ago | via MyFoxNY
Prosecutors say a New Jersey man has admitted to taking part in a mortgage scheme using fake documents and straw buyers to acquire more than $6 million in mortgages on properties. Forty-six-year-old Joseph DiValli, of Jackson, pleaded guilty Thursday in a Newark federal court to his role in the mortgage-fraud scheme. Comment?
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