Monthly Archive: November 2017

Nov 15 2017

What will the housing market look like in 2018?

Freddie’s economists also predict that an uptick in housing starts coupled with a moderate increase in mortgage rates will help slow the run-up in home prices next year. Freddie Mac forecasts a 4.9 percent increase in home prices in 2018 – lower than the 6.3 percent growth seen so far this year. Mortgage rates also …

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Nov 11 2017

Legal Q&A: Post-hurricane condo concerns

  Question: Our condominium suffered wind damage from Irma and the biggest problem is the windows. Our documents require the owners to repair and replace windows but the owners are claiming it is the association’s responsibility. Who is right? –B.A., Stuart Answer: Under the current statutes, the first question in this analysis is whether the …

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Nov 08 2017

Study: Green home building continues to gain traction

  Green construction is rapidly gaining traction among both single-family and multifamily home builders, according to new research published in the Green Multifamily and Single Family Homes 2017 SmartMarket Brief, a free report from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics. At least one third of single-family and multifamily builders …

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Nov 04 2017

NAR unhappy with Washington tax proposal

  WASHINGTON – Sept. 28, 2017 – A group of legislators and administration leaders known as the “Big 6” released an outline for comprehensive tax reform that, if enacted, could lead to a tax on homeownership for millions of people, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). According to the Big 6’s framework for tax …

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Nov 01 2017

Hurricanes and real estate contracts: The key clauses

By Joel Maxson   Oct. 2, 2017 – Florida residents enjoy weather that many northern neighbors envy: warm temperatures all year, combined with easy access to balmy oceans, lakes, rivers and springs. However, the weather here occasionally turns sinister, most notably when hurricanes meander across the Atlantic to wreak havoc on our state. When these …

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