What Are the 2022 Jacksonville Trends Telling Us?
"Price is what you pay. Value is what you get."- Warren Buffet, investor and philanthropist. Many investors have wondered what the future holds for the real estate market in Jacksonville, especially considering the pending uncertainties in the old economy. If you are wondering how the trends and statistics affect your decisions and investments as an investor, you should read this article.Read full story
Is Price Deceleration in Florida Market Creating Depreciation of Home Values?
Is price deceleration creating depreciation in the housing market? /Photo by REX WAY/ Pexels. Are you wondering if price deceleration in the Florida market is creating depreciation of your home value?Read full story
Global Hubs Leading to Increased Housing Prices and Mortgage Rates for Florida Buyers
Globalization and the Effects on Florida Mortgage Rates/Photo by Artem Beliaikin from Pexels. Globalization is the context used to describe the successful integration of economies worldwide to promote free trade and encourage high returns. Like the North American Free Trade, economic globalization aids the conjunction of the international market and promotes financial exchange. However, it also has its corresponding negative consequences, and one of such is the increase in mortgage rates. Florida is starting to feel the impact.Read full story
Investment Property Is Trending in Jacksonville
Investment property is trending in Jacksonville. /Photo by David McBee from Pexels. Is Jacksonville, Florida, an excellent place to secure investment property?. A couple of weeks ago, I spent a few days touring Jacksonville. As a Community Asociation Manager, I was able to get some perspectives from local experts that confirmed it is a town where investors can flourish, especially now.Read full story
Is Florida in a Housing Bubble?
Is Florida in a housing bubble? /Photo by Marcelo Dias from Pexels. If the sunshine state is in a housing bubble, it is one hot bubble, but I don't think so. I'm seeing things are a little different than the last time around.Read full story
The Impact of Remote Work on Florida's Real Estate Market
Technology allows for real estate deals to be done remotely./Photo by Thirdman from Pexels. Remote work is changing the real estate industry. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, more people worldwide have been working remotely. Working from home is relatively easy and sometimes more convenient for many office jobs. Florida is one of the most desirable places to live, and many choose to live in larger cities such as Miami, Ft Lauderdale, or Orlando for employment opportunities. There has been a substantial shift in the housing market throughout the pandemic, causing people to relocate.Read full story
Can Real Estate Offer a Hedge Against Inflation for Florida Homeowners?
Using real estate as a hedge against inflation/Photo by Tom Fisk from Pexels. "People are worried about the current economic system and they want options."-Benjamin Miller, CEO of RE Investment platform-Read full story
What is Propelling the Buyer Demand in Florida Real Estate?
Community neighborhood/Photo by David McBee from Pexels. Interest in Florida real estate is growing. Real estate always seems in demand in some parts of the country despite high pricing, low or volatile inventory, and plenty of interested buyers. But real estate demand can be cyclical, and most cities and regions experience ups and downs in their markets, with interest growing and waning with different factors influencing those fluctuations. Right now, the interest in Florida's real estate is strong and doesn't show any signs of slowing. But what is behind the buyer demand in the Sunshine State's real estate right now? Let's look at what is propelling this growth and how it affects the market in this southern, tropical state.Read full story
Factors To Consider During the Mortgage Approval Process
Credit and debt are vital factors when securing a home loan. /Photo by Monstera from Pexels. "The two questions that anyone ever asks me are: 'Are house prices going to go down?' and 'Is it a good time to fix my mortgage rate?'-Evan Davis-Read full story
Inflation and Real Estate: Should You Wait To Buy a Home?
Wading through inflation /Photo by Daria Rem from Pexels. Inflationary atmospheres create a bountiful opportunity for real estate investors, especially in hot markets like Florida.Read full story
Tips to Reach Your Florida Home Buying Goals in 2022
Home sweet home/Photo by Derek Thomson on Unsplash. In the world of real estate, the past two years have been highly unpredictable. With the markets remaining volatile, inflation rising, and the pandemic still affecting everyday affairs, you can expect 2022 to be just as hectic. With its massive demand for housing, Florida stands to have an incredibly explosive year. All the same, there’s plenty you can do as a potential buyer to meet your homebuying goals in the months ahead. By making sound financial choices, researching the landscape, and planning, you can make a favorable purchase amid the real estate chaos.Read full story
The Disney Wilderness Preserve Offers Peaceful Trail Walks in Central Florida
Disney Wilderness Preserve Trail/Photo by Gayle Kurtzer-Meyers. When people think of Florida, they think, sunshine, oranges, beaches, and sunbathers. But as a native Floridian, I have recently discovered a hidden gem in Central Florida. Hiding just beyond the pavement and the honking horns of society is The Disney Wilderness Preserve near the Kissimmee/ Poinciana border.Read full story
Insights on the 2022 Florida Housing Market
House on beach property/Photo by Jess Loiterton from Pexels. "I believe it may be the hottest real estate market in the world at this time." -Jay Phillips Parker, CEO of Douglas Elliman's Florida Brokerage-Read full story
Basic Guidelines for Making an Offer on Your Florida Dream Home
View of Florida home/Photo by Julia Khalimova from Pexels. Along with numerous hot spots across the nation, the Florida real estate market has been on fire throughout 2021. Nevertheless, many potential homebuyers are still watching and waiting and wondering when to buy and when to pass.Read full story
Sellers in Florida Market Are Winning From Low Housing Inventory
Real estate deals are closing fast in Florida. /Photo by Kindel Media from Pexels. Sellers in Florida have the edge. When the housing inventory is low, sellers can genuinely leverage it to their benefit by maximizing their profits.Read full story
Home Buying in Florida -Is Offering the Asking Price Enough?
Perspective home for a future buyer. /Photo by Max - Vakhtbovych from Pexels. The housing market is experiencing a shortage of houses and a high demand from buyers, complicating the home buying process. But is a buyer offering the asking price enough in this market?Read full story
What's Creating Today's Competitive Real Estate Market in Florida?
Couple looking at new home./Photo by Kindel Media from Pexels. Florida's real estate market has expanded immensely since the 2008 recession and hasn't slowed down, despite the massive uncertainty and instability posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, Florida's real estate market has topped the hot seller list through 2020 and 2021.Read full story
Kissimmee Welcomes a New Mama Romano's Italian Restaurant
Italian dining /Photo by Mama Romano's Italian Restaurant. The robust aromas of Mama Romano's finest Italian cuisines are now lingering in the atmosphere at an upscale Publix Shopping Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Mama Romano's Italian Restaurant is open to the Bellalago local community and tourists visiting the area. When stepping into the newly designed restaurant, the environment is family-friendly and warm with elegant table settings, wall artifacts, and unique furnishings.Read full story
Celebrate Fall With the Family at Harvest Holler Corn Maze in Polk City
Harvest Holler Pumpkin PatchPhoto by Alexandria Hall. Harvest Holler Corn Maze is a family-owned real working farm in Polk City near Lakeland. They are a renowned family farm taking families on a hayride with exciting activities, animals, and the fantastic Corn Maze. Since 2013, Harvest Hollers' aim has always been to provide the ultimate fun farm experience. I enjoyed this event with my elderly aunt and uncle, baby grandson, and the rest of the family. Our group consisted of various ages, with everyone having a great time taking in the breathtaking adventures of the simple things in life. Harvest Holler offers a day of fun, but heads up, the exceptionally high Florida fall temperatures will take a toll on you.Read full story
Millennial Home-Buyers Hitting the Florida Market
Community living in FloridaPhoto by Ronnie George on Unsplash. In the past decade, Florida has been a hotspot for real estate, with many homeowners and prospective buyers looking to purchase their dream home in the state. With high-rise condos going up every day, it's no wonder that millennial home-buyers are now starting to take notice of all the great opportunities down south.Read full story