Tuesday, March 8, 2022 / by Dave Magua
March 3, 2022
Spring may have sprung early in the housing market. The U.S. median list price set a record high of $392,000 in February, according to realtor.com®’s Monthly Housing Trends Report. Many markets continued to post double-digit annual price gains, led by Las Vegas, Miami, and Tampa, Fla., with annual increases of at least 31% each.
“Over the last five years, we have seen home prices break records early in the season as buyers try to get ahead of the competition,” says Danielle Hale, realtor.com®’s chief economist. “But this is the first time the record has been broken in February, signaling that competition is already heating up weeks before the start of the spring buying season in a typical year.”
The number of homes for sale remains at record lows. But home buyer demand remains high and home prices are surging as a result of competition for low housing inventories. Hale says a slight improvement has been made on ; ...
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Use the link below to The Luxury Report For South Florida, 3rd quarter 2021
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 / by Dave Magua
The real estate market isn't the only thing on fire in Boca Raton. A lot of new things are coming: The Boca Center for the Arts, The Brightline, and more!
Boca Raton Center for Arts & Innovation: Decades in the Making
The Edith & Martin Stein Family Foundation recently made a
seven-figure donation to The Boca Raton Arts District Exploratory Corporation (BRADEC). This pledge of $5M will help break the ground for the Boca Raton Center for Arts & Innovation. This center will be Boca Raton’s hub for all things tech, culture, and education. Upon the full raising of the capital and completion of the design, planning, permitting and pre-construction phases, construction will commence, with an estimated 24-28 month construction schedule.
The newly-improved amphitheater will be first finished, expected by 2025, with the full center slated to open in 2027.
Under Constr ...
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 / by Dave Magua
Buying "new construction" is a bit different from buying a previously-owned home. For one, because there is no previous homeowner, you don't have to deal with a seller's emotional tie to the property, which typically influences the negotiating process. Whether you're designing and building a custom home or buying a home that's built on spec in a new subdivision, you'll only have to work with the builder.
As with buying a previously-owned home, you have to figure out your budget and secure financing before you even begin house hunting. Get pre-approved by a bank or mortgage lender. Decide how much money you want to invest in a new home. And don't overlook the extras like property taxes, insurance, furniture, window treatments, landscaping costs and maintenance that can drain your bank account.
"It's absolutely critical for new homeowners to know what they can afford based on their income, debt and credit score," says Rosy Messina, vice president of sales and market ...