Real Estate News

PACE OF HOME SALES IS SLOWING BUT STILL STRONG

Written by Leah Curtis 09 22 2021 Housing expert Ivy Zelman, founder of Zelman & Associates, talks rising home prices, the lingering cost of lumber, interest rates and more during the opening general session of the 2021 RE/MAX BOC.Can anyone guess where the market is headed, or whether historically low interest rates will dip even lower? The short answer is…

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Market-Specific Home Buying Strategies

At one time, homes were purchased primarily based on how close they were to the workplace. Now, however, for many buyers the post-COVID increase in work-from-home options and the adoption of the remote workplace have made it possible to consider a wider range of residential options. Whether you’re looking to move into the city center, out to the suburbs, or…


5 Things to Know About Today’s Market

With home prices skyrocketing, there’s been a lot of speculation lately. Are we in a bubble? Will the housing market crash? Will home values come plummeting to the ground again? Fortunately, those concerns are largely unfounded. Most economists agree that today’s market is nothing like the market we saw in 2008 — and a crash is highly unlikely. Here are…


YOU PROBABLY WANT TO BUY AND SELL A HOME WITH A RE/MAX AGENT

3 min read Picture it: the U.S. housing market, 2021. Housing supply is low and demand is off the charts. Smart decisions and quick action might be the only things setting apart one homebuyer from another. With many listings being snapped up the day they go on sale, or within just a few days, the value an experienced, trusted real…


RE/MAX Alliance Group Merges with RE/MAX Advantage Realty

RE/MAX Alliance Group now has 13 offices in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties.Sarasota, FL, April 30, 2021 –(PR.com)– A year after announcing an agreement to share services and office access, RE/MAX Alliance Group and RE/MAX Advantage Realty have reached a decision to merge.More than 50 agents in RE/MAX Advantage Realty’s two offices in Trinity and Spring…


News from Pasco County Property Appraisers Office

We Asked – You Answered – We Responded. Please notice the changes to the website.   The Florida homestead exemption bills (HB 7105 and SB 1774) propose increasing the maximum homestead exemption from $50,000 to $75,000. This means a $200,000 assessed house would be taxed as if it were worth $125,000 or a 100,000 as though it were worth $25,000 for…


Mortgage Rates Inch Up and Hit 9-Month High: 3.09%

By Kerry Smith — Rates broke the 3% barrier two weeks ago and have increased each week since, leading Freddie Mac’s chief economist to call buyer competition “a challenging reality.” MCLEAN, Va. – The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.09% this week, putting it past the psychologically noteworthy 3% mark for the second week in a row, according to Freddie…