Real Estate News

Dec. 11, 2014

Home Buyers Get a Christmas Present from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae

New Low Down Payment Requirements for Home Mortgages

A new home for Christmas

In an effort to boost the real estate industry and ease up the tight restrictions on mortgages put into place after the market crash a near decade ago, the government's mortgage backers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have announced a new ...

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Nov. 29, 2014

2015 Bodes Well for Pensacola's Real Estate Industry

2015 Florida Real Estate Predictions

The latest predictions from Frank Nothaft and other Freddie Mac economists should please investors, real estate agencies, and everyone who benefits from the industry. 

The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation is a public government-sponsored enterprise that works with mortgage lenders to help people get lower mortgage costs and easier ...

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Sept. 26, 2014

Maximize Your Home-Buying Power

Maximizing Affordability and Home Buying Power

As the real estate market has largely normalized after the last decade's crash, home sales have increased. New construction has started again and prices on existing property are getting back to the levels before the boom, if not higher. Foreclosures are no longer the best way to get a ...

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July 30, 2014

Strong Real Estate Sales in NW Florida

NW Florida Real Estate Sales Are Up, Way Up!

The first half of 2014 has produced impressive gains in real estate sales here on the Florida Gulf Coast.

Real estate sales in the Pensacola area

When we look at the official MLS residential sales data provided by the Pensacola Association of Realtors, 2014 1st half year-over-year sales ...

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Jan. 26, 2014

2013 Pensacola Real Estate Market Year in Review

It is hard to believe that it has been ten years since the crest of the housing bubble. Property sales peaked here on the Gulf Coast in 2004 while other markets trended behind us until early 2006.  

Pensacola beach houses

Nationally not one metro area escaped the fall in sales and the ...

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July 20, 2013

Is Real Estate Today's Best Investment?

Hedge fund manager John Paulson is famous for short-selling subprime mortgages in 2007. He made over $3 billion in that year as the result of his move on the market.

John Paulson

 On July 18 here is what he said at the CNBC Delivering Alpha Conference:

"I think the best thing for ...

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April 3, 2011

Unoccupied homes are being targeted by squatters, transients and rental scams

 Over the past few months we have seen a dramatic increase in the abuse of unoccupied homes in Pensacola.  Most of these vacant homes are either for sale with a brokerage or are bank owned properties (i.e. foreclosure).

For Rent - BewareThere was a time not long ago, when homes that ...

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Aug. 15, 2006

Home Prices Cool Down

Washington DC, Aug. 15, 2006
Existing single family home price appreciation has cooled to single digit rates in most areas in the 2nd quarter. Metro area condominium values were unchanged compared to a year ago, according to the latest NAR survey.

The NAR 2nd-quarter single family home price report showed ...

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March 14, 2005

Tips for Showing a Small House

by Michele Dawson

With the median size of new homes on the rise, you might worry about trying to sell your home if it's on the small side. Indeed, the size of the typical new single-family home continues to grow, according to a National Association of Home Builders report ...

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Jan. 26, 2004

Home Price Appreciation

Florida Home Sales Break 200,000 units; 2003 Ends with a 13 % Increase, Says Florida Association of Realtors

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Throughout 2003, the housing sector propelled Florida's economy into its current upswing and made the year one for the record books in terms of sales volume ...

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