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Flood insurance more costly for many - Coeur d'Alene Press

Flood insurance more costly for many - Coeur d'Alene Press | Real Estate in Southwest Florida | Scoop.it
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Flood insurance more costly for many
Coeur d'Alene Press
The new Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act repeals the Federal Emergency Management Agency's authority to increase premium rates when a property is sold.
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I tell my clients to make decisions based on as close as we can get to real numbers.  Contact a licensed insurance agent give them the address of a home you are interested in and in a couple of days they will get you a ball park estimate and tell you if that property is in a flood zone.  Don't fear ask the hard questions.  Investigate a property fully.  Really when was the last time or a time when something like INSURANCE went down in price?

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Home sellers get biggest chunk of asking price in a decade

Home sellers get biggest chunk of asking price in a decade | Real Estate in Southwest Florida | Scoop.it
Home sellers are bagging the biggest chunk of a property's asking price for a decade, as 12 buyers chase every new property for sale.
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Good News several years in coming.  

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If you are thinking about selling, NOW is the time for list your home!!!

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Why there's no housing bubble...yet - MarketWatch

Why there's no housing bubble...yet - MarketWatch | Real Estate in Southwest Florida | Scoop.it
Why there's no housing bubble...yet
MarketWatch
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — As home prices rise, so are concerns that a new housing-market bubble may be appearing, particularly in cities with double-digit annual growth rates.
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We get in trouble when we do not follow sound lending practices. As far as I know the only 100% financing loans still available today are VA loans.  I have a sale pending right now with one of these.  These are primary residence loans.

 

Change of jobs or in the family will always cause changes in the housing market.  Change is good as long as we make good financial decisions based on real numbers. I personally do worry about the market rising too quickly.  That will make it more dificult for first time buyers to get into the housing market and achieve the American dream of home ownership that is good for the economy and the country.

 

Do you want to buy a home here in southwest Florida?  Are you a veteran? Would you like to purchase a home?  Call me Dawn Mullen, Realtor, Right Choice Realty, 239-634-4110.

 

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As Home Sales Heat Up Again, Buyers Must Resort to Cold Cash - New York Times

As Home Sales Heat Up Again, Buyers Must Resort to Cold Cash - New York Times | Real Estate in Southwest Florida | Scoop.it
New York Times As Home Sales Heat Up Again, Buyers Must Resort to Cold Cash New York Times After saving money for years, waiting for the residential real estate market to hit bottom, buyers all over the country appear eager to get back in, lured by...
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The silver lining to all of the bad economic news and real estate loss of value is that someone that could not afford a home of their own now can.  Home ownership is now more affordable to millons more making if more affordable to OWN rather than RENT. Even if you are paying the same amount of money to rent as to own it is still better financially to own than rent because you get a tax deduction putting more money back into your pocket.

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New home prices going up as building costs rise, lots become scarce - The Tennessean

New home prices going up as building costs rise, lots become scarce - The Tennessean | Real Estate in Southwest Florida | Scoop.it
New home prices going up as building costs rise, lots become scarce The Tennessean It may seem contradictory, but as new home prices continue to go up across Middle Tennessee, builders have this advice for customers — there may never be a better...
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Existing home prices have continued to rise here in Southwest Florida.  New home prices are now a good value when you consider older less energy efficient homes.

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How To Garden Like Oscar de la Renta

How To Garden Like Oscar de la Renta | Real Estate in Southwest Florida | Scoop.it
Glimpses into the designer's elegant homes and gardens.
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Holy Garden.  Can you say over the top but…beautiful.

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Investors drive boom in multifamily home sales - Mainebiz Daily

Investors drive boom in multifamily home sales - Mainebiz Daily | Real Estate in Southwest Florida | Scoop.it
Investors drive boom in multifamily home sales
Mainebiz Daily
And real estate is tangible." Buying real estate with retirement funds is not new.
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This is my favorite investment.  I own a few, so I walk the talk.  I am fond of saying ONE MORTGAGE per how many units of income? Call me. 239-634-4110 in Cape Coral, AKA "Paradise" or in Southwest Florida.  I can help you find suitable properties and show you how to do this cost effectively.Dawn Mullen, Realtor with Right Choice Realty.

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New ad encourages people to sell their homes - Today's TMJ4

New ad encourages people to sell their homes - Today's TMJ4 | Real Estate in Southwest Florida | Scoop.it
New ad encourages people to sell their homes
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New ad encourages people to sell their homes. By Jon Byman. CREATED Jul. 5, 2013 - UPDATED: Jul. 5, 2013. Tweet; Share; Email; Print.
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This kind of ad is needed here in Southwest Florida where our inventory has continued to drop.  Our inventory depending on where you are ranges from 3-5 months if inventory currently on the market.  If you have a home to sell today in Southwest Florida call me  realtor Dawn Mullen. Prices of homes are rising due to lack of inventory.

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Three local families get new homes - St. Augustine Record

Three local families get new homes
St. Augustine Record
Kathy Dougherty, family service manager for Habitat for Humanity in St.
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Habitat for Humanity is a wonderful organization.  One of the things I just love about the organization is they give the new family or owner the REAL or REALITY of home ownership by requiring an owner or family to assist with the rehab or building of the home.  This brings the owner "PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP."  I believe if you do not work for something it is not valued as much as something you must work and save for.

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