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March Consumer Confidence Surges Almost 20 Points Higher By Kerry Smith It’s the highest level since the pandemic began, with a notable uptick in interest for big-ticket items. Of note: The component measuring current conditions improved significantly, suggesting the economy will continue to expand at least until summer. Source: March Consumer Confidence Surges Almost 20 Points Higher...

New-home market problems aren’t new – rising prices for supplies and a tight workforce. But pending sales continue to be high, and many builders are pausing to complete a backlog of projects. In top-listed Jacksonville, pending new-home sales are up 80.5% year-to-year. NEW YORK – Builders are slowing down production to catch up with a backlog of projects while trying to keep construction prices in check. In some cases, they may be turning down willing, qualified buyers because they already have too many homes in production. According to real estate analytics firm Zonda’s latest New-Home Pending Sales Index, which reflects February housing data, pending new-home sales fell month-over-month, but they’re still up 35% annually across the country. Government data also showed a 10.3% decrease in February new-home construction. Builders are reporting that increases in material costs – notably on lumber – are continuing to challenge growth in new-home construction. READ FULL ARTICLE ON FLORIDAREALTORS.ORG ...

Buying a home is both exhilarating and scary. It means you are setting down roots and ready for the next chapter in life. On the other hand, it also means you’re taking on the largest debt you’ll possibly ever have to pay. The financial realities of preparing to buy a home can come with a lot of stress, uncertainty, and questions: will I qualify for a loan? How much will I qualify for? Do I have enough for a down payment? The list goes on. According to Glenn Brunker, president of Ally Home, learning as much as possible about the homebuying process before making a decision will help you feel comfortable with the investment you’re about to make. Knowledge is the best way to avoid unexpected costs that can turn your dream home purchase into a nightmare. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON MONEY.COM...

Appraisals cover a lot of ground and are part of the closing process. The appraiser is most concerned with the condition and quality of a home and its features. Your home will be compared to recent sales of similar size and location to help assign a value to the home. If you’re selling we can talk about what to address before your appraiser shows up....

Ready to start your home search? Here are some steps to get you started: Mortgage calculators will help you see how much you can afford. It’s a good rule of thumb to speak to five lenders to get you a mortgage that works for you. Then start dreaming! I’m ready to start showing houses when you are! #thehelpfulagent #house #houseexpert #home #listreports #agent #realestateagent #realestate #househunting #tips #helpfultips #icanhelp #themoreyouknow #homeowner #dreamhome...

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