Month: January 2015

Shrinking inventory may raise prices again

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WASHINGTON – Jan. 28, 2015 – For the first time in 16 months, the total inventory of U.S. homes available for sale dropped in December, according to the National Association of Realtors®. While the decline was slight – less than…

Outdoor kitchens’ popularity grows

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LAS VEGAS – Jan. 26, 2015 – A new survey released at the 2015 International Builders’ Show attempted to define what consumers want in outdoor kitchens. Dave Brown, a partner with Chicago-based ad firm HY Connect, surveyed consumers who have,…

Fla. real estate sales, listing, prices up in 2014

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Jan. 23, 2015 – Florida’s housing market wrapped up 2014 with more closed sales, more new listings and higher median prices compared to the year before, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. “In…

Open Houses in Martin County, FL 1/25/2015

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JAN 23, 2015 – Over 30 residential homes and condos will be hosting open houses this Sunday, January 25th! Take a look at the list below, including properties in Stuart, Palm City, Hobe Sound, Hutchinson Island, and Sewall’s Point.

NAHB 2015 forecast: A more robust year for housing

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LAS VEGAS – Jan. 21, 2015 – A strengthening labor market, low interest rates, improving mortgage availability and growing pent-up demand will help to significantly boost single-family housing production in the year ahead and move the housing recovery to higher…

Confluence of events could bolster housing market

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NEW YORK – Jan 12, 2015 – A confluence of events could bolster the U.S. housing market, especially for entry-level buyers, according to Fitch Ratings. While no recent actions will independently push the needle for housing higher, they could cumulatively…

U.S. office space demand highest since 2006

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WASHINGTON – Jan. 9, 2015 – DTZ, a commercial real estate services company, reported that U.S. businesses expanded into more office space in 2014 than they have in eight years, and that rents increased in 70 percent of the country.…