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Tampa named a top moving destination in U.S.
Tampa named a top moving destination in U.S.

Tampa has been ranked as the 10th moving destination by Penske Truck Rental in its 11th annual Top Moving Destinations list.

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: Miami home prices continue to climb
S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: Miami home prices continue to climb

Nationwide, the seasonally adjusted housing index rose 1.1% month over month in February and 12% year over year, up from monthly and yearly increases of 0.8% and 11.2% in January, respectively.

Florida condo and townhouse sales ‘steal the show’ again
Florida condo and townhouse sales ‘steal the show’ again

Closed sales, median prices, new pending sales and pending inventory were all up over this time last year, according to new a new report from Florida Realtors. The spring market is off to a good start, but condo and

New home construction surges in March, suggesting relief for homebuyers
New home construction surges in March, suggesting relief for homebuyers

Privately owned housing starts jumped 19.4% from February’s revised estimate to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,739,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Keyes report: It’s a ‘perfect storm’ for South Florida luxury market
Keyes report: It’s a ‘perfect storm’ for South Florida luxury market

“All the converging trends, including domestic migration from high-tax states, a brutal winter around the nation and historically low interest rates, are resulting in an unprecedented high-end market.”—Mike Pappas, Keyes and Illustrated Properties President and CEO

Home staging takes center stage over last year
Home staging takes center stage over last year

“Staging a home helps consumers see the full potential of a given space or property. It features the home in its best light and helps would-be buyers envision its various possibilities.” — Jessica Lautz, NAR vice president of demographics and behavioral insights

Tampa named top city for new home construction
Tampa named top city for new home construction

“The whole region has had a surge in demand, including Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough County, where Tampa is located.”—Jennifer Motsinger, Executive VP, Tampa Bay Builders Association

NAR study explores top reasons for becoming a Realtor
NAR study explores top reasons for becoming a Realtor

“Realtors from all walks of life share the common purpose of making a positive difference in communities across the country and delivering excellent service to their clients,” — NAR President Charlie Oppler.

Short-term rentals or “homesharing” in demand
Short-term rentals or “homesharing” in demand

“We have seen a surge of interest from millennials, who are the highest demographic partaking in leisure and personal travel, to have flexibility in their nomadic lifestyles.” — Alicia Lamadrid Paysse, sales director at Cevera Real Estate

Punta Gorda named one of the best places for real estate agents to work
Punta Gorda named one of the best places for real estate agents to work

Where are the best places for agents to work? Punta Gorda is one of them.

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