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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.

NAHB: Lumber costs could slow new construction in Florida
NAHB: Lumber costs could slow new construction in Florida

It was a surprise year of growth for homebuilders in 2020, but that could be constrained by higher lumber costs, regulatory issues and a shortage of available lots, according to the National Association of Homebuilders.

‘Redlined’ and ‘greenlined’ neighborhoods in Florida are both subject to flooding and climate change
‘Redlined’ and ‘greenlined’ neighborhoods in Florida are both subject to flooding and climate change

A recent report from Redfin states that Florida’s “redlined” neighborhoods, which were once considered less desirable and relegated to Blacks and other minorities under racist policies, are frequently less prone to damage from flooding and climate change than non-redlined or “greenlined” neighborhoods.

Miami-Dade home sales continue to surge in 2021
Miami-Dade home sales continue to surge in 2021

Purchases from home buyers in tax-burdened states, which began with the 2016 tax reform bill and has accelerated since COVID made remote working commonplace, continue to fuel Miami real estate”– Jennifer Wolman, Chairman of the Board, Miami Association of Realtors

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