Real Estate Market Positive But for Middle Market

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ORLANDO – The Florida Association of Realtors reports that Florida’s housing market continued its positive overall track in March, reporting more closed sales, higher median prices, increased pending sales and new listings. Closed sales of existing single-family homes statewide totaled 24,811 last month, up 24.6 percent over March 2014. “Positive growth in Florida’s housing … [Read more...]

Ideas for Finding Your Dream Tiny House in Florida

A pink Florida cottage at the River Palm Cottages and Fish Camp in Jensen Beach, Florida.

Interested in building or buying one of those eco-friendly, mortgage-free tiny houses in Florida? Florida is an ideal state for tiny houses. The climate and growing season make it perfect too; with the 12 month sunny season an outdoors lifestyle is possible. Most expensive houses have large patios and porches, and some families live outside most weekends. Much of the buzz … [Read more...]

Faber Says Florida Good Investment for Continued Recession

NEW YORK - Renowned investor Marc Faber, whose predictions on the economic crisis earned him the nickname "Dr. Doom," feels that Florida and other states with distressed real estate will be good places to ride out the continuing recession. Faber, quoted on CNBC this spring, said: "In Georgia, in Arizona, in Florida their property values will not collapse much more and will … [Read more...]

Retirees Find Florida Affordable Again

We've seen it with our own eyes. The retirees are back. And this time, they are a bit different than they were five years ago. They are coming to scoop up bargains and foreclosures and short sales, for prices that are a fraction of what they were a few years ago. Very often, a substantial house that was $250,000 or more is now less than $100,000. The best bargains are the … [Read more...]