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Selling Your House Is the Right Move, Right Now [INFOGRAPHIC]

Selling Your House Is the Right Move, Right Now [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsDemand from homebuyers has skyrocketed this year, which means today’s sellers are poised to win big. This ideal

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Home Values Projected to Keep Rising

Home Values Projected to Keep RisingAs we enter the final months of 2020 and continue to work through the challenges this year has brought, some of us wonder what impact continued economic

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Real Estate Continues to Show Unprecedented Strength This Year

Real Estate Continues to Show Unprecedented Strength This YearThe 2020 housing market has surpassed all expectations and continues to drive the nation’s economic recovery. The question is,

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How to Prepare for a Bidding War [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Prepare for a Bidding War [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWith so few houses available on the market today, being ready for a bidding war is essential for prospective homebuyers.From pre-approval

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Peek Inside Two Complete KAIYA Homes

Peek Inside Two Complete KAIYA Homes129 Catnap Alley | Villa SeiyaHome is our sanctuary in a hectic world. Featuring luxury-sized lots and seamless indoor-outdoor entertaining spaces, a 

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Do You Have Enough Money Saved for a Down Payment?

Do You Have Enough Money Saved for a Down Payment?One of the biggest misconceptions for first-time homebuyers is how much you’ll need to save for a down payment. Contrary to popular belief,

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Coming Soon to the WaterColor Community | The Park District

Coming Soon to the WaterColor Community | The Park DistrictIdeal for primary living and true second home ownership, the Park District at WaterColor© is the first and only rental-restricted

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6 Reasons You’ll Win by Selling with a Real Estate Agent This Fall

6 Reasons You’ll Win by Selling with a Real Estate Agent This FallThere are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like

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Thinking of Moving? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Thinking of Moving? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re ready to sell your house but you’re worried about finding one to move into, why not invest in a brand-new home built just for?

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Should You Buy a Retirement Home Sooner Rather than Later?

Should You Buy a Retirement Home Sooner Rather than Later?Every day in the U.S., roughly 10,000 people turn 65. Prior to the health crisis that swept the nation in 2020, most people had to

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A Homeowner’s Net Worth Is 40x Greater Than a Renter’s

A Homeowner’s Net Worth Is 40x Greater Than a Renter’sOne of the best ways to build your family’s financial future is through homeownership. Recent data from the Federal

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Is it Time to Move into a Single-Story Home?

Is it Time to Move into a Single-Story Home?Once the kids have left the nest, you may be wondering what to do with all of the extra space in your home. Chances are, you don’t need four

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Why Pricing Your House Right Is Essential

Why Pricing Your House Right Is EssentialIn today’s real estate market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do.According to the U.S. Economic

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Rising Home Equity Can Power Your Next Move [INFOGRAPHIC]

Rising Home Equity Can Power Your Next Move [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsAccording to CoreLogic, homeowners across the country are gaining significant equity.Over the past year, the average

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Why Selling this Fall May Be Your Best Move

Why Selling this Fall May Be Your Best MoveIf you’re thinking about moving, selling your house this fall might be the way to go. Here are four highlights in the housing market that may make

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Where Are Home Values Headed Over the Next 12 Months?

Where Are Home Values Headed Over the Next 12 Months?As shelter-in-place orders were implemented earlier this year, many questioned what the shutdown would mean to the real estate market.

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Housing Market on Track to Beat Last Year’s Success

Housing Market on Track to Beat Last Year’s SuccessBack in March, as the nation’s economy was shut down because of the coronavirus, many were predicting the real estate market would face

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Why Pricing Your Home Right Matters This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why Pricing Your Home Right Matters This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsAs a seller today, you may think pricing your home on the high end will result in a higher final sale price, but the

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Home Equity Give Sellers Options in Today’s Market

Home Equity Give Sellers Options in Today’s MarketHomeownership is one of the best ways to invest in your financial future, especially as your home equity grows. Home equity is a form of

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Home Builder Confidence Hits All-Time Record

Home Builder Confidence Hits All-Time RecordLast week, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported their Housing Market Index (HMI) hit an all-time high 

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The Cost of a Home Is Far More Important than the Price

The Cost of a Home Is Far More Important than the PriceHousing inventory is at an all-time low. There are 39% fewer homes for sale today than at this time last year, and buyer demand

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Is the Economic Recovery Beating All Projections?

Is the Economic Recovery Beating All Projections?Earlier this year, many economists and market analysts were predicting an apocalyptic financial downturn that would potentially rattle the U.S.

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Homes Across the Country Are Selling Fast [INFOGRAPHIC]

Homes Across the Country Are Selling Fast [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsBuyers are actively searching for and purchasing homes at a record-breaking pace. According to the latest report from the 

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The Surging Real Estate Market Continues to Climb

The Surging Real Estate Market Continues to ClimbEarlier this year, realtor.com announced the release of the Housing Recovery Index, a weekly guide showing how the pandemic has

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Is Now a Good Time to Move?

Is Now a Good Time to Move?How long have you lived in your current home? If it’s been a while, you may be thinking about moving. According to the latest Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

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Two New Surveys Indicate Urban to Suburban Lean

Two New Surveys Indicate Urban to Suburban LeanThere has been much talk around the possibility that Americans are feeling less enamored with the benefits of living in a large city and now may be

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Virtual School Is Changing Homebuyer Needs [INFOGRAPHIC]

Virtual School Is Changing Homebuyer Needs [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWith remote learning sweeping the nation this academic year, organized spaces with enough room for kids to learn effectively

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Homebuyer Traffic Is on the Rise

Homebuyer Traffic Is on the RiseOne of the biggest surprises of 2020 is the resilience of the residential real estate market. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist of the National Association

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The Latest Unemployment Rate Fell to 8.4%

The Latest Unemployment Rate Fell to 8.4%Last Friday, the Bureau for Labor Statistics released their Employment Report for August 2020. The big surprise was that the unemployment

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Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This?

Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This?The year 2020 will certainly be one to remember, with new realities and norms that changed the way we live. This year’s real estate market is

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The 2020 Homebuyer Wish List [INFOGRAPHIC]

The 2020 Homebuyer Wish List [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsThe word “home” is taking on a whole new meaning this year, and buyers are starting to look for new features as they re

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Homebuyer Demand Is Far Above Last Year’s Pace

Homebuyer Demand Is Far Above Last Year’s PaceHomebuying has been on the rise over the past few months, with record-breaking sales powering through the market in June and July. Buyers are

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How Will the Presidential Election Impact Real Estate?

How Will the Presidential Election Impact Real Estate?The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging times of our lives. A worldwide pandemic, a recession causing historic

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The Lodge 30A and Greenway Station Coming Soon to Seagrove Beach

The Lodge 30A and Greenway Station Coming Soon to Seagrove BeachArtist Rendering of the planned The Lodge 30A (Photo: Business Wire)South Walton visitors and residents will soon have a new option

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It’s Not Just About the Price of the Home

It’s Not Just About the Price of the HomeWhen most of us begin searching for a home, we naturally start by looking at the price. It’s important, however, to closely consider what else

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Should You Buy an Existing Home or New Construction?

Should You Buy an Existing Home or New Construction?Finding the right home to purchase today is one of the biggest challenges for potential buyers. With so few homes for sale and

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Why Is It so Important to Be Pre-Approved in the Homebuying Process?

Why Is It so Important to Be Pre-Approved in the Homebuying Process?You may have heard that pre-approval is a great first step in the homebuying process. But why is it so important? When

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Builders & Realtors Agree: Real Estate Is Back

Builders & Realtors Agree: Real Estate Is BackWhen shelter-in-place orders brought the economy to a screeching halt earlier this year, many believed the residential housing market would follow

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The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year

The Top Reasons People Are Moving This YearToday, Americans are moving for a variety of different reasons. The current health crisis has truly re-shaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending extra

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Ask a Pro About Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Ask a Pro About Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsAccording to trending data, searches for key real estate topics are skyrocketing online.Clearly, lots of people have questions about

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Forbearance Numbers Are Lower than Expected

Forbearance Numbers Are Lower than ExpectedOriginally, some housing industry analysts were concerned that the mortgage forbearance program (which allows families to delay payments to a later date)

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Just How Strong Is the Housing Recovery?

Just How Strong Is the Housing Recovery?The residential real estate market has definitely been the shining light in this country’s current economic situation. All-time low mortgage

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Sellers Are Returning to the Housing Market

Sellers Are Returning to the Housing MarketIn today’s housing market, it can be a big challenge for buyers to find homes to purchase, as the number of houses for sale is far below

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Mortgage Rates & Payments by Decade [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mortgage Rates & Payments by Decade [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsSometimes it helps to see the dollars and cents you’ll save when you purchase a home while mortgage rates are low.Today;

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Homes Are More Affordable Right Now Than They Have Been in Years

Homes Are More Affordable Right Now Than They Have Been in YearsToday, home prices are appreciating. When we hear prices are going up, it’s normal to think a home will cost more as the trend

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July Sales in Review | 30A Beaches

July Sales in Review | 30A BeachesReal estate sales continued to explode in July in the 30A beaches market with 246 properties closed and 229 new contracts for homes and condos

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How Is Remote Work Changing Homebuyer Needs?

How Is Remote Work Changing Homebuyer Needs?With more companies figuring out how to efficiently and effectively enable their employees to work remotely (and for longer than most of us initially

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Experts Weigh-In on the Remarkable Strength of the Housing Market

Experts Weigh-In on the Remarkable Strength of the Housing MarketAmerica has faced its share of challenges in 2020. A once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, a financial crisis leaving millions still,

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Where Is the Housing Market Headed for the Rest of 2020? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Where Is the Housing Market Headed for the Rest of 2020? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:The housing market is forecasted to finish the year with growing strength.Historically low mortgage rates are

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Will We See a Surge of Homebuyers Moving to the Suburbs?

Will We See a Surge of Homebuyers Moving to the Suburbs?As remote work continues on for many businesses and Americans weigh the risks of being in densely populated areas, will more people start to

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Homeownership Rate Continues to Rise in 2020

Homeownership Rate Continues to Rise in 2020So far, it’s been quite a ride this year, and our nation has truly seen its fair share of hurdles. From COVID-19 to record unemployment and then the

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Three of the Latest Reports Show Housing Market Is Strong

Three of the Latest Reports Show Housing Market Is StrongThe residential real estate market is remaining resilient as the country still struggles to beat the COVID-19 pandemic. Three separate

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Top U.S. Area to Buy a Vacation-Rental Home? The Panhandle

Michael Warren / Getty ImagesJULY 22, 2020Share this article: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrintShareTop U.S. Area to Buy a Vacation-Rental Home? The PanhandleWeiss Analytics: Fla.’s Panhandle

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Buyers Waiting for Prices to Come Down Will Be Disappointed

NEWS & MEDIALusky, DigitalVision, Getty ImagesJULY 20, 2020                                     

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Thinking of Selling Your House? Now May be the Right Time

Thinking of Selling Your House? Now May be the Right TimeInventory is arguably the biggest challenge for buyers in today’s housing market. There are simply more buyers actively looking for

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Mortgage Rates Fall Below 3% [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mortgage Rates Fall Below 3% [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsMortgage rates hit another all-time low, falling below 3% this week.If you’re ready to buy a home, now is a great time to truly

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Does Your Home Have What Buyers Are Looking For?

Does Your Home Have What Buyers Are Looking For?There’s great opportunity for today’s homeowners to sell their houses and make a move, yet due to the impact of the ongoing health crisis,

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Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows for Three Consecutive Weeks

Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows for Three Consecutive WeeksOver the past several weeks, Freddie Mac has reported the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to record lows, all the way

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What Are Experts Saying about Home Prices?

What Are Experts Saying about Home Prices?Last week, a very well-respected real estate analytics firm surprised many with their home price projection for the next twelve months. CoreLogic, in

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Buyers: Are You Ready for a Bidding War?

Buyers: Are You Ready for a Bidding War?With businesses reopening throughout the country and some experts indicating early signs of a much-anticipated economic recovery, more homebuyers are

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June Sales in Review | 30A Beaches

June Sales in Review | 30A BeachesReal estate sales were HOT in June in the 30A beaches market with 187 properties closed (up by over 100 from May) and 207 new contracts for homes and

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The Red Bar Returns | A Peek at the New Space

The Red Bar Returns | A Peek at the New SpaceThe Red Bar, prior to the February 2019 fire.Considered by many to be the heart and soul of Grayton Beach, The Red Bar, is on track to open this

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Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 7 Years Running [INFOGRAPHIC]

Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 7 Years Running [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsReal estate has outranked stocks, savings accounts, and gold as the best long-term investment;

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Not All Agents Are Created Equal

Not All Agents Are Created EqualIn today’s fast-paced world where answers are just a Google search away, there are some who may question the benefits of hiring a real estate professional when

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Taking Advantage of Homebuying Affordability in Today’s Market

Taking Advantage of Homebuying Affordability in Today’s MarketEveryone is ready to buy a home at different times in their lives, and despite the health crisis, today is no exception.

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Latest Unemployment Report: Great News…for the Most Part

Latest Unemployment Report: Great News…for the Most PartThe Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their latest Employment Situation Summary last Thursday, and it again beat

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America Is Another Name for Opportunity [INFOGRAPHIC]

America Is Another Name for Opportunity ]

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Is the Health Crisis Driving Buyers Out of Urban Areas?

Is the Health Crisis Driving Buyers Out of Urban Areas?The pandemic has caused consumers to re-examine the components that make up the “perfect home.” Many families are no longer

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A Historic Rebound for the Housing Market

A Historic Rebound for the Housing MarketPending Home Sales increased by 44.3% in May, registering the highest month-over-month gain in the index since the National Association of Realtors;(

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Are New Homes Going to Be Available to Buy This Year?

Are New Homes Going to Be Available to Buy This Year?In today’s economy, everyone seems to be searching for signs that a recovery is coming soon. Many experts agree that it may actually

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What Are Experts Saying About the Rest of 2020?

What Are Experts Saying About the Rest of 2020?One of the biggest questions on everyone’s minds these days is: What’s going to happen to the housing market in the second half of the

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Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again [INFOGRAPHIC]

Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling real estate without the representation of a real estate

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New Index Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate

New Index Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on Real EstateEarlier this month, realtor.com announced the release of their initial Housing Recovery Index, a weekly guide showing how the

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Should We Be Looking at Unemployment Numbers Differently?

Should We Be Looking at Unemployment Numbers Differently?The New York Times recently ran an article regarding unemployment titled: Don’t Cheer Too Soon. Keep an Eye on

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What Are the Experts Saying About Future Home Prices?

What Are the Experts Saying About Future Home Prices?A worldwide pandemic and an economic recession have had a tremendous effect on the nation. The uncertainty brought about by both has made

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Homebuyers Are in the Mood to Buy Today

Homebuyers Are in the Mood to Buy TodayAccording to the latest FreddieMac Quarterly Forecast, mortgage interest rates have fallen to historically low levels this spring and they’re

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7 Strategies for a 2020 Open House [INFOGRAPHIC]

7 Strategies for a 2020 Open House [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsBuyer interest is high right now, so this summer is a great time to sell your house.Here are 7 strategies to help make your

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Want to Make a Move? Homeowner Equity is Growing Year-Over-Year

Want to Make a Move? Homeowner Equity is Growing Year-Over-YearOne of the bright spots of the 2020 real estate market is the growth in equity homeowners are experiencing across the country.

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Is the Economic Recovery Already Underway?

Is the Economic Recovery Already Underway?The Wall Street Journal just released their latest monthly Survey of Economists. In an article on the findings, they reported:;

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Three Reasons Homebuyers Are Ready to Purchase This Year

Three Reasons Homebuyers Are Ready to Purchase This YearA recent survey by Lending Tree tapped into behaviors of over 1,000 prospective buyers. The results indicated 53% of

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Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll for 7th Year Running

Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll for 7th Year RunningEvery year, Gallup conducts a survey of Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment.

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Summer is the New Spring for Real Estate [INFOGRAPHIC]

Summer is the New Spring for Real Estate [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsThe health crisis slowed the market this spring, so buyers are jumping back into the market to make their moves this summer.Check

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Are You Ready for the Summer Housing Market?

Are You Ready for the Summer Housing Market?As the health crisis started making its way throughout our country earlier this spring, sellers have been cautious about putting their homes on the.

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Is a Recession Here? Yes. Does that Mean a Housing Crash? No.

Is a Recession Here? Yes. Does that Mean a Housing Crash? No.On Monday, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) announced that the U.S. economy is officially in a

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Real Estate Will Lead the Economic Recovery

Real Estate Will Lead the Economic RecoveryWith more U.S. states reopening for business this summer, and as people start to return to work, we can expect the economy to begin improving. Most expert

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May Sales in Review | 30A Beaches

May Sales in Review | 30A BeachesMay 2020 brought a resurgence of real estate sales in the 30A Beaches market with 178 new contracts for homes and condos combined (up from 58 in April) and 80

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National Homeownership Month [INFOGRAPHIC]

National Homeownership Month [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsNational Homeownership Month is a great time to reflect on how we can each promote stronger community growth.Homeownership helps families

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Three Things to Understand About Unemployment Statistics

Three Things to Understand About Unemployment StatisticsTomorrow morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the latest Employment Situation Summary, which will include the

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Is it Time to Sell Your Vacation Home?

Is it Time to Sell Your Vacation Home?The travel industry is one of the major sectors that’s been hit extremely hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, it’s hard to know how long it will

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Home Prices: It’s All About Supply and Demand

Home Prices: It’s All About Supply and DemandAs we enter the summer months and work through the challenges associated with the current health crisis, many are wondering what impact the

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The Benefits of Homeownership May Reach Further Than You Think

The Benefits of Homeownership May Reach Further Than You ThinkMore than ever, our homes have become an integral part of our lives. Today they are much more than the houses we live in. They’re

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2020 Luxury Market Forecast

2020 Luxury Market ForecastBy the end of last year, many homeowners found themselves with more equity than they realized, and at the same time their wages were increasing. When those two factors

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A 30A Treasure | The Underwater Museum of Art

A 30A Treasure | The Underwater Museum of ArtFounded in 2018, the Underwater Museum of Art united two of South Walton’s best features – the Gulf of Mexico and the arts. The Cultural

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The Perfect Day on 30A From West to East

The Perfect Day on 30A From West to EastGrayton Beach, photo by Holly MakekauThe beaches are open! It’s time to explore. The Timpoochee Trail, the 18.6-mile pedestrian path that

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Top Reasons to Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Top Reasons to Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsJune is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to consider the benefits of owning your own home.If you’re in a

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Economists Forecast Recovery to Begin in the Second Half of 2020

Economists Forecast Recovery to Begin in the Second Half of 2020With the U.S. economy on everyone’s minds right now, questions about the country’s financial outlook continue to come up

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Buying or Selling a Home? You Need an Expert Kind of Guide

Buying or Selling a Home? You Need an Expert Kind of GuideIn a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate through the

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Interest Rates Hover Near Historic All-Time Lows [INFOGRAPHIC]

Interest Rates Hover Near Historic All-Time Lows [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsMortgage interest rates have dropped considerably this spring and are hovering at a historically low level.Locking in at

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Experts Predict Economic Recovery Should Begin in the Second Half of the Year

Experts Predict Economic Recovery Should Begin in the Second Half of the YearOne of the biggest questions we all seem to be asking these days is: When are we going to start to see an economic

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Housing Market Positioned to Bring Back the Economy

Housing Market Positioned to Bring Back the EconomyAll eyes are on the American economy. As it goes, so does the world economy. With states beginning to reopen, the question becomes: which

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Depending on the Price, You’re Going to Need Advice

Depending on the Price, You’re Going to Need AdviceTo understand today’s complex real estate market, it is critical to have a local, trusted advisor on your side – for more reasons

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Now’s the Time to Move-Up and Upgrade Your Current Home!

Now’s the Time to Move-Up and Upgrade Your Current Home!Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered "premium homes." In today’s

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2020 Homeowner Wish List [INFOGRAPHIC]

2020 Homeowner Wish List [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIn a recent study by realtor.com, homeowners noted some of the main things they would change about their homes to make them more livable.Not

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A Surprising Shift to the ‘Burbs May Be on the Rise

A Surprising Shift to the ‘Burbs May Be on the RiseWhile many people across the U.S. have traditionally enjoyed the perks of an urban lifestyle, some who live in more populated city limits

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Unemployment Report: No Need to Be Terrified

Unemployment Report: No Need to Be TerrifiedLast Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest jobs report. It revealed that the economic shutdown made necessary by

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Will Home Values Appreciate or Depreciate in 2020?

Will Home Values Appreciate or Depreciate in 2020?With the housing market staggered to some degree by the health crisis the country is currently facing, some potential purchasers are questioning

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A Day When Americans Can Return to Work

A Day When Americans Can Return to Work [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsTaking a moment to reflect upon what we’ve heard from historical leaders can teach us a lot about getting through the many

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Why Home Equity Is a Bright Spark in the Housing Market

Why Home Equity Is a Bright Spark in the Housing MarketGiven how we have seen more unemployment claims than ever before over the past several weeks, fear is spreading widely. Some good news,,

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Confused About the Economic Recovery? Here’s Why.

Confused About the Economic Recovery? Here’s Why.As we continue to work through the health crisis that plagues this country, more and more conversations are turning to economic recovery. While

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Opportunity in the Luxury Market This Year!

Opportunity in the Luxury Market This YearHomes priced in the top 25% of a price range for a particular area of the country are considered “premium homes.” At the start of last,

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Rise to the Top of the Pool by Selling Your House Today

Rise to the Top of the Pool by Selling Your House TodayWith the release of the latest Economic Pulse Flash Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), results

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