According to a recent Fannie Mae report Single-Family Housing Starts are at the highest level of the year, and Building Permits have risen to the highest level since June 2008. Finally, the NAHB Housing Index showed that home builders are very confident about both current and future market conditions. So, a new home is a… Read More Do You Need a Realtor to Buy a Newly Built Home?
In a weekly economic update published by Cushman and Wakefield a list of 2015 predictions were listed. Along with the prediction that the US and Global economy will grow an aggressive monetary stimulus by the European Central Bank will drive growth in the Eurozone. China saw a slowdown in growth but there will be… Read More now is the time to make that move while the economic stars align.
Life after summer fun requires some adjustments for kids and parents. If your family is like most, you will be dealing with cranky kids that don’t want summer break to end and organizational challenges surrounding schedules and stuff. Here are some tips on how to avoid the chaos and keep your sanity while going into… Read More It’s Back to School Time – How to Stay Organized in the Chaos
The housing recovery is on its way in Sarasota, Fl. I attended a Home Builders Association of Manatee-Sarasota Expo last week that showcased the new home styles and new neighborhoods going up all over Sarasota and Manatee Counties. From a national perspective, new-home sales jumped in January from the previous month to the highest level… Read More
Most new homes are built with energy efficient features that make utility bills, primarily electric and fuel costs lower than in an older home that does not have adequate insulation, energy efficient windows and design that increases the energy efficiency ratings. The long term savings can be substantial. Retro-fitting older homes to today’s technology can… Read More New Homes Cost Less to Own? How Can That Be?