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South Florida Home Values Jump 12% in First Quarter

by on May 1st, 2013 Leave a Comment

South Florida home values rose 12 percent in the first quarter of 2013, but prices likely won’t keep appreciating at that pace, Zillow.com says. The real estate website’s Home Value Index for Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties was $159,000, compared with $141,800 in the first quarter of 2012. The South Florida index peaked at […]

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Buying beats renting in South Florida, study finds

by on April 2nd, 2013 Leave a Comment

Despite rising home prices recently, buying still is a better deal than renting, according to a report from real estate website Trulia.com. Buying a home in Broward County is 53 percent more affordable than renting, the study shows. The average monthly cost of owning in Broward is $773, compared with an average rental rate of $1,638. In  Palm […]

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Interest in building, remodeling homes picks up

by on March 29th, 2013 Leave a Comment

A majority of homeowners believe now is a good time to buy or remodel homes, and more of them feel comfortable beginning planned renovations than they did last year, according to a survey commissioned by home-remodeling website Houzz. Three-quarters of the more than 100,000 homeowners who responded to the “2013 Houzz and Home Survey” said […]

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Fannie Mae sees housing upturn as “intact”

by on March 29th, 2013 Leave a Comment

Despite some bumps in the road, the housing upturn is “intact” and rising home prices are expected to boost household net worth and offset fiscal tightening, according to a monthly economic outlook released today by economists at Fannie Mae. Tight inventories continue to restrain sales of existing homes. Although the number of homes on the […]

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