Are you considering selling a home in Marco, Island Florida? Worried about the news of a slower market? Luckily, our area of the country is doing better than most. Is it a coincidence that our state also happens to have been awarded the title of “The Freest State In The Nation” by a Cato Institute […]
Millennials now make up the largest group of homebuyers. Here’s the thing you need to know if you’re considering selling your Marco Island home. Millennials don’t want the same thing that older generations wanted. They also shop differently from homebuyers in older generations. So, here’s what we’ve come to realize about the millennial homebuyer market. […]
Open houses can be a lot of fun, and they are also an opportunity to ask the property’s owner or agent some important questions. Don’t miss out on the chance to get this information directly from the source. If you have questions or hesitations, a simple conversation can clear things up quickly. While on the […]
The Marco Island City Council won’t discuss the proposed assisted living facility until next month. The proposed facility, which would be on five acres at Heathwood Drive and San Marco Road, would be a 166-unit, three-floor assisted living facility. The land, rezoned from C-1 commercial, would allow for the assisted living facility to be build […]
Marco Island inventory of homes, lots and condos for sale was totaled at 838 as of a recent report. That’s down 16 percent from the same time last year. Marco Island home listings were down seven percent. Marco Island condo listings were fewer by 14 percent. Meanwhile, list prices for homes on Marco Island ranged […]
Freddie Mac announced recently that rates on a 30-year fixed mortgage rose to 4.72 percent. Plus, rates are going to continue to rise. They’ve already risen over 3/4 of a percent higher than they were at the start of 2018. You might be hoping that prices on homes will drop and planning to make your […]
The National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index for June fell by two points to 67 after a revision of May’s reading. Components of the Housing Market Index were lower for June with builder confidence in current market conditions two points lower at 73; June’s reading for builder confidence in market conditions for the next six months also fell two points to 76. Builder confidence in buyer traffic fell two points to 49. According to the Index, any reading over 50 indicates that more builders are confident than those who are not.
December home prices continued to rise per December readings for Case-Shiller’s National and 20-City Home Price Indices. On average, national home prices increased by 5,80 percent year-over-year and exceeded November’s year-over-year reading of 5.60 percent. The 20 City Index, which analysts follow more closely than the National Home Price Index, posted a year-over-year gain of 5.60 percent in December, which exceeded an expected reading of 5.40 percent and November’s year-over-year reading of 5.20 percent growth.
Home increased in October according to Case-Shiller’s 20City Home Price Index. Home prices rose from September’s annualized reading of 5.40 percent to 5.60 percent. Factors contributing to rising home prices include stronger economic conditions and outlook along with short inventories of available homes coupled with high demand. On average, October home prices rose 5.10 percent on seasonally adjusted annual basis, which was unchanged from September’s reading.
September’s 20-City Housing Market Index from Case-Shiller showed signs that rapidly rising home prices in some metro areas may be losing momentum. San Francisco, California, posted a month-to-month reading of -0.40 percent and a year-over-year reading of 5.70 percent. Home prices stayed flat in Seattle Washington from August to September, but posted the highest home price gain of 11.00 percent year-over-year. Slowing home price growth in high-demand areas suggest that affordability concerns are impacting rapid gains in home prices seen in recent years.