South Florida is among the best places to plant a butterfly garden and enjoy success. A successful butterfly garden will provide a complete habitat for these creatures. It won’t just appeal to the adults. So, a true butterfly garden will look like an eclectic garden of wildflowers more than a tidy landscaped design. Thankfully, the […]
Millennials are the largest generation in history, and they’re now buying houses. Stats show that one in three homebuyers is now a millennial, but they are about to make that figure increase dramatically over the next decade. Home staging to attract the millennial buyer is a little different. To appeal to most millennials, you might […]
Marco Island finally has a new city manager. The City of Marco Island city council approved Michael McNees as the new city manager Monday night. At the city council meeting Monday, council members checked out the employment agreement he proposed. Then, the voted to finalize it. We’ve kept you up to date on the city […]
If you’re a first-time homebuyer you might have noticed mortgage rates expressed a couple of different ways in the charts when you google for current rates. You may have seen it expressed a number of ways including APR and Interest Rate. So, what’s the difference and which one should you go by? What Is The […]
Proving income for mortgage qualification when you’re self employed has been an enormous challenge. Proving income is used to demonstrate a person’s ability to be able to afford their mortgage. The issue for the self-employed homebuyer is that net income on their tax returns shows what money they’ve chosen to set aside in any particular […]
Tuesday, at a Marco Island City Council special session, the Council finalized their efforts to fill the open position. They chose Mike McNees who worked for Collier County from 1984 until 2001 where he eventually became the Deputy County Manager. So, he definitely has insight into Marco Island. The council members spent two days interviewing […]
The novelty of cucamelons is lost on just about no one. The fruit of this plant are adorable little cucumbers, but they look like teeny tiny watermelons. Plus, they taste like they’ve been given a splash of lime. You might assume these are some kind of weird GMO plant or hybrid, but they have actually […]
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April’s meeting of the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee was held along with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Last week’s economic news was dominated by speeches given by Federal Reserve presidents, the minutes from April’s FOMC meeting and commencement address given by Fed Chair Janet Yellen. The latest readings for new and existing home sales were also released.