In some golf communities, the additional buy-in fee can be more than $80K with annual fees as much as $30K, so the cost of amenities overrides the cost of real estate.
Two Fla. property insurers with about 67K policies – Anchor Property & Casualty and Centauri Specialty Insurance Co. – will be folded into larger, more stable companies.
2020 will mark a 40-year high for new apartments – but 80% are luxury, a niche with light demand, and a smaller percentage will appeal to lower-income families.
A research partnership working with eight universities says its online tool, searchable by address, will offer flood histories and future risk estimates by mid 2020.
Fla. Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott send a letter to the Army Corps that requests funding for Fla. environmental projects. The list includes 70 items with impacts across the state, from the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in South Fla. to Pensacola Harbor.
It’s the highest level in 13 years as the single-family home-start component rose 11.2%. For all of 2019, builders broke ground on 1.29M homes – the most since 2007.
Many renters think they save money when they look at closing costs and upkeep, but that’s a short-term outlook. Over the long-term, ownership is financially better.
The index gauging builder confidence bumped one point lower to 75 this month, but each of the two previous months broke 20-year optimism records.
Even a fair credit score costs you money: A buyer with a fair score pays $41.4K more than a good score over 30 years – and all other forms of credit cost more too.
The slight increase from last week’s 3.64% keeps rates solidly in the “good time to apply for a home loan” category. One year ago, the average FRM was 4.45%.