Bruce Gubnitsky

Today’s News October 20, 2011

– NAR: Existing home sales off in Sept. but higher than year ago Florida’s existing home and condo sales up in September Existing home and condo sales both up 10% over year ago; statewide condo median price up 7%. National sales slip 3%.

Today’s News October 19, 2011

– Small businesses lift real estate values AMX study: Neighborhoods with small businesses saw real estate prices rise 50% more in 14 years than those without.

Today’s News October 18, 2011

– HUD to Fla.: $160.6M in housing assistance Money is earmarked for community development and workforce housing through four HUD programs. Fla. asks homeowners to kill giant snails About 23,000 non-native snails have been found so far. Officials hope homeowners will help stop the spread.

Today’s News October 17, 2011

– Top 10 reasons to own rather than rent In an era of foreclosures, buyers focus on financial reasons for purchasing, but ownership has emotional rewards too. HUD: Fla. property violated ‘fair housing’ Tenant says accommodations were not made for her chronic respiratory problem caused by smoke from nearby...

Today’s News October 14, 2011

– Women agents outnumber men in all 50 states Trulia study: Women also had higher asking prices but fewer listings; in Fla., however, gender differences are minor.

Today’s News October 11, 2011

Wells Fargo: Fla. economy to grow slowly, but still outperform national average Wells Fargo economists: State rebounding faster than nation, but it also fell further. Second recession unlikely.

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Today’s News October 7, 2011

2010 census: Second highest homeownership rate on record The 65.1% 2010 rate is surpassed only by 66.2% in 2000. Punta Gorda is No. 2 city nationally with 79.7% ownership. HUD awards $28 million to combat housing discrimination Nine Fla. agencies receive $2.4M to investigate allegations of discrimination and promote...

Today’s News October 5, 2011

Housing must remain nation’s top priority, say Realtors Officials and industry leaders, including NAR, met at a Washington forum to discuss solutions to nation’s housing crisis. Realtor confidence: Some hopeful signs? Realtor optimism about today’s existing home market is a bit stronger than it’s been over most of the...

Tips To Buying A Home

Whether it’s your first time buying a home or not, you should familiarize yourself with the whole mortgage process. Numerous mortgage lenders will assist you in the process of acquiring a pre-qualified and pre-approved home buying application. Of course, your mortgage qualifications will be required by your agent to...