Friday, April 24, 2020 / by Julie Morgan
March Housing Activity Signals Essential Need for Homes
Lauren Melo, NABOR® Media Relations Committee Chair, (239) 597-1666
Marcia Albert, NABOR ® Director of Marketing, (239) 597-1666
Naples, Fla. (April 23 , 2020) - Like all industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Naples area housing market was not immune to its effect in March. While home sales dropped, home prices remained steady, and in some cases, increased. Because the stay-at-home order went into effect mid-month, real estate activity during the first two weeks of March was strong, while activity during the second half of March tempered remarkably well. Brokers analyzing the March 2020 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island) , agree that the report showed one indisputable truth: The need for housing in the Napl ...
Thursday, February 20, 2020 / by Julie Morgan
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan 27, 2020 - The U.S. economy continues to grow – and Florida's economy is doing even better, outpacing the nation's growth, according to economic experts who spoke to a crowd of more than 400 Realtors® at the 2020 Florida Real Estate Trends summit during last week's Florida Realtors Mid-Winter Business Meetings.
"We're in the 11th year of the U.S. economic recovery – the longest economic recovery in U.S. history – and there are no indications that's going to end any time soon," said Dr. Sean Snaith, director of the University of Central Florida's Institute for Economic Forecasting. "The national unemployment rate is 3.5%. The labor market is strong by virtually any measure: The number of available jobs exceeds the number of people seeking them and jobs growth is strong."
Florida's economy is doing "even better than the national economy as a whole and it has been since 2012," he said. "Our unemploy ...
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 / by Julie Morgan
As we prepare for the holiday season we begin to get excited because we are able to unwind and focus on our family and friends. We go get our groceries; we clean our homes and we prepare for the days to follow that bring our loved ones to our table. With so much to do we can overlook things we might enjoying doing like our table setting or decorating for the holiday. If you need that kind of inspiration today, Martha Stewart always has creative ways to make our tables inviting. Check out these tablescapes, there is sure to be one in here that will WOW your guests.
What makes a Thanksgiving table stand out to the guests? You might think it's the turkey or other holiday fixings, but it is all in the atmosphere that you create. Despite what you remember from helping your mom set the table when you were a child, Thanksgiving does'’t have to be a formal affair, with eac ...
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 / by Megan Moran
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Friday, July 19, 2019 / by Megan Moran
Infographic courtesy of Florida Realtor Magazine