Average 30-year mortgage rates rise to 3.99%

January 12, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) – Jan. 11, 2018 – The cost of borrowing money to buy a home rose slightly this week, but remains historically low.

The average rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages rose to 3.99 percent, from 3.95 percent...read more

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Flood insurance expires again on Jan. 19 – or not

January 8, 2018

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Jan. 5, 2018 – A press release from FEMA went out this week reminding property owners of the importance of flood insurance. But it's unlikely anyone in the St. Augustine area needs the reminder....read more

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Florida consumer confidence broke records in 2017

January 2, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Jan. 2, 2018 – Consumer sentiment in December fell both nationally and among Floridians, dropping 1.4 points month-to-month in Florida to 95.9, according to the latest University of Florida (UF)...read more

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Fla.’s home sales, listings, median prices up in Nov.

December 26, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – Dec. 20, 2017 – Florida’s housing market continued its positive track in November, with more closed sales, more new listings, more pending sales and rising median prices according to the latest housing...read more

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U.S. existing-home sales hit strongest pace in almost 11 years

December 22, 2017

WASHINGTON – Dec. 20, 2017 – Existing-home sales surged for the third straight month in November and reached their strongest pace in almost 11 years, according to the National Association of Realtorsread more

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