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Flood insurance problem: Delays, hopes and lawsuits

Flood insurance problem: Delays, hopes and lawsuits

Initially heralded as a long-overdue relief measure for homeowners at risk of flooding, 2012’s Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act extended the nation’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years and took steps to make the program financially self-sustaining. Read the rest of this entry

Fort Myers, FL

Fort Myers, Florida…What a Great Place to Live!

Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. Its population was 62,298 in the 2010 census,a 29.23 percent increase over the 2000 figure.

The city is one of two major cities that make up the Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metropolitan Statistical Area, the other being Cape Coral. The 2010 population for the metropolitan area was 618,754. Read the rest of this entry

Housing set to give economy a boost in ‘13

Housing set to give economy a boost in ‘13

Home sales are set to keep marching upward this year after hitting their highest level in five years in 2012, economists say. Existing-home sales for the full year rose 9.2 percent from 2011, according to preliminary data, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry

Homes selling quickly, time on market down!

Hot off the press! This Florida Realtors news article came straight to my inbox yesterday and I just had to share the great news! Read the rest of this entry

U.S. rate on 30-year mortgage: 3.49%, new record

Expect record-low rates to go even lower over the short term, say 50% of the industry experts polled this week by Bankrate.com. Another 50% expect no change – and no expert predicts rates will go up. Read the rest of this entry