Deborah Brady

Deborah Brady
Realtor

(813) 994-7800 Office
(813) 810-7270 Cell
(813) 871-0039 Fax
(800) 706-7356 Toll-Free

Marlene Birr

Marlene A. Birr
Realtor

(813) 994-7800 Office
(813) 361-8222 Cell
(813) 991-5421 Fax
(800) 706-7356 Toll-Free

Janine Cook - Mortgage Loan Originator
Janine Cook
Mortage Loan Originator
NMLS ID 249505
1511 North West Shore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
jcook@homebridge.com
www.homebridge.com

(813) 546-0921 Cell
(866) 852-6861 Fax

Consumer News

Existing-Home Sales Fizzle

After early gains in the season, April existing-home sales fizzled, with every region sputtering, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Activity in April declined 2.5 percent to 5.46 million, down 1.4 percent from the prior year. Inventory increased 9.8 percent to 1.8 million, but, by comparison, was 6.3 percent lower than the prior year. […]

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Gen Z—The Next Wave of Consumer Game Changers?

Generation Z, loosely defined as the generation born anywhere from 1995 or 1998 to 2016, is predicted to hit the post-college marketplace in much the same way as millennials—managing considerable debt. Yet, simultaneously, they’re gaining traction as the next consumer powerhouse, representing billions of dollars for retailers and more. Regarded as the most diverse and […]

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The State of Women Real Estate Brokers in California

While a greater number of women in real estate are achieving positions on boards at a national level, women still trail behind men in obtaining leadership positions in some states, including California. While some studies suggest that gender discrimination is to blame for this disparity, others claim that women are choosing to opt out of […]

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Experts Are Eyeing a Recession in 2020—but It’s Not Why You Think

The economy is on a roaring run. Is a downturn imminent? Experts in housing are predicting a recession starting in 2020, according to Zillow’s 2018 Q2 Home Price Expectations Survey; however, they anticipate monetary policy—not the housing market—as primarily responsible for the swing. The Federal Reserve has been guiding fiscal policy since the Great Recession, […]

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Regulatory Relief Bill Passes Congress – Is Mortgage Lending Freedom Ahead?

Change is coming to the mortgage industry in the form of lessened restrictions for many community banks, along with greater consumer protections. The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act—a bill rolls back many Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act regulations imposed in 2008 following the financial crisis—has been signed into law. […]

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New-Home Sales Slightly Slip

April new-home sales slightly slipped, down 1.5 percent to 662,000, according to the Commerce Department. The average new-home sales price was $407,300, while the median was $312,400. New-home listing inventory was 300,000, representing 5.4-months supply. “Even with this minor dip, new-home sales continue to trend upward and reflect builders’ overall confidence in the market,” said […]

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8 Tech Companies in 2018 REach® Class

NAR PULSE—NAR’s strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, will work with eight companies that show promise in the real estate industry as part of its REach® accelerator program. The companies offer an automated email platform, local marketing system, compliance checklist, transaction management system, income goal tracking program, lead routing app and transaction coordination platform. Learn […]

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