WASHINGTON – Nov. 14, 2016 – Can computers, big data and advanced analytics replace real live humans when it comes to accurately valuing the home you want to buy? One of the two largest financial players in U.S. real estate thinks so and is preparing to introduce changes that could prove momentous – and highly
Tampa International Airport has its sights set on securing new flights to Europe, Latin America and the western United States. The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority voted unanimously to update and extend the airport’s incentive program, which is used to help lure new airlines and routes. As part of the presentation given to the aviation authority
Ten years ago, Jeff Vinik retired from Fidelity Investments after managing their high profile Magellan Fund. Worth an estimated half a billion, it’s safe to say Vinik can live wherever he wants, and do almost anything he wants, or nothing at all. Instead, Vinik is using his millions to reinvent himself and the city of
WASHINGTON (AP) – Aug. 23, 2016 – Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes in July to the fastest pace in nearly nine years, as low mortgage rates and a steady job market are fueling a real estate surge. New-home sales jumped 12.4 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted rate of 654,000 annual units,
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Just because you upgrade doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll profit from it. Myth: All upgrades will add net value to your home. Fact: You’ll never recoup the full cost of many types of upgrades. You’re welcome to make any upgrade to your own home, for the sake of your own enjoyment. But that doesn’t mean you’ll profit from
Borrowing costs got even cheaper for home buyers and refinancers this week, as mortgage rates continued to descend. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.66 percent this week, the lowest weekly average since May 23, 2013, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. What’s more, the 15-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped below 3 percent, also
Hosting family and friends make the holidays a special time of year, but having extra people staying in your home can put a strain on your home’s systems and appliances. Check out these five ways to avoid a holiday home breakdown: 1. Run your oven through its self-cleaning cycle long before the guests arrive. You’ll
When your home is in need of a fresh coat of exterior paint, choosing the right color helps protect your home value. Blending in with the neighbors should be your top priority. Live in a community that has a homeowners association? Check with the association before buying paint. You’ll likely have to choose your paint
America is increasingly becoming a multigenerational country – about one in five households has an adult child living with a parent or grandparent. The last time we were so multigenerational was the 1950s. However, all those adult children living with their parents and grandparents has changed demand for homeownership. “The percent of young adults, aged