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Orlando median home price continues upward climb as sales and inventory dip

Orlando home sales declined 4 percent in April compared to April of 2016, in large part the result of sustained declines in the number of homes available for purchase. Orlando’s skimpy inventory also continued to push prices upwards, with the area’s year-over-year median home price again hitting a double-digit increase. Read more »

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Egret on peaceful Lake Eola "High job growth in markets such as Orlando, Seattle, and Miami, and the power of affordability in places like Albany and Buffalo are making these markets magnets for millennials," says Javier Vivas, manager of economic research for Realtor.com®. "But what really stands out is that all these markets already have large numbers of millennials, which translates into strong populations of millennial homebuyers." >>Read more.
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CORK will make a comeback.  But this time, you’ll see it in coffee table bases, cork stools, or side tables.  Cork not only adds warmth and texture to a room, but it is also useful in absorbing noise in the large open plan homes. 

JEWEL TONES inspired by metals, space, stars, clouds, and the cosmos will also be big.  Metallics, metals, raw-cut quartz, Lucite and opal will carry the missing sparkle and interest to your home. 

GREEN is going to enjoy a wide presence.  This color can beautifully complement vintage and timeless furniture as well as metallic accent pieces.

RAW WHITE accessories that have more of a chalky or bone

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Orlando median price jumps 11 percent while sales hold steady, inventory plummets

The Orlando housing market experienced a 10.8 percent increase in median price and a 0.3 percent increase in sales in February amid a 21 percent decline in the number of homes available for purchase.Read more »

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If you are considering purchasing a vacation home in a resort area of the USA, you are certainly not alone, in fact ownership of US vacation homes has never been more popular with investors from around the world. Many times, investors will look to purchase a residential home in a sunny beach, ski, mountain, or other resort area to use when on holiday. >>Read more.  
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The Internal Revenue Service has some important information to share with individuals who have sold or are about to sell their home. If you have a gain from the sale of your main home, you may qualify to exclude all or part of that gain from your income. Here are ten tips from the IRS to keep in mind when selling your home. >>Read more

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By Lisa Gordon | Jan 24, 2017

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If you’ve been sitting on the fence about selling your home, it might just be time to hop off. Now. To put it in other terms: 2017 is poised to be the year of the home seller, real estate experts say.

“Sellers have been in the driver’s seat for the last two years, but this year is shaping up to be even better for several reasons,” says Jonathan Smoke, chief economist of realtor.com®. “Nothing is bad for sellers today.” >>Read more.
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Depending on which source and media you are listening to, you may find it a conflict as to what really is the new color trend for 2017. Sherwin-Williams announced the Color of the Year as “Poised Taupe SW 6039”. Benjamin Moore announced the 2017 choice is “Shadow 2117-30”. Pantone declared the Color of 2017 as “Greenery 15-0343”. What does that mean for you? >>Read more
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