Category Archives: Real Estate Economics

Orlando Condo Investor Update

With spring in Orlando already well underway, were seeing uptick in the number of enquiries we are receiving from our clients who are thinkng about either exiting the marketplace, or acquiring new properties. As those of you who purchased through … Continue reading

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The Confusion Continues: New FHA Rules

Sometimes it’s just easiest to remember that (with one or two exceptions) there are no loans on condos right now. For those interested in the detail, HUD just changed its condominium rules again for those seeking FHA approval, but I’m … Continue reading

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Orlando Buyer Market Is Over!?

Yep. It is if you’re an investor looking for a condo deal under $50K. Increasing numbers of observers have said of late that we’ve already hit bottom, and I’m inclined to agree, with one caveat. Bottom will arrive at slightly … Continue reading

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The Makings of a Virtuous Circle

Hooray!  Our money woes are a thing of the past!  President Obama had a rousing show of support at the recent G-20 economic summit, where the leaders of the 20 most economically influential countries in the world convene to fix … Continue reading

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How does $8,000 in your pocket sound to you?

There are a lot of volatile cross-currents washing through the financial markets right now.  If we were not sure about things a month ago, we’re hopelessly confused now.  The big stimulus package, a new pile of national debt, a record … Continue reading

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Fannie Mae Tightens The Noose (Again)

Effective March 1, Fannie Mae (FNMA) the folk the make conventional loans “conventional” are planning to further tighten the condo guidelines on which mortgages they will buy on the secondary market. It could be argued that it makes no difference … Continue reading

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Boortz Says “Buy!”

Long time talk show host and co- author of The Fair Tax Book Neil Boortz said this morning that anyone looking to invest needed to forget about the stock market and look at real estate.  When consulting a want-to-be investor … Continue reading

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Countdown to Stimulus Stimulation!

In a moment of profound unpreparedness, our brand-spanking new Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner spoke on Tuesday about the ‘details’ of the upcoming stimulus package.  After no ‘details’ whatsoever were declared, the stock market expressed their discontent by trashing the Dow … Continue reading

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News Flash – Keep That Tax Credit

Last August we reported on the $7500 tax credit available to first time home buyers. Now, the $790 billion stimulus package hammered out by House and Senate conferees late last night will increase the home buyer tax credit to $8,000, … Continue reading

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Orlando Market Analysis

For those of you waiting for ‘bottom’ in Orlando – ask yourself this question: how will you know when that day comes? Are you waiting for the media to tell you it’s ok to get back in the water? Or … Continue reading

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