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Most Americans want to move in Retirement
Bankrate survey: 3 out of 5 U.S. residents want to retire in a different state or city, including 50% of adults age 50 to 64.
Vacation home sales rose record high in 2014
NAR survey: The 2014 sales totaled 1.13M, up 57.4% from 2013. Investment home sales totaled 1.02M, down 7.4% from 2013 and exclude institutional investors.
Tips for increasing a homes property value
Homeowners who might list their home in the next few years should focus on improvements that could also appeal to potential buyers.
Fla.’s foreclosed owners find way to “free” home?
Fla. lawyers say lenders have five years to file a foreclosure after the first default, but banks argue that the clock resets after each missed monthly payment.
7 Fla. cities best in for real estate investment
JWB Group analysis of the top 25 U.S. cities for real estate investment found seven of them in Fla., with Jacksonville at the top of the list.
Fla. No. 7 tax friendly state for wealthy clients
WalletHub: Top earners pay less tax in only six U.S. states, none of which also offer warm weather. Fla. average for $150K-plus earners: 5.56% of total income.
U.S. Consumer confidence rebounds
The index broke 100 (101.3) driven mostly by a belief that things will be better six months from now. Attitudes about the current economy dropped a bit.