August 24, 2023 By Kerry Smith Two companies under the Orion180 name were approved this week in another hopeful sign that legislative changes may be having a positive Fla. market impact. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) approved two more private insurance companies as property and casualty insurers in Florida:
People Want Less Expensive Homes – And Builders Are Responding In today’s housing market, there are two main affordability challenges impacting buyers: mortgage rates that are higher than they’ve been the past couple of years, and rising home prices caused by low inventory. To overcome those challenges, many people are working with their agents
News & Media August 16, 2023 By Kerry Smith “Livability” is subjective, but an exhaustive study attempted to rank states based on how happy they’ll make residents. Fla. was No. 6 – but No. 1 in some categories. ORLANDO, Fla. – Around 8.6% of Americans moved last year, a slight uptick from the year before.
March 30, 2022 Proof that Prices Won’t Fall? The New-Home Market By Chris Arnold There’s not enough supply (homes) to meet demand, with little relief in sight. The U.S. needs about 3M more homes, and it will take years for builders to catch up. BOSTON – Emerson Claus has been building houses for 45 years.