Continued growth expected for Pasco’s housing market, expert says

Pasco County is in a rapidly growing region, so more growth is expected, a national real estate expert said last week at an event organized by the Central Pasco Association of Realtors. Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior vice president of research for the National Association of Realtors, made his first visit to Pasco County, to address more than 150 real estate professionals gathered at … [Read more...]

Student loan debt is affecting housing market

Student loan debt nationally is a staggering $1.3 trillion dollars, or about 10 percent of all outstanding debt. For seven out of 10 students, repaying student loans can be a nearly insurmountable obstacle that is altering career decisions and delaying the milestone of buying a home. Nationally, the average student loan debt is about $30,000. Across Florida, the average is about … [Read more...]

Expert expects housing market to continue its recovery

Most of the time when you hear what Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors has to say — it’s during a congressional hearing or on the national news. But last week, Yun made an appearance before real estate professionals gathered for a meeting of the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors. He offered plenty of food for thought about the housing market’s … [Read more...]

Political mailer pits neighbor versus neighbor

A political mailer sharing the voting habits of neighbors might not be a new trick for the 2014 elections, but it's one that has some residents questioning how much of their personal information should be made public. Joshua Ciganek of Wesley Chapel received the postcard among other political mailings Wednesday, informing him that while he voted in 2012, he didn't vote in 2010 — and he wasn't … [Read more...]

Home sales, prices up in Tampa Bay region

It's nothing but positives in September for the Tampa Bay housing and condominium market, as both sales and median prices have gone up. The latest report from Florida Realtors shows existing home sales are up 11 percent, and condo sales grew more than 4 percent compared to a year ago. Median sales for the area that also includes Pasco County also rose more than 3 percent for existing homes, and … [Read more...]