The REALTOR® Edit | December 29, 2022

Earlier this month, mortgage rates fell for the fourth consecutive week to 6.33% – while there is still a way to go as the average mortgage rate was 3.1% a year ago, this decline may be enough to see an increase in housing activity.   “The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) expects the recent downward trend in mortgage…

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The REALTOR® Edit | November 17, 2022

Rising inventory has been a continued trend but over the past two weeks, we’ve started to see a shift in those numbers. This time of year, inventory typically declines but in early September when mortgage rates rose over 6%, inventory started climbing. This decrease is a sign of relief, but will it continue to decline or…

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Safety Should Come As The Highest Priority

Hello YPNers! Safety should come as the highest priority in our day-to-day operations as REALTORS® and independent business owners. Many times in our everyday business practices, we find ourselves meeting new clients (strangers) from online requests, showing vacant homes and driving to remote areas. Our personal information and our everyday activities are shared through social…

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The REALTOR® Edit | October 20, 2022

Housing inventory has continued to rise and is now at its highest point of the year – although, this week, inventory remained unchanged from the week prior. “In this week’s data, I had expected some inventory growth across the country because buyers have stopped cold with the spiking mortgage rates. But instead, what we’re seeing is…

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CEO Report | October 14, 2022

On Monday, a circuit court judge invalidated the Hillsborough County transportation tax referendum, which was due to appear on the November ballot. The referendum that asks voters to approve a 1% sales tax on transportation, was ruled both “ambiguous and misleading.” Yesterday, in a 5-2 party-line vote, the Hillsborough County Commission said they would appeal…

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