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Stone Creek Fannie Mae lending
June 22, 2017
As the home buying season kicks into high gear, there’s good news for people looking to buy a home for the first time. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored mortgage associations, are introducing new rules -- and changing others -- in order to make it easier for first time home buyers to get into the housing market. These changes push new homes for sale in Orlando. Many of these changes were made with students and millennials in mind. The team at AV Homes specialize in …
Stone Creek Millennials
June 22, 2017
As the summer home buying season kicks off with Memorial Day Weekend, several reports from leaders in the real estate industry indicate the U.S. housing market should remain very strong this summer – and it will be Millennials and Baby Boomers leading the way. Realtor.com had its economic data team come up with the top housing trends for the rest of 2017, and their data suggests Millennials will make up a significant part of the real estate market this year. Along with Baby Boomers, these d…
Mortgage rates
June 22, 2017
Last December, when real estate experts began issuing their predictions for where the nation’s housing market was headed in 2017, there was a clear sense that mortgage rates could become a factor. After years of historically low interest rates, there was a feeling that mortgage rates could become more volatile this year, and start to rise. So has that prediction come true? First, take a look back at 2016. By the end of the year, mortgage rates had increased by .25 percent. That might …
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June 21, 2017
Every year, Where To Retire magazine publishes their list of the 50 best master-planned communities across America. And AV Homes is thrilled to announce that CantaMia at Estrella made the list! The magazine evaluated hundreds of communities, examining usual trends like amenities and locations, and newer trends such as combining active adult neighborhoods inside an existing, master-planned community.   CantaMia’s listing talks about the neighborhood’s emphasis on “active” livin…
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June 15, 2017
At AV Homes in Arizona, we will be instituting a series of price increases in the coming weeks, and we’d like you to understand why. The cost of our homes is ultimately the result of a combination of other costs, including labor and materials, and our prices reflect changes in the market. Overall, 2017 has been an unusual year for rising costs. The first quarter of 2017 saw significant increases in the prices of softwood lumber, gypsum, ready-mix concrete and OSB, according to the Producer …