Mike Ferrie e-Newsletter: Tallahassee Real Estate Trends – January 2012
Real Estate News From Mike Ferrie
Here it is December 2011.
Here we are in 2012. It is amazing how the years seem to go by faster the older you get! I am sure a lot of it is our lives are busier and time just seems to slip by us.
January brings our New Years Resolutions and new goals for the year ahead. We all need change in our lives and as the old saying goes…..change will do a body good! Whether your goals involve health, exercise, getting outdoors, wealth, etc….I wish you all the best! With saying that we need to remember to take one day at a time enjoy every minute of it.
Lets all start of the New Year with a positive attitude! Wishing each and every one of you a prosperous and healthy New Years!
Growth spurt has Florida closing in on N.Y. for No. 3 population spot
Florida had the nation’s third largest population growth in the past year. The U.S. Census reported Wednesday that Florida grew by 256,000 residents from April 2010 to July 2011. Texas and California were the only states with larger growth. Florida now has 19.1 million residents, making it the nation’s fourth most populous state. And Good News for Tallahassee Real Estate, at the recent MBA of Tallahassee luncheon meeting our own local Builder/Developer Robert Parrish spoke and discussed our local markets. Even though we are in for a slow recovery things are looking real promising here in Tallahassee for new and continued growth sooner than later for our Real Estate Market with National Corporations and Chains looking at sites in Tallahassee for growth, expansion and investments here. And Existing-home sales rose in November and remained above the same period a year ago, according to data released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Also U.S. stocks have been supported recently by signs of improvement in the economy, including declines in weekly claims for unemployment benefits and an uptick in new home construction. And in a recent University of Florida study consumer confidence is up in Florida, so these are all the good ingredients we need and want for continued and sustainable growth. And last a further reminder that the Mortgage Industry still has numerous Programs and Financing Options to fill the needs for most all of today’s purchasers and borrowers.
Chris Carter, Loan Originator, Capital City Bank Group.