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Why isn’t the condo market rebounding?

by DeVore Design, July 23, 2015

While construction of single-family homes and multifamily rentals is on the rebound, condo construction sunk to new lows. Any rebound in the condo construction market has been delayed by stringent rules on condo mortgages that took effect post-housing crisis, and stronger demand among young people for rentals. Condo construction in … Continue reading

Forecast Predicts Increased Buying Activity For 2015

by DeVore Design, July 23, 2015

Sellers can expect increased activity in 2015, but professional real estate photography will become more important as buyers search for properties.  Professional real estate photography helps increase showings and increase overall exposure for listings and listing agents and brokers. Based on a sustained pickup in the housing market recovery, the Mortgage … Continue reading

Mobile-Friendly Real Estate Marketing Absolutely Required

by DeVore Design, July 23, 2015

DeVore Design includes a dedicated single property website with each real estate photography package, and we meeting the demands of the marketplace with fully responsive and mobile friendly designs.  Our approach to Orlando real estate photography is simple; provide the best quality photos packaged with a website that presents the photos … Continue reading

Why Buying The Right House Is Better Than Sex

by DeVore Design, July 22, 2015

Let’s try something fun. Google “Better than sex.” You know what you’ll find? Mascara, cake, some random dessert restaurant in Florida, some sort of tutorial we were too scared to click on, and 15 things Huffington Post ran from an original Reddit post. They include: When I walk through the … Continue reading

Drones Could Be a Game-Changer for the African Continent

by DeVore Design, July 22, 2015

A Seeker 400 drone, manufactured by South African company Denel Dynamics, flies over Cape Town Stadium. They are called unmanned aerial vehicles but are better known as drones. These are small aerial vehicles with fixed wings or small rotors, are usually powered with batteries, and equipped with a high resolution … Continue reading

Backyard sells for $2 million in London real estate boom

by DeVore Design, July 22, 2015

This small garden in north London sold for about $2 million as property prices in the city continue to soar. Even in London’s white hot real estate market, this seems crazy. A small garden in the British capital smashed expectations to fetch £1.26 million ($2 million) at auction last week. … Continue reading

June Homes Sales Rise, Surpass 2006

by DeVore Design, July 22, 2015

Existing-home sales increased in June to their highest pace in over eight years, while the cumulative effect of rising demand and limited housing supply helped push the national median sales price to an all-time high, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). All major U.S. regions had sales gains … Continue reading

Orlando Real Estate Photography Gives Agents Competitive Advantage

by DeVore Design, July 22, 2015

Competition is heating up in Florida real estate as sales increase. This puts more pressure on listing agents to deliver results to clients, and real estate photography and real estate videos are great ways to make a property stand out. Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices … Continue reading

Existing-Home Sales Rise in June as Home Prices Surpass July 2006 Peak

by DeVore Design, July 22, 2015

Sellers are demanding results from listing agents now more than ever, and Orlando real estate photography is becoming a major component to lead buyers to properties, and to lead sellers to the agents that will make their property look best. Existing-home sales increased in June to their highest pace in over eight years, … Continue reading

Your Own Island That You Can Afford!

by DeVore Design, July 21, 2015

This island in the Bahamas may be out of reach but there are plenty of attractive alternatives that won’t bust your budget.  You don’t have to be super rich to own a slice of paradise. Islands are on sale all over the world for less than $100,000, tempting those looking … Continue reading

Can You Have A Home Office In A Condo?

by DeVore Design, July 20, 2015

Question: My husband and I have recently retired, and are supplementing our income by giving music lessons in our home. Recently, the Board of Directors of our condominium association has advised us that our legal documents specifically state that our unit can only be used for residential purposes and that … Continue reading

Home Security Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive

by DeVore Design, July 20, 2015

  You want to keep your home safe from thieves, but you don’t want to spend a fortune doing so because, frankly, you don’t have a fortune worth stealing. Technology has significantly brought down the cost of home security systems and home surveillance cameras, many of which you can install … Continue reading

Where to Spend $10,000 if You’re Planning To Sell

by DeVore Design, July 17, 2015

Getty Images A bathroom remodel can improve your enjoyment of your home but might not pay off if you’re planning to sell soon. Whether you’re looking to sell or stay put, you’ll save money on these home improvement projects. The possibilities are endless when it comes to remodeling and upgrading your … Continue reading

Take a Flying Tour of London’s New Crossrail Tunnels

by DeVore Design, July 10, 2015

Platform tunnels at the new Crossrail Bond Street station. (Credit: Crossrail) Since 2012, more than 10,000 construction workers have been laboring underground to finish London’s ambitious Crossrail project, and now we can get a sneak peek. The Crossrail won’t open until 2018, but workers recently finished the digging the 13-mile … Continue reading

7 Ways to Save Water in Your Yard

by DeVore Design, July 10, 2015

  By Jennifer Gravely Brown grass, dead shrubs, puny gardens — they’re an eyesore for sure. But keeping your yard in pristine shape can be quite a burden, especially in the summer heat, when drought conditions are rampant. Here are seven tips to keep your yard looking its best, without … Continue reading

Student Loans Hurt Home Ownership

by DeVore Design, July 8, 2015

Becoming a homeowner requires a lot of cash, but a college degree can sometimes make it harder. In 30 of the top 100 markets in the country, saving for a 20% down payment is faster without a college degree, according to a new study from Trulia. “In those markets, a … Continue reading

A Millennial, A Mom And A Mortgage: Ties that bind

by DeVore Design, July 7, 2015

Eight years ago, I became an accidental homeowner at age 25. I didn’t plan it that way. And even though it means I carry the burden of paying for two homes now and have less disposable cash, I believe it was one of my best financial decisions. What started out … Continue reading

Rising Mortgage Rates Could Block a Third of Millennials

by DeVore Design, July 6, 2015

By Christine DiGangi Mortgage rates hit a 2015 high when the national average on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit 4.08 percent earlier this week, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly survey. That’s lower than the U.S. average at this time last year (4.12 percent), but home loan pricing — rates, loans … Continue reading

Drones Could Help Snuff Out Future Wildfires

by DeVore Design, July 6, 2015

Any disruptive technology is bound to have both successes and missteps. And, in the use of drones to monitor wildfires, we’ve seen examples of both in recent weeks. In late June, emergency workers in California were fuming after drones, allegedly flown by hobbyists, disrupted firefighting efforts in the southern portion … Continue reading

Cash Buyers No Longer Overcrowding the Housing Market

by DeVore Design, July 4, 2015

By Bob Sullivan In many parts of the country, housing prices gave returned to pre-recession levels. That’s good news for sellers, bad news for buyers. But buried within the latest housing data is some good news for everyone — everyone on Main Street, anyway. All-cash buyers seem to be finally … Continue reading

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