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Lenders Give First-time Homebuyers an Extra Boost

Posted by Nocatee Community

Mar 24, 2015 4:37:00 PM

The news just keeps getting better for first-time homebuyers. According to the Zillow Mortgage Access Index (ZMAI), borrowers have a significantly easier time getting approved for a mortgage today than they did even a year ago. Zillow also found that access to home loans is nearly two-thirds of where it was before the housing bubble burst. 

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Topics: First-time Home Buyers, Real Estate Trends, New Home Search, Millennials, Owning vs. Renting, Zillow, Home Mortgage, Home Loan

Ditch the Cold: Find a Warm City to Call Home

Posted by Nocatee Community

Jan 9, 2015 11:37:00 AM

Research has shown that the farther north (or away from the equator) you live, the more common seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is. Although SAD is tied more to a lack of sunshine than a lack of warmth, it’s easy to argue the correlation between cold weather and winter blues. 

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Topics: Jacksonville, Relocation, Retirees, Real Estate Trends, Affordable Homes, Job Creation, New Year's Resolutions, Warm Weather, Zillow