Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Hey, You're NOT The Listing Agent!

A very good read if you are shopping the internet for a house!



Hey, You're NOT The Listing Agent!: If you're a Cincinnati home buyer and surfing the internet for homes for sale, chances are you're NOT going to be reaching out to the listing agent unless

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

October 2017 Brevard Housing / MLS Statistics

Brevard County, Florida MLS statisitcs provided by the Space Coast Association of Realtors


Brevard County Residential Report for October 2017:
  • Closed Sales are down -2.8% for October 2017 in which the number of units closed was 694 compared to 714 in October 2016, with a decrease in cash sales of -14% compared to October 2016.
  • New Pending Sales are up 33.2% and New Listings are up 15.3%.
  • The Median Sales Price for Brevard Single Family homes is up 2.6% to $195,000 compared to a year ago, which was $190,000.
  • Months Supply of Inventory is up 12.5% to 2.7 months, an increase from 2.4 months in 2016.
  • Traditional Sales are down -2%, with a median sales price of $200,000.
  • Foreclosure/REO Sales are down -9.5%, with a median sales price of $120,500.
  • Short Sale Closings are down -33.3%, with a median sales price of $165,000. 
Brevard County Townhouses/Condos for October 2017:
  • Closed Sales are up 5.5% for October 2017 in which the number of units closed was 193 compared to 183 in October 2016, with an increase in cash sales of 7.5% compared to October 2016.
  • New Pending Sales are up 51.8% and New Listings are up 18.7%.
  • Median Sales Price for Townhomes/Condos is up 8.8% to $160,000 compared to a year ago, which was $147,000.
  • Months Supply of Inventory did not change. It was 3.4 months in October 2016 and October 2017.
  • Traditional Sales are up 7%, with a median sales price of $160,000.
  • Foreclosure/REO Sales decreased -20% with a median sales price of $125,163. 
  • Short Sale Closings saw no change in closed sales, and had a median sales price of $64,000 in October 2017.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Beat the Cyber Hackers

I received this some good information today from Quickbooks:

A message from Frank Abagnale, Intuit Partner and Fraud Expert
As a consultant to the FBI for over 4 decades, I've seen how criminals target businesses. In fact, small and medium-size businesses are hit by nearly two-thirds of all cyber attacks — about 4,000 a day!

Intuit asked me to share my top 5 tips for protecting your business. Here they are:

1. Use a firewall to block hackers from accessing your computer.

2. Don't put your birth date and birthplace on Facebook.

3. Pick unique passwords with 8 to 14 characters and don't reuse them.

4. Don't use debit cards for purchases; use credit cards instead.

5. Use up-to-date software because hackers look for vulnerabilities in older software to gain access to your system.

Thanks for choosing QuickBooks and stay safe.

Frank started consulting for the FBI in 1974, after serving time for various fraud schemes. He's become one of the nation's leading experts on fraud and helped develop programs to counter cybercrime. His life story inspired the Academy Award-nominated film, Catch Me If You Can.