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Our Sentiments, Exactly

Speaking of steady improvement in the housing market, the measure of builder sentiment this past spring was at its highest level in close to five years. Builder sentiment is a metric that gauges sales conditions, expectations, and prospective buyers.

While there’s a small—but crucial—uptick in confidence, credit remains hard to come by for buyers and builders, and the prevalence of distressed properties on the market has slowed recovery.

Still, after years of so much bad economic news, signs of life are worth mention and celebration, however cautious.

Please be advised that this article does not constitute legal advice nor does it provide any basis to form an attorney-client relationship. Nothing in this article should be copied without the express permission of the author.

Mr. Hounchell has a law degree from The University of Florida College of Law and he is a principal in The Law Offices Charles A. Hounchell, P.A., in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Hounchell earned his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University in Washington D.C. and he obtained his MBA in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (“Thunderbird”) in Glendale, Arizona.

Mr. Hounchell is a licensed title insurance agent and a real estate agent with Smith and Associates, Inc. http://www.smithandassociates.com/; http://www.livecasanova.com/. He has lived in many different countries, including Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Germany and he speaks Spanish and Portuguese. A significant portion of Mr. Hounchell’s law practice is concentrated on Real Estate Law. He can be reached at 813-230-3376 or charlie@flpropertylaw.com.