The 2010 Census is in the mail, and your Country needs you to take part. It only takes a few minutes for you to fill out the Census data and return it in the mail, so please do your part! Tell us how many people in your home are part of the Tallahassee population.
So why does a real estate broker (real estate blogger) care about the 2010 Census? Because Census data is so important to predicting the housing market changes that will occur in the near future. If you did not see our popular blog post that links home sales to population size, then I would encourage you to give it a read.
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Check Your Snail Mail For The 2010 Census
It’s finally here – the time for all of us to do our part for the census. Knowing my own tendency to forget things, I’m going to fill mine out immediately because I know that the occupants of my home will be my wife, my three children and myself on April 1. By doing it immediately, I won’t run the risk of putting it out of mind and seeing it gradually descend below the stack of junk mail on the counter.
Why The 2010 Census Is So Important
We need to know if the Tallahassee population is growing or shrinking. We need to know that rate at which it is doing so! These statistics will help guide local banks and builders as Tallahassee emerges from the worst real estate market in the past 20 years (probably longer...but before my time).
If you read yesterday's market report about building permits and new home sales in Tallahassee, then you know how important it is to build the correct amount of homes each year. The 2010 Census data is a critical report as it is the official record of Tallahassee population information. In 2008, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 171,922, while the 2008 Tallahassee metropolitan area is estimated at 357,259.
More Tallahassee Real Estate LinksDo you want to know more about the Tallahassee real estate market? It is not as hard as you might think keeping up with the movements in the housing market, you just have to know where to look. The following are some of the best resources that you can find on Tallahassee real estate:
- Tallahassee Short Sale Listings: Tallahassee Short Sales
- Daily Real Estate Blog (A Technorati Top 100): Tallahassee Real Estate Blog
- Current Housing Reports: Housing Market Reports
- Map Based Property Search Tool: MLS Property Search
- Foreclosure Reports: Lis Pendens and Foreclosures
- List of Distressed Properties in the MLS: Distressed Properties
- REALTOR® news and updates: Successful REALTORS®
Joe Manausa, MBA is a 26 year veteran of real estate brokerage in Tallahassee, Florida and has owned and managed his own company since 1992. He is a daily blogger with content that focuses on real estate analytics and providing his clients with a tactical advantage in today's challenging market.