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9 09, 2019

Home Sales Expected to Continue Increasing In 2020

By |2019-09-09T03:00:16-07:00September 9th, 2019|For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on Home Sales Expected to Continue Increasing In 2020

Home Sales Expected to Continue Increasing In 2020 | Simplifying The MarketFreddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting home sales will increase nicely in 2020. Below is a chart depicting the projections of each entity for 2019, as well as for 2020.As we can see, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association all believe homes sales will increase steadily over the next year. If you’re a homeowner who has considered […]

6 09, 2019

A+ Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-09-06T03:00:00-07:00September 6th, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on A+ Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]

A+ Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights:

  • Hiring a real estate professional to help you buy your dream home or sell your current house is one of the most powerful decisions you can make.
  • A real estate professional has the experience to help you confidently navigate through the entire process.
  • Make sure you work with someone who knows the current market conditions and can simply and effectively explain them to you and your family.
5 09, 2019

Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008

By |2019-09-05T03:00:08-07:00September 5th, 2019|Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths|Comments Off on Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008

Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008 | Simplifying The MarketLast week realtor.com released the results of a survey that produced three major revelations: 53% of home purchasers (first-time and repeat buyers) currently in the market believe a recession will occur this year or next. 57% believe the next recession will be as bad or worse than 2008. 55% said they would cancel plans to […]

4 09, 2019

How Property Taxes Can Impact Your Mortgage Payment

By |2019-09-04T03:00:29-07:00September 4th, 2019|Featured, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on How Property Taxes Can Impact Your Mortgage Payment

How Property Taxes Can Impact Your Mortgage Payment | Simplifying The MarketWhen buying a home, taxes are one of the expenses that can make a significant difference in your monthly payment. Do you know how much you might pay for property taxes in your state or local area? When applying for a mortgage, you’ll see one of two acronyms in your paperwork – P&I or PITI […]

3 09, 2019

5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

By |2019-09-03T03:00:02-07:00September 3rd, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

5 Reasons to Sell This Fall | Simplifying The MarketBelow are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase…and are in the […]

2 09, 2019

Homeownership Will Always Be a Part of the American Dream

By |2019-09-02T03:00:15-07:00September 2nd, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers|Comments Off on Homeownership Will Always Be a Part of the American Dream

Homeownership Will Always Be a Part of the American Dream | Simplifying The MarketOn Labor Day we celebrate the hard work that helps us achieve the American Dream. Growing up, many of us thought about our future lives with great ambition. We drew pictures of what jobs we wanted to have and where we would live as a representation of a secure life for ourselves and our families. […]

30 08, 2019

A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-08-30T03:00:12-07:00August 30th, 2019|Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths|Comments Off on A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: There is plenty of talk in the media about a pending economic slowdown. The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of the last 5 U.S. recessions, and decreased by less than 2% in the 4th. Many experts predict a potential...

29 08, 2019

iBuyers: What Is the “Cost of Convenience” When Selling Your Home?

By |2019-08-29T03:00:10-07:00August 29th, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on iBuyers: What Is the “Cost of Convenience” When Selling Your Home?

iBuyers: What Is the “Cost of Convenience” When Selling Your Home? | Simplifying The MarketWhen thinking about selling their house, homeowners have many options. A relatively new option is using an “iBuyer.” What is an iBuyer? According to Jovio, the definition is: “A company or investor that uses Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) to make instant offers on homes. It allows sellers to close on a property quickly. Once sold, […]

26 07, 2019

Home Prices Up 5.05% Across the Country [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-07-26T03:00:30-07:00July 26th, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing|Comments Off on Home Prices Up 5.05% Across the Country [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating...

25 07, 2019

3 Powerful Reasons to Buy a Home Now

By |2019-07-25T03:00:53-07:00July 25th, 2019|Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on 3 Powerful Reasons to Buy a Home Now

3 Powerful Reasons to Buy a Home Now | Simplifying The MarketWhether you are a first-time buyer or looking to move up to the home of your dreams, now is a great time to purchase a home. Here are three major reasons to buy today. 1. Affordability Many people focus solely on price when talking about home affordability. Since home prices have appreciated throughout the past […]