24 07, 2019

Mid-Year Housing Market Update: Three Things to Know Today

By |2019-07-24T03:00:13-07:00July 24th, 2019|Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths|Comments Off on Mid-Year Housing Market Update: Three Things to Know Today

Mid-Year Housing Market Update: Three Things to Know Today | Simplifying The MarketShifting trends and industry-leading research are pointing toward some valuable projections about the status of the housing market for the rest of the year. If you’re thinking of buying or selling, or if you just want to know what experts are saying is on the horizon, here are the top three things to put on […]

23 07, 2019

What Experts are Saying About the Current Housing Market

By |2019-07-23T03:00:22-07:00July 23rd, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on What Experts are Saying About the Current Housing Market

What Experts are Saying About the Current Housing Market | Simplifying The MarketWe’re halfway through the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what the experts predict for the second half of 2019. Here’s what some have to say: Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com “Lower mortgage rates, higher wages and more homes for sale […]

22 07, 2019

Is Renting Right for Me?

By |2019-07-22T03:00:04-07:00July 22nd, 2019|Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Rent vs. Buy|Comments Off on Is Renting Right for Me?

Is Renting Right for Me? | Simplifying The MarketIf you’re currently renting and have dreams of owning your own home, it may be a good time to think about your next move. With rent costs rising annually and many helpful down payment assistance programs available, homeownership may be closer than you realize. According to the 2018 Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report, 74% of […]

19 07, 2019

The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-07-19T03:00:00-07:00July 19th, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2020. The higher your interest rate, the more money you will end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly payment will be. Rates are still low right now – do...

18 07, 2019

The Surprising Profile of the Real Estate Investor

By |2019-07-18T03:00:56-07:00July 18th, 2019|Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on The Surprising Profile of the Real Estate Investor

The Surprising Profile of the Real Estate Investor | Simplifying The MarketOver 10% of all residential homes are purchased by investors, and that number continues to rise. Who are these investors? Many have speculated that the large institutional conglomerates such as Blackstone, American Homes 4 Rent, and Colony Starwood dominate investor purchases. However, a special report on investor home buying by CoreLogic, Don’t Call it a […]

17 07, 2019

What a Difference a Year Makes for Sellers

By |2019-07-17T03:00:29-07:00July 17th, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths|Comments Off on What a Difference a Year Makes for Sellers

What a Difference a Year Makes for Sellers | Simplifying The MarketOver the last few years, many sellers have been hesitant to put their houses on the market because they feared not being able to find another home to buy. We’ve reported on inventory shortages in the past, and it’s been a constant concern for potential buyers throughout recent years. New research shows the inventory concern […]

15 07, 2019

Home Price Appreciation Forecast

By |2019-07-15T03:00:33-07:00July 15th, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing|Comments Off on Home Price Appreciation Forecast

Home Price Appreciation Forecast | Simplifying The MarketQuestions continue to come up about where home prices will head throughout the rest of this year, as well as where they may be going over the few years beyond. We’ve gathered current data from the industry’s most reliable sources to help answer these questions: The Home Price Expectation Survey – A survey of over 100 […]

12 07, 2019

Is Your First Home Now Within Your Grasp? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-07-12T03:00:08-07:00July 12th, 2019|Buying Myths, Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on Is Your First Home Now Within Your Grasp? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Is Your First Home Now Within Your Grasp? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying the Market

Some Highlights:

  • According to the US Census Bureau, “millennials” are defined as 18-36-year-olds.
  • According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the median age of all first-time home buyers is 32.
  • More and more “old millennials” (25-36) are realizing that homeownership is within their grasp now!
11 07, 2019

Americans’ Powerful Belief in Homeownership as an Investment

By |2019-07-11T03:00:33-07:00July 11th, 2019|Baby Boomers, Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Generation X, Housing Market Updates, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on Americans’ Powerful Belief in Homeownership as an Investment

American’s Powerful Belief in Homeownership as an Investment | Simplifying The MarketThe Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed) recently released their 2019  Survey of Consumer Expectations Housing Survey. The survey reported that 65% of Americans believe homeownership is a good financial investment. Since 2014, the percentage has increased by over nine percent.The Fed’s survey also showed that when the results are broken down by age, education, income, […]

10 07, 2019

4 Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

By |2019-07-10T03:00:16-07:00July 10th, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing|Comments Off on 4 Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

4 Tips to Sell Your Home Faster | Simplifying The MarketSince June of last year, we have seen an increase in the inventory of homes for sale month per month. Every spring and summer, the inventory increases because people want to sell their home. For those with children, they may want to be in their new home for the beginning of the school year. If […]

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