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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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