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Wed, 17 Jul 2019 10:00:29 +0000What 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 […]
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:00:38 +0000Should I Refinance My Home?
Should I Refinance My Home? | Simplifying The MarketWith the recent lower interest rates, many homeowners are wondering if they should refinance. To decide if refinancing is the best option for your family, start by asking yourself these questions: Why do you want to refinance? There are many reasons to refinance, but here are three of the most common ones: Lower your interest […]
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:00:33 +0000Home 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 […]
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 10:00:08 +0000Is 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!
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 10:00:33 +0000Americans’ 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, […]
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 10:00:16 +00004 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 […]
Tue, 09 Jul 2019 10:00:33 +00005 Powerful Reasons to Own Instead of Rent
5 Powerful Reasons to Own Instead of Rent | Simplifying The MarketOwning a home has great financial benefits. In a recent research paper, Homeownership and the American Dream, Laurie S. Goodman and Christopher Mayer of the Urban Land Institute explained: “Homeownership appears to help borrowers accumulate housing and nonhousing wealth in a variety of ways, with tax advantages, greater financial flexibility due to secured borrowing, built-in […]
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 10:00:41 +0000Now’s the Time to Move-Up and Upgrade Your Current Home!
Now’s the Time to Move-Up and Upgrade Your Current Home! | Simplifying The MarketHomes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered “premium homes.” In today’s real estate market, there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for homeowners wanting to upgrade from their current house. Much of the demand for housing […]
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