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The Great News About Rising Prices for Homeowners

The Great News About Rising Prices for Homeowners | Simplifying The MarketRecently there has been a lot of talk about home prices and if they are accelerating too quickly. As we mentioned before, in some areas of the country, seller supply (homes for sale) cannot keep up with the number of buyers out looking for a home, which has caused prices to rise.

First Comes Love… Then Comes Mortgage?

According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2016 at 58% of all buyers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs makes buying a home more attainable.

3 Questions to Ask If You Want to Buy Your Dream Home

3 Questions to Ask If You Want to Buy Your Dream Home | Simplifying The MarketIf you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market.

Listing in the Winter Attracts More Serious Buyers

Listing in the Winter Attracts More Serious Buyers | Simplifying The MarketA recent study of more than 7 million home sales over the past four years revealed that the season in which a home is listed may be able to shed some light on the likelihood that the home will sell for more than asking price, as well as how quickly the sale will close.

5 Reasons to Love Using A RE Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]

Highlights:Hiring a real estate professional to guide you through the process of buying a home or selling your house can be one of the best decisions you make!They are there for you to help with paperwork, explaining the process, negotiations, and help…

The Impact of Homeownership on Educational Achievement

The Impact of Homeownership on Educational Achievement | Simplifying The MarketThe National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled ‘Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.’ The study confirmed a long-standing belief of most Americans:

Buyers Are Searching For Your House

Buyers Are Searching For Your House | Simplifying The MarketThe most recent Pending Homes Sales Index from the National Association of Realtors revealed a slight bump in contracts with an increase of 1.6% in December. This news comes as existing home sales are also forecasted to be on pace for 5.54 million in 2017, a 1.7% increase over 2016, which was the best year for sales in a decade.

Homeownership Offers Stability & Wealth Creation

Homeownership Offers Stability & Wealth Creation | Simplifying The MarketThe most recent Housing Pulse Survey released by the National Association of Realtors revealed that the two major reasons Americans prefer owning their own home instead of renting are:

Lack of Homes for Sale Slowing Down the Housing Market

Lack of Homes for Sale Slowing Down the Housing Market | Simplifying The MarketThe housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen dramatically. It seems that 2017 will be the year that the housing market races forward again.

Daydreaming About Your Perfect Home? Know What You WANT vs. What You NEED

Daydreaming About Your Perfect Home? Know What You WANT vs. What You NEED | Simplifying The MarketIn this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.