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The Most Appealing Aspects of Homeownership

The Most Appealing Aspects of Homeownership | Simplifying The MarketThe National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released their first issue of the Housing Opportunities & Market Experience Survey (HOME). In the report, NAR revealed what Americans believe to be the most appealing aspects of homeownership.

Lack of Listings Slowing Down the Housing Market

Lack of Listings 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 2016 will be the year that the housing market again races forward.

When Is It A Good Time To Rent? NOT Now!

When Is It A Good Time To Rent? NOT Now! | Simplifying The MarketPeople often ask whether or not now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent.

Thinking of Buying a Home? 3 Questions Every Buyer Should Answer First

Thinking of Buying a Home? 3 Questions Every Buyer Should Answer First | 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.

Answering the following 3 questions will help you determine if now is actually a good time for you to buy in today’s market.

Change in Home Sales by Price Range [INFOGRAPHIC]

Change in Home Sales by Price Range [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Obstacles to Homeownership: Perceived or Real?

Obstacles to Homeownership: Perceived or Real? | Simplifying The MarketYesterday, we discussed the belief Americans have in homeownership and their desire to partake in this piece of the American Dream. We also discussed some of the obstacles preventing them from attaining that goal. However, studies have shown that many of the obstacles mentioned are perceived, not real.

Things To Do In Austin, Texas – January, 2016

Things To Do In Austin, Texas – January, 2016 – Just because the weather is getting colder does not mean that you should stay indoors all day.  Check out these fun and interesting things to do in Austin, Texas during the month of January.   Free Week Location: Austin, TX Date: First week of January Admission: Free If…

Do You Have Mold In Your Home?

Do You Have Mold In Your Home? – Having mold in your home is one of the big fears that most homeowners have. Where does it come from? What kind of harm does it cause? What do you do? These are all common questions you might ask if you’re plagued with dreaded mold. Fortunately, there are signs to…

Remember These Costs When Buying A Home

Remember These Costs When Buying A Home – Buying a home is an amazing milestone in your lifetime, but it comes at a cost and you always want to be prepared to handle those costs. Unfortunately, some costs are forgotten and then thrown at you throughout the process, which can be a daunting feeling.  Check out these five costs to…

6 Tips For Settling Into Your New Home Before The Holidays

6 Tips For Settling Into Your New Home Before The Holidays – It is the most wonderful time of the year! There is no better time than the holiday season to start making new memories in your new home. There are a number of things you can do to help get you and your family get…