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Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2019? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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­Interest rates are projected to increase steadily throughout 2019, but buyers will still be able to lock in a rate lower than their parents or grandparents did when they bought their homes!
Home prices will rise at a rate of 4.8% o…

24 Hours that Suddenly Improved the Market

24 Hours that Suddenly Improved the Market | Simplifying The MarketThis year started strong for real estate, but then the market began to soften. Home inventory in the starter and move-up categories dwindled to almost nothing, mortgage rates were projected to rise, and home sales have now decreased for several months in a row. To many, the outlook heading into 2019 appeared dim… at best. […]

How to Save Thousands of Dollars in Interest on Your Mortgage

How to Save Thousands of Dollars in Interest on Your Mortgage | Simplifying The MarketOne of the most common loans you can get to buy a home is a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. If the thought of paying for your home over the course of 30-years seems daunting, here are some easy ways to shorten that term which will actually end up saving you money over the life of […]

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What Makes a House a Home For You?

Top 4 REAL Reasons We Buy A Home | Simplifying The MarketWe frequently talk about why it makes sense to buy a home financially, but more often than not the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of a home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a […]

Buyers Are Looking for Your Home, Now [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Existing home sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.32 million and have increased on a monthly basis for the last two months.
The inventory of existing homes for sale remains below the 6-months needed for a normal market and is…

4 Quick Reasons NOT to Fear a Housing Crash

There is a lot of uncertainty regarding the real estate market heading into 2019. That uncertainty has raised concerns that we may be headed toward another housing crash like the one we experienced a decade ago. Here are four reasons why today’s market is much different: 1. There are fewer foreclosures now than there were […]

Homeownership Remains a Huge Part of the American Dream

Homeownership Remains a Huge Part of the American Dream | Simplifying The MarketAs we head into 2019, many news outlets and housing experts warn that the housing market may slow down. Over the last six years, the inventory of homes for sale has been near historic lows, which has been the force behind increasing home prices. This has been great news for sellers as many of them […]

Why Houses DO NOT Sell in a Strong Market

5 Reasons Your House Has Not Sold in a Strong RE Market | Simplifying The MarketAs we approach the end of the year, many homeowners find themselves asking the question, “If we’re currently in a strong real estate market, why won’t my house sell?” Below are the 5 most common reasons why a listing contract will expire: 1. The Price Sometimes when the market is hot, homeowners attempt to set […]

Monday Morning Coffee Dec 17

New Home Sales fell 8.9% in October, 12.0% below a year ago. Of course, data is subject to change; September’s sales, in fact, were revised up by 44,000. In addition, the Pending Home Sales index showing the number of contracts on existing homes slipped 2.6% in October after a September rise. Still, some economists feel…