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Are You Wondering What It Takes To Buy Your First Home?

Are You Wondering What It Takes To Buy Your First Home? | Simplifying The MarketThere are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a family. Others may think they are too young. And still others might think their current income would never enable them to qualify for a mortgage.

Thinking of Buying? Selling? 5 Reasons You Need To Hire A Professional

Thinking of Buying? Selling? 5 Reasons You Need To Hire A Professsional | Simplifying The MarketWhether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO.

Why Do Americans Consider Moving? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:

In a recent Harris Poll, Americans listed “change in climate/weather” as their top reason for wanting to relocate.
41% would move for a better job opportunity.
Being closer to loved ones filled out 3 of the top 6 reasons why American’s move.

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.

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…