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As Home Equity Rises, So Does Your Wealth

By Robert Mays | September 30, 2021

As Home Equity Rises, So Does Your Wealth | Simplifying The MarketHomeownership is still a crucial part of the American dream. For those people who own a home (and those looking to buy one), it’s clear that being a homeowner has considerable benefits both emotionally and financially. In addition to long-term stability, buying a home is one of the best ways to increase your net worth. […]

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Pop Quiz: Can You Define These Key Terms in Today’s Housing Market? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Robert Mays | July 23, 2021

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The language of buying and selling a home may sound scary at first, but knowing how key terms relate to today’s market can help you. For example, current low mortgage rates and higher wages positively impact affordability for buyers,…

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Today’s Real Estate Market Explained Through 4 Key Trends

By Robert Mays | July 22, 2021

Today’s Real Estate Market Explained Through 4 Key Trends | Simplifying The MarketAs we move into the second half of the year, one thing is clear: the current real estate market is one for the record books. The exact mix of conditions we have today creates opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Here’s a look at four key components that are shaping this unprecedented market. A Shortage […]

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Remote Work Has Changed Our Home Needs. Is It Time for Your Home To Change, Too?

By Robert Mays | July 21, 2021

Remote Work Has Changed Our Home Needs. Is It Time for Your Home To Change, Too? | Simplifying The MarketOver the past year, many homeowners realized what they need in a home is changing, especially with the rise in remote work. If you’re longing for a dedicated home office or a change in scenery, now may be the time to find the home that addresses your evolving needs. Working from Home Isn’t a Passing […]

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3 Charts That Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

By Robert Mays | July 20, 2021

3 Charts That Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble | Simplifying The MarketWith home prices continuing to deliver double-digit increases, some are concerned we’re in a housing bubble like the one in 2006. However, a closer look at the market data indicates this is nothing like 2006 for three major reasons. 1. The housing market isn’t driven by risky mortgage loans. Back in 2006, nearly everyone could […]

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What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Rise

By Robert Mays | July 19, 2021

What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Rise | Simplifying The MarketIn today’s real estate market, mortgage interest rates are near record lows. If you’ve been in your current home for several years and haven’t refinanced lately, there’s a good chance you have a mortgage with an interest rate higher than today’s average. Here are some options you should consider if you want to take advantage […]

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Experts Agree: Options Are Improving for Buyers [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Robert Mays | July 16, 2021

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Buyers hoping for more homes to choose from may be in luck as housing inventory begins to rise. Many experts agree – new sellers listing their homes is great news for buyers and the overall market.
Although the supply increases are m…

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Diving Deep into Today’s Biggest Buyer Concerns

By Robert Mays | July 15, 2021

Diving Deep into Today’s Biggest Buyer Concerns | Simplifying The MarketLast week, Fannie Mae released their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). Though the survey showed 77% of respondents believe it’s a “good time to sell,” it also confirms what many are sensing: an increasing number of Americans believe it’s a “bad time to buy” a home. The percentage of those surveyed saying it’s a “bad […]

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Housing Supply Is Rising. What Does That Mean for You?

By Robert Mays | July 14, 2021

Housing Supply Is Rising. What Does That Mean for You? | Simplifying The MarketAn important factor in today’s market is the number of homes for sale. While inventory levels continue to sit near historic lows, there are indications we may have hit the lowest point we’ll see. Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist at First American, recently said of our supply challenges: “It looks like inventory may have hit […]

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Why This Isn’t Your Typical Summer Housing Market

By Robert Mays | July 13, 2021

Why This Isn’t Your Typical Summer Housing Market | Simplifying the MarketIn real estate, it’s normal to see ebbs and flows in the market. Typically, the summer months are slower-paced than the traditionally busy spring. But this isn’t a typical summer. As the economy rebounds and life is returning to normal, the real estate market is expected to have an unusually strong summer season. Here’s how […]

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4 Major Incentives To Sell This Summer

By Robert Mays | July 12, 2021

4 Major Incentives To Sell This Summer | Simplifying The MarketWhile the housing market forecast for the second half of the year remains positive, there may not be a better time to sell than right now. Here are four things to consider if you’re trying to decide if now’s the right time to make a move. 1. Your House Will Likely Sell Quickly According to […]

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Will the Housing Market Bloom This Spring?

By Robert Mays | March 11, 2021

Will the Housing Market Bloom This Spring? | Simplifying The MarketSpring is almost here, and many are wondering what it will bring for the housing market. Even though the pandemic continues on, it’s certain to be very different from the spring we experienced at this time last year. Here’s what a few industry experts have to say about the housing market and how it will […]

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