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How Upset Should You Be about 3% Mortgage Rates?

By Robert Mays | March 9, 2021

How Upset Should You Be about 3% Mortgage Rates? | Simplifying The MarketLast Thursday, Freddie Mac announced that their 30-year fixed mortgage rate was over 3% (3.02%) for the first time since last July. That news dominated real estate headlines that day and the next. Articles talked about the “negative impact” it may have on the housing market. However, we should realize two things: 1. The bump-up […]

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5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Spring

By Robert Mays | March 8, 2021

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Spring | Simplifying The MarketWhen selling a house, most homeowners hope for a quick and profitable transaction that puts them in a position to make a great move. If you’re waiting for the best time to win as a seller, the market is calling your name this spring. Here are five reasons why this is the perfect time to […]

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How to Prepare Your House for a Winning Sale This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Robert Mays | March 5, 2021

Some Highlights

With so few homes available to buy today, houses are in high demand, and they’re selling fast.
That means it’s a great time to sell if you’re ready to make a move.
Let’s connect to make sure your house is ready for a top-dollar sale …

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Is It a Good Time to Sell My House?

By Robert Mays | March 4, 2021

Is It a Good Time to Sell My House? | Simplifying The MarketLast year, many homeowners thought twice about selling their houses due to the onset of the health crisis. This year, however, homeowners are beginning to regain their confidence when it comes to selling safely. The latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) by Fannie Mae shows that 57% of consumers believe now is a good time […]

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How Smart Is It to Buy a Home Today?

By Robert Mays | March 3, 2021

How Smart Is It to Buy a Home Today? | Simplifying The MarketWhether you’re buying your first home or selling your current house, if your needs are changing and you think you need to move, the decision can be complicated. You may have to take personal or professional considerations into account, and only you can judge what impact those factors should have on your desire to move. […]

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Home Prices: What Happened in 2020? What Will Happen This Year?

By Robert Mays | March 2, 2021

Home Prices: What Happened in 2020? What Will Happen This Year? | Simplifying The MarketThe real estate market was on fire during the second half of 2020. Buyer demand was way up, and the supply of homes available for sale hit record lows. The price of anything is determined by the supply and demand ratio, so home prices skyrocketed last year. Dr. Lynn Fisher, Deputy Director of the Federal […]

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Did You Outgrow Your Home in 2020?

By zebrastripes123 | December 23, 2020

Did You Outgrow Your Home in 2020? | Simplifying The MarketIt may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today – whether it’s your starter home or just one you’ve fallen in love with along the way – might not be your forever home. Many needs have changed in 2020, and it’s okay to admit if your house no longer fits your lifestyle. […]

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The Difference a Year Makes for Homeownership

By zebrastripes123 | December 22, 2020

The Difference a Year Makes for Homeownership | Simplifying The MarketOver the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point, hitting a new historic low 15 times. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide consumers with some significant benefits. Here’s a look at three of them. 1. Move-up or Downsize: One option is to consider moving […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts after Applying for a Mortgage

By zebrastripes123 | December 21, 2020

The Do’s and Don’ts after Applying for a Mortgage | Simplifying The MarketOnce you’ve found the right home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new place, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any major life changes, consult your lender – […]

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2021 Housing Forecast [INFOGRAPHIC]

By zebrastripes123 | December 18, 2020

Some Highlights

Experts project an optimistic year for the 2021 housing market.
With mortgage rates forecasted to remain low, high buyer demand is expected to fuel more home sales and continue to increase home prices.
Let’s connect today to determin…

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Homeowner Equity Increases an Astonishing $1 Trillion

By zebrastripes123 | December 17, 2020

Homeowner Equity Increases an Astonishing $1 Trillion | Simplifying The MarketIn a year that was financially devastating for many Americans, some good news for most homeowners is the dramatic gain in home equity over the last twelve months. Last week, CoreLogic released its 2020 3rd Quarter Homeowner Equity Insights report, which reveals four major findings: S. homeowners with mortgages have seen their equity increase by […]

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3 Reasons to Be Optimistic about Real Estate in 2021

By zebrastripes123 | December 16, 2020

3 Reasons to Be Optimistic about Real Estate in 2021 | Simplifying The MarketThis year will be remembered for many reasons, and optimism is one thing that’s been in short supply since the spring. We’re experiencing a global pandemic, social unrest, an economic downturn, and natural disasters, just to name a few. The challenges brought on by the health crisis have also forced many homeowners to reevaluate their […]

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