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Knowledge Is Power on the Path to Homeownership

By zebrastripes123 | December 1, 2020

Knowledge Is Power on the Path to Homeownership | Simplifying The MarketHomeownership is on the goal list for many young adults, but sometimes it’s hard to know exactly how to get there. From understanding the homebuying process to pre-approval and down payment assistance options, uncertainty along the way can ultimately hold some buyers back. Today, there are over 75 million Millennials and 67 million Gen Z’ers […]

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5 Tips for Homebuyers Who Want to Make a Competitive Offer

By zebrastripes123 | November 30, 2020

5 Tips for Homebuyers Who Want to Make a Competitive Offer | Simplifying The MarketToday’s real estate market has high buyer interest and low housing inventory. With so many buyers competing for a limited number of homes, it’s more important than ever to know the ins and outs of making a confident and competitive offer. Here are five keys to success for this important stage in the homebuying process. […]

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Key Terms to Know in the Homebuying Process [INFOGRAPHIC]

By zebrastripes123 | November 27, 2020

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Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process.
To point you in the right direction, here’s a list of some of the most common language you’ll hear along the way.
The best way to en…

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Thank You for Your Support

By zebrastripes123 | November 26, 2020

 

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Your House May Be High on the Buyer Wish List This Holiday Season

By zebrastripes123 | November 25, 2020

Your House May Be High on the Buyer Wish List This Holiday Season | Simplifying The MarketAround this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to sell their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the spring. Let’s unpack the top reasons why selling your house now, or keeping it on the market this season, is the best […]

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Is Buying a Home Today a Good Financial Move?

By zebrastripes123 | November 24, 2020

Is Buying a Home Today a Good Financial Move? | Simplifying The MarketThere’s no doubt 2020 has been a challenging year. A global pandemic coupled with an economic recession has caused heartache for many. However, it has also prompted more Americans to reconsider the meaning of “home.” This quest for a place better equipped to fulfill our needs, along with record-low mortgage rates, has skyrocketed the demand […]

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Don’t Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a Home

By zebrastripes123 | November 23, 2020

Don’t Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a Home | Simplifying The MarketThis year’s record-low mortgage rates sparked high demand among homebuyers. Current homeowners, however, haven’t put their houses on the market so quickly. This makes finding a home to buy today challenging for many potential buyers. With an obstacle like this, those searching for their dream homes may be pressing pause on their searches as we […]

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It Pays to Sell with a Real Estate Agent [INFOGRAPHIC]

By zebrastripes123 | November 20, 2020

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Today, it’s more important than ever to have an expert you trust to guide you as you sell your house.
From your safety throughout the process to the complexity of negotiating the deal, you need a professional on your side.
Before you…

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Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year?

By zebrastripes123 | November 19, 2020

Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year? | Simplifying The MarketIn 2020, buyers got a big boost in the housing market as mortgage rates dropped throughout the year. According to Freddie Mac, rates hit all-time lows 12 times this year, dipping below 3% for the first time ever while making buying a home more and more attractive as the year progressed (See graph below): When […]

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Chances of Another Foreclosure Crisis? “About Zero Percent.”

By zebrastripes123 | November 18, 2020

Chances of Another Foreclosure Crisis? “About Zero Percent.” | Simplifying The MarketThere seems to be some concern that the 2020 economic downturn will lead to another foreclosure crisis like the one we experienced after the housing crash a little over a decade ago. However, there’s one major difference this time: a robust forbearance program. During the housing crash of 2006-2008, many felt homeowners should be forced […]

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Homes for Sale Are Rapidly Disappearing

By zebrastripes123 | November 17, 2020

Homes for Sale Are Rapidly Disappearing | Simplifying The MarketThrough all the challenges of 2020, the real estate market has done very well, and purchasers are continuing to take advantage of historically low mortgage rates. Realtor Magazine just explained: “While winter may be typically a slow season in real estate, economists predict it isn’t likely to happen this year…Low inventories combined with high demand […]

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Why Working from Home May Spark Your Next Move

By zebrastripes123 | November 16, 2020

Why Working from Home May Spark Your Next Move | Simplifying The MarketIf you’ve been working from home this year, chances are you’ve been at it a little longer than you initially expected. Businesses all over the country have figured out how to operate remotely to keep their employees healthy, safe, and productive. For many, it may be carrying into next year, and possibly beyond. While the […]

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