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The Difference an Hour Makes in Real Estate [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jessica Couch | Nov 3, 2017

Every Hour in the US Housing Market: 

624 Homes Sell
347 Homes Regain Positive Equity
Median Home Values Go Up $1.13

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Why Sell Now Instead of Later? The Buyers are Out Now

By Jessica Couch | Nov 2, 2017

Why Sell Now instead of Later? The Buyers are Out Now | Simplifying The MarketEach year, most homeowners wait until the spring to sell their houses because they believe that they can get a better deal during the normal spring buyer’s market. However, recently released data suggests that a seller’s best deal may be available right now. The concept of ‘supply & demand’ reveals that the best price for […]

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Thinking About Buying? Know Your Credit Score

By Jessica Couch | Nov 1, 2017

Thinking About Buying? Know Your Credit Score | Simplifying The MarketKnowing your credit score or getting a recent copy of your credit report is one of the first steps that you can take toward knowing how ready you are to start the home buying process. Make sure all the information listed on your report is accurate and work to correct any mistakes. The higher your […]

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Millennials Flock Towards Low Down Payment Programs

By Jessica Couch | Oct 24, 2017

Millennials Flock Towards Low Down Payment Programs | Simplifying The MarketA report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less. The trend continued among all buyers with a mortgage, as 73% made a down payment of less than 20%. An article by Chase points to a new wave of millennial homebuyers: “We teamed up with Google to […]

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5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!

By Jessica Couch | Oct 23, 2017

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling! | Simplifying The MarketWhether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. This is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path 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. The […]

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The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jessica Couch | Oct 20, 2017

Some Highlights:

Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision.
Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (29.2%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15.8%)…

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Should I Buy a Home Now? Or Wait Until Next Year? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By simplify | Sep 29, 2017

Some Highlights:

The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 4.4% by next year.
CoreL…

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Thinking of Selling your Home? Competition is Coming

By simplify | Sep 28, 2017

Thinking of Selling your Home? Competition is Coming | Simplifying The MarketThe number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales Report, the number of these permits were up 7.7% over last year. […]

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What to Look for in Your Real Estate Team

By simplify | Sep 27, 2017

What to Look for in Your Real Estate Team | Simplifying The MarketHow do you select the members of your team who are going to help you make your dream of owning a home a reality? What should you be looking for? How do you know if you’ve found the right agent or lender? The most important characteristic that you should be looking for in your agent […]

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