Diving Deep into Today’s Biggest Buyer Concerns

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?

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

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

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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Your Home Equity Can Take You Places [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The amount of wealth Americans have stored in their homes has increased astronomically.
On average, homeowners gained $33,400 in equity over the last 12 months, and the average equity on mortgaged homes is now $216,000.
When it’s ti…

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Selling Your House? Make Sure You Price It Right.

Selling Your House? Make Sure You Price It Right. | Simplifying the MarketThere’s no denying we’re in a sellers’ market. With low inventory and high buyer demand, homes today are selling above the asking price at a record rate. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR): Homes typically sell within 17 days (compared to 26 days one year ago). […]

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The Truths Young Homebuyers Need To Hear

The Truths Young Homebuyers Need To Hear | Simplifying The MarketFor many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating. A recent survey shows some homebuyers ages 25 to 40 may be unsure about the homebuying process and what they can afford. It found: “1 in 4 underestimated their buying potential by $150k or more” “1 in 4 underestimated the increase in value […]

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A Look at Home Price Appreciation Through 2025

A Look at Home Price Appreciation Through 2025 | Simplifying The MarketHome prices have increased significantly over the last year, which in turn has grown the net worth of homeowners. Appreciation and home equity are directly linked – as the value of a home increases, so does a homeowner’s equity. And with these recent gains, homeowners are witnessing their financial stability and well-being grow to record […]

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Home Builders Ramp Up Construction Based on Demand

Home Builders Ramp Up Construction Based on Demand | Simplifying the MarketIf you’re thinking of buying a home, there really is no time like the present. With today’s low mortgage rates, you have a great opportunity to get more home for your money. The challenge is inventory. Like you, many buyers want to capitalize on these market conditions, and it’s leading to more buyer competition and […]

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Are We in a Housing Bubble? Experts Say No.

Are We in a Housing Bubble? Experts Say No. | Simplifying The MarketThe question of whether the real estate market is a bubble ready to pop seems to be dominating a lot of conversations – and everyone has an opinion. Yet, when it comes down to it, the opinions that carry the most weight are the ones based on experience and expertise. Here are four expert opinions […]

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What Do Experts See on the Horizon for the Second Half of the Year?

What Do Experts See on the Horizon for the Second Half of the Year? | Simplifying The MarketAs we move into the latter half of the year, questions about what’s to come are top of mind for buyers and sellers. Near record-low mortgage rates coupled with rising home price appreciation kicked off a robust housing market in the first half of 2021, but what does the forecast tell us about what’s on […]

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What To Expect as Appraisal Gaps Grow

What To Expect as Appraisal Gaps Grow | Simplifying the MarketIn today’s real estate market, low inventory and high demand are driving up home prices. As many as 54% of homes are getting offers over the listing price, based on the latest Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Shawn Telford, Chief Appraiser at CoreLogic, elaborates: “The frequency of buyers being willing […]

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Save Time and Effort by Selling with an Agent

Save Time and Effort by Selling with an Agent | Simplifying the MarketSelling a house is a time-consuming process – especially if you decide to do it on your own, known as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO). From conducting market research to reviewing legal documents, handling negotiations, and more, it’s an involved and highly detailed process that requires a lot of expertise to navigate effectively. That’s […]

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Homebuyers: Hang in There [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Today’s sellers’ market provides unique challenges—and benefits—for buyers.
Current low interest rates won’t last forever, and home prices are forecast to rise.
If you’re a homebuyer, hang in there. Homeownership improves your qualit…

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