How Technology Is Enabling the Real Estate Process

How Technology Is Enabling the Real Estate Process | Simplifying The MarketToday’s everyday reality is pretty different than it looked just a few weeks ago. We’re learning how to do a lot of things in new ways, from how we work remotely to how we engage with our friends and neighbors. Almost everything right now is shifting to a virtual format. One of the big changes […]

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How to Find the Perfect Real Estate Agent

How to Find the Perfect Real Estate Agent | Simplifying The MarketThere’s a ton of real estate information available in the news today and on the Internet. It can be extremely confusing, especially in times of uncertainty like we’re facing right now. If you’re thinking of buying or selling this year, you need an agent who can help you: Make sense of this rapidly evolving housing […]

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Will Surging Unemployment Crush Home Sales?

Will Surging Unemployment Crush Home Sales? | Simplifying The MarketTen million Americans lost their jobs over the last two weeks. The next announced unemployment rate on May 8th is expected to be in the double digits. Because the health crisis brought the economy to a screeching halt, many are feeling a personal financial crisis. James Bullard, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. […]

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The Housing Market Is Positioned to Help the Economy Recover [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Expert insights are painting a bright future for housing when the economy bounces back – and it will.
We may be facing challenging economic times today, but the housing market is poised to help the economy recover, not drag it down.

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Looking to the Future: What the Experts Are Saying

Looking to the Future: What the Experts Are Saying | Simplifying The MarketAs our lives, our businesses, and the world we live in change day by day, we’re all left wondering how long this will last. How long will we feel the effects of the coronavirus? How deep will the impact go? The human toll may forever change families, but the economic impact will rebound with a […]

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The #1 Thing You Can Do Now to Position Yourself to Buy a Home This Year

The #1 Thing You Can Do Now to Position Yourself to Buy a Home This Year | Simplifying The MarketThe last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in the U.S. economy as businesses and consumers work to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The rapid spread of the virus has been compared to prior pandemics and outbreaks not seen in many years. It […]

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The Economic Impact of Buying a Home

The Economic Impact of Buying a Home | Simplifying The MarketWe’re in a changing real estate market, and life, in general, is changing too – from how we grocery shop and meal prep to the ways we can interact with our friends and neighbors. Even practices for engaging with agents, lenders, and all of the players involved in a real estate transaction are changing to […]

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The Best Advice Does Not Mean Perfect Advice

The Best Advice Does Not Mean Perfect Advice | Simplifying The MarketThe angst caused by the coronavirus has most people on edge regarding both their health and financial situations. It’s at times like these when we want exact information about anything we’re doing – even the correct protocol for grocery shopping. That information brings knowledge, and this gives us a sense of relief and comfort. If […]

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What You Can Do to Keep Your Dream of Homeownership Moving Forward [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Don’t put your homeownership plans on hold just because you’re stuck inside.
There are several things you can do right now to keep your home search moving forward.
Connect with an agent, learn about resource programs for things like…

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Don’t Let Frightening Headlines Scare You

Don’t Let Frightening Headlines Scare You | Simplifying The MarketThere’s a lot of anxiety right now regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The health situation must be addressed quickly, and many are concerned about the impact on the economy as well. Amidst all this anxiety, anyone with a megaphone – from the main street media to a lone blogger – has realized that bad news sells. […]

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Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My Home?

Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My Home? | Simplifying The MarketWith interest rates hitting all-time lows over the past few weeks, many homeowners are opting to refinance. To decide if refinancing your home is the best option for you and your family, start by asking yourself these questions: Why do you want to refinance? There are many reasons to refinance, but here are three of […]

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Why the Stock Market Correction Probably Won’t Impact Home Values

Why the Stock Market Correction Probably Won’t Impact Home Values | Simplifying The MarketWith the housing crash of 2006-2008 still visible in the rear-view mirror, many are concerned the current correction in the stock market is a sign that home values are also about to tumble. What’s taking place today, however, is nothing like what happened the last time. The S&P 500 did fall by over fifty percent […]

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Economic Slowdown: What the Experts Are Saying

Economic Slowdown: What the Experts Are Saying | Simplifying The MarketMore and more economists are predicting a recession is imminent as the result of the pullback in the economy caused by COVID-19. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research: “A recession is a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in real GDP, real […]

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A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis

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The COVID-19 pandemic is causing an economic slowdown.
The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of the last 5 U.S. recessions and decreased by less than 2% in the 4th.
All things considered, an economic slowdown does not…

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Are We About to See a New Wave of Foreclosures?

Are We About to See a New Wave of Foreclosures? | Simplifying The MarketWith all of the havoc being caused by COVID-19, many are concerned we may see a new wave of foreclosures. Restaurants, airlines, hotels, and many other industries are furloughing workers or dramatically cutting their hours. Without a job, many homeowners are wondering how they’ll be able to afford their mortgage payments. In spite of this, […]

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