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    Why Getting Pre-Approved Should Be Your First Step
    Why Getting Pre-Approved Should Be Your First Step | Simplifying The MarketIn many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for […]

    3 Tips for Making Your Dream Home a Reality [INFOGRAPHIC]
    3 Tips for Making Your Dream Home a Reality [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

    Some Highlights:

    • Realtor.com shared their ?5 Habits to Start Now If You Hope to Buy a Home.?
    • Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check is one of the best ways to save without thinking a lot about it.
    • Living within a budget will not only help you save money for down payments but will help you pay down other debts that might be holding you back.


    The #1 Reason to List Your House Today!
    The #1 Reason to List Your House Today! | Simplifying The MarketMany people believe that selling their house during ?the spring buyers? market? is the best thing to do. Their reasoning is that there will be more buyers than there are during the winter months and, therefore, their house will sell quicker and for a higher price. Historically, this made sense. However, today?s real estate market […]

    Home Prices Up 7% from Last Year
    Home Prices Up 7% from Last Year | Simplifying The MarketAccording to CoreLogic?s latest Home Price Index, national home prices have appreciated by 7.0% from October 2016 to October 2017. This marks the second month in a row with a 7.0% year-over-year increase. A lack of supply of homes for sale has led to upward pressure on home prices across the country, especially in areas […]

    Why Is There So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage?
    Why Is There So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage? | Simplifying The MarketWhy is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today? It seems that they need to know everything about you and requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are being told by friends and family that the process was […]

    5 Reasons to Sell This Winter!
    5 Reasons to Sell This Winter! | Simplifying The MarketHere are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase? and are in […]

    Median Days on the Market Drops to 34! [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Median Days on the Market Drops to 34! [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

    Some Highlights:

    • The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their Confidence Index.
    • The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners. Practitioners are asked about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions.
    • Homes sold in less than 60 days in 44 out of 50 states, and Washington D.C.
    • Homes typically went under contract in 34 days in October!


    The Real Reason Home Prices are Increasing
    The Real Reason Home Prices are Increasing | Simplifying The MarketThere are many unsubstantiated theories as to why home values are continuing to increase. From those who are worried that lending standards are again becoming too lenient (data shows this is untrue), to those who are concerned that prices are again approaching boom peaks because of ?irrational exuberance? (this is also untrue as prices are […]