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Slaying Myths About Home Buying [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:Interest Rates are still below historic numbers.88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months!Credit score requirements to be approved for a mortgage continue to fall.

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Baby Boomers Are On the Move

Baby Boomers Are On the Move | Simplifying The MarketAccording to a Merrill Lynch study“an estimated 4.2 million retirees moved into a new home last year alone.” Two-thirds of retirees say that they are likely to move at least once during retirement.

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Sales at Highest Pace in 9 Years! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:Sales of existing homes reached the highest annual pace in over 9 years at 5.29 million.Inventory remains below the 6-month norm and prices are still on the rise.Interest rates are at a historic low of 3.48%.

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3 Reasons to Buy Luxury Property THIS Year!!

3 Reasons to Buy Luxury Property THIS Year!! | Simplifying The MarketThe housing market is hot, with prices rising as demand far outpaces supply in almost every region. However, when it comes to luxury real estate, things are quite different. In the upper-end market, inventory is plentiful in most locations.

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BREXIT: What’s the FIXIT for U.S. Home Buyers and Sellers?

BREXIT: What’s the FIXIT for U.S. Home Buyers and Sellers? | Simplifying The MarketNow that much of the dust has settled and the panic has waned, let’s take a look at what impact Britain’s exit from the European Union may have on the U.S. housing market.

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Gap Between Homeowner’s & Appraiser’s Opinions Narrows Slightly

Gap Between Homeowner’s & Appraiser’s Opinions Narrows Slightly | Simplifying The MarketIn today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal.

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5 Reasons to Sell This Summer

5 Reasons to Sell This Summer | Simplifying The MarketAs the temperature rises, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream homes. The summer is a great time to list your home for sale. Here are five reasons why:

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Thinking You Should FSBO? Think Again [INFOGRAPHIC]

  • 88 % de los compradores buscaron su casa nueva en línea.
  • Utilizar un agente de bienes raíces puede dejarle $39,000 neto de más que si vende por su cuenta.
  • Hay una lista larga de gente con la que usted tiene que negociar cuando usted decide vender su casa, utilizar un profesional experimentado puede ayudar a aliviar el proceso.
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Hurry Up and List Your House TODAY!!

Hurry Up and List your House TODAY!! | Simplifying The MarketThat headline might be a little aggressive. However, as the data on the 2016 housing market begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME!

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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! | Simplifying The Market

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Thinking of Selling? 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO

Thinking of Selling? 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO | Simplifying The MarketIn today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers.

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Foreclosure Rate Drops to New Post-Crisis Low [INFOGRAPHIC]

Foreclosure Rate Drops to New Post-Crisis Low [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

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What’s Happening in the Real Estate Market?

What’s Happening in the Real Estate Market? | Simplifying the MarketThis is a pretty common question that a potential home buyer or seller may be asking themselves. Leading economists in real estate converged in New Orleans this past week as they presented their answer to this question at the 50th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference for the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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Here Comes the Housing Inventory!!

Here Comes the Housing Inventory!! | Simplifying The MarketAlmost every real estate conversation revolves around the continuous rise in house values over the last four years. Some have even mentioned a concern about another possible bubble forming. However, the recent increase in prices can be attributed to a very simple principle: supply and demand.

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US Housing Market Swings in Favor of Homeownership

US Housing Market Swings in Favor of Homeownership | Simplifying The MarketAccording to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, homeownership is a better way to produce greater wealth, on average, than renting. The results from the first quarter index showed that “16 of the 23 metropolitan markets investigated moved in the direction of buy territory.”

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Harvard: 5 Reasons Why Owning A Home Makes Sense Financially

Harvard: 5 Reasons Why Owning A Home Makes Sense Financially| Simplifying The MarketWe have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The personal reasons to own a home differ for each buyer, but there are many basic similarities.

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Home Prices Up 5.67% Across The Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Home Prices Up 5.67% Across The Country! | Simplifying The Market

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Serious About Home Buying? Get Pre-Approved

Serious About Home Buying? Get Pre-Approved | Simplifying The MarketIn many markets across the country, the amount of buyers searching for their dream home greatly outnumbers the amount 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 a mortgage before starting your search.

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Single Women Make Up 2nd Largest Home Buying Group

Single Women Make Up 2nd Largest Home Buying Group | Simplifying The MarketAccording to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, single women made up 18% of all first-time homebuyers last year, second only to married couples who made up 54% of total buyers.

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5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Pro

5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Pro | Simplifying The MarketWhether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you 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.

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Is Your First Home Within Your Grasp Now?

Is Your First Home Within Your Grasp Now? | Simplifying The MarketThere are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a family. Others may think they are too young. And still others might think their current income would never enable them to qualify for a mortgage.

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Wall Street Journal: Housing Recovery Picks Up Steam

Wall Street Journal: Housing Recovery Picks Up Steam | Simplifying The MarketYesterday, we ran a post quoting major housing experts on the increasing strength of the U.S. housing market. We were pleasantly surprised that, on the same day, the Wall Street Journal decided to run a front page story titled, “Housing Recovery Picks Up Steam” (article available to WSJ subscribers).

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June is National Homeownership Month! [INFOGRAPHIC]

June is National Homeownership Month! | Simplifying The Market

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New & Existing Home Sales Climb [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:

  • Both New Home Sales and Existing Home Sales are up month-over-month and year-over-year.
  • Inventory remains low which continues to drive home prices up as demand continues to exceed the 4.7-month inventory.
  • The median price of new homes is up 12% from March 2015, while the median price of existing homes is up 6.3% from April 2015.
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