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Past, Present and Future Home Values

Past, Present & Future Home Values | Simplifying The Market

Past, Present & Future Home Values

In CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, they revealed home appreciation in three categories: percentage appreciation over the last...

Sales Contracts Hit Highest Level in Months

Sales Contracts Hit Highest Level in Months | Simplifying The Market

Sales Contracts Hit Highest Level in Months

Home Sales Up Year-Over-Year

Home Sales Up Year-Over-Year

Home Sales Up Year-Over-Year | Simplifying The Market...

Further Proof This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

Further Proof This Isn’t a Housing Bubble | Simplifying The Market

Further Proof This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

Two weeks ago, we posted a blog which explained that current increases in home prices were...

Yes, Home Prices Are Rising. No, a New Housing Bubble is NOT Forming

Yes, Home Prices Are Rising. No, a New Housing Bubble is NOT Forming | Simplifying The Market

Yes, Home Prices Are Rising. No, a New Housing Bubble is NOT Forming

We recently reported that home prices are continuing to rise across most of the nation. This has created concern in some pundits that a housing bubble, like we saw ten years ago, is forming again. We want to explain...

Home Prices Up 5.76% Across The Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Home Prices Up 5.76% Across The Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Home Prices Up 5.76% Across The Country! | Simplifying The Market...

Mortgage Rates Again at Historic Lows

Mortgage Rates Again at Historic Lows | Simplifying The Market

Mortgage Rates Again at Historic Lows

Just two weeks ago, we posted an article discussing where mortgage interest rates may be heading over the next twelve months. We quoted projections from Fannie MaeFreddie Mac, the Mortgage Bankers’ Association and the National...

Future Home Values: Where Do The Experts Think They Are Headed?

Future Home Values: Where Do The Experts Think They Are Headed? | Simplifying The Market

Future Home Values: Where Do The Experts Think They Are Headed?

Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey....

Are the Kids Finally Moving Out?

Are the Kids Finally Moving Out? | Simplifying The Market

Are the Kids Finally Moving Out?

During the recession, many young adults graduating from college were forced to move back in with their parents. This caused new household formations to drop dramatically...

Play Chess… Not Checkers

Play Chess… Not Checkers | Simplifying The Market

Play Chess… Not Checkers

Checkers is a simple game with a simple objective; eliminate the other player’s pieces. Even the process of doing so is simple, jump the other player’s pieces and start a collection. There is very little thought as to a defensive strategy and it is often more reactive than strategic.

Even though the objective of Chess is simply laid out — obtain the other player’s King — the process in which to obtain this goal is much more strategic. Chess requires a greater understanding of the ability...

How Do You Know If You’ve Found Your ‘Perfect Match’? [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Do You Know If You’ve Found Your ‘Perfect Match’? [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Do You Know If You've Found Your 'Perfect Match'? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market...

Final 2015 Housing Numbers Now In

Final 2015 Housing Numbers Now In | Simplifying The Market

Final 2015 Housing Numbers Now In

Many have questioned the stability of certain sectors of the U.S. Economy, one section in particular is the housing market. Today we would like to share how the experts feel about how we ended 2015 and where they think we are headed in 2016.

How did we do in 2015?

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Do You Know How Much Equity You Have In Your Home? You May Be Surprised!

Do You Know How Much Equity You Have In Your Home? You May Be Surprised! | Simplifying The Market

Do You Know How Much Equity You Have In Your Home? You May Be Surprised!

CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 256,000 properties regained equity in the third quarter of 2015. This is great news for the country, as 92% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity...

Will Appraisals Continue to be a Challenge in 2016?

Will Appraisals Continue to be a Challenge in 2016? | Simplifying The Market

Will Appraisals Continue to be a Challenge in 2016?

First American Title issues a quarterly report, the Real Estate Sentiment Index (RESI),...

Thinking of Selling? Why Now May Be The Time

Thinking of Selling? Why Now May Be The Time | Simplifying The Market

Thinking of Selling? Why Now May Be The Time

It is common knowledge that a large number of homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their home on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a good strategy this year.

The other listings that do come out in the spring will represent increased competition to any seller. Do a greater number of homes actually come to the market in the spring, as compared to the rest of the year? The National Association of Realtors (NAR)...

A Million+ Boomerang Buyers about to Enter Market

A Million+ Boomerang Buyers about to Enter Market | Simplifying The Market

A Million+ Boomerang Buyers about to Enter Market

Where Are Interest Rates Headed This Year?

Where Are Interest Rates Headed This Year? | Simplifying The Market

Where Are Interest Rates Headed This Year?

What Do You Actually Need to Get a Mortgage?

Why Do Americans Consider Moving? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why Do Americans Consider Moving? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Lack of Listings Slowing Down the Housing Market

Lack of Listings Slowing Down the Housing Market | Simplifying The Market

Lack of Listings Slowing Down the Housing Market