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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

The Top 5 Reasons You Should Not For Sale By Owner

The Top 5 Reasons You Should Not For Sale By Owner | Simplifying The Market

The Top 5 Reasons You Should Not For Sale By Owner

In today's market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising, some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers.

Here are five of those reasons:

1. There Are Too Many People to Negotiate With

Here is a list of some of the people with whom you must be prepared to negotiate if you decide to For Sale By Owner:

  • The buyer who wants the best deal possible
  • The buyer’s agent who solely represents...

Home Sales Up Year-Over-Year

Home Sales Up Year-Over-Year

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

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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 the result...

91.5% of Homes in the US have Positive Equity

91.5% of Homes in the US have Positive Equity | Simplifying The Market

91.5% of Homes in the US have Positive Equity

CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that one million borrowers regained equity in their homes in 2015....

3 Charts That Scream ‘List Your Home Today’

3 Charts That Scream ‘List Your Home Today’ | Simplifying The Market

3 Charts That Scream ‘List Your Home Today’

In school we all learned the Theory of Supply and Demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will surely rise.

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The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently ...

The Importance of Using an Agent To Sell Your House

The Importance of Using an Agent To Sell Your House | Simplifying The Market

The Importance of Using an Agent To Sell Your House

When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is to actually get the home sold.

In order to accomplish...

The Mortgage Process: What You Need To Know [INFOGRAPHIC]


The Mortgage Process: What You Need To Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Gap Between Homeowner’s & Appraiser’s Opinions Widen

Gap Between Homeowner’s & Appraiser’s Opinions Widen | Simplifying The Market

Gap Between Homeowner’s & Appraiser’s Opinions Widen

In 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.

If prices...

What If I Wait Until Next Year To Buy A Home?

What If I Wait Until Next Year To Buy A Home? | Simplifying The Market

What If I Wait Until Next Year To Buy A Home?

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 why these concerns...

Housing Market To “Spring Forward” This Year

Housing Market To “Spring Forward” This Year | Simplifying The Market

Housing Market To “Spring Forward” This Year

Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the market right now is what is holding back the market.

Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best interest, and traditionally they would have been right.

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Study Again Finds Homeownership to be a Better Way of Producing Wealth

Study Again Finds Homeownership to be a Better Way of Producing Wealth | Simplifying The Market

Study Again Finds Homeownership to be a Better Way of Producing Wealth

According to the latest ...

Put Your Housing Cost To Work For You!

Put Your Housing Cost To Work For You! | Simplifying The Market

Put Your Housing Cost To Work For You!

There are...

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...

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Home Is Where The Heart Is | Simplifying The Market

Home Is Where The Heart Is

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Yesterday, we discussed the reasons why homeownership makes sense, financially. Today we wanted to touch on the emotional or ‘real’ reasons that many Americans strive to become homeowners. 

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One More Time, Real Estate is a Great Investment

One More Time, Real Estate is a Great Investment | Simplifying The Market

One More Time, Real Estate is a Great Investment

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In a recent blog post on Marginal Revolution, economist Alex Tabarrok discussed homeownership as an investment....

14,986 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?

14,986 Homes Sold Yesterday... Did Yours? | Simplifying The Market

14,986 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?

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There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consider is... If it hasn't sold yet, maybe it's not priced...