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What Does the Future Hold for Home Prices?

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Oct 19, 2021

What Does the Future Hold for Home Prices? | Simplifying The MarketIf you’re looking to buy or sell a house, chances are you’ve heard talk about today’s rising home prices. And while this increase in home values is great news for sellers, you may be wondering what the future holds. Will prices continue to rise with time, or should you expect them to fall? To answer […]

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Sellers: Your House Could Be an Oasis for Buyers Seeking More Options

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Oct 18, 2021

Sellers: Your House Could Be an Oasis for Buyers Seeking More Options | Simplifying The MarketSellers have a great opportunity this season as buyer demand still heavily outweighs the current supply of homes for sale. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), today’s housing inventory sits at only a 2.6-month supply. To put that into perspective, a neutral market typically features a 6-month supply. That places today’s market firmly […]

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Homebuyer Tips for Finding the One [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Oct 15, 2021

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The best advice carries across multiple areas of life. When it comes to homebuying, a few simple tips can help you stay on track.
Because of increased demand, you’ll need to be patient and embrace compromises during your search. Then…

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What Do Past Years Tell Us About Today’s Real Estate Market?

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Oct 14, 2021

What Do Past Years Tell Us About Today’s Real Estate Market? | Simplifying The MarketAs you follow the news, you’re likely seeing headlines discussing what’s going on in today’s housing market. Chances are high that some of the more recent storylines you’ve come across mention terms like cooling or slowing when talking about where the market is headed. But what do these terms mean? The housing market today is […]

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The Big Question: Should You Renovate or Move?

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Oct 13, 2021

The Big Question: Should You Renovate or Move? | Simplifying The MarketThe last 18 months changed what many buyers are looking for in a home. Recently, the American Institute of Architects released their AIA Home Design Trends Survey results for Q3 2021. The survey reveals the following: 70% of respondents want more outdoor living space 69% of respondents want a home office (48% wanted multiple offices) […]

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Don’t Wait for a Lower Mortgage Rate – It Could Cost You

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Oct 12, 2021

Don’t Wait for a Lower Mortgage Rate – It Could Cost You | Simplifying The MarketToday’s housing market is truly one for the record books. Over the past year, we’ve seen the lowest mortgage rates in history. And while those rates seemed to bottom out in January of this year, the golden window of opportunity for buyers isn’t over just yet. If you’re one of the buyers who worry they’ve […]

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Experts Agree: Homeownership Provides a Path to Long-Term Wealth

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Oct 11, 2021

Experts Agree: Homeownership Provides a Path to Long-Term Wealth | Simplifying The MarketA recent survey from LendingTree.com found there are multiple reasons why Americans would choose to purchase a home instead of renting. Some of the most popular non-financial reasons given include: The flexibility to make the space your own The pride homeownership offers The sense of stability In the same survey, 41% of respondents say they’d […]

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What’s Causing Today’s Competitive Real Estate Market? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Oct 8, 2021

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Today’s strong sellers’ market is the direct result of high demand and low supply.
Low mortgage rates and generational trends have created an increased demand for homes. Meanwhile, the slower pace of new home construction and homeown…

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111,285 Reasons You Should Buy a Home This Year

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Oct 7, 2021

111,285 Reasons You Should Buy a Home This Year | Simplifying The MarketThe financial benefits of buying a home versus renting one are always up for debate. However, one element of the equation is often ignored – the ability to build wealth as a homeowner. According to the latest research from the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “Homeownership is a key pathway to building wealth and narrowing […]

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