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5 Reasons to Love Using A Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Feb 9, 2018

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Hiring a real estate professional to guide you through the process of buying a home or selling your house can be one of the best decisions you make!
They are there for you to help with paperwork, understanding the process, negotiations, …

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Homeownership: “The Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated”

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Feb 8, 2018

Homeownership: "The Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated" | Simplifying The MarketThe famous quote by Mark Twain in the title of this article can be used to describe homeownership in America today. Last week, the Census revealed that the percentage of homeowners in the country increased for the first time in thirteen years. A story in the Wall Street Journal gave these new homeownership numbers some […]

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Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed in 2018?

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Feb 7, 2018

Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed in 2018? | Simplifying The MarketThe interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start your home search. Below is a chart created using Freddie Mac’s U.S. Economic […]

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Millionaire to Millennials: Don’t Rent a Home… Buy!

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Feb 6, 2018

Millionaire to Millennials: Don’t Rent a Home… Buy! | Simplifying The MarketIn a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “The biggest mistake millennials are making is not buying their first home.” He goes on to say that, “If you want to build real financial security, real wealth for your lifetime, then you need to buy a home.” Bach went on to explain: “Homeowners are worth 40 times […]

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Whether You Rent or Buy, Either Way You’re Paying a Mortgage!

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Feb 5, 2018

Whether You Rent or Buy, Either Way You're Paying a Mortgage! | Simplifying The MarketThere are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize, however, that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. As Entrepreneur Magazine, a premier source for small business, explained in their article, “12 Practical […]

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5 Reasons Homeowners Can Throw Better Super Bowl Parties! [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Feb 2, 2018

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Watching the big game at home with your friends & family offers many advantages.
There’s more room to entertain a large crowd and you don’t have to worry about complaints to your landlord if you cheer too loudly!
The kitchen is big e…

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Bidding Wars Abound… How Long Will They Continue?

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Feb 1, 2018

Bidding Wars Abound… How Long Will They Continue? | Simplifying The MarketJust like with any product or service, the law of supply and demand impacts home prices. Any time that there is less supply than the market demands, prices increase. In many areas of the country, the supply of homes for sale in the starter and trade-up home markets is so low that bidding wars have […]

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Study Shows “Millennials Deserve More Credit”

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Jan 31, 2018

Study Shows "Millennials Deserve More Credit" | Simplifying The MarketWhen it comes to talking about millennials, there are many stereotypes out there that have influenced the way the public feels about the generation. Whether it’s the assumption that millennials are irresponsible with money and would rather buy avocado toast than save for a down payment, or that millennials jump from job to job, the […]

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2 Major Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Jan 30, 2018

2 Major Myths Holding Back Home Buyers | Simplifying The MarketUrban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership,” which revealed that “eighty percent of consumers either are unaware of how much lenders require for a down payment or believe all lenders require a down payment above 5 percent.” Myth #1: “I Need a 20% Down Payment” Buyers often overestimate the down payment funds […]

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