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VA Loans: Helping Veterans Achieve Their Homeownership Dreams

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Nov 11, 2021

VA Loans: Helping Veterans Achieve Their Homeownership Dreams | Simplifying The MarketThe purpose of Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans is to provide a pathway to homeownership for those who have sacrificed so much by serving our nation. As the Veterans Administration says of the program: “The objective of the VA Home Loan Guaranty program is to help eligible Veterans, active-duty personnel, surviving spouses, and members of […]

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What’s Happening with Home Prices?

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Nov 10, 2021

What’s Happening with Home Prices? | Simplifying The MarketMany people have questions about home prices right now. How much have prices risen over the past 12 months? What’s happening with home values right now? What’s projected for next year? Here’s a look at the answers to all three of these questions. How much have home values appreciated over the last 12 months? According […]

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How Sellers Win When Housing Inventory Is Low

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Nov 9, 2021

How Sellers Win When Housing Inventory Is Low | Simplifying The MarketIn today’s housing market, the number of homes for sale is much lower than the strong buyer demand. As a result, homeowners ready to sell have a significant advantage. Here are three ways today’s low inventory will set you up for a win when you sell this season. 1. Higher Prices With so many more […]

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Two Graphs That Show Why You Shouldn’t Be Upset About 3% Mortgage Rates

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Nov 8, 2021

Two Graphs That Show Why You Shouldn’t Be Upset About 3% Mortgage Rates | Simplifying The MarketWith the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac climbing above 3%, rising rates are one of the topics dominating the discussion in the housing market today. And since experts project rates will rise further in the coming months, that conversation isn’t going away any time soon. But as a homebuyer, what do rates […]

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Numbers Don’t Lie – It’s Still a Great Time To Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Nov 5, 2021

Numbers Don’t Lie – It’s Still a Great Time To Sell [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights

  • Heading into the end of the year, you might wonder if it’s still a good time to sell your house. Here’s what the latest data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) says.
  • Housing supply is lower than last year, and home prices are up nationwide. Meanwhile, the average home is selling fast and receiving several offers. Listing now puts your house in the spotlight, meaning it could sell quickly – and for more than you’d expect.
  • Feeling motivated? If you’re ready to sell and capitalize on today’s market, let’s connect.
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Why a Wave of Foreclosures Is Not on the Way

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Nov 4, 2021

Why a Wave of Foreclosures Is Not on the Way | Simplifying The MarketWith forbearance plans coming to an end, many are concerned the housing market will experience a wave of foreclosures similar to what happened after the housing bubble 15 years ago. Here are a few reasons why that won’t happen. There are fewer homeowners in trouble this time After the last housing crash, about 9.3 million […]

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Experts Project Mortgage Rates Will Continue To Rise in 2022

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Nov 3, 2021

Experts Project Mortgage Rates Will Continue To Rise in 2022 | Simplifying The MarketMortgage rates are one of several factors that impact how much you can afford if you’re buying a home. When rates are low, they help you get more house for your money. Within the last year, mortgage rates have hit the lowest point ever recorded, and they’ve hovered in the historic-low territory. But even over […]

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Sellers Have Incredible Leverage in Today’s Market

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Nov 2, 2021

Sellers Have Incredible Leverage in Today’s Market | Simplifying The MarketWith mortgage rates climbing above 3% for the first time in months, serious buyers are more motivated than ever to find a home before the end of the year. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), puts it best, saying: “Housing demand remains strong as buyers likely want to secure a home […]

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Renters Missed Out on $51,500 This Past Year

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Nov 1, 2021

Renters Missed Out on $51,500 This Past Year | Simplifying The MarketRents have increased significantly this year. The latest National Rent Report from Apartmentlist.com shows rents are rising at a rate much higher than the three years leading up to the pandemic: “Since January of this year, the national median rent has increased by a staggering 16.4 percent. To put that in context, rent growth from January […]

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