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Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Apr 9, 2021

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If your house is feeling a little cramped with the addition of adult children or aging parents, it might be time to consider a move-up into a multigenerational home that better suits your changing needs.
With benefits that include a …

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Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Apr 8, 2021

Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits | Simplifying The MarketA Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today’s power-packed housing market. Here are the top four financial benefits of owning a home according to consumer respondents: 88% – a better chance of saving for retirement 87% – the best investment plan […]

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Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Apr 7, 2021

Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market? | Simplifying The MarketLast Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000 jobs in March – well above expert projections of 650,000 to 675,000. The unemployment rate fell again and is now at 6%. What does this mean for you? Our lives are deeply impacted by our nation’s economy. The […]

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Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ Market

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Apr 6, 2021

Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ Market | Simplifying The MarketIn a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For Sale By Owner, or FSBO) instead of working with a trusted real estate professional. When the inventory of homes for sale is as low as it is today, buyers are eager to snatch up […]

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Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This Year

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Apr 5, 2021

Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This Year | Simplifying The MarketIf you’re planning to buy a home this year, saving for a down payment is one of the most important steps in the process. One of the best ways to jumpstart your savings is by starting with the help of your tax refund. Using data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), it’s estimated that Americans […]

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Buyer Competition Is Good News for Sellers [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Apr 2, 2021

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With so many buyers looking for homes to purchase and so few houses available today, there’s a substantial increase in bidding wars, and homes are selling fast.
According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the Nation…

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There’s No Reason To Panic Over Today’s Lending Standards

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Apr 1, 2021

There’s No Reason To Panic Over Today's Lending Standards | Simplifying The MarketToday, some are afraid the real estate market is starting to look a lot like it did in 2006, just prior to the housing crash. One of the factors they’re pointing to is the availability of mortgage money. Recent articles about the availability of low down payment loans and down payment assistance programs are causing […]

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Is Homeownership Still Considered Part of the American Dream?

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Mar 31, 2021

Is Homeownership Still Considered Part of the American Dream? | Simplifying The MarketSince the birth of our nation, homeownership has always been considered a major piece of the American Dream. As Frederick Peters reports in Forbes: “The idea of a place of one’s own drives the American story. We became a nation out of a desire to slip the bonds of Europe, which was still in many […]

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How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying Budget

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Mar 30, 2021

How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying Budget | Simplifying The MarketMortgage rates are on the rise this year, but they’re still incredibly low compared to the historic average. However, anytime there’s a change in the mortgage rate, it affects what you can afford to borrow when you’re buying a home. As Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, shares: “Since January, mortgage rates have increased […]

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