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Interest Rates Over Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jessica Couch | Feb 21, 2020

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With interest rates hovering at near historic lows, now is a great time to look back at where they’ve been, and how much they’ve changed over time.
According to Freddie Mac, mortgage interest rates are currently hovering near a five…

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The #1 Misconception in the Homebuying Process

By Jessica Couch | Feb 20, 2020

The #1 Misconception in the Homebuying Process | Simplifying The MarketAfter over a year of moderating home prices, it appears home value appreciation is about to reaccelerate. Skylar Olsen, Director of Economic Research at Zillow, explained in a recent article:  “A year ago, a combination of a government shutdown, stock market slump and mortgage rate spike caused a long-anticipated inventory rise. That supposed boom turned […]

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The Many Benefits of Aging in a Community

By Jessica Couch | Feb 19, 2020

The Many Benefits of Aging in a Community | Simplifying The MarketThere’s comfort in being around people who share common interests, goals, and challenges. That comfort in a community doesn’t wane with age – it actually deepens. Whether it’s proudly talking about grandchildren or lamenting the fact that our eyes aren’t as good as they used to be, it helps to be around people who not […]

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How Trusted Professionals Make Homebuying Easier to Understand

By Jessica Couch | Feb 18, 2020

How Trusted Professionals Make Homebuying Easier to Understand | Simplifying The MarketIn the spring, many excited buyers get ready to enter the housing market. Others continue dreaming about the homes they’d like to buy. The truth is, many potential buyers continue to dream longer than they need to, simply because they’re confused about the homebuying process. Thankfully, working with a trusted real estate professional can help […]

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Get it girl…… Get it!!!!

By Jessica Couch | Feb 17, 2020

Oh!!!! It’s on!!! What are you working ON? What the heck? What are you working on, instead of in? Your business silly, your business! All my girls out there that run a business, you know!! It’s so hard to get caught up in the minutia of the day to day. […]

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The Overlooked Financial Advantages of Homeownership

By Jessica Couch | Feb 17, 2020

The Overlooked Financial Advantages of Homeownership | Simplifying The MarketThere are many clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, building net worth, growing appreciation, and more. If you’re a renter, it’s never too early to make a plan for how homeownership can propel you toward a stronger future. Here’s a dive into three often-overlooked financial benefits of homeownership and how preparing for […]

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Top Reasons to Love Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jessica Couch | Feb 14, 2020

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There are many benefits to love about homeownership, and they’re not all financial.
Being a part of a neighborhood, driving academic achievement, and improving mental health are just a few of these advantages.
Let’s get together to…

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How the Housing Market Benefits with Uncertainty in the World

By Jessica Couch | Feb 13, 2020

How the Housing Market Benefits with Uncertainty in the World | Simplifying The MarketIt’s hard to listen to today’s news without hearing about the uncertainty surrounding global markets, the spread of the coronavirus, and tensions in the Middle East, just to name a few. These concerns have caused some to question their investment plans going forward. As an example, in Vanguard’s Global Outlook for 2020, the fund explains, […]

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The #1 Reason to List Your House Right Now

By Jessica Couch | Feb 12, 2020

The #1 Reason to List Your House Right Now | Simplifying The MarketThe success of the U.S. residential real estate market, like any other market, is determined by supply and demand. This means we need to look at how many potential purchasers are in the market versus the number of houses that are available to buy. With early 2020 housing data now rolling in, it’s quite evident […]

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