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A Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jessica Couch | May 10, 2019

Some Highlights:

An emerging trend for some time now has been the difference between available inventory and demand in the premium and luxury markets and that in the starter and trade-up markets and what those differences are doing to prices!
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Mainstream Concerns about an Economic Slowdown Revisited

By Jessica Couch | May 9, 2019

Mainstream Concerns about an Economic Slowdown Revisited | Simplifying The MarketRecently, we reported that many believe a recession could happen within the next two years. We explained that 70% of economists and market analysts surveyed last year believe that a recession will occur in 2019 or 2020 and that 42% of consumers currently looking to purchase a home also agree that a recession will occur […]

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The Benefits of a 20% Down Payment

By Jessica Couch | May 8, 2019

The Benefits of a 20% Down Payment | Simplifying The MarketIf you are in the market to buy a home this year, you may be confused about how much money you need to come up with for your down payment. Many people you talk to will tell you that you need to save 20% or you won’t be able to secure a mortgage. The truth […]

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The Benefits of a 20% Down Payment

By Jessica Couch | May 8, 2019

The Benefits of a 20% Down Payment | Simplifying The MarketIf you are in the market to buy a home this year, you may be confused about how much money you need to come up with for your down payment. Many people you talk to will tell you that you need to save 20% or you won’t be able to secure a mortgage. The truth […]

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Home Buyers are Optimistic About Homeownership!

By Jessica Couch | May 7, 2019

Home Buyers are Optimistic About Homeownership! | Simplifying The MarketWhen we consider buying an item, we naturally go through a research process prior to making our decision. We ask our friends and family members who have made similar purchases about their experience, we get opinions and insights, and we read reviews online. There’s no difference when considering a home purchase! Most homebuyers start by […]

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A 30-day challenge. Who is up for it??

By Jessica Couch | May 6, 2019

A 30-day challenge. Who is up for it?? How to keep your energy high all day!!Ready?1- Get up when your alarm goes off.FYI- if you get up an hour earlier you can accomplish more than everyone else! 2- Get moving! Go for a run, practice yoga, lift weights, whatever! Move […]

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Why Access Is One of the Most Important Factors in Getting Your House Sold!

By Jessica Couch | May 6, 2019

Why Access Is One of the Most Important Factors in Getting Your House Sold! | Simplifying The MarketSo, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to your potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is access, followed by condition, financing, […]

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The Cost of Renting vs. Buying This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jessica Couch | May 3, 2019

Some Highlights:

Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision.
Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (27.7%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (17.5…

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Your Fabulous New Dream Home is Now Available

By Jessica Couch | May 2, 2019

Your Fabulous New Dream Home is Now Available |Simplifying The MarketOver the last several years, many “baby boomers” have undergone a metamorphosis. Their children have finally moved out and they can now dream about their own future. For many, a change in lifestyle might necessitate a change in the type of home they live in. That two-story, four-bedroom colonial with three bathrooms no longer fits […]

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