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Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This?

By Jessica Couch | Sep 8, 2020

Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This? | Simplifying The MarketThe year 2020 will certainly be one to remember, with new realities and norms that changed the way we live. This year’s real estate market is certainly no exception to that shift, with historic highlights continuing to break records and challenge what many thought possible in the housing market. Here’s a look at four key […]

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Thank You, Essential Workers

By Jessica Couch | Sep 7, 2020

To all essential workers on this Labor Day, thank you.

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The 2020 Homebuyer Wish List [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jessica Couch | Sep 4, 2020

Some Highlights

The word “home” is taking on a whole new meaning this year, and buyers are starting to look for new features as they re-think their needs and what’s truly possible.
From more outdoor space to virtual classrooms for their children, bu…

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Homebuyer Demand Is Far Above Last Year’s Pace

By Jessica Couch | Sep 3, 2020

Homebuyer Demand Is Far Above Last Year’s Pace | Simplifying The MarketHomebuying has been on the rise over the past few months, with record-breaking sales powering through the market in June and July. Buyers are actively purchasing homes, and the momentum is continuing into the fall. It is, however, becoming harder for buyers to find homes to purchase. If you’ve been thinking about selling your house, […]

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How Will the Presidential Election Impact Real Estate?

By Jessica Couch | Sep 2, 2020

How Will the Presidential Election Impact Real Estate? | Simplifying The MarketThe year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging times of our lives. A worldwide pandemic, a recession causing historic unemployment, and a level of social unrest perhaps never seen before have all changed the way we live. Only the real estate market seems to be unaffected, as a new forecast projects […]

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It’s Not Just About the Price of the Home

By Jessica Couch | Sep 1, 2020

It’s Not Just About the Price of the Home | Simplifying The MarketWhen most of us begin searching for a home, we naturally start by looking at the price. It’s important, however, to closely consider what else impacts the purchase. It’s not just the price of the house that matters, but the overall cost in the long run. Today, that’s largely impacted by low mortgage rates. Low […]

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Three Ways to Win in a Bidding War

By Jessica Couch | Aug 31, 2020

Three Ways to Win in a Bidding War | Simplifying The MarketWith so few houses for sale today and low mortgage rates driving buyer activity, bidding wars are becoming more common. Multiple-offer scenarios are heating up, so it’s important to get pre-approved before you start your search. This way, you can put your best foot forward – quickly and efficiently – if you’re planning to buy […]

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The Cost of Renting Vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jessica Couch | Aug 28, 2020

Some Highlights

The percentage of income needed to afford a median-priced home today is declining, while that for renting is on the rise.
This is making buying a home an increasingly attractive option for many people, especially with low mortgage ra…

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Why Is It so Important to Be Pre-Approved in the Homebuying Process?

By Jessica Couch | Aug 27, 2020

Why Is It so Important to Be Pre-Approved in the Homebuying Process? | Simplifying The MarketYou may have heard that pre-approval is a great first step in the homebuying process. But why is it so important? When looking for a home, the temptation to fall in love with a house that’s outside your budget is very real. So, before you start shopping around, it’s helpful to know your price range, […]

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