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The Do’s and Don’ts after Applying for a Mortgage

By Jessica Couch | Dec 21, 2020

Once you’ve found the right home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new place, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any major life […]

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2021 Housing Forecast [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jessica Couch | Dec 18, 2020

Some Highlights Experts project an optimistic year for the 2021 housing market. With mortgage rates forecasted to remain low, high buyer demand is expected to fuel more home sales and continue to increase home prices. Let’s connect today to determine how to make your best move in the new year.

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Homeowner Equity Increases an Astonishing $1 Trillion

By Jessica Couch | Dec 17, 2020

In a year that was financially devastating for many Americans, some good news for most homeowners is the dramatic gain in home equity over the last twelve months. Last week, CoreLogic released its 2020 3rd Quarter Homeowner Equity Insights report, which reveals four major findings: U.S. homeowners with mortgages have […]

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3 Reasons to Be Optimistic about Real Estate in 2021

By Jessica Couch | Dec 16, 2020

This year will be remembered for many reasons, and optimism is one thing that’s been in short supply since the spring. We’re experiencing a global pandemic, social unrest, an economic downturn, and natural disasters, just to name a few. The challenges brought on by the health crisis have also forced […]

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The Holidays Aren’t Stopping Homebuyers This Year

By Jessica Couch | Dec 15, 2020

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, yet finding the perfect holiday gifts for friends and family is certainly still top of mind for many right now. This year, there’s another type of buyer that’s very active this holiday season – the homebuyer. Each month, ShowingTime releases their Showing Index which tracks the […]

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5 Steps to Follow When Applying for Forbearance

By Jessica Couch | Dec 14, 2020

If you’re currently feeling the stress of affording your mortgage payment, or if you know someone who is, there’s still time to get help. For homeowners experiencing financial hardship this year, the CARES Act provides mortgage payment deferral options, creating much-needed relief in these challenging times. It’s important, however, to […]

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Winning as a Buyer in a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jessica Couch | Dec 11, 2020

Winning as a Buyer in a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights

  • Buying a home in today’s sellers’ market doesn’t have to feel like an uphill battle.
  • Here are four ways to make sure you’re positioned for success when making a home purchase, even when the scale tips toward sellers.
  • Let’s connect to make sure you’re armed for victory in the housing market this season.
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Why It Makes Sense to Sell Your House This Holiday Season

By Jessica Couch | Dec 10, 2020

Why It Makes Sense to Sell Your House This Holiday Season | Simplifying The MarketIf you’re one of the many homeowners thinking about taking your house off the market for the holidays, hang on. You definitely don’t want to miss the great selling opportunity you have right now. Here’s why this month is the optimal time to make sure your house is available for holiday buyers. The latest Existing Home […]

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Are Home Prices Headed Toward Bubble Territory?

By Jessica Couch | Dec 9, 2020

Are Home Prices Headed Toward Bubble Territory? | Simplifying The MarketTalk of a housing bubble is beginning to crop up as home prices have appreciated at a rapid pace this year. This is understandable since the appreciation of residential real estate is well above historic annual averages. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), annual appreciation since 1991 has averaged 3.8%. Here are the […]

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