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2 Trends Helping Keep Housing Affordable

By Jessica Couch | May 1, 2019

2 Trends Helping Keep Housing Affordable | Simplifying The MarketTwo positive trends have started to emerge that impact the 2019 Spring Housing Market. Mortgage interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate loan have dropped to new lows, right as reports show that wages have increased at their highest rate in decades! These two factors have helped keep housing affordable despite low supply of houses […]

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What Would Make You Sell Your House?

By Jessica Couch | Apr 30, 2019

What Would Make You Sell Your House? | Simplifying The MarketThere are many reasons why a homeowner decides to sell their house and move. The latest Generational Trends Report from the National Association of Realtors asked recent home sellers to share their reason for moving. The younger the respondents, the more likely their top response centered around needing a larger home (ages 29 to 53). […]

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Whatever the universe has for me today!

By Jessica Couch | Apr 29, 2019

Some days I help my clients move. Often I help my clients clean, paint, and move in. This isn’t really part of my job but something I really enjoy doing. Other realtors often tell me that I will soon reach a point where I won’t be able to do all […]

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How Quickly Can You Save Your Down Payment?

By Jessica Couch | Apr 29, 2019

How Quickly Can You Save Your Down Payment? | Simplifying The MarketSaving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long it would take to save for a down payment in each state. Using data from HUD, Census and […]

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Existing Home Sales Slow to Start Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jessica Couch | Apr 26, 2019

Some Highlights:

Existing Home Sales slowed to an annual pace of 5.21 million home sales in March.
Low inventory levels are still impacting home sales! The current month’s supply of homes for sale is 3.9-months.
Median home prices were up 3.8% over …

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COME SEE!! 8327 Rockbury, Antelope, CA 95843

By Jessica Couch | Apr 25, 2019
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On a Mission.

By Jessica Couch | Apr 25, 2019

If you’re looking for perspective? Go on a mission. If you’re looking for a reason to celebrate your regular mundane life? Go on a mission. If you’re looking for the hardest work you could possibly experience over spring break? Come along on a Mission. I had heard about the trips […]

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Renters Paying Substantially More While Owning Costs Less

By Jessica Couch | Apr 25, 2019

Renters Paying Substantially More While Owning Costs Less | Simplifying The MarketIn a recent Insights Blog, CoreLogic reported that rent prices have skyrocketed since 2005. Meanwhile, the typical mortgage payment has actually decreased. “CoreLogic’s national rent index was up 36% in December 2018 compared with December 2005, while the typical mortgage payment was down 4% over that period.” Why the difference between the costs of renting […]

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New Study Reveals One Surprising Reason for the Inventory Shortage

By Jessica Couch | Apr 24, 2019

New Study Reveals One Surprising Reason for the Inventory Shortage | Simplifying The MarketThere has been a great amount written on millennials and their impact on the housing market. However, the headlines often contradict each other. Some claim this generation is becoming the largest share of first-time home buyers, while others claim millennials don’t want to own a home, blaming them for the dip in homeownership rate. While […]

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