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Should You Buy an Existing Home or New Construction?

By Jessica Couch | Aug 26, 2020

Should You Buy an Existing Home or New Construction? | Simplifying The MarketFinding the right home to purchase today is one of the biggest challenges for potential buyers. With so few homes for sale and construction of newly built homes ramping up, you may be wondering if you should consider new construction in your search process. It’s a great question to ask, and one to look at […]

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Builders & Realtors Agree: Real Estate Is Back

By Jessica Couch | Aug 25, 2020

Builders & Realtors Agree: Real Estate Is Back | Simplifying The MarketWhen shelter-in-place orders brought the economy to a screeching halt earlier this year, many believed the residential housing market would follow suit. Countless analysts predicted buyer demand would disappear and home values would depreciate for the first time in almost a decade. That, however, didn’t happen. It appears the opposite is taking place. After the […]

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Builders & Realtors Agree: Real Estate Is Back

By Jessica Couch | Aug 25, 2020

Builders & Realtors Agree: Real Estate Is Back | Simplifying The MarketWhen shelter-in-place orders brought the economy to a screeching halt earlier this year, many believed the residential housing market would follow suit. Countless analysts predicted buyer demand would disappear and home values would depreciate for the first time in almost a decade. That, however, didn’t happen. It appears the opposite is taking place. After the […]

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The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year

By Jessica Couch | Aug 24, 2020

The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year | Simplifying The MarketToday, Americans are moving for a variety of different reasons. The current health crisis has truly re-shaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending extra time where we currently live is enabling many families to re-evaluate what homeownership means and what they find most important in a home. According to Zillow: “In 2020, homes went from […]

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Ask a Pro About Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jessica Couch | Aug 21, 2020

Some Highlights

According to trending data, searches for key real estate topics are skyrocketing online.
Clearly, lots of people have questions about buying a home, and other topics related to the process.
Working with a trusted real estate professi…

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Forbearance Numbers Are Lower than Expected

By Jessica Couch | Aug 20, 2020

Forbearance Numbers Are Lower than Expected | Simplifying The MarketOriginally, some housing industry analysts were concerned that the mortgage forbearance program (which allows families to delay payments to a later date) could lead to an increase in foreclosures when forbearances end. Some even worried that we might relive the 2006-2008 housing crash all over again. Once you examine the data, however, that seems unlikely. […]

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Forbearance Numbers Are Lower than Expected

By Jessica Couch | Aug 20, 2020

Forbearance Numbers Are Lower than Expected | Simplifying The MarketOriginally, some housing industry analysts were concerned that the mortgage forbearance program (which allows families to delay payments to a later date) could lead to an increase in foreclosures when forbearances end. Some even worried that we might relive the 2006-2008 housing crash all over again. Once you examine the data, however, that seems unlikely. […]

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Just How Strong Is the Housing Recovery?

By Jessica Couch | Aug 19, 2020

Just How Strong Is the Housing Recovery? | Simplifying The MarketThe residential real estate market has definitely been the shining light in this country’s current economic situation. All-time low mortgage rates coupled with a new appreciation of what a home truly means has caused the housing market to push forward through this major health crisis. Let’s look at two measures that explain the resilience of […]

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Sellers Are Returning to the Housing Market

By Jessica Couch | Aug 18, 2020

Sellers Are Returning to the Housing Market | Simplifying The MarketIn today’s housing market, it can be a big challenge for buyers to find homes to purchase, as the number of houses for sale is far below the current demand. Now, however, we’re seeing sellers slowly starting to come back into the market, a bright spark for potential buyers. Javier Vivas, Director of Economic Research […]

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