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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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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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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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