The Truth About Homeowner Equity – Why some Homeowners think they still can’t sell

A recent article from a reputable news source was titled: “Here’s why some homeowners still can’t sell”. In the opening bullets of the article, the author claimed, “Negative equity is one of the main reasons why there are so few homes for sale.” The article then goes on to soften that stance.

Trust Matters – Why You Don’t Want to Hear This from Your Listing Agent

You Don't Want to Hear This from Your Listing Agent | Simplifying The MarketYou’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to: Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your home) Set the time schedule for the successful liquidation of that asset Set the fee […]

Thinking of Selling your Home? Building permits up, which means competition is coming

Thinking of Selling your Home? Competition is Coming | Simplifying The MarketThe number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales Report, the number of these permits were up 7.7% over last year. […]

Home Prices Up 6.64% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Home Prices Up 6.64% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights:

  • The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report.
  • In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state.
  • Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing you more!
  • Alaska & West Virginia were the only states where home prices are lower than they were last year.

Real Life vs. Reality TV: 5 Myths Explained

Real Life vs. Reality TV: 5 Myths Explained | Simplifying The MarketHave you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV ‘show hole’*? We’ve all been there… watching entire seasons of “Love it or List it,” “Fixer Upper,” “House Hunters,” “Flip or Flop,” “Property Brothers,” and so many more, just in one sitting.