Seasonality in the Housing Market

Every year, transactions and prices tend to be above-trend in the summer while activity typically slows down in the winter. Seasonality plays an important role in the housing market since it has an impact on the housing demand and supply. In this post, we exclusively look at the (raw) non-seasonally adjusted numbers for existing home […]

Belief in Homeownership as an Investment is Far from Dead

Belief in Homeownership as an Investment is Far from Dead | Simplifying The MarketFollowing last year’s real estate market was like riding a rollercoaster. The market started off strong in 2018 and then softened before finishing with a mild flurry. However, one thing that did not waiver was America’s belief that owning a home makes sense from a financial standpoint. An end-of-the-year survey by the Federal Reserve Bank’s Center […]

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.

The Fall 2017 Edition of my guide, “Things to Consider When Buying a Home” is now available

Are you considering buying a home? My free guide has the answers to common questions, and information you didn’t even know you needed!

Inventory Mismatch – A Tale of Two Markets: A 6-Month Update

Six months ago, we reported that the mismatch between the type of inventory of homes for sale and the demand of buyers in the US was causing the formation of two markets. Above the threshold, it’s a buyer’s market. Below the threshold, it’s a seller’s market.