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 […]

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.

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. […]