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  • Thank You For Your Support!

    Thursday, 23 November 2017
    Thank You for Your Support! | Simplifying The Market

    Have a great holiday!

  • Bubble Alert! Is it Getting Too Easy to Get a Mortgage?

    Wednesday, 22 November 2017
    Bubble Alert! Is it Getting Too Easy to Get a Mortgage? | Simplifying The MarketThere is little doubt that it is easier to get a home mortgage today than it was last year. The Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), published by the Mortgage Bankers Association, shows that mortgage credit has become more available in each of the last several years. In fact, in just the last year: More buyers […]
  • Access is an Important Factor in Getting Your House SOLD!

    Tuesday, 21 November 2017
    Access is an Important Factor 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 with the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is Access, followed by Condition, […]
  • Homeowners: Your House Must Be Sold TWICE

    Monday, 20 November 2017
    Homeowners: Your House Must Be Sold TWICE | Simplifying The MarketIn today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home values could appreciate by another 5%+ over the next twelve months. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal. If prices are surging, it is difficult for […]
  • Top 4 Home Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Friday, 17 November 2017
    Top 4 Home Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

    Some Highlights:

    • Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home, or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projects will net you the most “Return On Investment” (ROI).
    • While big projects like adding a bathroom or a complete remodel of a kitchen are popular ways to increase a home’s value, something as simple as updating landscaping and curb appeal can have a quick impact on a home’s value.
  • Your Friends Are Crazy Wrong If They’re Telling You Not to Buy

    Thursday, 16 November 2017
    Your Friends Are Crazy Wrong if They're Telling You Not to Buy | Simplifying The MarketThe current narrative is that home prices have risen so much so that it is no longer a smart idea to purchase a home. Your family and friends might suggest that buying a home right now (whether a first-time home or a move-up home) makes absolutely no sense from an affordability standpoint. They are wrong! […]
  • Feeling ‘Stuck in Place’? You Aren’t Alone… And There’s Hope!

    Wednesday, 15 November 2017
    Feeling ‘Stuck in Place’? You Aren’t Alone… And There’s Hope! | Simplifying The MarketWhether you are a renter who is searching for your dream home or a homeowner who feels like your only option is to renovate, you have at least one thing in common: feeling stuck in place. According to data from the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the average amount of […]
  • Mortgage Interest Rates Are Going Up… Should I Wait to Buy?

    Tuesday, 14 November 2017
    Mortgage Interest Rates Are Going Up… Should I Wait to Buy? | Simplifying The MarketMortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, along with Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors, is calling for mortgage rates to continue to rise over the next four quarters. This has caused some purchasers to lament the fact that they may no longer be able to get a […]