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How Low Inventory May Impact the Housing Market This Fall

By Robert Mays | September 17, 2020

How Low Inventory May Impact the Housing Market This Fall | Simplifying The MarketReal estate continues to be called the ‘bright spot’ in the current economy, but there’s one thing that may hold the housing market back from achieving its full potential this year: the lack of homes for sale. Buyers are actively searching for and purchasing homes, looking to capitalize on today’s historically low interest rates, but […]

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The Surging Real Estate Market Continues to Climb

By Robert Mays | September 16, 2020

The Surging Real Estate Market Continues to Climb | Simplifying The MarketEarlier this year, realtor.com announced the release of the Housing Recovery Index, a weekly guide showing how the pandemic has impacted the residential real estate market. The index leverages a weighted average of four key components of the housing industry by tracking each of the following: Housing Demand – Growth in online search activity Home […]

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Is Now a Good Time to Move?

By Robert Mays | September 15, 2020

Is Now a Good Time to Move? | Simplifying The MarketHow long have you lived in your current home? If it’s been a while, you may be thinking about moving. According to the latest Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in 2019, homeowners were living in their homes for an average of 10 years. That’s a long time […]

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Two New Surveys Indicate Urban to Suburban Lean

By Robert Mays | September 14, 2020

Two New Surveys Indicate Urban to Suburban Lean | Simplifying The MarketThere has been much talk around the possibility that Americans are feeling less enamored with the benefits of living in a large city and now may be longing for the open spaces that suburban and rural areas provide. In a recent Realtor Magazine article, they discussed the issue and addressed comments made by Lawrence Yun, […]

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Virtual School Is Changing Homebuyer Needs [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Robert Mays | September 11, 2020

Some Highlights

With remote learning sweeping the nation this academic year, organized spaces with enough room for kids to learn effectively are high on buyer wish lists.
If you’re trying to make room for your family’s growing needs, multi-purpose r…

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Homebuyer Traffic Is on the Rise

By Robert Mays | September 10, 2020

Homebuyer Traffic Is on the Rise | Simplifying The MarketOne of the biggest surprises of 2020 is the resilience of the residential real estate market. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), is now forecasting that more homes will sell this year than last year. He’s also predicting home sales to increase by 8-12% next year. There’s strong evidence that […]

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The Latest Unemployment Rate Fell to 8.4%

By Robert Mays | September 9, 2020

The Latest Unemployment Rate Fell to 8.4% | Simplifying The MarketLast Friday, the Bureau for Labor Statistics released their Employment Report for August 2020. The big surprise was that the unemployment rate fell to 8.4%, a full percent lower than what many analysts had forecasted earlier in the week. Though it is tough to look at this as great news when millions of Americans are […]

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Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This?

By Robert Mays | September 8, 2020

Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This? | Simplifying The MarketThe year 2020 will certainly be one to remember, with new realities and norms that changed the way we live. This year’s real estate market is certainly no exception to that shift, with historic highlights continuing to break records and challenge what many thought possible in the housing market. Here’s a look at four key […]

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Thank You, Essential Workers

By Robert Mays | September 7, 2020

To all essential workers on this Labor Day, thank you.

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The 2020 Homebuyer Wish List [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Robert Mays | September 4, 2020

Some Highlights

The word “home” is taking on a whole new meaning this year, and buyers are starting to look for new features as they re-think their needs and what’s truly possible.
From more outdoor space to virtual classrooms for their children, bu…

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