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Your House Could Be the Oasis in an Inventory Desert

By Robert Mays | May 13, 2021

Your House Could Be the Oasis in an Inventory Desert | Simplifying The MarketHomebuyers are flooding the housing market right now to take advantage of record-low mortgage rates. Many have a sense of urgency to find a home soon since experts forecast a steady rise in both rates and home prices this year and next. As a result, buyer demand greatly outweighs the current housing supply. Here’s how […]

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It’s Not Too Late To Apply For Forbearance

By Robert Mays | May 12, 2021

It’s Not Too Late To Apply For Forbearance | Simplifying The MarketOver the past year, the pandemic made it challenging for some homeowners to make their mortgage payments. Thankfully, the government initiated a forbearance program to provide much-needed support. Unless they’re extended once again, some of these plans and the corresponding mortgage payment deferral options will expire soon. That said, there’s still time to request assistance. […]

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Experts Say Home Prices Will Continue to Appreciate

By Robert Mays | May 11, 2021

Experts Say Home Prices Will Continue to Appreciate | Simplifying The MarketIt’s clear that consumers are concerned about how quickly home values are rising. Many people fear the speed of appreciation may lead to a crash in prices later this year. In fact, Google reports that the search for “When is the housing market going to crash?” has actually spiked 2450% over the past month. In […]

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3 Graphs Showing Why You Should Sell Your House Now

By Robert Mays | May 10, 2021

3 Graphs Showing Why You Should Sell Your House Now | Simplifying The MarketThere’s no doubt that 2021 is the year of the seller when it comes to the housing market. If you’re a homeowner thinking of moving to better suit your changing needs, now is the perfect time to do so. Low mortgage rates are in your favor when you’re ready to purchase your dream home, and […]

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The Power of Mortgage Pre-Approval [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Robert Mays | May 7, 2021

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Mortgage pre-approval means a lender has reviewed your finances and, based on factors like your income, debt, and credit history, determined how much you’re qualified to borrow.
Being pre-approved for a loan can give you clarity whi…

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Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune

By Robert Mays | May 6, 2021

Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune | Simplifying The MarketMany people are sitting on the fence trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a home. Some are renters who have a strong desire to become homeowners but are unsure if buying right now makes sense. Others may be homeowners who are realizing that their current home no longer fits their changing needs. […]

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Are Interest Rates Expected to Rise Over the Next Year?

By Robert Mays | May 5, 2021

Are Interest Rates Expected to Rise Over the Next Year? | Simplifying The MarketSo far this year, mortgage rates continue to hover around 3%, encouraging many hopeful homebuyers to enter the housing market. However, there’s a good chance rates will increase later this year and going into 2022, ultimately making it more expensive to borrow money for a home loan. Here’s a look at what several experts have […]

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4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now

By Robert Mays | May 4, 2021

4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now | Simplifying The MarketThe housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that there were 410,000 fewer single-family homes for sale this March than in March of 2020. The key to continued success in the residential housing market […]

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Americans Find the Nonfinancial Benefits of Homeownership Most Valuable

By Robert Mays | May 3, 2021

Americans Find the Nonfinancial Benefits of Homeownership Most Valuable | Simplifying The MarketHomeownership is a foundational part of the American Dream. As we look back on more than a year of sheltering in our homes, having a place of our own is more important than ever. While financial benefits are always a key aspect of homeownership, today, homeowners rank the nonfinancial and personal benefits with even higher […]

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Should I Buy Now or Wait? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Robert Mays | April 30, 2021

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If you’re thinking that waiting a year or two to purchase a home might mean you’ll save some money, think again.
Mortgage interest rates are currently very low, but experts across the board are forecasting increases in both home pric…

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