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September 6, 2022

How Owning a Home Builds Your Net Worth

How Owning a Home Builds Your Net Worth | Simplifying The MarketOwning a home is a major financial milestone and an achievement to take pride in. One major reason: the equity you build as a homeowner gives your net worth a big boost. And with high inflation right now, the link between owning your home and building your wealth is especially important. If you’re looking to […]
September 1, 2022

New Homes May Have the Incentives You’re Looking for Today

New Homes May Have the Incentives You’re Looking for Today | Simplifying The MarketAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, this year, builders are on pace to complete more than a million new homes in this country. If you’ve had trouble finding a home to buy over the past year, it may be time to work with your trusted agent to consider a new build and the incentives that […]
August 31, 2022

Buyers: You May Face Less Competition as Bidding Wars Ease

Buyers: You May Face Less Competition as Bidding Wars Ease | Simplifying The MarketOne of the top stories in recent real estate headlines was the intensity and frequency of bidding wars. With so many buyers looking to purchase a home and so few of them available for sale, fiercely competitive bidding wars became the norm during the pandemic – and it drove home prices up. If you tried […]
August 25, 2022

Why You May Want To Start Your Home Search Today

Why You May Want To Start Your Home Search Today | Simplifying The MarketIf you’re thinking about buying a home, you likely have a lot of factors on your mind. You’re weighing your own needs against higher mortgage rates, today’s home prices, and more to try to decide if you want to jump into the market. While some buyers may wait things out, there’s a reason serious buyers […]
August 22, 2022

3 Tips for Buying a Home Today

3 Tips for Buying a Home Today | Simplifying The MarketIf you put off your home search at any point over the past two years, you may want to consider picking it back up based on today’s housing market conditions. Recent data shows the supply of homes for sale is increasing, giving buyers like you additional options. But it’s important to keep in mind that […]
August 15, 2022

The U.S. Homeownership Rate Is Growing

The U.S. Homeownership Rate Is Growing | Simplifying The MarketThe desire to own a home is still strong today. In fact, according to the Census, the U.S. homeownership rate is on the rise. To illustrate the increase, the graph below shows the homeownership rate over the last year: That data shows more than half of the U.S. population live in a home they own, […]
August 10, 2022

Is the Shifting Market a Challenge or an Opportunity for Homebuyers?

Is the Shifting Market a Challenge or an Opportunity for Homebuyers? | Simplifying The MarketIf you tried to buy a home during the pandemic, you know the limited supply of homes for sale was a considerable challenge. It created intense bidding wars which drove home prices up as buyers competed with one another to be the winning offer. But what was once your greatest challenge may now be your […]
August 3, 2022

Buying a Home May Make More Financial Sense Than Renting One

Buying a Home May Make More Financial Sense Than Renting One | Simplifying The MarketIf rising home prices leave you wondering if it makes more sense to rent or buy a home in today’s housing market, consider this. It’s not just home prices that have risen in recent years – rental prices have skyrocketed as well. As a recent article from realtor.com says: “The median rent across the 50 largest […]
August 1, 2022

Why Are People Moving Today?

Why Are People Moving Today? | Simplifying The MarketBuying a home is a major life decision. That’s true whether you’re purchasing for the first time or selling your house to fuel a move. And if you’re planning to buy a home, you might be hearing about today’s shifting market and wondering what it means for you. While mortgage rates are higher than they […]