First Time Home Buyers

Jan. 15, 2020

Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less Affordable

Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less Affordable | Simplifying The Market

There’s a current narrative that owning a home today is less affordable than it has been in the past. The reason some are making this claim is because house prices have substantially increased over the last several years.

 

It’s not, however, just the price of a home that matters ...

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Jan. 7, 2020

3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year

3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year | Simplifying The Market

Outside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want to consider buying your dream home this year instead of waiting.

 

1. Buying a Home is a Great Investment

Several reports indicate that real estate is a good investment ...

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Dec. 28, 2019

When a House Becomes a Happy Home

When a House Becomes a Happy Home | Simplifying The Market

We talk a lot about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not we’re drawn to the emotional reasons for homeownership.

 

No matter the size or shape of living space, the feeling of a home means different things to different people. Whether it’s ...

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Dec. 28, 2019

Year-Over-Year Rental Prices on the Rise

Year-Over-Year Rental Prices on the Rise | Simplifying The Market

Looking ahead, 2020 is projected to be a strong year for homeownership. According to the Freddie Mac Forecast,

 

“We expect rates to remain low, falling to a yearly average of 3.8% in 2020.”

 

If you’re currently renting, 2020 may be a great time to think about ...

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Dec. 28, 2019

Working with a Local Real Estate Professional Makes All the Difference [INFOGRAPHIC]

Working with a Local Real Estate Professional Makes All the Difference [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights:

  • Choosing the right real estate professional is one of the most impactful decisions you can make in your home buying or selling process.
  • A real estate professional can explain current market conditions and break down what they will mean to you and your family.
  • If you’re considering buying ...
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Dec. 18, 2019

December 2019: The Buyer Stakes Are High Because Inventory Is Low

December 2019: The Buyer Stakes Are High Because Inventory Is Low | Simplifying The Market

The reality of what we’re seeing this month is that homes are selling fast. In today’s strong seller’s market, bidding wars are common and expected with starter or entry-level homes.

 

In most areas of the country, first-time buyers have been met with fierce competition throughout their homebuying experience. Some ...

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Dec. 8, 2019

What is the Best Investment for Americans?

What is the Best Investment for Americans? | Simplifying The Market

Some are reporting that there is trepidation regarding the real estate market in the United States. Apparently, the American people are quite comfortable.

 

Porch.com, a major network helping homeowners with their renovation projects, recently conducted a survey which asked Americans:

 

“What do you believe is the safest ...

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Dec. 7, 2019

Millennials Are on the Move as First-Time Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Is Your First Home Now Within Your Grasp? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying the Market

Some Highlights:

  • According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the median age of all first-time homebuyers is 32.
  • With more millennials entering a homebuying phase of life, they are driving a large portion of the buyer appetite in the market, keeping buyer activity strong.
  • More and more ...
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Nov. 25, 2019

7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday Season

7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday Season | Simplifying The Market

Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to list their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the spring. Let’s unpack the top reasons why listing your house now or keeping it on the market ...

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Nov. 20, 2019

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers | Simplifying The Market

In a recent article, First American shared how millennials are not really any different from previous generations when it comes to the goal of homeownership; it is still a huge part of their American Dream. The piece, however, also reveals,

 

 “Saving for a down payment is one of the ...

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