First Time Home Buyers

Oct. 6, 2019

5 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

5 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights:

  • Learning the lingo of homebuying is an important part of feeling successful when buying a home.
  • From APR to P&I, you need to know the acronyms that will come up along the way, and what they mean when you hear them.
  • Your local professionals are here to help ...
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Sept. 12, 2019

A+ Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]

A+ Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights:

  • Hiring a real estate professional to help you buy your dream home or sell your current house is one of the most powerful decisions you can make.
  • A real estate professional has the experience to help you confidently navigate through the entire process.
  • Make sure you work with ...
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Sept. 12, 2019

Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008

Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008 | Simplifying The Market

Last week realtor.com released the results of a survey that produced three major revelations:

 

53% of home purchasers (first-time and repeat buyers) currently in the market believe a recession will occur this year or next.

57% believe the next recession will be as bad or worse than 2008 ...

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Sept. 12, 2019

How Property Taxes Can Impact Your Mortgage Payment

How Property Taxes Can Impact Your Mortgage Payment | Simplifying The Market

When buying a home, taxes are one of the expenses that can make a significant difference in your monthly payment. Do you know how much you might pay for property taxes in your state or local area?

 

When applying for a mortgage, you’ll see one of two acronyms in ...

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Sept. 12, 2019

5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

5 Reasons to Sell This Fall | Simplifying The Market

Below are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense.

 

1. Demand Is Strong

The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and ...

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Sept. 8, 2019

Homeownership Will Always Be a Part of the American Dream

Homeownership Will Always Be a Part of the American Dream | Simplifying The Market

On Labor Day we celebrate the hard work that helps us achieve the American Dream.

 

Growing up, many of us thought about our future lives with great ambition. We drew pictures of what jobs we wanted to have and where we would live as a representation of a secure ...

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Sept. 8, 2019

A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis [INFOGRAPHIC]

A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights:

  • There is plenty of talk in the media about a pending economic slowdown.
  • The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of the last 5 U.S. recessions, and decreased by less than 2% in the 4th.
  • Many experts predict a potential recession is on the ...
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Aug. 29, 2019

iBuyers: What Is the “Cost of Convenience” When Selling Your Home?

iBuyers: What Is the “Cost of Convenience” When Selling Your Home? | Simplifying The Market

When thinking about selling their house, homeowners have many options. A relatively new option is using an “iBuyer.” What is an iBuyer?

 

According to Jovio, the definition is:

 

“A company or investor that uses Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) to make instant offers on homes. It allows sellers ...

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Aug. 29, 2019

Top Priorities When Moving with Kids

Top Priorities When Moving with Kids | Simplifying The Market

According to the Pew Research Center, around 37% of U.S students will be going back to school soon and the rest have already started the new academic year. With school-aged children in your home, buying or selling a house can take on a whole different approach when it comes ...

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Aug. 29, 2019

What’s the Latest on Interest Rates?

What’s the Latest on Interest Rates? | Simplifying The Market

Mortgage rates have fallen by over a full percentage point since Q4 of 2018, settling at near-historic lows. This is big news for buyers looking to get more for their money in the current housing market.

What’s the Latest on Interest Rates? | Simplifying The Market

According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey,

 

“the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM ...

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