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  • It’s a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]
    It’s a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

    Some Highlights

    • Over the past year, homeowners have gained an unprecedented opportunity to sell with great success while buyer demand is soaring.
    • With homes selling twice as fast as they did last year at this time, getting multiple offers, and rising in price, homeowners are in the driver’s seat.
    • Let’s connect today if you’re ready to learn about the leverage you have as a seller in today’s housing market.
  • Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year?
    Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year? | Simplifying The MarketIf you’re looking for a home to purchase right now and having trouble finding one, you’re not alone. At a time like this when there are so few houses for sale, it’s normal to wonder if you’ll actually find one to buy. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), across the country, inventory of […]
  • How Much Leverage Do Today’s House Sellers Have?
    How Much Leverage Do Today's House Sellers Have? | Simplifying The MarketThe housing market has been scorching hot over the last twelve months. Buyers and their high demand have far outnumbered sellers and a short supply of houses. According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), sales are up 23.7% from the same time last year while the inventory […]
  • The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What It Means for You
    The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What It Means for You | Simplifying The MarketWe’re currently experiencing historically low mortgage rates. Over the last fifty years, the average on a Freddie Mac 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has been 7.76%. Today, that rate is 2.81%. Flocks of homebuyers have been taking advantage of these remarkably low rates over the last twelve months. However, there’s no guarantee rates will remain this low […]
  • Where Have All the Houses Gone?
    Where Have All the Houses Gone? | Simplifying The MarketIn today’s housing market, it seems harder than ever to find a home to buy. Before the health crisis hit us a year ago, there was already a shortage of homes for sale. When many homeowners delayed their plans to sell at the same time that more buyers aimed to take advantage of record-low mortgage […]
  • Home Mortgage Rates by Decade [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Home Mortgage Rates by Decade [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

    Some Highlights

    • Mortgage interest rates have dropped considerably over the past year, and compared to what we’ve seen in recent decades, it’s a great time to buy a home.
    • Locking in a low rate today could save you thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your home loan, but these low rates may not last forever.
    • If you’re in a position to buy a home, let’s connect to determine your best move in today’s housing market while interest rates are still in your favor.
  • Will Low Mortgage Rates Continue through 2021?
    Will Low Mortgage Rates Continue through 2021? | Simplifying The MarketWith mortgage interest rates hitting record lows so many times recently, some are wondering if we’ll see low rates continue throughout 2021, or if they’ll start to rise. Recently, Freddie Mac released their quarterly forecast, noting: “The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit a record low over a dozen times in 2020 and the low interest […]
  • 3 Ways Home Equity Can Have a Major Impact on Your Life
    3 Ways Home Equity Can Have a Major Impact on Your Life | Simplifying The MarketThere have been a lot of headlines reporting on how homeowner equity (the difference between the current market value of your home and the amount you owe on your mortgage) has dramatically increased over the past few years. CoreLogic indicated that equity increased for the average homeowner by $17,000 in the last year alone. ATTOM […]
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