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The Long-Term Benefit of Homeownership

By Stacey Towns | Oct 5, 2022

The Long-Term Benefit of Homeownership | Simplifying The MarketToday’s cooling housing market, the rise in mortgage rates, and mounting economic concerns have some people questioning: should I still buy a home this year? While it’s true this year has unique challenges for homebuyers, it’s important to factor the long-term benefits of homeownership into your decision. Consider this: if you know people who bought […]

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The Cost of Waiting for Mortgage Rates To Go Down

By Stacey Towns | Oct 4, 2022

The Cost of Waiting for Mortgage Rates To Go Down | Simplifying The MarketMortgage rates have increased significantly in recent weeks. And that may mean you have questions about what this means for you if you’re planning to buy a home. Here’s some information that can help you make an informed decision when you set your homebuying plans. The Impact of Rising Mortgage Rates As mortgage rates rise, […]

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How To Prep Your House for Sale This Fall

By Stacey Towns | Oct 3, 2022

How To Prep Your House for Sale This Fall | Simplifying The MarketToday’s housing market is different than it was just a few months ago. And if you’re thinking about selling your house, that may leave you wondering what you need to do differently as a result. The answer is simple. Taking the time upfront to prep your house appropriately and create a solid plan can help […]

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Why Buying a Home May Make More Sense Than Renting [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Stacey Towns | Sep 30, 2022

Some Highlights

If you’re trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home, consider the advantages homeownership offers.
Buying a home can help you escape the cycle of rising rents, it’s a powerful wealth-building tool, and it’s typically considered …

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If You’re Thinking of Selling Your House This Fall, Hire a Pro

By Stacey Towns | Sep 29, 2022

If You’re Thinking of Selling Your House This Fall, Hire a Pro | Simplifying The MarketToday’s market is at a turning point, making it more essential than ever to work with a real estate professional. Not only will a trusted real estate advisor keep you updated and help you make the best decisions based on current market trends, but they’re also experts in managing the many aspects of selling your […]

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Why You Should Consider Condos as Part of Your Home Search

By Stacey Towns | Sep 28, 2022

Why You Should Consider Condos as Part of Your Home Search | Simplifying The MarketThe historically low inventory over the past few years led to challenges for many buyers trying to find a home that met their needs and their budget. If you’re in the same boat, you should know the recent shift in the housing market may have opened up doors for you to restart your search. The […]

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How an Expert Can Help You Understand Inflation & Mortgage Rates

By Stacey Towns | Sep 27, 2022

How an Expert Can Help You Understand Inflation & Mortgage Rates | Simplifying The MarketIf you’re following today’s housing market, you know two of the top issues consumers face are inflation and mortgage rates. Let’s take a look at each one. Inflation and the Housing Market This year, inflation reached a high not seen in forty years. For the average consumer, you probably felt the pinch at the gas pump […]

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The True Strength of Homeowners Today

By Stacey Towns | Sep 26, 2022

The True Strength of Homeowners Today | Simplifying The MarketThe real estate market is on just about everyone’s mind these days. That’s because the unsustainable market of the past two years is behind us, and the difference is being felt. The question now is, just how financially strong are homeowners throughout the country? Mortgage debt grew beyond 10 trillion dollars over the past year, […]

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Home Design Trends to Watch this Year

By Stacey Towns | Mar 20, 2018

We frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely. Which looks will last for years to come, and which ones will feel dated quickly? What colors and styles are most popular among buyers in our area? How can I add the […]

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