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Is the Economic Recovery Beating All Projections?

By Stacey Towns | Sep 21, 2020

Is the Economic Recovery Beating All Projections? | Simplifying The MarketEarlier this year, many economists and market analysts were predicting an apocalyptic financial downturn that would potentially rattle the U.S. economy for years to come. They immediately started to compare it to the Great Depression of a century ago. Six months later, the economy is still trying to stabilize, but it is evident that the […]

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Homes Across the Country Are Selling Fast [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Stacey Towns | Sep 18, 2020

Some Highlights

Buyers are actively searching for and purchasing homes at a record-breaking pace. According to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in July, 68% of homes were on the market for less than a month.
With ho…

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How Low Inventory May Impact the Housing Market This Fall

By Stacey Towns | Sep 17, 2020

How Low Inventory May Impact the Housing Market This Fall | Simplifying The MarketReal estate continues to be called the ‘bright spot’ in the current economy, but there’s one thing that may hold the housing market back from achieving its full potential this year: the lack of homes for sale. Buyers are actively searching for and purchasing homes, looking to capitalize on today’s historically low interest rates, but […]

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The Surging Real Estate Market Continues to Climb

By Stacey Towns | Sep 16, 2020

The Surging Real Estate Market Continues to Climb | Simplifying The MarketEarlier this year, realtor.com announced the release of the Housing Recovery Index, a weekly guide showing how the pandemic has impacted the residential real estate market. The index leverages a weighted average of four key components of the housing industry by tracking each of the following: Housing Demand – Growth in online search activity Home […]

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Is Now a Good Time to Move?

By Stacey Towns | Sep 15, 2020

Is Now a Good Time to Move? | Simplifying The MarketHow long have you lived in your current home? If it’s been a while, you may be thinking about moving. According to the latest Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in 2019, homeowners were living in their homes for an average of 10 years. That’s a long time […]

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Two New Surveys Indicate Urban to Suburban Lean

By Stacey Towns | Sep 14, 2020

Two New Surveys Indicate Urban to Suburban Lean | Simplifying The MarketThere has been much talk around the possibility that Americans are feeling less enamored with the benefits of living in a large city and now may be longing for the open spaces that suburban and rural areas provide. In a recent Realtor Magazine article, they discussed the issue and addressed comments made by Lawrence Yun, […]

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Virtual School Is Changing Homebuyer Needs [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Stacey Towns | Sep 11, 2020

Some Highlights

With remote learning sweeping the nation this academic year, organized spaces with enough room for kids to learn effectively are high on buyer wish lists.
If you’re trying to make room for your family’s growing needs, multi-purpose r…

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Homebuyer Traffic Is on the Rise

By Stacey Towns | Sep 10, 2020

Homebuyer Traffic Is on the Rise | Simplifying The MarketOne of the biggest surprises of 2020 is the resilience of the residential real estate market. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), is now forecasting that more homes will sell this year than last year. He’s also predicting home sales to increase by 8-12% next year. There’s strong evidence that […]

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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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