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Don’t Let Rising Inflation Delay Your Homeownership Plans [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Stacey Towns | May 20, 2022

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If recent headlines about rising inflation are making you wonder if it’s still a good time to buy, here’s what experts have to say.
Housing is an asset that typically grows in value. Plus, your mortgage helps stabilize your monthly h…

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The One Thing Every Homeowner Needs To Know About a Recession

By Stacey Towns | May 19, 2022

The One Thing Every Homeowner Needs To Know About a Recession | Simplifying The MarketA recession does not equal a housing crisis. That’s the one thing that every homeowner today needs to know. Everywhere you look, experts are warning we could be heading toward a recession, and if true, an economic slowdown doesn’t mean homes will lose value. The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) defines a recession this way: […]

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How Homeownership Can Bring You Joy

By Stacey Towns | May 18, 2022

How Homeownership Can Bring You Joy | Simplifying The MarketIf you’re trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home, you’re probably weighing a few different factors. The financial benefits of homeownership might be one of the reasons you want to make a purchase if you’re a renter, but the decision can also be motivated by having a place that’s uniquely your own. […]

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Why Rising Mortgage Rates Push Buyers off the Fence

By Stacey Towns | May 17, 2022

Why Rising Mortgage Rates Push Buyers off the Fence | Simplifying The MarketIf you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably heard mortgage rates are rising and have wondered what that means for you. Since mortgage rates have increased over two percentage points this year, it’s natural to think about how this will impact your homeownership plans. Today, buyers are reacting in one of two ways: they’re […]

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If You’re a Homeowner, You Have Incredible Leverage When You Sell Today

By Stacey Towns | May 16, 2022

If You’re a Homeowner, You Have Incredible Leverage When You Sell Today | Simplifying The MarketIn today’s housing market, homeowners have a great opportunity to sell their house and receive the best terms for their personal situation. That’s because there’s a limited number of homes for sale, which is creating competition among buyers. Right now, homebuyers want three things: To be the winning bid on their dream home To buy […]

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Should You Update Your House Before Selling? Ask a Real Estate Professional. [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Stacey Towns | May 13, 2022

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If you’re deciding whether you should make updates before you sell your house, lean on your trusted real estate advisor to be your guide.
In today’s sellers’ market, buyers have limited options and may be more willing to take on repa…

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What You Actually Need To Know About the Number of Foreclosures in Today’s Housing Market

By Stacey Towns | May 12, 2022

What You Actually Need To Know About the Number of Foreclosures in Today’s Housing Market | Simplifying The MarketWhile you may have seen recent stories about the volume of foreclosures today, context is important. During the pandemic, many homeowners were able to pause their mortgage payments using the forbearance program. The goal was to help homeowners financially during the uncertainty created by the health crisis. When the forbearance program began, many experts were […]

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Are There More Homes Coming to the Market?

By Stacey Towns | May 11, 2022

Are There More Homes Coming to the Market? | Simplifying The MarketAccording to a recent survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), one of the top challenges buyers face in today’s housing market is finding a home that meets their needs. That’s largely because the inventory of homes for sale is so low today. If you’re looking to buy a home, you may have noticed […]

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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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