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Your Tax Refund Is The Key To Homeownership!

By Noel Crider | Mar 25, 2019

Your Tax Refund Is The Key To Homeownership! | Simplifying The MarketAccording to data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average refund of $3,143 this year when filing their taxes. This is down slightly from the average refund of $3,436 last year. Tax refunds are often thought of as ‘extra money’ that can be used toward larger goals. For anyone looking to buy a […]

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20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Noel Crider | Mar 22, 2019

Some Highlights:

When listing your house for sale, your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible!
There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens!
Your real estate agent will have a list of specific sugg…

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Is Your House Priced To Sell Immediately (PTSI)?

By Noel Crider | Mar 21, 2019

In today’s real estate market, with more houses coming to market every day and eager buyers searching for their dream home, setting the right price for your house is one of the most important things you can do. According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, home values have risen at over 6% a year over […]

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Do 46 Million Millennials Know They Are Mortgage Ready?

By Noel Crider | Mar 20, 2019

Do 46 Million Millennials Know They Are Mortgage Ready? | Simplifying The MarketMany have written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as part of attaining the American Dream. Millennials have taken longer to obtain traditional milestones than the generations before them, such as getting married, having kids, and buying a home. However, that does not mean that they […]

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What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House?

By Noel Crider | Mar 19, 2019

What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House? | Simplifying The MarketThere are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. Recently, it was reported that 24% of renters believe they need a 780-800 credit score to be considered for a mortgage. The reality is they are misinformed! Only 25% of the Americans have a FICO® Score between 740 and 800. Here is […]

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Want To Increase Your Family’s Wealth? Here’s How!

By Noel Crider | Mar 18, 2019

Want To Increase Your Family’s Wealth? Here’s How! | Simplifying The MarketEveryone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to use your monthly housing costs to increase your family’s wealth. Every month that you pay your mortgage, you are paying off a […]

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Don’t Let Your Luck Run Out! Buy A Home This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Noel Crider | Mar 15, 2019

Some Highlights:

Interest Rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have dropped to 4.41% from near 5% in 2018.
Take advantage of more inventory coming to market in the spring to find your dream home!
Buying now will allow you to start earning equity…

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Homeownership is a Cornerstone of the American Dream

By Noel Crider | Mar 14, 2019

Homeownership is a Cornerstone of the American Dream | Simplifying The Market“The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated.” The famous quote attributed to Mark Twain can apply to homeownership in the United States today. During the housing bubble of the last decade, the homeownership rate soared to over sixty-nine percent. After the crash, that percentage continued to fall for the next ten years. That led […]

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7 Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage!

By Noel Crider | Mar 13, 2019

7 Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage! | Simplifying The MarketCongratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home! But before you make any big purchases, move any money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer. They will be able to tell you how your […]

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