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2 Ways to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home

By Noel Crider | Feb 20, 2018

2 Ways to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home | Simplifying The MarketEvery homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a LITTLE LOW  This may seem counterintuitive, but let’s look […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!

By Noel Crider | Feb 19, 2018

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling! | Simplifying the MarketWhether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite the adventure, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to achieving your ultimate goal. But in this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For Sale by Owner’ or ‘FSBO.’ […]

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Should I Wait Until Next Year to Buy? Or Buy Now? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Noel Crider | Feb 16, 2018

Some Highlights:

The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.1% by 2019.
CoreLogic…

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Calm Down! The Real Estate Market is NOT Falling Apart

By Noel Crider | Feb 15, 2018

Calm Down! The Real Estate Market is NOT Falling Apart | Simplifying The MarketThere has been tremendous volatility in certain markets over the last few weeks (for example, the stock and currency markets). When this happens, some tend to lump all of their investments together and create an almost ‘Armageddon’ scenario where everything loses value quickly and dramatically. Real estate is an investment that can get caught up […]

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Which Comes First… Marriage or Mortgage?

By Noel Crider | Feb 14, 2018

Which Comes First… Marriage or Mortgage? | Simplifying The MarketAccording to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2017 at 57% of all buyers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs makes buying a home more attainable. But, many couples […]

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Low Inventory Pushes Home Prices Higher

By Noel Crider | Feb 13, 2018

Low Inventory Pushes Home Prices Higher | Simplifying The MarketAccording to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, prices appreciated by 6.9% year-over-year from December 2016 to December 2017 on a national level. This marks the fifth month in a row with at least a 6.9% increase. Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic, gave insight into the reason behind the large appreciation, “The number of […]

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The #1 Reason to Sell Now Before Spring

By Noel Crider | Feb 12, 2018

The #1 Reason to Sell Now Before Spring | Simplifying The MarketThe price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the supply of homes for sale dramatically increases every spring. As an […]

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5 Reasons to Love Using A Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Noel Crider | Feb 9, 2018

Highlights:

Hiring a real estate professional to guide you through the process of buying a home or selling your house can be one of the best decisions you make!
They are there for you to help with paperwork, understanding the process, negotiations, …

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Homeownership: “The Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated”

By Noel Crider | Feb 8, 2018

Homeownership: "The Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated" | Simplifying The MarketThe famous quote by Mark Twain in the title of this article can be used to describe homeownership in America today. Last week, the Census revealed that the percentage of homeowners in the country increased for the first time in thirteen years. A story in the Wall Street Journal gave these new homeownership numbers some […]

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