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Things to Avoid after Applying for a Mortgage [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Noel Crider | January 15, 2021

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There are a few key things to make sure you avoid after applying for a mortgage to help make sure you still qualify for your loan at the closing table.
Along the way, be sure to discuss any changes in income, assets, or credit with y…

Why Right Now May Be the Time to Sell Your House

By Noel Crider | January 14, 2021

Why Right Now May Be the Time to Sell Your House | Simplifying The MarketThe housing market made an incredible recovery in 2020 and is now positioned for an even stronger year in 2021. Record-low mortgage interest rates are a driving factor in this continued momentum, with average rates hovering at historic all-time lows. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), buyer demand across the country is […]

Will Forbearance Plans Lead to a Tsunami of Foreclosures?

By Noel Crider | January 13, 2021

Will Forbearance Plans Lead to a Tsunami of Foreclosures? | Simplifying The MarketAt the onset of the economic disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic, the government quickly put into place forbearance plans to allow homeowners to remain in their homes without making their monthly mortgage payments. Today, almost three million households are actively in a forbearance plan. Though 29.4% of those in forbearance have continued to stay […]

4 Reasons People Are Buying Homes in 2021

By Noel Crider | January 12, 2021

4 Reasons People Are Buying Homes in 2021 | Simplifying The MarketAccording to many experts, the real estate market is expected to continue growing in 2021, and it’s largely driven by the lasting impact the pandemic is having on our lifestyles. As many of us spend extra time at home, we’re reevaluating what “home” means and what we may need in one going forward. Here are […]

What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values?

By Noel Crider | January 11, 2021

What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values? | Simplifying The MarketAccording to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months. The dramatic rise was brought about as the inventory of homes for sale reached historic lows at the same time buyer demand was buoyed by record-low mortgage rates. As CoreLogic explained: “Home price growth remained […]

Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Noel Crider | January 8, 2021

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Choosing the right real estate professional to work with is one of the most important decisions you can make in your homebuying or selling process.
The right agent can explain current market conditions and break down exactly what the…

Is This the Year to Sell My House?

By Noel Crider | January 7, 2021

Is This the Year to Sell My House? | Simplifying The MarketIf one of the questions you’re asking yourself is, “Should I sell my house this year?” consumer sentiment about selling today should boost your confidence in the right direction. Even with the current health crisis that continues to challenge our nation, Americans still feel good about selling a house. Here’s why. According to the latest Home […]

The Importance of Home Equity in Building Wealth

By Noel Crider | January 6, 2021

The Importance of Home Equity in Building Family Wealth | Simplifying The MarketHomeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder leading to household wealth. As Freddie Mac recently posted: “Homeownership has cemented its role as part of the American Dream, providing families with a place that is their own and an avenue for building wealth over time. This ‘wealth’ is built, in large part, through […]

More Generations Are Living Under One Roof This Year

By Noel Crider | December 29, 2020

More Generations Are Living under One Roof This Year | Simplifying The MarketThis year challenged us to reprioritize everything – from the way we use our time to where we work, how we socialize and gather together, and our needs at home. For many, this also meant making decisions about how to best support and engage with our extended families, near and far. In some cases, we […]

Why It’s Important to Price Your House Right Today

By Noel Crider | December 28, 2020

Why It’s Important to Price Your House Right Today | Simplifying The MarketEven in today’s sellers’ market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do. According to the U.S. Economic Outlook by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), existing home prices nationwide are forecasted to increase by 4.5% in 2021. This means experts anticipate home values will continue climbing next year. Danielle […]