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5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Jun 17, 2019

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer | Simplifying The MarketHere are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase… and are in […]

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Top 4 Renovations for the Greatest Return on Investment! [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Jun 14, 2019

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If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, these four home improvement projects will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI).
Minor renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday …

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Time for Your Dream Home, Gen X!

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Jun 13, 2019

Time for Your Dream Home, Gen X! | Simplifying The MarketDuring the housing market crash, Gen X homeowners lost more wealth than other generations. However, things are changing now! A strong economy, increasing home prices, and the recovery of the housing market are helping this generation to regain their lost wealth. According to Pew Research Center, “Their fortunes have rebounded more than those of other […]

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3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today!

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Jun 12, 2019

3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today! | Simplifying The MarketA lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it may be negative. Some we just don’t know yet. The following three areas of the housing market are critical to understand: interest rates, building materials, […]

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Renting or Owning, What Is Better for You?

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Jun 11, 2019

¬Renting or Owning, What Is Better for You? | Simplifying The MarketIn a real estate market where home prices are rising, many have begun to reexamine the idea of buying a home, choosing instead, to rent for a while. But often, there is a dilemma: should you keep paying rent, knowing that rent is rising too, or should you lock in your housing cost and buy […]

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2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Jun 10, 2019

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers | Simplifying The MarketFreddie Mac recently released a report entitled, “Perceptions of Down Payment Consumer Research.” Their research revealed that, “For many prospective homebuyers, saving for a down payment is the largest barrier to achieving the goal of homeownership. Part of the challenge for those planning to purchase a home is their perception of how much they will need to save […]

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What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Jun 7, 2019

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The “cost of waiting to buy” is defined as the additional funds necessary to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
Freddie Mac forecasts interest rates to rise to 4.5% by the Q4 2020.
Core…

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What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House?

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Jun 6, 2019

What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House? | Simplifying The MarketIf you are a “baby boomer” (born between 1946 and 1964), you may be thinking about selling your current home. Your children may have finally moved out. Your large, four-bedroom house with three bathrooms no longer fits the bill. Taxes are too high. Utilities are too expensive. Cleaning and repair are too difficult. You may […]

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The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Jun 5, 2019

The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home | Simplifying The MarketWe often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful and compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain […]

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