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Be on the Lookout for Gen Z: The Next Generation of Homebuyers

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Oct 15, 2019

Be on the Lookout for Gen Z: The Next Generation of Homebuyers | Simplifying The MarketGen Zers are the next generation of homeowners, and they’re eager to jump in and buy their first homes. Whether you are part of this generation or any other, it’s never too early to start saving, so you can reach your homeownership goal sooner rather than later. You’ve likely heard a ton about Millennials, but […]

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Existing-Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to Sell

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Oct 14, 2019

Existing-Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to Sell | Simplifying The MarketBased on the current state of the market, trends are shifting in favor of sellers. If you are going to sell, now may be the time to take advantage of the number of buyers who are searching for their dream home. The best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high […]

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What You Need to Know About the Mortgage Process [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Oct 11, 2019

Some Highlights:

Many buyers are purchasing homes with down payments as little as 3%.
You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit.
Your local professionals are here to help you determine how much you can afford, so tak…

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You Need More Than a Guide. You Need a Sherpa.

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Oct 10, 2019

You Need More Than a Guide. You Need a Sherpa. | Simplifying The MarketIn today’s world, hiring an agent who has a finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying or selling experience an educated one. In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate the process. You need someone you can turn […]

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Homeownership is the Top Contributor to Your Net Worth

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Oct 9, 2019

Homeownership is the Top Contributor to Your Net Worth | Simplifying The MarketRecently two U.S. Census Bureau researchers released their findings on the biggest determinants of household wealth. What they found may help shape your view on building your family’s net worth. Many people plan to build their net worth by buying CDs or stocks, or just having a savings account. Recently, however, Economist Jonathan Eggleston and […]

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What FICO® Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage?

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Oct 8, 2019

What FICO® Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage? | Simplifying The MarketIt’s common knowledge that your FICO® score plays an important role in the homebuying process. However, many buyers have misconceptions regarding what exactly is required to get the loans they need. While a recent announcement from CNBC shares that the average national FICO® score has reached an all-time high of 706, the good news for […]

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62% of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Oct 7, 2019

62% of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs | Simplifying The MarketContrary to common misconception, a down payment is often much less than many believe. According to the ‘2019 Home Buyer Report’ conducted by Nerdwallet, many first-time buyers still believe they need a 20% down payment to buy a home in today’s market: “More than 6 in 10 (62%) Americans believe you must put at least 20% down in […]

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5 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Oct 4, 2019

Some Highlights:

Learning the lingo of homebuying is an important part of feeling successful when buying a home.
From APR to P&I, you need to know the acronyms that will come up along the way, and what they mean when you hear them.
Your local p…

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3 Signs the Housing Market Is on the Rebound

By Ajeenah Crittendon | Oct 3, 2019

3 Signs the Housing Market Is on the Rebound | Simplifying The MarketThe residential real estate market has been plodding along for most of the year. However, three recent reports show the market may be on the verge of a rebound. The residential real estate market has been plodding along for most of the year. However, three recent reports show the market may be on the verge […]

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