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  • More Americans Chose to Own a Home Than Rent in Q1

    More Americans Chose to Own a Home Than Rent in Q1

    More Americans Chose to Own a Home Than Rent in Q1 | Simplifying The MarketAccording to the latest report from the US Census Bureau, more Americans chose purchasing a home over signing a lease to rent in the first quarter of 2017. This marks the first time since 2006 that the number of new homeowner households outpaced the number of new renter households. Of the 1.22 million new households […]

    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Is Now a Good Time to Rent?

    Is Now a Good Time to Rent?

    Is Now a Good Time to Rent? | Simplifying The MarketPeople often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks when a good time to rent is. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent. The Census Bureau recently released their 2017 first quarter median rent numbers. Here is a graph […]

    Written by Denise Zervos
  • 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!

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

    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 an adventurous journey, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or […]

    Written by Denise Zervos
  • #1 Answer to the Housing Shortage: New Construction

    #1 Answer to the Housing Shortage: New Construction

    The biggest challenge to today’s housing market is the shortage of housing inventory for sale. A normal market would see a six-month supply of homes for sale. Currently, that number is below four months. This is the major reason home prices have continued to appreciate at higher levels than historic averages.

    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Selling Your Home? Is Your Listing ‘Pet-Friendly’?

    Selling Your Home? Is Your Listing ‘Pet-Friendly’?

    Selling Your Home? Is Your Listing ‘Pet-Friendly’? | Simplifying The MarketOne of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers rather than alienate the 61% of American households that have a pet!

    Written by Denise Zervos
  • 4 Tips for Effectively Making an Offer

    4 Tips for Effectively Making an Offer

    4 Tips for Effectively Making an Offer | Simplifying The MarketSo, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure that you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comes true!

    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Do You Know the Cost of NOT Owning Your Home?

    Do You Know the Cost of NOT Owning Your Home?

    Do You Know the Cost of NOT Owning Your Home? | Simplifying The MarketOwning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue renting! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as long as America has existed.

    Written by Denise Zervos
  • 3 Reasons the Housing Market is NOT in a Bubble

    3 Reasons the Housing Market is NOT in a Bubble

    3 Reasons the Housing Market is NOT in a Bubble | Simplifying The MarketWith housing prices appreciating at levels that far exceed historical norms, some are fearful that the market is heading for another bubble. To alleviate that fear, we just need to look back at the reasons that caused the bubble ten years ago.

    Written by Denise Zervos

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