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Holiday Gifts Are Not the Only Hot Things Right Now

Holiday Gifts Are Not the Only Hot Things Right Now | Simplifying The MarketBlack Friday is behind us and holiday gifts are flying off the shelves in stores and online. Unlike last year, however, there’s another type of buyer that is very active this winter – the homebuyer. Each month, ShowingTime releases their Showing Index, which tracks the average number of appointments received on active U.S. house listings. […]

Have You Outgrown Your Home?

Have You Outgrown Your Home? | Simplifying The MarketIt may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today – whether it’s your starter home or just one you’ve fallen in love with along the way – might not be your forever home. The good news is, it’s okay to admit if your house no longer fits your needs. According to the […]

A 365 Day Difference in Homeownership

A 365 Day Difference in Homeownership | Simplifying The MarketOver the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide consumers with some significant benefits. Here’s a look at three of them: Refinance: If you already own a home, you may want to decide if you’re going to refinance. […]

Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs?

Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs? | Simplifying The MarketSaving for a down payment is a key step in the homebuying process, and it’s not the only piece you need to include in your budget. Another factor that’s important to plan for is the closing costs required to obtain a mortgage. What Are Closing Costs? According to Trulia, “When you close on a home, a […]

What is the Best Investment for Americans?

What is the Best Investment for Americans? | Simplifying The MarketSome are reporting that there is trepidation regarding the real estate market in the United States. Apparently, the American people are quite comfortable. Porch.com, a major network helping homeowners with their renovation projects, recently conducted a survey which asked Americans: “What do you believe is the safest investment over the next 10 years?” U.S. housing […]

Is A Bigger House Within Your Budget?

Is A Bigger House Within Your Budget? | Simplifying The MarketAt this time of year, many families come together to celebrate the season. It’s also the time when many realize their homes are just not quite big enough to host all of their guests and loved ones. Are you one of those homeowners dreaming for a larger space to call home? You may have enough […]

It’s ‘National Roof Over Your Head’ Day!

It’s ‘National Roof Over Your Head’ Day! | Simplifying The MarketDid you know that each year in the United States, we celebrate “National Roof Over Your Head Day” on December 3rd? As noted on the National Calendar, it was “created as a day to be thankful for what you have, starting with the roof over your head. There are many things that we have that […]

The True Cost of Not Owning Your Home

The True Cost of Not Owning Your Home | Simplifying The MarketThere are great advantages to owning a home, yet many people continue to rent. The financial benefits are just some of the reasons why homeownership has been a part of the long-standing American dream. Realtor.com reported that: “Buying remains the more attractive option in the long term – that remains the American dream, and it’s […]

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