Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing Market

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Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing Market | Simplifying The MarketWhen closing out another year, it’s normal to wonder what’s ahead for the housing market. Though there will be future inventory issues, we expect interest rates to stay low and appreciation to continue.   Here’s what three experts are saying we’ll likely see in 2020: Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com “I think the biggest […]

Why You Shouldn’t “For Sale By Owner”

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Why You Shouldn’t "For Sale By Owner" | Simplifying The MarketRising home prices coupled with the current inventory in today’s market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their homes on their own (known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner). However, a FSBO might be hard to execute well for the vast majority of sellers. Here are the top 5 reasons not […]

Year-Over-Year Rental Prices on the Rise

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Year-Over-Year Rental Prices on the Rise | Simplifying The MarketLooking ahead, 2020 is projected to be a strong year for homeownership. According to the Freddie Mac Forecast, “We expect rates to remain low, falling to a yearly average of 3.8% in 2020.” If you’re currently renting, 2020 may be a great time to think about making a jump into homeownership while mortgage rates are low. […]

When a House Becomes a Happy Home

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When a House Becomes a Happy Home | Simplifying The MarketWe talk a lot about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not we’re drawn to the emotional reasons for homeownership. No matter the size or shape of a living space, the feeling of a home means different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain scent or a […]

2020 Forecast Shows Continued Home Price Appreciation

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2020 Forecast Shows Continued Home Price Appreciation | Simplifying The MarketQuestions continue to rise around where home prices will head in 2020. The latest forecast from CoreLogic shows continued appreciation at 5.4% over the next year: Additionally, ARCH Mortgage Insurance Company in their current Housing and Mortgage Market Review revealed their latest ARCH Risk Index, which estimates the probability of home prices being lower in […]

5,300 Reasons to Be Happy You’re a Homeowner

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5,300 Reasons to Be Happy You’re a Homeowner | Simplifying The MarketStudies have shown that, in many cases, the largest asset a family owns is the house they live in. Over the last twelve months, that asset has gained substantial value. CoreLogic just released their 2019 3rd Quarter Homeowner Equity Insights Report. The report revealed that: “U.S. homeowners with mortgages (roughly 64% of all properties) have […]