Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality in 2020

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Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality in 2020 | Simplifying The MarketIn 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. led and inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage in his audience. Today, reflecting on his message encourages many of us to think about our own dreams, goals, beliefs, and aspirations. For many […]

Buying a Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future Wealth

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Buying a Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future Wealth | Simplifying The MarketAccording to an Urban Institute study, homeowners who purchase a house before age 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60. The good news is, our younger generations are strong believers in homeownership. According to a Freddie Mac survey, “The dream of homeownership is alive and well within “Generation Z,” the demographic cohort following Millennials. Our […]

Big Demand for Small Homes

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Big Demand for Small Homes | Simplifying The MarketMovies, tv shows, and celebrities often have us dreaming of owning large homes, but the reality for most people is quite different. Since 2015, the square footage of newly built houses has been shrinking, according to Yahoo Finances. This is not projected to change as we continue into the beginning of the year. “We expect […]

3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year

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3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year | Simplifying The MarketOutside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want to consider buying your dream home this year instead of waiting. 1. Buying a Home is a Great Investment Several reports indicate that real estate is a good investment, topping other options such as gold, […]

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 […]

Holiday Gifts Are Not the Only Hot Things Right Now

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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. […]