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Key Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

Key Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage | Simplifying The MarketOnce you’ve found your dream home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. It’s exciting to start thinking about moving in and decorating your new place, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any major life changes, be sure […]

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When a House Becomes a Home

When a House Becomes a Home | Simplifying The MarketIt’s clear that owning a home makes financial sense. But lately, the emotional side of what drives homeownership is becoming increasingly important. No matter the living space, the feeling of a home means different things to different people. Whether it’s a familiar scent or a favorite chair, the feel-good connections to our own homes can […]

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The Perks of Putting 20% Down on a Home

The Perks of Putting 20% Down on a Home | Simplifying The MarketIf you’re thinking of buying a home, you’re probably wondering what you need to save for your down payment. Is it 20% of the loan, or could you put down less? While there are lower down payment programs available that allow qualified buyers to put down as little as 3.5%, it’s important to understand the […]

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The Average Homeowner Gained $56,700 in Equity over the Past Year

The Average Homeowner Gained over $56,700 in Equity over the Past Year | Simplifying The MarketWhen you think of homeownership, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Chances are you might focus on the non-financial benefits, like the security or stability a home provides. But what about equity? While it can be overlooked, a homeowner’s equity helps build long-term wealth over time. Here’s a look at what equity is […]

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Homebuyers: Be Ready To Act This Winter

Homebuyers: Be Ready To Act This Winter | Simplifying The MarketTo succeed as a buyer in today’s market, it’s important to understand which market trends will have the greatest impact on your home search. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com, says there are two factors every buyer should keep their eyes on: “Going forward, the conditions buyers face are primarily dependent on two things: mortgage […]

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2022 Housing Market Forecast [INFOGRAPHIC]

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What does the coming year hold for the housing market? Here’s what experts project for 2022.
Mortgage rates are projected to rise and so are home prices. Experts are forecasting buyer demand will remain strong as people try to capita…

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Homebuyers Are Going on a Shopping Spree This Winter

Homebuyers Are Going on a Shopping Spree This Winter | Simplifying The MarketBlack Friday and Cyber Monday are over, which means some shoppers have wrapped up their holiday buying. But there’s still a group of buyers that are very active this holiday season – homebuyers. Experts anticipate the real estate market will see a flurry of activity this winter, and that’s great news for today’s sellers. If […]

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What Everyone Wants To Know: Will Home Prices Decline in 2022?

What Everyone Wants To Know: Will Home Prices Decline in 2022? | Simplifying The MarketIf you’re thinking of buying a home in today’s housing market, you may be wondering how strong your investment will be. You might be asking yourself: if I buy a home now, will it lose value? Or will it continue to appreciate going forward? The good news is, according to the experts, home prices are […]

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Advice for First-Generation Homebuyers

Advice for First-Generation Homebuyers | Simplifying The MarketThe sense of pride you’ll feel when you purchase a home can’t be overstated. For first-generation homebuyers, that feeling of accomplishment is even greater. That’s because the pride of homeownership for first-generation buyers extends far beyond the homebuyer. AJ Barkley, Head of Neighborhood and Community Lending for Bank of America, says: “Achieving this goal can […]

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