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

By Glen Hagen | May 22, 2017

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 […]

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Why Americans Consider Moving to Another State? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Glen Hagen | May 19, 2017

Some Highlights:

  • In a recent Harris Poll, Americans listed ‘change in climate/weather’ as their top reason for wanting to relocate.
  • 41% would move for a “better job opportunity.”
  • Being closer to loved ones filled out 3 of the top 6 reasons why Americans move.
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#1 Answer to the Housing Shortage: New Construction

By Glen Hagen | May 18, 2017

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.

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Selling Your Home? Is It “Pet-Friendly”?

By Glen Hagen | May 17, 2017

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!

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Make a Good Offer

By Glen Hagen | May 16, 2017

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!

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Do You Know the Cost of NOT Owning Your Home?

By Glen Hagen | May 15, 2017

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.

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What You Need to Know About Qualifying for a Mortgage [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Glen Hagen | May 12, 2017

Some Highlights:

  • Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%.
  • You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit.
  • Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how much you can afford.
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3 Reasons the Housing Market is NOT in a Bubble

By Glen Hagen | May 11, 2017

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.

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Real Estate:The Best Long Term Investment

By Glen Hagen | May 10, 2017

Gallup: Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment 4 Years Running | Simplifying The MarketEvery year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds.

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