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Why Millennials Choose to Buy [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Glen Hagen | Apr 7, 2017

Some Highlights:

  • “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of living space, flexibility in future decisions, privacy and security, and living in a nice home.”
  • At 93%, the top reason Millennials choose to buy is to have control over their living space.
  • Many Millennials who rent a home or apartment prior to buying their own homes dream of the day that they will be able to paint the walls whatever color they’d like, or renovate an outdated part of their living space.
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The ‘REAL’ News about Housing Affordability

By Glen Hagen | Apr 6, 2017

The 'REAL' News about Housing Affordability | Simplifying The MarketSome industry experts are claiming that the housing market may be headed for a slowdown as we proceed through 2017, based on rising home prices and a potential jump in mortgage interest rates. One of the data points they use is the Housing Affordability Index, as reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

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Buying A Home This Spring? Be Prepared for Bidding Wars

By Glen Hagen | Apr 5, 2017

Buying this Spring? Be Prepared for Bidding Wars | Simplifying The MarketTraditionally, spring is the busiest season for real estate. Buyers come out in force and homeowners list their houses for sale hoping to capitalize on buyer activity. This year will be no different!

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15,014 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?

By Glen Hagen | Apr 4, 2017

15,014 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours? | Simplifying The MarketThere are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consider is… If it hasn’t sold yet, maybe it’s not priced properly.

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Again… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy NOW!

By Glen Hagen | Apr 3, 2017

Again… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy NOW! | Simplifying The MarketA survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. There are two major misconceptions that we want to address today.

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Home Prices Up 6.15% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Glen Hagen | Mar 31, 2017

Some Highlights:

  • The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report.
  • In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state.
  • Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing you more!
  • Alaska, Delaware, West Virginia & Wyoming were the only one states where home prices are lower than they were last year.
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Consumer Confidence in Economy & Housing is Soaring

By Glen Hagen | Mar 30, 2017

Consumer Confidence in Economy & Housing is Soaring | Simplifying The MarketThe success of the housing market is strongly tied to the consumer’s confidence in the overall economy. For that reason, we believe 2017 will be a great year for real estate. Here is just a touch of the news coverage on the subject.

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Looking to Move-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!

By Glen Hagen | Mar 29, 2017

Looking to Move-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time! | Simplifying The MarketIf your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data from Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study which showed that in today’s premium home market, buyers are in control. 

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Millionaire to Millennials: Buy Now!

By Glen Hagen | Mar 28, 2017

Millionaire to Millennials: Buy Now! | Simplifying The MarketSelf-made millionaire David Bach was quoted in a CNBC article explaining that “the single biggest mistake millennials are making” is not purchasing a home because buying real estate is “an escalator to wealth.”

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