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Millennial Homeownership Rate Increases

By Glen Hagen | August 3, 2017

Millennial Homeownership Rate Increases | Simplifying The MarketRecent headlines exclaimed the homeownership rate, as reported by the Census Bureau, rose again in the second quarter of 2017. What didn’t get much attention in the reports is that the homeownership rate for American households under the age of 35 increased a full percentage point from last quarter’s 34.3% to 35.3%. Millennials proved to […]

Housing Inventory

Housing Inventory Hits New Low…

By Glen Hagen | August 3, 2017

U.S. Housing Inventory Hits a New Low… List Your House TODAY! | Simplifying The MarketEvery summer, families across the country decide if this will be the year they sell their current house and move into their dream home. Mortgage rates have hovered around 4% for all of 2017, forcing buyers off the fence and into the market, resulting in incredibly strong demand RIGHT NOW!! At the same time, inventory […]

Preparing Your House for Sale

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Glen Hagen | August 4, 2017

Some Highlights:

When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible!
There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens!
Your real estate agent will have a list of specific sugg…

Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment

By Glen Hagen | August 6, 2017

Americans Still Believe Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment | Simplifying The MarketAccording to Bankrate’s latest Financial Security Index Poll, Americans who have money to set aside for the next 10 years would rather invest in real estate than any other type of investment. Bankrate asked Americans to answer the following question: “What is the best way to invest money you wouldn’t need for 10 years or […]

Inventory Drops Again, Sales Slow [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Glen Hagen | August 6, 2017


Existing Home Sales are now at an annual pace of 5.52 million.
Inventory of existing homes for sale dropped to a 4.3-month supply, marking the 25th month in a row of declines.
The median price of homes sold in June was $263,800. This is …

Thinking of Moving? What’s Stopping You?

By Glen Hagen | August 7, 2017

Do Your Future Plans Include a Move? What's Stopping You from Listing Now? | Simplifying The MarketAre you an empty-nester? Do you want to retire where you are, or does a vacation destination sound more your style? Are you close to retirement and not ready to move yet, but living in a home that is too big in size and maintenance needs? How can you line up your current needs with […]

how long do families stay in their home

How Long Do Families Stay in Their Home?

By Glen Hagen | August 7, 2017

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that has changed dramatically is the median tenure of a family in a home, meaning how long a family stays in a home prior to moving. As the graph below shows, for over twenty years (1985-2008), the median […]

Housing Inventory

Housing Inventory Hits 30-Year Low

By Glen Hagen | August 9, 2017

Housing Inventory Hits 30-Year LowSpring is traditionally the busiest season for real estate. Buyers, experiencing cabin fever all winter, emerge like flowers through the snow in search of their dream home. Homeowners, in preparation for the increased demand, are enticed to list their house for sale and move on to the home that will better fit their needs. New […]

Millennial Homeowners

Hey, Millennial Homeowners!! It May Be Time to Sell

By Glen Hagen | August 10, 2017

Hey, Millennial Homeowners!! It May Be Time to Sell | Simplifying The MarketContrary to what many believe, Millennials are not the ‘renter’ generation. Millennials purchased a larger percentage (34%) of homes in the U.S. than any other age group in 2017 and the most recent Census Bureau report shows that the homeownership rate among Millennials is finally on the rise. Many Millennials took advantage of post housing […]

What State Gives The Most ‘Bang for Your Buck’? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Glen Hagen | August 11, 2017

What State Gives You the Most ‘Bang for Your Buck’? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights:

  • Thinking of moving across the country? How far will your money take you?
  • The majority of states in the Midwest and South offer a lower cost of living compared to Northeast and Western states.
  • The ‘Biggest Bang for your Buck’ comes in Mississippi where, compared to the national average, you can actually purchase $116.01 worth of goods for $100.