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How’s the Real Estate Market? What the Experts Are Saying

By Glen Hagen | May 29, 2017

How's the Real Estate Market? Find Out What the Experts Are Saying | Simplifying The MarketAs we head into summer, it is a great time to review how the 2017 real estate market is doing so far. Here is what the experts are saying: Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae Chief Economist “Positive demographic factors should continue to reshape the housing market, as rising employment and incomes appear to be positively influencing […]

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All Gave Some. Some Gave All.

By Glen Hagen | May 29, 2017
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Inventory Challenges Continue! [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Glen Hagen | May 28, 2017

Some Highlights:

After a surge in March, existing home sales and new home sales slowed due to a drop in inventory available for sale in the start-up and trade-up categories.
Median existing home prices surged for the 62nd straight month, up 6.0% ov…

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More Americans Chose to Own a Home Than Rent in Q1

By Glen Hagen | May 27, 2017

More Americans Chose to Own a Home Than Rent in Q1 | Simplifying The MarketAccording to the latest report from the US Census Bureau, more Americans chose purchasing a home over signing a lease to rent in the first quarter of 2017. This marks the first time since 2006 that the number of new homeowner households outpaced the number of new renter households. Of the 1.22 million new households […]

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Is Now a Good Time to Rent?

By Glen Hagen | May 23, 2017

Is Now a Good Time to Rent? | Simplifying The MarketPeople often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks when a good time to rent is. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent. The Census Bureau recently released their 2017 first quarter median rent numbers. Here is a graph […]

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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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