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Should You Renovate Before Selling?

The Best Use of Time (and Money) When It Comes to Renovations | Simplifying The MarketIn the current sellers’ market, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be remodeled before they list their house. That’s where a trusted real estate professional comes in. They can help you think through today’s market conditions and how they impact what you should – and shouldn’t – renovate before selling. Here are some […]

Is Housing Affordability Declining?

Are Houses Less Affordable Than They Were in Past Decades? | Simplifying The MarketThere are many headlines about how housing affordability is declining. The headlines are correct: it’s less affordable to purchase a home today than it was a year ago. However, it’s important to give this trend context. Is it less expensive to buy a house today than it was in 2005? What about 1995? What happens […]

Looking for a Place To Call Home? Consider a Condominium.

Looking for a Place To Call Home? Consider a Condominium. | Simplifying The MarketIt’s no secret that one of the top stories in today’s real estate market is low housing supply and high buyer demand. If you’re a first-time buyer looking for a starter home or are someone who’s interested in downsizing, it may be worth considering a condominium (condo) as a worthwhile option. In fact, trends indicate […]

The Community and Economic Impacts of a Home Sale

The Community and Economic Impacts of a Home Sale | Simplifying The MarketIf you’re thinking of buying or selling a house, chances are you’re focusing on the many extraordinary ways it’ll change your life. What you may not realize is that decision impacts people’s lives far beyond your own. Home purchases and sales are significant drivers of economic activity. They have a major impact on your community […]

Nassau County Absorption Rate

I’m sure you’ve heard that there is currently a scarcity of housing inventory virtually everywhere especially on Long Island in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  The statistic you possibly are NOT hearing about, however, is that there is a significant increase in activity, with many more homes going into contract than ever before. So to … Read more

Suffolk County Absorption Rate

I’m sure you’ve heard that there is currently a scarcity of housing inventory virtually everywhere especially on Long Island in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  The statistic you possibly are NOT hearing about, however, is that there is a significant increase in activity, with many more homes going into contract than ever before. So to … Read more