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Why Experts Say the Housing Market Won’t Crash [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Many people remember the housing crash in 2008, but experts say today’s market is fundamentally different in many ways.
First, there isn’t an oversupply of homes for sale today. Plus, lending standards are much tighter, and homeowner…

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What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Home Prices?

What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Home Prices? | Simplifying The MarketWhether you’re a potential homebuyer, seller, or both, you probably want to know: will home prices fall this year? Let’s break down what’s happening with home prices, where experts say they’re headed, and why this matters for your homeownership goals. Last Year’s Rapid Home Price Growth Wasn’t the Norm In 2021, home prices appreciated quickly. […]

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Is the Shifting Market a Challenge or an Opportunity for Homebuyers?

Is the Shifting Market a Challenge or an Opportunity for Homebuyers? | Simplifying The MarketIf you tried to buy a home during the pandemic, you know the limited supply of homes for sale was a considerable challenge. It created intense bidding wars which drove home prices up as buyers competed with one another to be the winning offer. But what was once your greatest challenge may now be your […]

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Selling Your House? Your Asking Price Matters More Now Than Ever

Selling Your House? Your Asking Price Matters More Now Than Ever | Simplifying The MarketThere’s no doubt about the fact that the housing market is slowing from the frenzy we saw over the past two years. But what does that mean for you if you’re thinking of selling your house? While home prices are still appreciating in most markets and experts say that will continue, they’re climbing at a […]

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Why the Forbearance Program Changed the Housing Market

Why the Forbearance Program Changed the Housing Market | Simplifying The MarketWhen the pandemic hit in 2020, many experts thought the housing market would crash. They feared job loss and economic uncertainty would lead to a wave of foreclosures similar to when the housing bubble burst over a decade ago. Thankfully, the forbearance program changed that. It provided much-needed relief for homeowners so a foreclosure crisis […]

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Housing Market Forecast for the Rest of 2022 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The housing market is shifting away from the intensity of the past two years. Here’s what experts project for the remainder of 2022.
Home prices are forecast to rise more moderately than last year. Mortgage rates will respond to infl…

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Why It’s Still a Sellers’ Market

Why It’s Still a Sellers’ Market | Simplifying The MarketAs there’s more and more talk about the real estate market cooling off from the peak frenzy it saw during the pandemic, you may be questioning what that means for your plans to sell your house. If you’re thinking of making a move, you should know the market is still anything but normal. Even though […]

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Buying a Home May Make More Financial Sense Than Renting One

Buying a Home May Make More Financial Sense Than Renting One | Simplifying The MarketIf rising home prices leave you wondering if it makes more sense to rent or buy a home in today’s housing market, consider this. It’s not just home prices that have risen in recent years – rental prices have skyrocketed as well. As a recent article from realtor.com says: “The median rent across the 50 largest […]

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3 Graphs To Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

3 Graphs To Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble | Simplifying The MarketWith all the headlines and buzz in the media, some consumers believe the market is in a housing bubble. As the housing market shifts, you may be wondering what’ll happen next. It’s only natural for concerns to creep in that it could be a repeat of what took place in 2008. The good news is, […]

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Why Are People Moving Today?

Why Are People Moving Today? | Simplifying The MarketBuying a home is a major life decision. That’s true whether you’re purchasing for the first time or selling your house to fuel a move. And if you’re planning to buy a home, you might be hearing about today’s shifting market and wondering what it means for you. While mortgage rates are higher than they […]

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Three Reasons To Buy a Home in Today’s Shifting Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The housing market is moving away from the frenzy of the past year and it’s opening doors for you if you’re thinking about buying a home.
Housing inventory is increasing, which means more options for your search. Plus, the intensity …

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A Real Estate Professional Helps You Separate Fact from Fiction

A Real Estate Professional Helps You Separate Fact from Fiction | Simplifying The MarketIf you’re following the news, chances are you’ve seen or heard some headlines about the housing market that don’t give the full picture. The real estate market is shifting, and when that happens, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. That’s where a trusted real estate professional comes in. They can help debunk […]

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Want To Buy a Home? Now May Be the Time.

Want To Buy a Home? Now May Be the Time. | Simplifying The MarketThere are more homes for sale today than at any time last year. So, if you tried to buy a home last year and were outbid or out priced, now may be your opportunity. The number of homes for sale in the U.S. has been growing over the past four months as rising mortgage rates […]

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A Window of Opportunity for Homebuyers

A Window of Opportunity for Homebuyers | Simplifying The MarketMortgage rates are much higher today than they were at the beginning of the year, and that’s had a clear impact on the housing market. As a result, the market is seeing a shift back toward the range of pre-pandemic levels for buyer demand and home sales. But the transition back toward pre-pandemic levels isn’t […]

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What’s Causing Ongoing Home Price Appreciation?

What’s Causing Ongoing Home Price Appreciation? | Simplifying The MarketIf you’re thinking about making a move, you probably want to know what’s going to happen to home prices for the rest of the year. While experts say price growth will moderate due to the shifting market, ongoing appreciation is expected. That means home prices won’t fall. Here’s a look at two key reasons experts […]

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