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Top 4 Home Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Linda Baughman | 11.17.17

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Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home, or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projects will net you the most “Return On Investment” (ROI).

Your Friends Are Crazy Wrong If They’re Telling You Not to Buy

By Linda Baughman | 11.16.17

Your Friends Are Crazy Wrong if They're Telling You Not to Buy | Simplifying The MarketThe current narrative is that home prices have risen so much so that it is no longer a smart idea to purchase a home. Your family and friends might suggest that buying a home right now (whether a first-time home or a move-up home) makes absolutely no sense from an affordability standpoint. They are wrong! […]

Feeling ‘Stuck in Place’? You Aren’t Alone… And There’s Hope!

By Linda Baughman | 11.15.17

Feeling ‘Stuck in Place’? You Aren’t Alone… And There’s Hope! | Simplifying The MarketWhether you are a renter who is searching for your dream home or a homeowner who feels like your only option is to renovate, you have at least one thing in common: feeling stuck in place. According to data from the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the average amount of […]

Mortgage Interest Rates Are Going Up… Should I Wait to Buy?

By Linda Baughman | 11.14.17

Mortgage Interest Rates Are Going Up… Should I Wait to Buy? | Simplifying The MarketMortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, along with Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors, is calling for mortgage rates to continue to rise over the next four quarters. This has caused some purchasers to lament the fact that they may no longer be able to get a […]

7 Reasons to List Your Home This Holiday Season

By Linda Baughman | 11.13.17

Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays. Here are seven great reasons not to wait: Relocation buyers are […]

Thank You for Your Service!

By Linda Baughman | 11.11.17

Thank you for your service!

Veterans Affairs Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Linda Baughman | 11.10.17

Some Highlights:

Since the creation of the VA Home Loans Program, 22 million veterans have been able to achieve the American Dream of homeownership.
So far in 2017, $188 billion has been loaned to veterans and their families through the program.
VA …

A Housing Bubble? Industry Experts Say NO!

By Linda Baughman | 11.09.17

A Housing Bubble? Industry Experts Say NO! | Simplifying The MarketWith residential home prices continuing to appreciate at levels above historic norms, some are questioning if we are heading toward another housing bubble (and subsequent burst) like the one we experienced in 2006-2008. Recently, five housing experts weighed in on the question. Rick Sharga, Executive VP at Ten-X: “We’re definitely not in a bubble.” “We […]

5 Reasons Homeownership Makes ‘Cents’

By Linda Baughman | 11.08.17

5 Reasons Homeownership Makes ‘Cents’ | Simplifying The MarketThe American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. Recent reports show that the US homeownership rate has rebounded from recent lows and is headed in the right direction. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, but there are many basic similarities. Today we want to talk about the top 5 financial reasons […]

Multigenerational Households May Be the Answer to Price Increases

By Linda Baughman | 11.07.17

Multigenerational Households May Be the Answer to Price Increases | Simplifying The MarketMultigenerational homes are coming back in a big way! In the 1950s, about 21%, or 32.2 million Americans shared a roof with their grown children or parents. According to an article by Realtor.com, “Nearly 1 in 5 Americans is now living in a multigenerational household – a household with two or more adult generations, or […]