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Get All the Facts about PMI

By Bill Baughman | 05.02.17

Get All the Facts about PMI | Simplifying The MarketWhen it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase a home with a down payment below 20%, you can never have too much information about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI).

Is the Current Pace of Home Sales Maintainable?

By Bill Baughman | 05.01.17

Is the Current Pace of Home Sales Maintainable? | Simplifying The MarketThere are some experts questioning whether the current pace of residential home sales is maintainable. Are too many people buying homes like in 2004-2006? Are we headed for another housing crisis? Actually, if we look closely at the numbers, we can see that we are looking at a very healthy real estate market.

Homes are Selling Fast Across the Country [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Linda Baughman | 04.28.17

Homes are Selling Fast Across the Country [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights:

  • The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their monthly Confidence Index.
  • The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners. Practitioners are asked about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions.
  • Homes sold in 60 days or less in 36 out of 50 states, and Washington D.C.
  • Homes typically went under contract in 34 days in March!

Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price Is Right!

By Bill Baughman | 04.25.16

Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price Is Right! | Simplifying The MarketIn today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often want to price their home higher than recommended, and many agents go along with the idea to keep their clients happy. However, the best agents realize that telling the homeowner the truth is more important than getting the seller to like them.

New Home Buyers Look For Green Options [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Bill Baughman | 04.22.16

Some Highlights:

11% of new homebuyers stated “energy efficient features” as the reason for their purchase.
The most popular remodeling projects done for energy efficiency were insulation upgrades, HVAC replacements, and vinyl & wood window inst…

Home Prices Are Up…But There is a Challenge

By Bill Baughman | 04.21.16

Home Prices Are Up…but there is a Challenge | Simplifying The MarketHome values continue to climb and are projected to increase by about 5% over the next twelve months. That is great news for anyone who owns a home. However, it could present a challenge for a family trying to sell their house.

Thinking of Selling? The Market Needs Your Listing!!

By Bill Baughman | 04.20.16

Thinking of Selling? The Market Needs Your Listing!! | Simplifying The MarketThe housing market is really heating up and buyer demand is dramatically increasing as we enter the spring season. However, one challenge to the current market is a major shortage of inventory. Below are a few comments made in the last month by industry experts.

Buying a Home is 36% Less Expensive Than Renting Nationwide!

By Bill Baughman | 04.19.16

Buying a Home is 36% Less Expensive Than Renting Nationwide! | Simplifying The MarketIn the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States.

If You Are Thinking of Selling, Now Is The Time

By Bill Baughman | 04.18.16

If You Are Thinking of Selling, Now Is The Time | Simplifying The MarketIf you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in high school when we learned the concept of supply and demand: the best time to sell something is when supply of that item is low and demand for that item is high. That defines today’s real estate market.

Vacation Home Sales Reach 2nd Highest Mark Since 2006 [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Bill Baughman | 04.15.16

Some Highlights:

58% of vacation homes purchased were single family homes.
51% of vacation homes that were purchased were found online.
The median price of a vacation home is up 28% from 2014.