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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.

Vacation Home Sales: Sales Down, Prices Up

By Bill Baughman | 04.14.16

Vacation Home Sales: Sales Down, Prices Up | Simplifying The MarketThe National Association of Realtors recently released their 2016 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey. The survey revealed many characteristics of both vacation home purchasers and investors. Today, we want to concentrate on the vacation real estate market.

The Top Reasons Why Americans Buy Homes

By Bill Baughman | 04.13.16

The Top Reasons Why Americans Buy Homes| Simplifying The MarketLast week, the inaugural “Homebuyer Insights Report” was released by the Bank of America. The report revealed the reasons why consumers purchase homes and what their feelings are regarding homeownership.

10-Step Guide to Buying a House

By Bill Baughman | 01.01.14

Check out this great Realtor.com resource! You’ll find 10 great articles here to help guide you through the home buying process!   Are You Ready to Become a Homeowner? Whether you’re becoming a homeowner for the first time or you’re a repeat buyer, buying a house is a financial and emotional decision that requires the…

Seller Advice from the Experts

By Bill Baughman | 01.01.14

What is Dual Agency? Buy, Sell When a buyer is represented by the same brokerage firm that has the listing, it is called dual agency. When one agent represents both the buyer and the seller in… (Read More) Listing Agent vs. Buyer Agent: Who Works for You? Buy, Sell It may seem perfectly logical to call the agent…

Getting a Mortgage

By Bill Baughman | 01.01.14

Finance How a Loan Forbearance Can Save Your House Finance Knowing you may lose your home because you can’t keep up with the mortgage payments is a terrifying prospect. And if your setbacks are just temporary, it can be even… (Read More) Smart Financial Planning Must Come Before Homeownership Buy, Finance Whether you’ve got house envy about…