When Is It A Good Time To Rent? Definitely NOT NOW!

When Is It A Good Time To Rent? Definitely NOT NOW! | Simplifying The MarketPeople often ask whether or not now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent.

Renting vs. Buying: What Does it Really Cost? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:

The percentage of income needed to afford a median priced home is almost half the percentage of income needed to afford median rent.
Buying costs are significantly less than renting costs.
The percentage of income needed to afford a…

Are Foreclosures Increasing or Decreasing?

Are Foreclosures Increasing or Decreasing? | Simplifying The MarketRecently, there has been a lot of talk about the size of the foreclosure inventory in the nation. There has been some speculation that distressed property inventories are about to skyrocket. Today, we want to reveal what is actually taking place in this segment of the housing market.

In a Seller’s Market: Is it Time to Downsize?

In a Seller’s Market: Is it Time to Downsize? | Simplifying The MarketA study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their house in the near future are planning to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why this might make sense for many homeowners, as the majority of the country is currently experiencing a seller’s market.

Sales Up In Nearly Every Price Range

Sales Up In Nearly Every Price Range | Simplifying The MarketThe National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over last year in five of the six price ranges they measure.

Where is Housing Headed for the Rest of 2016?

Where is Housing Headed for the Rest of 2016? | Simplifying The MarketWith the overall economy just inching along, some experts are questioning whether the housing market can continue its momentum throughout the rest of the year. People are beginning to ask questions such as:

Mortgage Rates Remain at Historic Lows

Mortgage Rates Remain at Historic Lows | Simplifying The MarketThe latest report from Freddie Mac shows that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.61% last week, slightly down from the week before (3.66%), and nearly 20 points lower than a year ago (3.80%).