Have Your Day in the Sun by Moving Up This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Susan Rupert | June 11, 2021

Some Highlights

Longer days and sunny weather mean summer is upon us, and what better conditions than right now to upgrade to the home of your dreams?
If your needs have changed, it’s a great time to upgrade – there’s likely high demand for your cur…

Why This Is Not Like 2008 Again

By Susan Rupert | June 10, 2021

Why This Is Not Like 2008 Again | Simplifying The MarketDuring the Great Recession, just over a decade ago, the financial systems the world depended on started to collapse. It created a panic that drove some large companies out of business (ex. Lehman Brothers) and many more into bankruptcy. The financial crisis that accompanied the current pandemic caused hardship to certain industries and hurt many […]

Home Price Appreciation Is as Simple as Supply and Demand

By Susan Rupert | June 9, 2021

Home Price Appreciation Is as Simple as Supply and Demand | Simplifying The MarketHome price appreciation continues to accelerate. Today, prices are driven by the simple concept of supply and demand. Pricing of any item is determined by how many items are available compared to how many people want to buy that item. As a result, the strong year-over-year home price appreciation is simple to explain. The demand […]

In Today’s Market, Listing Prices Are Like an Auction’s Reserve Price

By Susan Rupert | June 8, 2021

In Today’s Market, Listing Prices Are Like an Auction’s Reserve Price | Simplifying The MarketFor generations, the process of buying and selling a home never really changed. A homeowner would try to estimate the market value of their house, then tack on a little extra to give themselves some negotiating room. That figure would become the listing price. Buyers would then try to determine how much less than the full price […]

Why You May Want To Cash in on Your Second Home

By Susan Rupert | June 7, 2021

Why You May Want To Cash in on Your Second Home | Simplifying The MarketWhen stay-at-home mandates were enforced last year, many households realized their homes didn’t really fulfill their new lifestyle needs. An office (in some cases two), a media room, space for children to learn, a gym, and a large yard are all examples of amenities that became highly desirable almost overnight. Zelman & Associates recently reported […]

Top Reasons To Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Susan Rupert | June 4, 2021

Some Highlights

June is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to consider the benefits of owning your own home.
If you’re thinking of buying a home, it might just help you find the stability, community, and comfort you’ve been searchin…

Dreaming of a Bigger Home? Why Not Buy It This Year?

By Susan Rupert | June 3, 2021

Dreaming of a Bigger Home? Why Not Buy It This Year? | Simplifying The MarketAre you clamoring for extra rooms or a more functional floorplan in your house? Maybe it’s time to make a move. If you’ll be able to work remotely for the long-term or your overall needs have simply changed, it’s a great time to sell your house and move up. Why? With mortgage rates in their […]

What’s Motivating People To Move Right Now?

By Susan Rupert | June 2, 2021

What’s Motivating People To Move Right Now? | Simplifying The MarketThis year, Americans are moving for a variety of reasons. The health crisis has truly reshaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending so much more time in our current homes has driven many people to reconsider what homeownership means and what they find most valuable in their living spaces. According to the 2020 Annual National […]

6 Reasons to Celebrate National Homeownership Month

By Susan Rupert | June 1, 2021

6 Reasons to Celebrate National Homeownership Month | Simplifying The MarketOur homes are so much more than the houses we live in. For many, they’ve also become our workplaces, schools for our children, and safe harbors in which we’ve weathered the toughest moments of a global pandemic. Today, 65.6% of Americans call their homes their own, a rate that has risen to its highest point […]

6 Reasons to Celebrate National Homeownership Month

By Susan Rupert | June 1, 2021

6 Reasons to Celebrate National Homeownership Month | Simplifying The MarketOur homes are so much more than the houses we live in. For many, they’ve also become our workplaces, schools for our children, and safe harbors in which we’ve weathered the toughest moments of a global pandemic. Today, 65.6% of Americans call their homes their own, a rate that has risen to its highest point […]

We Remember, Today and Always

By Susan Rupert | May 31, 2021

We remember and honor those who gave all.

Homes Across the Country Are Selling Fast [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Susan Rupert | May 28, 2021

Some Highlights

In today’s whirlwind real estate market, houses are selling at astonishing speed – from sea to shining sea.
Four years ago, the average house spent 39 days on the market. Two years ago, homes were on the market for about 24 days. Tod…

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