Home Sellers: There Is an Extra Way To Welcome Home Our Veterans

By Susan Rupert | July 29, 2021

Home Sellers: There Is an Extra Way To Welcome Home Our Veterans | Simplifying The MarketSome veterans are finding it difficult to obtain a home in today’s market. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “Conventional conforming mortgages (mortgages that conform to guidelines set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac), accounted for 74% of mortgages obtained by homebuyers in May 2021, an increase from about 65% during 2018 through […]

4 Reasons Why the End of Forbearance Will Not Lead to a Wave of Foreclosures

By Susan Rupert | July 28, 2021

4 Reasons Why the End of Forbearance Will Not Lead to a Wave of Foreclosures | Simplifying The MarketWith forbearance plans about to come to an end, many are concerned the housing market will experience a wave of foreclosures like what happened after the housing bubble 15 years ago. Here are four reasons why that won’t happen. 1. There are fewer homeowners in trouble this time After the last housing crash, about 9.3 […]

A Look at Housing Supply and What It Means for Sellers

By Susan Rupert | July 27, 2021

A Look at Housing Supply and What It Means for Sellers | Simplifying The MarketOne of the hottest topics of conversation in today’s real estate market is the shortage of available homes. Simply put, there are many more potential buyers than there are homes for sale. As a seller, you’ve likely heard that low supply is good news for you. It means your house will get more attention, and […]

3 Hot Topics in the Housing Market Right Now

By Susan Rupert | July 26, 2021

3 Hot Topics in the Housing Market Right Now | Simplifying The MarketIf you’re a prospective buyer or seller, it’s important to understand the current real estate market conditions and how they affect you. The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) just released its Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate report. Here are three hot topics from the list and how they impact today’s housing market. Technology Acceleration and […]

Pop Quiz: Can You Define These Key Terms in Today’s Housing Market? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Susan Rupert | July 23, 2021

Some Highlights

The language of buying and selling a home may sound scary at first, but knowing how key terms relate to today’s market can help you. For example, current low mortgage rates and higher wages positively impact affordability for buyers,…

Today’s Real Estate Market Explained Through 4 Key Trends

By Susan Rupert | July 22, 2021

Today’s Real Estate Market Explained Through 4 Key Trends | Simplifying The MarketAs we move into the second half of the year, one thing is clear: the current real estate market is one for the record books. The exact mix of conditions we have today creates opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Here’s a look at four key components that are shaping this unprecedented market. A Shortage […]

Stunning, custom-built, all brick home in the Linnwood Development in Philipsburg | $775,000 | Philipsburg, PA

By Susan Rupert | July 21, 2021

Stunning, custom-built, all brick home in the Linnwood Development in Philipsburg. This executive home features a cathedral ceiling in the great room, multiple fireplaces, a combo of hardwood, tile, and carpeted floors, solid cherry cabinets with grani…

Remote Work Has Changed Our Home Needs. Is It Time for Your Home To Change, Too?

By Susan Rupert | July 21, 2021

Remote Work Has Changed Our Home Needs. Is It Time for Your Home To Change, Too? | Simplifying The MarketOver the past year, many homeowners realized what they need in a home is changing, especially with the rise in remote work. If you’re longing for a dedicated home office or a change in scenery, now may be the time to find the home that addresses your evolving needs. Working from Home Isn’t a Passing […]

3 Charts That Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

By Susan Rupert | July 20, 2021

3 Charts That Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble | Simplifying The MarketWith home prices continuing to deliver double-digit increases, some are concerned we’re in a housing bubble like the one in 2006. However, a closer look at the market data indicates this is nothing like 2006 for three major reasons. 1. The housing market isn’t driven by risky mortgage loans. Back in 2006, nearly everyone could […]

What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Rise

By Susan Rupert | July 19, 2021

What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Rise | Simplifying The MarketIn today’s real estate market, mortgage interest rates are near record lows. If you’ve been in your current home for several years and haven’t refinanced lately, there’s a good chance you have a mortgage with an interest rate higher than today’s average. Here are some options you should consider if you want to take advantage […]

What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Rise

By Susan Rupert | July 19, 2021

What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Rise | Simplifying The MarketIn today’s real estate market, mortgage interest rates are near record lows. If you’ve been in your current home for several years and haven’t refinanced lately, there’s a good chance you have a mortgage with an interest rate higher than today’s average. Here are some options you should consider if you want to take advantage […]

Experts Agree: Options Are Improving for Buyers [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Susan Rupert | July 16, 2021

Some Highlights

Buyers hoping for more homes to choose from may be in luck as housing inventory begins to rise. Many experts agree – new sellers listing their homes is great news for buyers and the overall market.
Although the supply increases are m…

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