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Homebuyer Tips for Finding the One [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Donna Padula | Oct 15, 2021

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The best advice carries across multiple areas of life. When it comes to homebuying, a few simple tips can help you stay on track.
Because of increased demand, you’ll need to be patient and embrace compromises during your search. Then…

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What Do Past Years Tell Us About Today’s Real Estate Market?

By Donna Padula | Oct 14, 2021

What Do Past Years Tell Us About Today’s Real Estate Market? | Simplifying The MarketAs you follow the news, you’re likely seeing headlines discussing what’s going on in today’s housing market. Chances are high that some of the more recent storylines you’ve come across mention terms like cooling or slowing when talking about where the market is headed. But what do these terms mean? The housing market today is […]

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The Big Question: Should You Renovate or Move?

By Donna Padula | Oct 13, 2021

The Big Question: Should You Renovate or Move? | Simplifying The MarketThe last 18 months changed what many buyers are looking for in a home. Recently, the American Institute of Architects released their AIA Home Design Trends Survey results for Q3 2021. The survey reveals the following: 70% of respondents want more outdoor living space 69% of respondents want a home office (48% wanted multiple offices) […]

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Don’t Wait for a Lower Mortgage Rate – It Could Cost You

By Donna Padula | Oct 12, 2021

Don’t Wait for a Lower Mortgage Rate – It Could Cost You | Simplifying The MarketToday’s housing market is truly one for the record books. Over the past year, we’ve seen the lowest mortgage rates in history. And while those rates seemed to bottom out in January of this year, the golden window of opportunity for buyers isn’t over just yet. If you’re one of the buyers who worry they’ve […]

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Experts Agree: Homeownership Provides a Path to Long-Term Wealth

By Donna Padula | Oct 11, 2021

Experts Agree: Homeownership Provides a Path to Long-Term Wealth | Simplifying The MarketA recent survey from LendingTree.com found there are multiple reasons why Americans would choose to purchase a home instead of renting. Some of the most popular non-financial reasons given include: The flexibility to make the space your own The pride homeownership offers The sense of stability In the same survey, 41% of respondents say they’d […]

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What’s Causing Today’s Competitive Real Estate Market? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Donna Padula | Oct 8, 2021

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Today’s strong sellers’ market is the direct result of high demand and low supply.
Low mortgage rates and generational trends have created an increased demand for homes. Meanwhile, the slower pace of new home construction and homeown…

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111,285 Reasons You Should Buy a Home This Year

By Donna Padula | Oct 7, 2021

111,285 Reasons You Should Buy a Home This Year | Simplifying The MarketThe financial benefits of buying a home versus renting one are always up for debate. However, one element of the equation is often ignored – the ability to build wealth as a homeowner. According to the latest research from the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “Homeownership is a key pathway to building wealth and narrowing […]

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What Do Supply and Demand Tell Us About Today’s Housing Market?

By Donna Padula | Oct 6, 2021

What Do Supply and Demand Tell Us About Today’s Housing Market? | Simplifying The MarketThere’s a well-known economic theory – the law of supply and demand – that explains what’s happening with prices in the current real estate market. Put simply, when demand for an item is high, prices rise. When the supply of the item increases, prices fall. Of course, when demand is very high and supply is […]

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Remote Work Is Here To Stay. Can Your Home Deliver the Space You Need?

By Donna Padula | Sep 21, 2021

Remote Work Is Here To Stay. Can Your Home Deliver the Space You Need? | Simplifying The MarketA lot has changed over the past year. For many people, the rise in remote work influenced what they’re looking for in a home and created a greater appetite for a dedicated home office. Some professionals took advantage of the situation and purchased a bigger home. Other people thought working from home would be temporary, […]

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Is It Time To Move on to a New Home?

By Donna Padula | Sep 20, 2021

Is It Time To Move on to a New Home? | Simplifying The MarketIf you’ve been in your home for longer than five years, you’re not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying put much longer than historical averages (see graph below):As the graph shows, before 2008, homeowners sold their houses after an average of just five years. Today, that number has more than […]

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Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Donna Padula | Sep 17, 2021

Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights

  • Whether you’re buying or selling – today’s housing market has plenty of good news to go around.
  • Buyers can take advantage of today’s mortgage rates to escape rising rents and keep monthly payments affordable. Sellers can reap the benefits of multiple offers and a fast sale.
  • If this sounds like good news to you, let’s connect today so you can capitalize on the unique opportunity you have in today’s market.
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Is the Number of Homes for Sale Finally Growing?

By Donna Padula | Sep 16, 2021

Is the Number of Homes for Sale Finally Growing? | Simplifying The MarketAn important metric in today’s residential real estate market is the number of homes available for sale. The shortage of available housing inventory is the major reason for the double-digit price appreciation we’ve seen in each of the last two years. It’s the reason many would-be purchasers are frustrated with the bidding wars over the […]

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5 Tips for Making Your Best Offer

By Donna Padula | Sep 15, 2021

5 Tips for Making Your Best Offer | Simplifying The MarketIn today’s sellers’ market, standing out as a buyer is critical. Multi-offer scenarios and bidding wars are the norm due to the low supply of houses for sale and high buyer demand. If you’re buying this fall, you’ll want every advantage, especially when you’ve found the home of your dreams. Below are five things to keep […]

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The Truth About Today’s Buyer Demand

By Donna Padula | Sep 14, 2021

The Truth About Today’s Buyer Demand | Simplifying The MarketWhen it comes to the latest news in real estate, there are a lot of sensational headlines in the media. In times like this, when it can be hard to know what to believe, put your trust in the experts. Those of us in the housing market respect that buying or selling a home is […]

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Why It’s Still Safe To Sell Your Home

By Donna Padula | Sep 13, 2021

Why It’s Still Safe To Sell Your Home | Simplifying The MarketIf you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to sell your house this year, there’s good news. Real estate professionals are highly experienced in how to sell houses safely during the pandemic. Over the last year, agents have adopted new technologies and safety measures designed to keep you safe. And experts say […]

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