10 Real Estate Warnings to Search for When House Chasing

By Jennifer Ruspini | April 7, 2020

Searching for a new home? Don’t believe everything you see or hear when looking at real estate. For many, purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments (if not the biggest investment) they’ll ever make. For this reason, buyers need to be extremely vigilant throughout the house hunting and home buying process. Though it’s all too…

Home Inspection: What you should expect

By Jennifer Ruspini | April 7, 2020

Taking the leap and buying a house is simultaneously exciting and terrifying. Of course, you dream of turning the house into your home, a place where you make memories.  But buying a house can be nerve-wracking and overwhelming too. It is filled with unknowns. If the house is not brand new, what are the things…

How to Find the Perfect Real Estate Agent

By Jennifer Ruspini | April 7, 2020

How to Find the Perfect Real Estate Agent | Simplifying The MarketThere’s a ton of real estate information available in the news today and on the Internet. It can be extremely confusing, especially in times of uncertainty like we’re facing right now. If you’re thinking of buying or selling this year, you need an agent who can help you: Make sense of this rapidly evolving housing […]

HOW TO GET A HOUSE READY TO SELL: 7 PRACTICAL TIPS

By Jennifer Ruspini | April 6, 2020

Are you getting ready to sell your home? These days, most buyers aren’t looking for a project. They’re looking for something they can picture themselves living in that’s well-maintained and ready to move into. With so many other homes on the market, it can be hard to know to make yours stand out from the…

New Home Sales Spike — But Homebuilders Still Need To Step It Up

By Jennifer Ruspini | April 6, 2020

The number of new home sales hit an almost 13-year high last month, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau this morning.  In total, new home sales were up 7.9% from December to January. There were 764,000 new, single-family units sold in the month—an 18.6% uptick over the year and a marked improvement…

Will Surging Unemployment Crush Home Sales?

By Jennifer Ruspini | April 6, 2020

Will Surging Unemployment Crush Home Sales? | Simplifying The MarketTen million Americans lost their jobs over the last two weeks. The next announced unemployment rate on May 8th is expected to be in the double digits. Because the health crisis brought the economy to a screeching halt, many are feeling a personal financial crisis. James Bullard, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. […]

A million faces are looking at you…

By Jennifer Ruspini | April 3, 2020

6 Metrics You Must Know to Identify Great Investments

By Jennifer Ruspini | April 3, 2020

Billionaire Andrew Carnegie famously said that 90 percent of millionaires got their wealth by investing in real estate. While this is true historically, we seem to have reached a level of interest and participation in real estate investing that we’ve never seen before. The result is an overabundance of new investors forging ahead without following…

The Housing Market Is Positioned to Help the Economy Recover [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jennifer Ruspini | April 3, 2020

Some Highlights

Expert insights are painting a bright future for housing when the economy bounces back – and it will.
We may be facing challenging economic times today, but the housing market is poised to help the economy recover, not drag it down.

Looking to the Future: What the Experts Are Saying

By Jennifer Ruspini | April 2, 2020

Looking to the Future: What the Experts Are Saying | Simplifying The MarketAs our lives, our businesses, and the world we live in change day by day, we’re all left wondering how long this will last. How long will we feel the effects of the coronavirus? How deep will the impact go? The human toll may forever change families, but the economic impact will rebound with a […]