What Buyers Need to Know About HOAs

By Jennifer Ruspini | September 18, 2019

What Buyers Need to Know About HOAs | Simplifying The MarketWhen searching for a home, you may end up selecting a property in a community with a Homeowners Association (HOA). Before you buy, it’s important to know how an HOA works and what they mean for you. According to a recent article on realtor.com, “In a nutshell, an HOA helps ensure that your community looks […]

What Buyers Need to Know About HOAs

By Jennifer Ruspini | September 18, 2019

What Buyers Need to Know About HOAs | Simplifying The MarketWhen searching for a home, you may end up selecting a property in a community with a Homeowners Association (HOA). Before you buy, it’s important to know how an HOA works and what they mean for you. According to a recent article on realtor.com, “In a nutshell, an HOA helps ensure that your community looks […]

Home Prices Increase in Every Price Range

By Jennifer Ruspini | September 17, 2019

Home Prices Increase in Every Price Range | Simplifying The MarketPrice appreciation can differ depending on your price range. CoreLogic analyzed four individual home prices tiers and shares the increase in each one. CoreLogic’s Home Price Index (HPI) Report revealed, “National home prices increased 3.6% year over year in July 2019 and are forecast to increase 5.4% from July 2019 to July 2020.” They also […]

Home Prices Increase in Every Price Range

By Jennifer Ruspini | September 17, 2019

Home Prices Increase in Every Price Range | Simplifying The MarketPrice appreciation can differ depending on your price range. CoreLogic analyzed four individual home prices tiers and shares the increase in each one. CoreLogic’s Home Price Index (HPI) Report revealed, “National home prices increased 3.6% year over year in July 2019 and are forecast to increase 5.4% from July 2019 to July 2020.” They also […]

Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

By Jennifer Ruspini | September 16, 2019

Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage | Simplifying The MarketCongratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer – someone who will be able to tell you how […]

Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

By Jennifer Ruspini | September 16, 2019

Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage | Simplifying The MarketCongratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer – someone who will be able to tell you how […]

Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

By Jennifer Ruspini | September 16, 2019

Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage | Simplifying The MarketCongratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer – someone who will be able to tell you how […]

6 Graphs Showing the Strength of the Current Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jennifer Ruspini | September 13, 2019

Some Highlights:

Keeping an eye on the current status of the housing market is one of the best ways to make powerful and confident decisions when buying or selling a home.
Mortgage rates remaining near historic lows and houses selling in an average…

What Is the Probability That Home Values Sink?

By Jennifer Ruspini | September 12, 2019

What is the Probability that Home Values Sink? | Simplifying The MarketWith the current uncertainty about the economy triggered by a potential trade war, some people are waiting to purchase their first home or move-up to their dream house because they think or hope home prices will drop over the next few years. However, the experts disagree with this perspective. Here is a table showing the […]

Millennial Buying Power Poised to Boost Homeownership

By Jennifer Ruspini | September 11, 2019

Millennial Buying Power Poised to Boost Homeownership | Simplifying The MarketIn a recent article by Realtor Magazine, Mark Fleming, Chief Economist of First American Financial Corporation, notes, “The largest group of millennials by birth year will turn 30 in 2020, which puts them entering their prime homebuying years”. The article continues to describe how millennials have more buying-power than the generations that preceded them, making […]