Rise to the Top of the Pool by Selling Your House Today

By Jennifer Ruspini | April 28, 2020

Rise to the Top of the Pool by Selling Your House Today | Simplifying The MarketWith the release of the latest Economic Pulse Flash Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), results show that people selling their houses today are holding strong on price. According to the most recent data, 74% of real estate agents noted that sellers are not dropping listing prices to attract more buyers. Lawrence Yun, […]

What Impact Might COVID-19 Have on Home Values?

By Jennifer Ruspini | April 27, 2020

What Impact Might COVID-19 Have on Home Values? | Simplifying The MarketA big challenge facing the housing industry is determining what impact the current pandemic may have on home values. Some buyers are hoping for major price reductions because the health crisis is straining the economy. The price of any item, however, is determined by supply and demand, which is how many items are available in […]

Today’s Expert Insight on the Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jennifer Ruspini | April 24, 2020

Some Highlights

According to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR, home prices are forecasted to rise.
Results from the Existing Home Sales Report note that home sales declined in March due to the coronavirus, but prices are still strong.
Let’s conn…

Uncertainty Abounds in the Search for Economic Recovery Timetable

By Jennifer Ruspini | April 23, 2020

Uncertainty Abounds in the Search for Economic Recovery Timetable | Simplifying The MarketEarlier this week, we discussed how most projections from financial institutions are calling for a quick V-shaped recovery from this economic downturn, and there’s research on previous post-pandemic recoveries to support that expectation. In addition, we noted how there are some in the business community who believe we may instead be headed for a U-shaped […]

Keys to Selling Your House Virtually

By Jennifer Ruspini | April 22, 2020

Keys to Selling Your House Virtually | Simplifying The MarketIn a recent survey by realtor.com, people thinking about selling their homes indicated they’re generally willing to allow their agent and some potential buyers inside if done under the right conditions. They’re less comfortable, however, hosting an open house. This is understandable, given the health concerns associated with social contact these days. The question is, […]

Will This Economic Crisis Have a V, U, or L-Shaped Recovery?

By Jennifer Ruspini | April 21, 2020

Will This Economic Crisis Have a V, U, or L-Shaped Recovery? | Simplifying The MarketMany American businesses have been put on hold as the country deals with the worst pandemic in over one hundred years. As the states are deciding on the best strategy to slowly and safely reopen, the big question is: how long will it take the economy to fully recover? Let’s look at the possibilities. Here […]

The Pain of Unemployment: It Will Be Deep, But Not for Long

By Jennifer Ruspini | April 20, 2020

The Pain of Unemployment: It Will Be Deep, But Not for Long | Simplifying The MarketThere are two crises in this country right now: a health crisis that has forced everyone into their homes and a financial crisis caused by our inability to move around as we normally would. Over 20 million people in the U.S. became instantly unemployed when it was determined that the only way to defeat this […]

Things You Need to Know before You Buy a Fixer-Upper

By Jennifer Ruspini | April 17, 2020

Thinking of buying a fixer-upper? We know there’s nothing quite like a good “before” and “after” on one of HGTV’s many home improvement shows. However, you should also know, there’s nothing quite like the exhaustion and stress that goes along with remodeling a rundown home. Trust us when we say that redoing a fixer-upper isn’t…

Things to Fix Before You Move in to a New Home

By Jennifer Ruspini | April 17, 2020

So you found a home, and you are almost ready to move… Congrats! But before you load up that moving truck though, consider what it is you’re actually moving into. Whether the home is older or newer, there is a chance that you’ll inherit a few quirks and issues. Most problems should be pointed out…

5 Things to Consider when Buying a Home in Foreclosure

By Jennifer Ruspini | April 17, 2020

Regardless of where you live, spend some time browsing homes for sale in your area and you’ll likely come across some properties in foreclosure. Foreclosed homes can be a great deal for buyers, since they’re competitively priced to sell. But there are also risks involved. Figuring out whether or not you should buy a home…