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  • What You Can Do to Keep Your Dream of Homeownership Moving Forward [INFOGRAPHIC]


    What You Can Do to Keep Your Dream of Homeownership Moving Forward [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

    Some Highlights:

    • Don’t put your homeownership plans on hold just because you’re stuck inside.
    • There are several things you can do right now to keep your home search moving forward.
    • Connect with an agent, learn about resource programs for things like down payments, and get pre-approved today.
  • Don’t Let Frightening Headlines Scare You


    Don’t Let Frightening Headlines Scare You | Simplifying The MarketThere’s a lot of anxiety right now regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The health situation must be addressed quickly, and many are concerned about the impact on the economy as well. Amidst all this anxiety, anyone with a megaphone – from the mainstream media to a lone blogger – has realized that bad news sells. Unfortunately, […]
  • Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My Home?


    Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My Home? | Simplifying The MarketWith interest rates hitting all-time lows over the past few weeks, many homeowners are opting to refinance. To decide if refinancing your home is the best option for you and your family, start by asking yourself these questions: Why do you want to refinance? There are many reasons to refinance, but here are three of […]
  • Why the Stock Market Correction Probably Won’t Impact Home Values


    20200324 STM ShareWith the housing crash of 2006-2008 still visible in the rear-view mirror, many are concerned the current correction in the stock market is a sign that home values are also about to tumble. What’s taking place today, however, is nothing like what happened the last time. The S&P 500 did fall by over fifty percent […]
  • Economic Slowdown: What the Experts Are Saying


    Economic Slowdown: What the Experts Are Saying | Simplifying The MarketMore and more economists are predicting a recession is imminent as the result of the pullback in the economy caused by COVID-19. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research: “A recession is a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in real GDP, real […]
  • A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis [INFOGRAPHIC]


    A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis | Simplifying The Market

    Some Highlights

    • The COVID-19 pandemic is causing an economic slowdown.
    • The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of the last 5 U.S. recessions and decreased by less than 2% in the 4th.
    • All things considered, an economic slowdown does not equal a housing crisis, and this will not be a repeat of 2008.
  • Are We About to See a New Wave of Foreclosures?


    20200319 STM ShareWith all of the havoc being caused by COVID-19, many are concerned we may see a new wave of foreclosures. Restaurants, airlines, hotels, and many other industries are furloughing workers or dramatically cutting their hours. Without a job, many homeowners are wondering how they’ll be able to afford their mortgage payments. In spite of this, […]
  • Three Reasons Why This Is Not a Housing Crisis


    Three Reasons Why This Is Not a Housing Crisis | Simplifying The MarketIn times of uncertainty, one of the best things we can do to ease our fears is to educate ourselves with research, facts, and data. Digging into past experiences by reviewing historical trends and understanding the peaks and valleys of what’s come before us is one of the many ways we can confidently evaluate any […]