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How Buyers Can Win By Downsizing in 2020

How Buyers Can Win By Downsizing in 2020 | Simplifying The MarketHome values have been increasing for 93 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors. If you’re a homeowner, particularly one looking to downsize your living space, that’s great news, as you’ve likely built significant equity in your home. Here’s some more good news: mortgage rates are expected to remain low throughout 2020 at […]

The 2 Surprising Things Homebuyers Really Want

The 2 Surprising Things Homebuyers Really Want | Simplifying The MarketIn a market where current inventory is low, it’s normal to think buyers might be willing to give up a few desirable features in their home search in order to make finding a house a little easier. Don’t be fooled, though – there’s still an interest in the market for some key upgrades. Here’s a […]

Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality in 2020

Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality in 2020 | Simplifying The MarketIn 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. led and inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage in his audience. Today, reflecting on his message encourages many of us to think about our own dreams, goals, beliefs, and aspirations. For many […]

Where Homebuyers Are Heading By Generation [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:

Whether capitalizing on job opportunities, affordability, or warm-weather places to retire, Americans are making moves to these top cities to take advantage of the strength in the current housing market.
A strong economy and lower m…

Housing Inventory Vanishing: What Is the Impact on You?

Housing Inventory Vanishing: What Is the Impact on You? | Simplifying The MarketThe real estate market is expected to do very well this year as mortgage rates remain at historic lows. One challenge to the housing industry is the lack of homes available for sale. Last week, move.com released a report showing that 2020 is beginning with the lowest available housing inventory in two years. The report […]

Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less Affordable

Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less Affordable | Simplifying The MarketThere’s a current narrative that owning a home today is less affordable than it has been in the past. The reason some are making this claim is because house prices have substantially increased over the last several years.

2020 Luxury Market Forecast

2020 Luxury Market Forecast | Simplifying The MarketBy the end of last year, many homeowners found themselves with more equity than they realized, and at the same time their wages were increasing. When those two factors unite, it can spark homeowners to think about making a move to a larger or more expensive home in the luxury space. That said, now is […]

Buying a Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future Wealth

Buying a Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future Wealth | Simplifying The MarketAccording to an Urban Institute study, homeowners who purchase a house before age 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60. The good news is, our younger generations are strong believers in homeownership. According to a Freddie Mac survey, “The dream of homeownership is alive and well within “Generation Z,” the demographic cohort following Millennials. Our […]

7 E Farms Rd Middlebury CT 06762 | Country Home for Sale

Welcome to your country home in Middlebury! Everything that you’re looking for in a country home is in this magnificent 3-story European-inspired home for sale that offers privacy, space, and sophistication. You’ll love its exquisite perennial gardens accented with shrubs, stone walls, patios, and stone steps, sweeping foyer, 20’ ceilings, marble and porcelain floors, extra-large…

7 E Farms Rd Middlebury CT 06762 | Country Home for Sale

Old world elegance, top-of-the-line modern amenities, and ultimate privacy unite in this stunning home on Atwater Pond Set on 1.97 acre of lot, this European-inspired home is designed with the artful detail and a grand size similar to distinguished French and English manors. This magnificent brick country manor features 4 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 2…

Quick Tips to Avoid Phone Scams

We've all experienced it: The phone rings and you don't recognize the number, but you answer anyway. The voice on the other end of the line is cheerful, knows your name, and starts asking personal or financial questions.Some unwanted calls, such as tho…

Clean Machine: Tackling the Fridge and Freezer

If there’s a funky smell coming from the depths of your refrigerator or small icebergs forming in your freezer, it’s time to bite the bullet and do a deep clean. Not only will this make for an odor-free, organized environment for your fresh and frozen …

How to Design a Modern-Rustic Home

Blending rustic charm with modern style is one of those design trends that continues to impress. Here are a few of the key characteristics to design the modern-rustic home of your dreams…Organic TexturesOrganic textures are at the center of homes tha…

How to Spot Foundation Problems

The foundation provides support for your entire house, so keeping it level and in good condition is critical to the protection of the entire structure and the safety of your family. A foundation can become damaged by a variety of problems and natural o…

4 Steps to Creating a Memorable First Impression

When it comes to getting your home sold, a positive first impression can make all the difference. Take a look at these four tips to help your home stand out from the competition.Published with permission from RISMedia.