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Lack of Inventory Challenging Many Housing Markets

Lack of Inventory Challenging Many Housing Markets | Simplifying The MarketGoing into the 2016 spring market, the biggest challenge the real estate industry has is the lack of available housing inventory for sale. Here are a few experts and their thoughts on the subject:

The Main Reason to Use a Real Estate Professional when Selling Your House

The Main Reason to Use a Real Estate Professional when Selling your House | Simplifying The MarketEvery homeowner hopes to accomplish five goals when selling their home:

Gap Between Homeowner’s & Appraiser’s Opinions Widen

Gap Between Homeowner’s & Appraiser’s Opinions Widen | Simplifying The MarketIn today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal.

What If I Wait Until Next Year To Buy A Home?

What If I Wait Until Next Year To Buy A Home? | Simplifying The MarketAs a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As either a first-time or repeat buyer, you must not be concerned only about price but also about the ‘long term cost’ of the home.

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Home Is Where The Heart Is | Simplifying The MarketYesterday, we discussed the reasons why homeownership makes sense, financially. Today we wanted to touch on the emotional or ‘real’ reasons that many Americans strive to become homeowners. 

One More Time, Real Estate is a Great Investment

One More Time, Real Estate is a Great Investment | Simplifying The MarketIn a recent blog post on Marginal Revolution, economist Alex Tabarrok discussed homeownership as an investment.

14,986 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?

14,986 Homes Sold Yesterday... Did Yours? | Simplifying The MarketThere are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consider is… If it hasn’t sold yet, maybe it’s not priced properly.

How To Get The Most Money When Selling Your House

How To Get The Most Money When Selling Your House | Simplifying The MarketEvery homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the highest price possible.

Existing Home Sales Inch Up In January [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:

Existing Home Sales rose to an annual rate of 5.47 million, representing an 11% increase year-over-year.
Inventory levels remain below the 6-month supply needed for a normal market at a 4.0-month supply.
Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Ec…

Low Inventory Causes Home Prices to Accelerate

Low Inventory Causes Home Prices to Accelerate | Simplifying The MarketThe National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Quarterly Metro Home Price report earlier this month. The report revealed that home prices are not only continuing to rise but that the increases are accelerating. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR, discussed the impact of low inventory on buyers in the report:

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