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The Importance of Home Equity in Building Wealth

By Baron & Chestney | January 6, 2021

The Importance of Home Equity in Building Family Wealth | Simplifying The MarketHomeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder leading to household wealth. As Freddie Mac recently posted: “Homeownership has cemented its role as part of the American Dream, providing families with a place that is their own and an avenue for building wealth over time. This ‘wealth’ is built, in large part, through […]

Why Selling Your House on Your Own in 2021 Is a Mistake

By Baron & Chestney | December 30, 2020

Why Selling Your House on Your Own in 2021 Is a Mistake | Simplifying The MarketThere are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today, it becomes even more important to have an expert you trust to help guide you through the process. If you’re considering selling on your own, known in the industry as a For Sale […]

More Generations Are Living Under One Roof This Year

By Baron & Chestney | December 29, 2020

More Generations Are Living under One Roof This Year | Simplifying The MarketThis year challenged us to reprioritize everything – from the way we use our time to where we work, how we socialize and gather together, and our needs at home. For many, this also meant making decisions about how to best support and engage with our extended families, near and far. In some cases, we […]

Why It’s Important to Price Your House Right Today

By Baron & Chestney | December 28, 2020

Why It’s Important to Price Your House Right Today | Simplifying The MarketEven in today’s sellers’ market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do. According to the U.S. Economic Outlook by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), existing home prices nationwide are forecasted to increase by 4.5% in 2021. This means experts anticipate home values will continue climbing next year. Danielle […]

Did You Outgrow Your Home in 2020?

By Baron & Chestney | December 23, 2020

Did You Outgrow Your Home in 2020? | Simplifying The MarketIt may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today – whether it’s your starter home or just one you’ve fallen in love with along the way – might not be your forever home. Many needs have changed in 2020, and it’s okay to admit if your house no longer fits your lifestyle. […]

Homeowner Equity Increases an Astonishing $1 Trillion

By Baron & Chestney | December 17, 2020

Homeowner Equity Increases an Astonishing $1 Trillion | Simplifying The MarketIn a year that was financially devastating for many Americans, some good news for most homeowners is the dramatic gain in home equity over the last twelve months. Last week, CoreLogic released its 2020 3rd Quarter Homeowner Equity Insights report, which reveals four major findings: U.S. homeowners with mortgages have seen their equity increase by […]

Chances of Another Foreclosure Crisis? “About Zero Percent.”

By Baron & Chestney | November 18, 2020

Chances of Another Foreclosure Crisis? “About Zero Percent.” | Simplifying The MarketThere seems to be some concern that the 2020 economic downturn will lead to another foreclosure crisis like the one we experienced after the housing crash a little over a decade ago. However, there’s one major difference this time: a robust forbearance program. During the housing crash of 2006-2008, many felt homeowners should be forced […]

Why Working from Home May Spark Your Next Move

By Baron & Chestney | November 16, 2020

Why Working from Home May Spark Your Next Move | Simplifying The MarketIf you’ve been working from home this year, chances are you’ve been at it a little longer than you initially expected. Businesses all over the country have figured out how to operate remotely to keep their employees healthy, safe, and productive. For many, it may be carrying into next year, and possibly beyond. While the […]

Why Today’s Options Will Save Homeowners from Foreclosure

By Baron & Chestney | October 21, 2020

Why Today’s Options Will Save Homeowners from Foreclosure | Simplifying The MarketMany housing experts originally voiced concern that the mortgage forbearance program (which allows families impacted financially by COVID to delay mortgage payments to a later date) could lead to an increase in foreclosures when forbearances end. Some originally forecasted that up to 30% of homeowners would choose to enter forbearance. Less than 10% actually did, […]

Should You Buy a Retirement Home Sooner Rather than Later?

By Baron & Chestney | October 8, 2020

Should You Buy a Retirement Home Sooner Rather than Later? | Simplifying The MarketEvery day in the U.S., roughly 10,000 people turn 65. Prior to the health crisis that swept the nation in 2020, most people had to wait until they retired to make a move to the beach, the golf course, or the senior living community they were looking to settle into for their later years in […]