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Home Inspections: What to Expect

Home Inspections: What to Expect | Simplifying The MarketSo you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Oftentimes, agents make your offer contingent on a clean home inspection. This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you paid for the home, ask the sellers to cover repairs, or even, in some […]

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How Much Has Your Home Increased in Value Over the Last Year?

How Much Has Your Home Increased in Value Over the Last Year? | Simplifying The MarketHome values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. In CoreLogic’s most recent Home Price Index Report, they revealed that national home prices have increased by 6.7% year-over-year. CoreLogic broke down appreciation even further into four price ranges, giving us a more detailed view than if we had simply looked at the year-over-year increases in national median […]

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Access: An Important Factor in Getting Your House SOLD!

Access: An Important Factor in Getting Your House SOLD! | Simplifying The MarketSo, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to your potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is Access, followed by […]

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4 Reasons Why Today’s Housing Market is NOT 2006 All Over Again

4 Reasons Why Today’s Housing Market is NOT 2006 All Over Again | Simplifying The MarketWith home prices rising again this year, some are concerned that we may be repeating the 2006 housing bubble that caused families so much pain when it collapsed. Today’s market is quite different than the bubble market of twelve years ago. There are four key metrics that explain why: Home Prices Mortgage Standards Mortgage Debt […]

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Sneak Peek: 2017 San Francisco Decorator Showcase

The San Francisco Decorator Showcase is celebrating its 40th anniversary in grand fashion. The 11,000-square-foot Classical Revival house, built in 1904 by architects Newsom &…

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3 reasons why spring is an ideal time to buy a vacation home

While it still doesn’t quite feel like spring, the spring real estate market is already well underway. And with the peak season for housing in…

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5 Reasons Why to Sell This Spring!

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense. Source: 5 Reasons Why to Sell This Spring!

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6 simple spring cleaning tips for new homeowners

Spring cleaning can either be the best, or worst, part of the new season. On one hand, who doesn’t love spring weather? Plus, it can…

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The Cost of Renting vs. Buying Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision.
Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.9%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15.7%)…

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