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Today’s Buyers Are Serious about Purchasing a Home

By Margarita Gazivoda Kocovic | August 4, 2020

Today’s Buyers Are Serious about Purchasing a Home | Simplifying The MarketToday’s homebuyers are not just talking about their plans, they’re actively engaged in the buying process – and they’re serious about it. A recent report by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) indicates: “…. Of American adults considering a future home purchase in the second quarter of 2020, about half (49%) are not simply […]

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Experts Weigh-In on the Remarkable Strength of the Housing Market

By Margarita Gazivoda Kocovic | August 3, 2020

Experts Weigh-In on the Remarkable Strength of the Housing Market | Simplifying The MarketAmerica has faced its share of challenges in 2020. A once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, a financial crisis leaving millions still unemployed, and an upcoming presidential election that may prove to be one of the most contentious in our nation’s history all continue to test this country in unimaginable ways. Even with all of that uncertainty, the residential […]

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Where Is the Housing Market Headed for the Rest of 2020? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Margarita Gazivoda Kocovic | July 31, 2020

Some Highlights:

The housing market is forecasted to finish the year with growing strength.
Historically low mortgage rates are creating great potential for homebuyers, and home sales are on the rise.
If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home t…

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Will We See a Surge of Homebuyers Moving to the Suburbs?

By Margarita Gazivoda Kocovic | July 30, 2020

Will We See a Surge of Homebuyers Moving to the Suburbs? | Simplifying The MarketAs remote work continues on for many businesses and Americans weigh the risks of being in densely populated areas, will more people start to move out of bigger cities? Spending extra time at home and dreaming of more indoor and outdoor space is certainly sparking some interest among homebuyers. Early data shows an initial trend […]

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Homeownership Rate Continues to Rise in 2020

By Margarita Gazivoda Kocovic | July 29, 2020

Homeownership Rate Continues to Rise in 2020 | Simplifying The MarketSo far, it’s been quite a ride this year, and our nation has truly seen its fair share of hurdles. From COVID-19 to record unemployment and then the resulting recession, just to name a few, the second quarter of 2020 has had more than a few challenges. Amidst the many roadblocks, however, the U.S. homeownership […]

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Guidance and Support Are Key When Buying Your First Home

By Margarita Gazivoda Kocovic | July 28, 2020

Guidance and Support Are Key When Buying Your First Home | Simplifying The MarketIn June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building steadily throughout the year. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “The share of first-time buyers increased in March through June—right into the heart of the pandemic period and the surge in unemployment—and is […]

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Three of the Latest Reports Show Housing Market Is Strong

By Margarita Gazivoda Kocovic | July 27, 2020

Three of the Latest Reports Show Housing Market Is Strong | Simplifying The MarketThe residential real estate market is remaining resilient as the country still struggles to beat the COVID-19 pandemic. Three separate reports recently revealed how the housing market is still showing growth. Here’s a look at each one. 1. Ivy Zelman’s Real Estate Broker Survey The survey explains that purchaser demand remains strong: “This month’s overall […]

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A Real Estate Pro Is More Helpful Now than Ever [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Margarita Gazivoda Kocovic | July 24, 2020

Some Highlights

A recent study shared by NAR notes that both buyers and sellers think an agent is more helpful than ever during the current health crisis.
Expertise and professionalism are highly valued and can save buyers and sellers time and effor…

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Home Sales Hit a Record-Setting Rebound

By Margarita Gazivoda Kocovic | July 23, 2020

Home Sales Hit a Record-Setting Rebound | Simplifying The MarketWith a worldwide health crisis that drove a pause in the economy this year, the housing market was greatly impacted. Many have been eagerly awaiting some bright signs of a recovery. Based on the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), June hit a much-anticipated record-setting rebound to ignite that […]

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Two Reasons We Won’t See a Rush of Foreclosures This Fall

By Margarita Gazivoda Kocovic | July 22, 2020

Two Reasons We Won’t See a Rush of Foreclosures This Fall | Simplifying The MarketThe health crisis we face as a country has led businesses all over the nation to reduce or discontinue their services altogether. This pause in the economy has greatly impacted the workforce and as a result, many people have been laid off or furloughed. Naturally, that would lead many to believe we might see a […]

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A Remarkable Recovery for the Housing Market

By Margarita Gazivoda Kocovic | July 21, 2020

A Remarkable Recovery for the Housing Market | Simplifying The MarketFor months now the vast majority of Americans have been asking the same question: When will the economy turn around? Many experts have been saying the housing market will lead the way to a recovery, and today we’re seeing signs of that coming to light. With record-low mortgage rates driving high demand from potential buyers, […]

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Thinking of Selling Your House? Now May be the Right Time

By Margarita Gazivoda Kocovic | July 20, 2020

Thinking of Selling Your House? Now May be the Right Time | Simplifying The MarketInventory is arguably the biggest challenge for buyers in today’s housing market. There are simply more buyers actively looking for homes to purchase than there are sellers selling them, so the scale is tipped in favor of the sellers. According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), total […]

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