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Today’s Homebuyers Want Lower Prices. Sellers Disagree.

By Margarita Gazivoda Kocovic | April 16, 2020

Today’s Homebuyers Want Lower Prices. Sellers Disagree. | Simplifying The MarketThe uncertainty the world faces today due to the COVID-19 pandemic is causing so many things to change. The way we interact, the way we do business, even the way we buy and sell real estate is changing. This is a moment in time that’s even sparking some buyers to search for a better deal […]

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Think This Is a Housing Crisis? Think Again.

By Margarita Gazivoda Kocovic | April 15, 2020

Think This Is a Housing Crisis? Think Again. | Simplifying The MarketWith all of the unanswered questions caused by COVID-19 and the economic slowdown we’re experiencing across the country today, many are asking if the housing market is in trouble. For those who remember 2008, it’s logical to ask that question. Many of us experienced financial hardships, lost homes, and were out of work during the […]

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What If I Need to Sell My Home Now? What Can I Do?

By Margarita Gazivoda Kocovic | April 14, 2020

What If I Need to Sell My Home Now? What Can I Do? | Simplifying The MarketEvery day that passes, people have a need to buy and sell homes. That doesn’t stop during the current pandemic. If you’ve had a major life change recently, whether with your job or your family situation, you may be in a position where you need to sell your home – and fast. While you probably […]

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Recession? Yes. Housing Crash? No.

By Margarita Gazivoda Kocovic | April 13, 2020

Recession? Yes. Housing Crash? No. | Simplifying The MarketWith over 90% of Americans now under a shelter-in-place order, many experts are warning that the American economy is heading toward a recession, if it’s not in one already. What does that mean to the residential real estate market? What is a recession? According to the National Bureau of Economic Research: “A recession is a […]

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What You Can Do to Get Your House Ready to Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Margarita Gazivoda Kocovic | April 10, 2020

Some Highlights:

Believe it or not, there are lots of things you can do to prep your house for a sale without even going to the store.
Your real estate plans don’t have to be completely on hold even while we’ve hit the pause button on other parts of…

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What You Can Do to Get Your House Ready to Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Margarita Gazivoda Kocovic | April 10, 2020

Some Highlights:

Believe it or not, there are lots of things you can do to prep your house for a sale without even going to the store.
Your real estate plans don’t have to be completely on hold even while we’ve hit the pause button on other parts of…

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New York Westchester Strong

By Margarita Kocovic | April 9, 2020

In New York, in a vastly populated region of our nation, things can change quickly – as the expression goes in a New York minute; […]

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Why Home Office Space Is More Desirable Than Ever

By Margarita Gazivoda Kocovic | April 9, 2020

Why Home Office Space Is More Desirable Than Ever | Simplifying The MarketFor years, we’ve all heard about the most desirable home features buyers are looking for, from upgraded kitchens to remodeled bathrooms, master suites, and more. The latest on the hotlist, however, might surprise you: home offices. In a recent article by George Ratiu, Senior Economist with realtor.com, he notes how listings with an office are […]

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How Technology Is Enabling the Real Estate Process

By Margarita Gazivoda Kocovic | April 8, 2020

How Technology Is Enabling the Real Estate Process | Simplifying The MarketToday’s everyday reality is pretty different than it looked just a few weeks ago. We’re learning how to do a lot of things in new ways, from how we work remotely to how we engage with our friends and neighbors. Almost everything right now is shifting to a virtual format. One of the big changes […]

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How to Find the Perfect Real Estate Agent

By Margarita Gazivoda Kocovic | April 7, 2020

How to Find the Perfect Real Estate Agent | Simplifying The MarketThere’s a ton of real estate information available in the news today and on the Internet. It can be extremely confusing, especially in times of uncertainty like we’re facing right now. If you’re thinking of buying or selling this year, you need an agent who can help you: Make sense of this rapidly evolving housing […]

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Will Surging Unemployment Crush Home Sales?

By Margarita Gazivoda Kocovic | April 6, 2020

Will Surging Unemployment Crush Home Sales? | Simplifying The MarketTen million Americans lost their jobs over the last two weeks. The next announced unemployment rate on May 8th is expected to be in the double digits. Because the health crisis brought the economy to a screeching halt, many are feeling a personal financial crisis. James Bullard, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. […]

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The Housing Market Is Positioned to Help the Economy Recover [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Margarita Gazivoda Kocovic | April 3, 2020

Some Highlights

Expert insights are painting a bright future for housing when the economy bounces back – and it will.
We may be facing challenging economic times today, but the housing market is poised to help the economy recover, not drag it down.

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