Simplifying The Market with The Houston Team

  • Buying A Home Is More Affordable Than Renting In 54% Of US Counties
    by simplify on January 22, 2018 at 11:00 am

    According to ATTOM Data Solutions’ 2018 Rental Affordability Report, “buying a median-priced home is more affordable than renting a three-bedroom property in 240 of 447 [or 54% of] U.S. counties analyzed for the report.” […]

  • Where Did Americans Move in 2017? [INFOGRAPHIC]
    by simplify on January 19, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Some Highlights: Atlas Van Lines recently released the results of their annual Migration Patterns Survey in which they tracked their customer’s movement from state-to-state over the course of 2017. Idaho held on to the top spot of […]

  • What Impact Will the New Tax Code Have on Home Values?
    by simplify on January 18, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Every month, CoreLogic releases its Home Price Insights Report. In that report, they forecast where they believe residential real estate prices will be in twelve months. Below is a map, broken down by state, reflecting how home values are […]

  • 61% of First-Time Buyers Put Down Less than 6%
    by simplify on January 17, 2018 at 11:00 am

    According to the National Association of Realtors’ latest Realtors Confidence Index, 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with down payments below 6% from October 2016 through November 2017. Many potential homebuyers believe that […]

  • Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home?
    by simplify on January 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

    There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a family, others might think they are too […]

  • Thinking of Selling? Now is the Perfect Time
    by simplify on January 15, 2018 at 11:00 am

    It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a good strategy this […]

  • The Impact Staging Your Home Has on Sales Price [INFOGRAPHIC]
    by simplify on January 12, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Annual Profile of Home Staging. 50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar value offers from buyers. 77% of […]

  • 93% Believe Homeownership Is Important in Attaining the American Dream
    by simplify on January 11, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Americans continue to believe that homeownership is important in achieving the American Dream. A recent survey by NeighborWorks America reported that: “Owning a home remains a core element of the American Dream.” When asked “How […]

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