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  • Housing Market Positioned to Bring Back the Economy

    All eyes are on the American economy. As it goes, so does the world economy. With states beginning to reopen, the question becomes: which sectors of the economy will drive its recovery? There seems to be a growing consensus that the housing market... Read More

  • Why Home Equity Is a Bright Spark in the Housing Market

    Given how we have seen more unemployment claims than ever before over the past several weeks, fear is spreading widely. Some good news, however, shows that more than 4 million initial unemployment filers have likely already found a new job,... Read More

  • U.S. Homeownership Rate Rises to Highest Point in 8 Years

    For nearly two months, most of us have been following strict stay-at-home orders from our state and local governments. It is a whole new way of life that has put our daily lives on pause. On the other hand, many of us have also found a sense of... Read More

  • What Impact Might COVID-19 Have on Home Values

    A big challenge facing the housing industry is determining what impact the current pandemic may have on home values. Some buyers are hoping for major price reductions because the health crisis is straining the economy. The price of any item,... Read More

  • Using the ABCs of Equity to Help Get Through Uncertain Times

    Planning a financial strategy for your life is something many people put off until they’re forced to do it. Recent refinance application data suggests that many people have arrived at this point in early 2020, in the wake of the health... Read More

  • Recession? Yes - Housing Crash? No

    With 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... Read More

  • Be Ready To Move Forward When The Time Is Right

    During the last few weeks we have seen a major health crisis spread throughout the world, leading to a pause in the U.S. economy as businesses and consumers work to slow the spread of the coronavirus. It also has consumers remembering the economic... Read More

  • Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My Home

    With interest rates hitting all-time lows over the past few weeks, many homeowners are opting to refinance. To decide if refinancing your home is the best option for you and your family, start by asking yourself these questions: Why do you want to... Read More

  • WV Virtual Mortgage

    Whether purchasing, refinancing, or you just need sound advice from a Trusted Mortgage Advisor, we are ready to serve our clients and partners virtually. We are equipped with the tools to close a loan from anywhere!   Simple Mortgage - Submit... Read More

  • The Fed Rate Cut and Mortgage Rates

    The federal reserve announced a rate cut and here’s what that means: Fed cutting rates is a short term overnight bank to bank lending rate which DOES NOT have a direct impact on mortgages. This cut will lower rates on credit cards, home equity... Read More

  • Equity Gain Growing in Nearly Every State

    Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately, and much of the focus is on whether they’re accelerating too quickly and how sustainable the growth in prices really is. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising prices, however, is... Read More

  • How Your Tax Refund Can Move You Towards Homeownership This Year

    If you’re looking to buy a home in 2020, have you thought about putting your tax refund toward a down payment? Homeownership may be one step closer than you think if you spend your dollars wisely this year. Based on data released by... Read More

  • The Overlooked Financial Advantages of Homeownership

    There are many clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, building net worth, growing appreciation, and more. If you’re a renter, it’s never too early to make a plan for how homeownership can propel you toward a... Read More

  • How Trusted Professionals Make Homebuying Easier to Understand

    In the spring, many excited buyers get ready to enter the housing market. Others continue dreaming about the homes they’d like to buy. The truth is, many potential buyers continue to dream longer than they need to, simply because they’re... Read More

  • Homeownership Rate on the Rise to a 6-Year High

    Regardless of the lack of inventory on the market, the U.S. homeownership rate has climbed to a 6-year high. The United States Census Bureau reported that it increased to 65.1% in the fourth quarter of 2019, representing the highest level in the... Read More