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

By chriscollins | 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. Let’s connect to make sure you’re informed and ready when it’s time…

Looking to the Future: What the Experts Are Saying

By chriscollins | April 2, 2020

As our lives, our businesses, and the world we live in change day by day, we’re all left wondering how long this will last. How long will we feel the effects of the coronavirus? How deep will the impact go? The human toll may forever change families, but the economic impact will rebound with a…

The #1 Thing You Can Do Now to Position Yourself to Buy a Home This Year

By chriscollins | April 1, 2020

The last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in the U.S. economy as businesses and consumers work to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The rapid spread of the virus has been compared to prior pandemics and outbreaks not seen in many years. It…

The Economic Impact of Buying a Home

By chriscollins | March 31, 2020

We’re in a changing real estate market, and life, in general, is changing too – from how we grocery shop and meal prep to the ways we can interact with our friends and neighbors. Even practices for engaging with agents, lenders, and all of the players involved in a real estate transaction are changing to…

The Best Advice Does Not Mean Perfect Advice

By chriscollins | March 30, 2020

The angst caused by the coronavirus has most people on edge regarding both their health and financial situations. It’s at times like these when we want exact information about anything we’re doing – even the correct protocol for grocery shopping. That information brings knowledge, and this gives us a sense of relief and comfort. If…

What You Can Do to Keep Your Dream of Homeownership Moving Forward [INFOGRAPHIC]

By chriscollins | March 27, 2020

Some Highlights: Don’t put your homeownership plans on hold just because you’re stuck inside. There are several things you can do right now to keep your home search moving forward. Connect with an agent, learn about resource programs for things like down payments, and get pre-approved today. from Simplifying the Market™ https://ift.tt/2xorqKl via IFTTTChris Collins…

Don’t Let Frightening Headlines Scare You

By chriscollins | March 26, 2020

There’s a lot of anxiety right now regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The health situation must be addressed quickly, and many are concerned about the impact on the economy as well. Amidst all this anxiety, anyone with a megaphone – from the main street media to a lone blogger – has realized that bad news sells.…

Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My Home?

By chriscollins | March 25, 2020

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 refinance? There are many reasons to refinance, but here are three of…

Why the Stock Market Correction Probably Won’t Impact Home Values

By chriscollins | March 24, 2020

With the housing crash of 2006-2008 still visible in the rear-view mirror, many are concerned the current correction in the stock market is a sign that home values are also about to tumble. What’s taking place today, however, is nothing like what happened the last time. The S&P 500 did fall by over fifty percent…

Economic Slowdown: What the Experts Are Saying

By chriscollins | March 23, 2020

More and more economists are predicting a recession is imminent as the result of the pullback in the economy caused by COVID-19. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research: “A recession is a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in real GDP, real…

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