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Top 4 Home Renovations for Max ROI [INFOGRAPHIC]

Top 4 Home Renovations for Max ROI [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Top 4 Home Renovations for Max ROI [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights:

  • Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projects will net you the most Return On Investment (ROI).
  • Minor bathroom renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday life and/or impressing potential buyers.
  • Upgrading your landscaping or curb appeal helps get buyers in the door. These upgrades rank as the 2nd and 4th renovations for returns on investment.
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Are Lending Standards Too Loose…or Too Tight?

Are Lending Standards Too Loose…or Too Tight? | Simplifying The Market

With home values appreciating at record rates, some are concerned that we may be heading for another housing bubble like the one we experienced a decade ago. One of the major culprits of that housing boom and bust was the loosening of standards for mortgage credit.

In a study done at the University of North Carolina immediately after the crisis, it was revealed that:

“Lenders began originating large numbers of high risk mortgages from around 2004 to 2007, and loans from those vintage years exhibited higher default rates than loans made either before or after.”

A study by John V Duca, John Muellbauer, and Anthony Murphy concluded that those risky mortgages caused the housing crisis:

“Our findings indicate that swings in credit standards played a major, if not the major, role in driving the recent boom and bust in US house prices.”

How do today’s mortgage standards compare to those from 2004 to 2007?

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association tracts mortgage standards in their Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI). A decline in the MCAI indicates that lending standards are tightening, while increases in the index are indicative of loosening credit. While the chart below shows the index going back to that period between 2004 and 2007 when loose standards caused the housing bubble, we can see that, though the index has risen slightly over the last several years, we are nowhere near the standards that precipitated the housing crisis.

Are Lending Standards Too Loose…or Too Tight? | Simplifying The Market

Bottom Line

If anything, standards today are too tight and are preventing some qualified buyers from getting the mortgage credit they deserve.

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Parents Say Kids’ Opinions Matter Big When Buying a Home

Parents Say Kids’ Opinions Matter Big When Buying a Home | Simplifying The Market

A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll and released by SunTrust Mortgage found that “55% of homeowners with a child under the age of 18 at the time when they purchased their home said that the opinion of their offspring played a major role in their home buying decision.”

When the results were broken down by the parent’s age, millennials (those 18-36) led the way with 74% of homeowners saying that their child’s opinion was a factor in choosing which home to buy. Eighty-three percent of renters believe that their child’s opinion would be a deciding factor when looking to purchase a home.

So what features in a home are most important to kids?

Parents Say Kids’ Opinions Matter Big When Buying a Home | Simplifying The Market

Coming in at 57%, it should come as no surprise that gaining their own bedrooms was the top most-desirable feature of any home for kids, followed by a large back yard to play in at 34%.

Todd Chamberlain, Head of Mortgage Banking at SunTrust explained the reasoning behind the survey,

“As a parent of two kids, I know from experience that including children in the home buying process is not only fun for the whole family, but also educational for our homebuyers of tomorrow.”

Bottom Line

If you’re thinking about selling your home this year, make sure to highlight all the kid-friendly features your home has to offer so that you can sway the real decision makers.

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Tammy Eden
Signature Real Estate Group
9525 Hillwood Dr., Suite 180
Las Vegas, NV 89134
Phone: 702-513-1300
Email: eden_str@yahoo.com

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Tammy went above and beyond to help us find a tenant for our townhouse in Henderson. We live out of state, so she was very accommodating and ensured everything was done in a timely manner. Tammy is very professional, but personable- we highly recommend her and will definitely do business with her again Local knowledge:5 Stars Process expertise:5 Stars Responsiveness5 Stars  Negotiation skills:5 Stars  10/21/2017 - halls27
Highly likely to recommend !!!  10/19/2017 - zuser20150824185309310 Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Lone Mountain, Las Vegas, NV. Local knowledge: Excellent 5 Stars !  Process expertise: Excellent 5 Stars !  Responsiveness: Excellent 5 Stars !  Negotiation skills: Excellent 5 Stars !  Tammy was fantastic. My parents introduced us to her. We were so nervous and unsure of the selling process but, she made it safe simple, straightforward, and quick. Her techniques, such as a virtual tour and amazing pictures, got our house to sell in 5 days. We were able to get the highest amount for our home in our area and it even appraised that high. Her superior advice and knowledge of the Vegas area, really sealed the deal for us. She was also available at any time of the day to answer my questions. If she was with a client then I always got a quick response that she would return my call. I'd recommend her and we are using her for the purchase of our new home. zuser20150824185309310
Tammy has been very helpful and extremely professional . My wife and i have been looking for a house and Tammy made this experience very pleasant and convenient as she not only found us the perfect home for our family but she even helped us get a loan and has taking care of a moving company that took all our belongings and set them at our new home. I would recommend her to anyone that's looking for an host professional agent that understands her clients needs and can put together the entire package 03/16/2017 - zuser20140320173543807
Highly likely to recommend I was a buyer from California and met Tammy by accident while visiting an open house. From that moment, she made it her mission to locate a home, for me, within my parameters, which was no easy task. She tirelessly visited sites to walk the property on facetime to give me a clear view of the layout and general condition. She is attentive without being intrusive, a true professional that brings the profession to an admirable and respectable level. She, herself, is a long time resident and has succeeded in converting me into a Summerlinian. My experience with Tammy, On a scale of 1 to 5, is a strong 6! Happy house hunting! 07/25/2017 - rikki page
In all our dealings with Realtors over the past ten years, we have never met anyone as helpful and energetic as you have been. Without hesitation, we would highly recommend your service to anyone who is looking for an experienced Realtor who cares about getting things done and doing them right! Thanks for taking such good care of us, we couldn't have done it without you! John and Rhonda Robinson
Tammy brought an unprecedented level of support to our transition. Really incredible. She had exceptional resources for moving and negotiating. She responded to each of our requests more quickly than any other agent we've ever worked with. 03/06/2017 - Yon Cole 1
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