Jeff Mixson's Blog Posts

The Benefits of Homeownership May Reach Further Than You Think

The Benefits of Homeownership May Reach Further Than You ThinkMore than ever, our homes have become an integral part of our lives. Today they are much more than the houses we live in. They’re

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Should You Sell Your Home By Yourself?

6 Reasons Why Selling Your House on Your Own Is a MistakeThere are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times like the one

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The Housing Market Will Bring Back Our Economy

Housing Market Positioned to Bring Back the EconomyAll eyes are on the American economy. As it goes, so does the world economy. With states beginning to reopen, the question becomes: which

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Family Wealth Is The #1 Benefit Of Homeownership

#1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership: Family WealthWhile growing up, we were taught by our parents and grandparents that owning a home is a financially savvy move. They explained how a mortgage is

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If You Have These...Your Home Is More Desirable Right Now

2020 Homeowner Wish List [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIn a recent study by realtor.com, homeowners noted some of the main things they would change about their homes to make them more livable.Not

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Is The Real Estate Market Going To Turn Around In 2020

Will the Housing Market Turn Around This Year?Today, many people are asking themselves if they should buy or sell a home in 2020. Some have shifted their plans or put them on hold over the past

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Why People Are Moving To The Suburbs

A Surprising Shift to the ‘Burbs May Be on the RiseWhile many people across the U.S. have traditionally enjoyed the perks of an urban lifestyle, some who live in more populated city limits

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Will Home Prices Go Up Or Down In 2020?

Will Home Values Appreciate or Depreciate in 2020?With the housing market staggered to some degree by the health crisis the country is currently facing, some potential purchasers are questioning

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Unemployment Report: No Need to Be Terrified

Unemployment Report: No Need to Be TerrifiedLast Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest jobs report. It revealed that the economic shutdown made necessary by

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How Home Equity Is Helping The Housing Market

Why Home Equity Is a Bright Spark in the Housing MarketGiven how we have seen more unemployment claims than ever before over the past several weeks, fear is spreading widely. Some good news,,

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Why You Are Confused About The Economic Recovery

Confused About the Economic Recovery? Here’s Why.As we continue to work through the health crisis that plagues this country, more and more conversations are turning to economic recovery. While

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Is Buying A Home Now A Smart Idea?

Buying a Home Right Now: Easy? No. Smart? Yes.Through all the volatility in the economy right now, some have put their search for a home on hold, yet others have not. According to ShowingTime,

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Selling NOW Could Be Your Best Bet (April 2020)

Rise to the Top of the Pool by Selling Your House TodayWith the release of the latest Economic Pulse Flash Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), results

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What Impact Could Covid-19 Have On Your Home Value?

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

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What Is Our Recovery Time Frame...And What Will It Look Like? (April 2020)

Uncertainty Abounds in the Search for Economic Recovery TimetableEarlier this week, we discussed how most projections from financial institutions are calling for a quick V-shaped recovery

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How To Sell Your House In This Market (April 2020)

Keys to Selling Your House VirtuallyIn a recent survey by realtor.com, people thinking about selling their homes indicated they’re generally willing to allow their agent and some

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How Will Our Recovery Look? (April 2020)

Will This Economic Crisis Have a V, U, or L-Shaped Recovery?Many American businesses have been put on hold as the country deals with the worst pandemic in over one hundred years. As the states are

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How Long Before Unemployment Levels Gets Back To Pre-Pandemic Levels?

The Pain of Unemployment: It Will Be Deep, But Not for LongThere are two crises in this country right now: a health crisis that has forced everyone into their homes and a financial crisis caused by

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How Technology Is Helping Buyers In The Home Search Process

How Technology is Helping Buyers Navigate the Home Search Process [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:A recent realtor.com survey revealed that buyers are still considering moving forward with

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Buyers Want Lower Home Prices And Sellers Aren't Agreeing

Today’s Homebuyers Want Lower Prices. Sellers Disagree.The 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

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Why There Is No Housing Crisis...This Time (April 2020)

Think This Is a Housing Crisis? Think Again.With all of the unanswered questions caused by COVID-19 and the economic slowdown we’re experiencing across the country today, many are asking if

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Thinking Of Selling? Here Is What You Can Do During The Quarantine

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

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Why We Are Probably In A Recession BUT Not A Housing Crash. (April 2020)

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

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Can I Sell My Home During Covid-19?...YES And Here's What You Can Do (April 2020)

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

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Where Experts Say We Are Heading (April 2020)

Looking to the Future: What the Experts Are SayingAs 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

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What Is The #1 Thing To Do To Buy A Home (this year)

The #1 Thing You Can Do Now to Position Yourself to Buy a Home This YearThe last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in the U.S. economy

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How The Economy Is Impacted When A Home Sells

The Economic Impact of Buying a HomeWe’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

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Why Advice Isn't Always Perfect Advice

The Best Advice Does Not Mean Perfect AdviceThe 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

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How To Keep Moving Forward With Buying A Home (March 2020)

What You Can Do to Keep Your Dream of Homeownership Moving Forward [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Don’t put your homeownership plans on hold just because you’re stuck inside.There are

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Are The Headlines Scaring You? Then Read This!

Don’t Let Frightening Headlines Scare YouThere’s a lot of anxiety right now regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The health situation must be addressed quickly, and many are concerned

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Does Refinancing Make Sense For Me Right Now? (March 2020)

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

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Will The Stock Market Correction Affect Home Values?

Why the Stock Market Correction Probably Won’t Impact Home ValuesWith the housing crash of 2006-2008 still visible in the rear-view mirror, many are concerned the current correction in the

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What The Experts Are Saying About An Economic Slowdown

Economic Slowdown: What the Experts Are SayingMore 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 

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A Recession Does Not Equal A Housing Crisis 2020

A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsThe COVID-19 pandemic is causing an economic slowdown.The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of the last 5 U.S.

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Why We Won't Have A New Wave Of Foreclosures In 2020

Are We About to See a New Wave of Foreclosures?With all of the havoc being caused by COVID-19, many are concerned we may see a new wave of foreclosures. Restaurants, airlines, hotels, and many other

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Here Is Why There Is No Housing Crisis

Three Reasons Why This Is Not a Housing CrisisIn times of uncertainty, one of the best things we can do to ease our fears is to educate ourselves with research, facts, and data. Digging into past

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Debunking The Top 2 Myths To Buying A Home

Two Big Myths in the Homebuying ProcessThe 2020 Millennial Home Buyer Report shows how this generation is not really any different from previous ones when it comes to homeownership goals:

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Why The Real Estate Market Will Not Crash Like It Did In 2008

5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last TimeWith all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may be headed for another

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Real Estate Terminology For Buying A Home

Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo? [INFOGRAPHIC]Highlights:Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process.To point you in the right

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Buying A Home Is Still Affordable In 2020

Yes, You Can Still Afford a HomeThe residential real estate market has come roaring out of the gates in 2020. Compared to this time last year, the number of buyers looking for a home is up 20%,

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How To Feel Confident Buying A Home (Young or Not So Young)

Confidence Is the Key to Success for Young HomebuyersBuying your first home can seem overwhelming. Thankfully, there’s a lot of great information out there to help you feel more confident as

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Why Your Home Is Gaining Equity

Equity Gain Growing in Nearly Every StateRising 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

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How New Construction Homes Are Affecting The Resale Real Estate Market

New Homes Coming to the Housing Market This YearThe number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will begin to come to market over

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What Happens In One Hour With Housing?

The Difference an Hour Makes [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Don’t forget to set your clocks forward this Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 AM EST in observance of Daylight Saving Time, unless you

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The Affects Of The Coronavirus On Real Estate

Impact of the Coronavirus on the U.S. Housing MarketThe Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused massive global uncertainty, including a U.S. stock market correction no one could have seen.

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Will The Real Estate Market Crash In 2020

Real Estate Is Soaring, But Not Like 2008Unlike last year, the residential real estate market kicked off 2020 with a bang! In their latest Monthly Mortgage Monitor, Black Knight 

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The 10 Simple Steps To Buying A Home

10 Steps to Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:If you’re thinking of buying a home and you’re not sure where to start, you’re not alone.Here’s a guide with 10 simple

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Interest Rates By Decade

Interest Rates Over Time [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:With interest rates hovering at near historic lows, now is a great time to look back at where they’ve been, and how much they’ve

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The #1 Misconception in the Homebuying Process

The #1 Misconception in the Homebuying ProcessAfter over a year of moderating home prices, it appears home value appreciation is about to reaccelerate. Skylar Olsen, Director of Economic

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Here Are The Benefits of Aging in a Community

The Many Benefits of Aging in a CommunityThere’s comfort in being around people who share common interests, goals, and challenges. That comfort in a community doesn’t wane with age ;

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Why You Need A Real Estate Agent To Buy A Home

How Trusted Professionals Make Homebuying Easier to UnderstandIn the spring, many excited buyers get ready to enter the housing market. Others continue dreaming about the homes they’d like to

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The Financial Advantages of Homeownership

The Overlooked Financial Advantages of HomeownershipThere are many clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, building net worth, growing appreciation, and more. If you’re a

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Reasons To Fall In Love With Homeownership!!!

Reasons to Fall in Love with Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:There are many benefits to love about homeownership, and they’re not all financial.Being a part of a neighborhood,

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Unsure If You Should Buy A Home Now???

How the Housing Market Benefits with Uncertainty in the WorldIt’s hard to listen to today’s news without hearing about the uncertainty surrounding global markets, the spread of the

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Should List Your Home Right Now??? Here Is The #1 Reason

The #1 Reason to List Your House Right NowThe success of the U.S. residential real estate market, like any other market, is determined by supply and demand. This means we need to look at how many

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Homeownership Rate on the Rise to a 6-Year High

Homeownership Rate on the Rise to a 6-Year HighRegardless 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 

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Renting?...Should You Buy?

Great News for Renters Who Want to Buy a HomeRents in the United States have been skyrocketing since 2012. This has caused many renters to face a tremendous burden when juggling their housing

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Should you Age in Place???

Does “Aging in Place” Make the Most Sense?A desire among many seniors is to “age in place.” According to the Senior Resource Guide, the term means,“…that

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Why Getting Pre-Approved For A Mortgage Is Necessary

Three Reasons Why Pre-Approval Is the First Step in the 2020 Homebuying JourneyWhen the number of buyers in the housing market outnumbers the number of homes for sale, it’s

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How is Our Economy in 2020???

Strength of the Economy Is Surprising the ExpertsWe’re currently in the longest economic recovery in U.S. history. That has caused some to ask experts to project when the next economic

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Where Have All The Homes Gone????

Where Have All the Houses Disappeared To?If you’re following what’s happening in the current housing market, you’ve seen how the lack of newly constructed homes is a major reason

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