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Oct. 8, 2019

What’s the Latest on Interest Rates?

 

What’s the Latest on Interest Rates?

Mortgage rates have fallen by over a full percentage point since Q4 of 2018, settling at near-historic lows. This is big news for buyers looking to get more for their money in the current housing market.What’s the Latest on Interest Rates? | Keeping Current MattersAccording to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey,

the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage ...

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Oct. 4, 2019

Experts Predict a Strong Housing Market for the Rest of 2019

 

Experts Predict a Strong Housing Market for the Rest of 2019

We’re in the back half of the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what the predictions are for the remainder of 2019.

Here’s what some of the experts have to say:

Ralph McLaughlin, Deputy Chief ...

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Oct. 2, 2019

5 Easy Steps to Avoid Overwhelm from Media Overload

5 Easy Steps to Avoid Overwhelm from Media Overload

 

 

When someone is thinking about buying or selling a home, they want to be well-informed. They want to make the right decision for themselves and their family. They scour the internet for any information they can find about the housing market.

Today, there is an abundance of information ...

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Sept. 30, 2019

A Latte a Day Keeps Homeownership Away

A Latte a Day Keeps Homeownership Away [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Sept. 28, 2019

Seniors Are on the Move in the Real Estate Market

 

Seniors Are on the Move in the Real Estate Market

Did you know August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day? According to the United States Census, we honor senior citizens today because,

 “Throughout our history, older people have achieved much for our families, our communities, and our country. That remains true today and gives us ample ...

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Sept. 26, 2019

Housing Supply Not Keeping Up with Population Increase

Housing Supply Not Keeping Up with Population Increase

 

Many buyers are wondering where to find houses for sale in today’s market. It’s a true dilemma. We see an increase in buyer demand, but the supply available for purchase isn’t keeping up.

The number of new housing permits issued prior to the great recession increased for 15 years ...

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Sept. 24, 2019

A Great Way to Increase Your Family’s Net Worth

A Great Way to Increase Your Family’s Net Worth

 

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts its Survey of Consumer Finances. Data is collected across all economic and social groups. The latest survey data covers 2013-2016.

The study revealed that the median net worth of a homeowner is $231,400 – a 15% increase since 2013. At the ...

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Sept. 11, 2019

Rent Vs. Own

Rent Vs. Own [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Sept. 6, 2019

Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to Sell

Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to Sell

 

There’s no doubt that today’s housing market is changing, and everything we see right now indicates it is time to sell. Here’s a look at why selling now is likely to drive the greatest return on your largest investment.

Home values have been appreciating for several years now, growing ...

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Sept. 2, 2019

Millionaire to Millennials: The Costly Mistake of Not Buying Now

Millionaire to Millennials: The Costly Mistake of Not Buying Now

 

On his personal website, self-made millionaire David Bach makes a striking statement:

 “Not prioritizing homeownership is the single biggest mistake millennials are making.” 

He further stated, “Buying a home is an escalator to wealth.”

Bach explains:

“Young adults in particular aren’t hopping on this escalator, and it’s ...

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