House Hacks

Oct. 30, 2019

Buying a home can be SCARY…Until you know the FACTS

Buying a home can be SCARY…Until you know the FACTS [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

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Many potential homebuyers believe they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qualify to buy a home. This stops many people from even trying to jump into homeownership! Here are some facts to help take the fear out of the process:

  • 71% of buyers ...
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Oct. 26, 2019

Staging a Home for Sale: The Bathroom

 

Like your home’s heating and the weather, we only think twice about a bathroom when something’s off. When you’re getting ready to stage your home for sale, the bathroom is a room that surprisingly gets overlooked. Make sure your bathroom is set to shine with these staging tips!

Bathrooms ...

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Oct. 12, 2019

Top Priorities When Moving with Kids

 

Top Priorities When Moving with Kids

 

According to the Pew Research Center, around 37% of U.S students will be going back to school soon and the rest have already started the new academic year. With school-aged children in your home, buying or selling a house can take on a whole different approach when ...

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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. 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. 16, 2019

5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained

5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained

 

 

Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire seasons of shows like “Property Brothers,” “Fixer Upper,” and “Love It or List It,” all in one ...

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Sept. 13, 2019

American Confidence in Housing at an All-Time High

American Confidence in Housing at an All-Time High

 

Fannie Mae just released the July edition of their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). The HPSI takes information regarding consumers’ confidence in the real estate market from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey and condenses it into a single number. Therefore, the HPSI reflects consumers’ current views and ...

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Sept. 11, 2019

Rent Vs. Own

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Aug. 23, 2019

How to Increase Your Equity Over The Next Five Years

 

How to Increase Your Equity Over the Next 5 Years

Many of the questions currently surrounding the real estate industry focus on home prices and where they are heading. The most recent Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES) helps target these projected answers.

Here are the results from the Q2 2019 Survey:

  • Home values will appreciate by 4.1 ...
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