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3 Things To Prioritize When Selling Your House

By Keeping Current Matters - May 24, 2021
3 Things To Prioritize When Selling Your House   Today’s housing market is full of unprecedented opportunities. High buyer demand paired with record-low housing inventory is creating the ultimate sellers’ market, which means it’s a fantastic time to sell your house. However, that doesn’t mean sellers are guaranteed success no matter what. There are st

Don’t Be Fooled by Remarkable Real Estate Headlines

By Keeping Current Matters - April 22, 2021
Don’t Be Fooled by Remarkable Real Estate Headlines   Don’t be impressed by the headlines reporting year-over-year housing numbers for the next several months (data covering March, April, May, and June). The data will most likely show eye-popping one-year increases. While the year-over-year jumps will certainly be striking, consumers should take these numbers with a grain of s

Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ Market

By Keeping Current Matters - April 07, 2021
Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ Market   In a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For Sale By Owner, or FSBO) instead of working with a trusted real estate professional. When the inventory of homes for sale is as low as it is today, buyers are eager

There’s No Reason To Panic Over Today’s Lending Standards

By Keeping Current Matters - April 02, 2021
There’s No Reason To Panic Over Today’s Lending Standards   Today, some are afraid the real estate market is starting to look a lot like it did in 2006, just prior to the housing crash. One of the factors they’re pointing to is the availability of mortgage money. Recent articles about the availability of low down payment loans and down payment assistance programs are caus

Is Homeownership Still Considered Part of the American Dream?

By Keeping Current Matters - April 01, 2021
Is Homeownership Still Considered Part of the American Dream?   Since the birth of our nation, homeownership has always been considered a major piece of the American Dream. As Frederick Peters reports in Forbes: “The idea of a place of one’s own drives the American story. We became a nation out of a desire to slip the bonds of Europe, which was still in many re

How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying Budget

By Keeping Current Matters - March 30, 2021
How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying Budget   Mortgage rates are on the rise this year, but they’re still incredibly low compared to the historic average. However, anytime there’s a change in the mortgage rate, it affects what you can afford to borrow when you’re buying a home. As Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac,&n

Americans See Major Home Equity Gains

By Keeping Current Matters - March 23, 2021
Americans See Major Home Equity Gains [INFOGRAPHIC]   Some Highlights Today’s home price appreciation is driving equity higher throughout the country. If your needs are changing and you’re ready for a new home, your equity may be a great asset to power your next move. Now is a great time to put your equity toward a down payment on the home of your dreams.

How to Make a Winning Offer on a Home

By Keeping Current Matters - March 15, 2021
How to Make a Winning Offer on a Home   Today’s homebuyers are faced with a strong sellers’ market, which means there are a lot of active buyers competing for a relatively low number of available homes. As a result, it’s essential to understand how to make a confident and competitive offer on your dream home. Here are five tips for success in this critical

Will the Housing Market Bloom This Spring?

By Keeping Current Matters - March 12, 2021
Will the Housing Market Bloom This Spring?   Spring is almost here, and many are wondering what it will bring for the housing market. Even though the pandemic continues on, it’s certain to be very different from the spring we experienced at this time last year. Here’s what a few industry experts have to say about the housing market and how it will bloom this season. Danielle H

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