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The Importance of Home Equity in Retirement Planning

June 22, 2017 11:51 am

The Importance of Home Equity in Retirement Planning | Keeping Current Matters We often discuss the difference in family wealth between homeowner households and renter households. Much of that difference is the result of the equity buildup that homeowners experience over the time that they own their home. In a report recently released by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), they reveal how valuable equity can be in retirement

The Supply & Demand Problem Plaguing New Construction

June 21, 2017 11:51 am

The Supply & Demand Problem Plaguing New Construction | Keeping Current Matters Many real estate economists have called on new home builders to ramp up production to help relieve the shortage of inventory of homes for sale throughout the United States. The added inventory would no doubt aid buyers in their search to secure their dream home, while also helping to ease price increases throughout the country.

Do You Know How Much Equity You Have in Your Home?

June 20, 2017 11:51 am

Do You Know How Much Equity You Have in Your Home? | Keeping Current Matters CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 91,000 properties regained equity in the first quarter of 2017. This is great news for the country, as 48.2 million of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation.

Buying Is Now 33.1% Cheaper Than Renting in the US

June 19, 2017 11:51 am

Buying Is Now 33.1% Cheaper Than Renting in the US | Keeping Current Matters The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States.

Top Home Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC]

June 16, 2017 11:48 am

Top Home Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters