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Should I Wait to Put Down a Bigger Down Payment?

August 26, 2015 1:51 pm

Should I Wait to Put Down a Bigger Down Payment? | Keeping Current Matters Some experts are advising that first time and move-up buyers wait until they save up 20% before they move forward with their decision to purchase a home. One of the main reasons they suggest waiting is that a buyer must purchase private mortgage insurance if they have less than the 20%. That increases the monthly payment the buyer will be responsible for.

Don’t Get Caught In The Renter’s Trap

August 25, 2015 1:52 pm

Don't Get Caught In The Renter's Trap | Keeping Current Matters There are many benefits to homeownership, one of top ones, is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.

What You Do Not Need To Hear From Your Listing Agent!

August 24, 2015 1:51 pm

What You Do Not Need To Hear From Your Listing Agent! | Keeping Current Matters You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to:
  • Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your home)
  • Set the time schedule for the successful liquidation of that asset
  • Set the fee for the services required to liquidate that asset

Home Prices Up in 93% of Measurable Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 21, 2015 1:51 pm

Home Prices Up in 93% of Measurable Markets [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

64.2% of Millennials Put Down Less than 20%

August 20, 2015 1:51 pm

64.2% of Millennials Put Down Less than 20% | Keeping Current Matters Digital Risk recently polled Millennials about the housing market. Among their findings was the fact that nearly two-thirds of the generation who have recently purchased a home, have done so with less than 20% down; with 36% putting down less than 5%!