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Don’t Wait to Move Up to Your Dream Home!

August 11, 2015 1:48 pm

Don’t Wait to Move Up to Your Dream Home! | Keeping Current Matters Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to their dream home. With interest rates still near 4% and home values on the rise, now may be a great time to make a move.

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed? This Fall? Next Year?

August 10, 2015 1:48 pm

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed? This Fall? Next Year? | Keeping Current Matters The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to look at where rates are headed when deciding to buy now or wait until next year.

An Easy Way to Find the Perfect Real Estate Agent

August 6, 2015 1:45 pm

An Easy Way to Find the Perfect Real Estate Agent | Keeping Current Matters There is a plethora of real estate information available today in the news and on the internet. It can be extremely confusing at times.

This Is NOT Your Parents’ 3% Down Payment Plan

August 5, 2015 1:45 pm

This Is NOT Your Parents' 3% Down Payment Plan | Keeping Current Matters In their latest Housing Market Insight & Outlook report, Freddie Mac revealed that recent low down payment initiatives have raised concerns that we may be returning to the same lax mortgage qualifications that caused the housing crisis from which we are just now recovering.

Pending Home Sales Remain Strong In June

August 4, 2015 1:45 pm

Pending Home Sales Remain Strong In June | Keeping Current Matters The National Association of REALTORSPending Home Sales Index is “a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings”. The higher the Pending Home Sales Index number, the more contracts have been signed by buyers that will soon translate to sales.