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NAR’S Latest Existing Home Sales Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 28, 2015 1:54 pm

NAR's Latest Existing Home Sales Report [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

52% Likely to Buy in the Next 5 Years!! Are You?

August 27, 2015 1:51 pm

52% Likely to Buy in the Next 5 Years!! Are You? | Keeping Current Matters According to the recently released BMO Harris Bank Home Buying Report, 52% of Americans say they are likely to buy a home in the next five years. Americans surveyed for the report said they would be willing to pay an average of $296,000 for a home and would average a 21% down payment. The report also had other interesting revelations.

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