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Easy Chicken Little: Homeownership Rates Are NOT Crashing

May 6, 2015 12:39 pm

Easy Chicken Little: Homeownership Rates Are NOT Crashing | Keeping Current Matters The Census recently released their 2015 Q1 Homeownership Statistics, and many began to worry that Americans have taken a step back from the notion of homeownership.

Homeowners: We Need to Sell Your House Twice

May 5, 2015 12:39 pm

Homeowners: We Need to Sell Your House Twice | Keeping Current Matters Every house on the market has to be sold twice; once to a prospective buyer and then to the bank (through the bank’s appraisal). In a housing market where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values increase rapidly. One major challenge in such a market is that bank appraisal. If prices are jumping, it is difficult for appraisers to find adequate comparable sales (similar houses in the neighborhood that closed recently) to defend the price when doing the appraisal for the bank.

4 Reasons To Move-Up This Spring

May 4, 2015 12:39 pm

4 Reasons To Move-Up This Spring | Keeping Current Matters Spring is in full force; the summer months are right around the corner. If you are debating moving up to your dream home, here are four great reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting.

Where Should I Retire? [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 1, 2015 12:39 pm

Where Should I Retire [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

5 Tech Questions that Seniors Should Ask When Interviewing a Real Estate Agent

April 30, 2015 12:39 pm

5 Tech Questions that Seniors Should Ask When Interviewing a Real Estate Agent | Keeping Current Matters We are pleased to have Nikki Buckelew back as our guest blogger for today’s post. Nikki has extensive experience working with seniors and is the Founder & CEO of the Senior Real Estate Institute. Enjoy! – The KCM Crew  If you have not bought or sold a home in a few years (or maybe decades) it is likely that there are more than a few new trends in real estate that you will encounter as you begin to interview real estate agents.