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Listing Inventory: Conquering Every Agent’s Biggest Challenge [WEBINAR]

May 9, 2015 12:39 pm

Listing Inventory: Conquering Every Agent's Biggest Challenge | Keeping Current Matters

Do You Know The Cost of Renting vs. Buying? [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 8, 2015 12:39 pm

Do You Know The Cost of Renting vs. Buying? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Homeownership Still a Great Investment

May 7, 2015 12:39 pm

Homeownership Still a Great Investment | Keeping Current Matters Four recent news articles confirmed that most Americans still see real estate as a great long term investment. The Gallup organization polled the American people and discovered that they believe that real estate is a better long term investment than stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings or bonds.

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.