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Year-over-Year Change in Home Sales by Price Point [INFOGRAPHIC]

December 12, 2014 10:21 am

Year-over-Year Price Changes by Range [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Confusing Real Estate News? An Agent Can Help

December 11, 2014 10:21 am

Confusing Real Estate News? An Agent Can Help | Keeping Current Matters

Below are the headlines from three separate news releases issued over a one month period:

11/3/2014 - Millions of Potential New Households Waiting Out the Recovery

11/11/2014 - Experts: First-Time Homebuyers' Weak Finances Holding Back Housing Market

And then, the contrarian view:

12/2/2014 - In 2015, Millennials Will Be Biggest Home Buying Group


Will Higher Interest Rates Kill HOME SALES?

December 10, 2014 10:21 am

Will Higher Interest Rates Kill HOME SALES? | Keeping Current Matters The Mortgage Bankers Association, the National Association of Realtors, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are each projecting mortgage interest rates to increase substantially over the next twelve months. What will that mean to the housing market in 2015?

Breaking News: Fannie and Freddie formally announce 3% Down Programs

December 9, 2014 10:21 am

Breaking News: Fannie and Freddie formally announce 3% Down Programs | Keeping Current Matters Yesterday, HousingWire reported that both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac formally announced their 3% down options on home purchases. Fannie Mae’s plan will be effective December 13, 2014 while the Freddie Mac plan will be available March 23, 2015.

Rent Increases Expected to Continue through 2015

December 8, 2014 10:21 am

Rent Increases Expected to Continue through 2015 | Keeping Current Matters CNBC’s Diana Olick recently reported that rents in the residential housing sector continued to rise in 2014. She interviewed Jed Kolko, Chief Economist at Trulia, who revealed:
"Rents are rising because of strong demand that supply hasn't kept up with. Nearly all the new households are renters, and young people moving out of their parents' homes will keep fueling rental demand."