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New Construction = New Competition

October 9, 2014 8:44 am

New Construction = New Competition | Keeping Current Matters For the last several years, home sellers had to compete with huge inventories of distressed properties (foreclosures and short sales). The great news is that the supply of these properties is falling like a rock in the vast majority of housing markets (only 8% of homes sold in August). Many homeowners are now thinking of selling as the impact of this substantially discounted competition has disappeared.

Buying a Home? Don't Let Fear Get in Your Way

October 8, 2014 8:44 am

Don't Let Fear Get In Your Way | Keeping Current Matters

Our founder, Steve Harney, occasionally asks to do a personal post on what he sees as important to our industry. Today we are reposting one of his favorites. Enjoy! – The KCM Crew

Last week, I was talking to a young couple I know that was about to close on their first home. They were riding the wild rollercoaster of current mortgage rate swings and were not happy about the mortgage process overall. Yet, when the conversation shifted to finally living in a home that they own, their disposition changed dramatically.

Should I Rent My House Instead of Selling It?

October 7, 2014 8:44 am

Should I Rent My House Instead of Selling It? | Keeping Current Matters A recent study has concluded that 39% of buyers prefer to rent out their last residence rather than sell it when purchasing their next home.

Why You Should Sell Your House Now!

October 6, 2014 8:40 am

Why You Should Sell Your House Now! | Keeping Current Matters School is back in session, the holidays are right around the corner, you might not think that now is the best time to sell your house.  But with inventory below historic numbers and demand still strong, you could be missing out on a great opportunity for your family.

America's Youth & Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 3, 2014 8:40 am

Youth & Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters