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The Importance of Using a Professional When Selling Your Home

November 19, 2014 7:10 am

The Importance of Using an Agent When Selling Your Home | Keeping Current Matters When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is to actually get the home sold.

Where Are Prices Headed Over the Next 5 Years?

November 18, 2014 7:22 am

Where are Prices Headed Over the Next 5 Years? | Keeping Current Matters Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey.

Harvard’s 5 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home

November 17, 2014 7:34 am

Harvard's 5 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home | Keeping Current Matters Eric Belsky is Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University. He also currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Housing Research and Housing Policy Debate. Last year, he released a paper on homeownership - The Dream Lives On: the Future of Homeownership in America. In his paper, Belsky reveals five financial reasons people should consider buying a home.

Historic Mortgage Rates by Decade [INFOGRAPHIC]

November 14, 2014 8:10 am

Historic Mortgage Rates by Decade [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Fear of Low Down Payments Mostly Unwarranted

November 13, 2014 8:22 am

Fear of Low Down Payments Mostly Unwarranted | Keeping Current Matters After it was announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would again make available mortgage loans requiring as little as a 3% down payment, many people showed concern. Were we going back to the lower qualifying standards of a decade ago that caused the housing market crash? Won’t lower down payments dramatically increase the default rates? Will we again be faced with an avalanche of short sales and foreclosures?