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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?

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

November 12, 2014 8:34 am

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional | Keeping Current Matters Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO.