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Harvard’s 5 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home

August 13, 2014 8:09 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.

Either Way, You’re Still Paying a Mortgage

August 12, 2014 7:57 am

Either Way, You're Still Paying A Mortgage | Keeping Current Matters

There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage - either your mortgage or your landlord’s.

You’ve Played the Housing Market Perfectly. Don’t Blow it Now!

August 11, 2014 7:45 am

You've Played the Real Estate Market Perfectly! Don't Blow It Now! | Keeping Current Matters

Many people suffered through the housing crisis. We realize that most of the heartache was the result of a housing and mortgage market gone wild. Many consumers were swept away by the waters of a frenzied real estate market that resulted in a crisis even the experts didn’t see coming.

Home Prices Since the Peak [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 8, 2014 7:09 am

Home Prices Since Peak | Keeping Current Matters

Homeownership's Impact on Net Worth

August 7, 2014 1:00 pm

Homeownership's Impact on Net Worth | Keeping Current Matters Over the last six years, homeownership has lost some of its allure as a financial investment. As homeowners suffered through the housing bust, more and more began to question whether owning a home was truly a good way to build wealth.