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Pre-Approval Should Always Be Your First Step

June 27, 2017 11:54 am

Pre-Approval Should Always Be Your First Step | Keeping Current Matters In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search.

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

June 26, 2017 11:54 am

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers | Keeping Current Matters In Realtor.com’s recent article, “Home Buyers’ Top Mortgage Fears: Which One Scares You?” they mention that “46% of potential home buyers fear they won’t qualify for a mortgage to the point that they don’t even try.

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying in the US [INFOGRAPHIC]

June 23, 2017 11:54 am

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying in the US [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

The Importance of Home Equity in Retirement Planning

June 22, 2017 11:51 am

The Importance of Home Equity in Retirement Planning | Keeping Current Matters We often discuss the difference in family wealth between homeowner households and renter households. Much of that difference is the result of the equity buildup that homeowners experience over the time that they own their home. In a report recently released by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), they reveal how valuable equity can be in retirement

The Supply & Demand Problem Plaguing New Construction

June 21, 2017 11:51 am

The Supply & Demand Problem Plaguing New Construction | Keeping Current Matters Many real estate economists have called on new home builders to ramp up production to help relieve the shortage of inventory of homes for sale throughout the United States. The added inventory would no doubt aid buyers in their search to secure their dream home, while also helping to ease price increases throughout the country.