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13,397 Houses Sold Yesterday!

July 14, 2014 8:15 am

img class="alignnone wp-image-31232" src="http://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/7.17-Stack-of-Homes.jpg" alt="13,397 Houses Sold Yesterday! | Keeping Current Matters" width="565" height="297" /> If you read certain headlines, you might be led to believe that the housing recovery has come to a screeching halt. Naysayers are claiming that the threat of rising mortgage rates and a lack of consumer confidence are keeping Americans on the fence when it comes to purchasing real estate. That is actually far from reality. After all 13,397 houses sold yesterday, 13,397 will sell today and 13,397 will sell tomorrow.

How do you Prospect for Listings that SELL? [FREE WEBINAR]

July 12, 2014 7:51 am

Free Webinar | The 4 Keys to Prospecting for Listings that SELL | Keeping Current Matters

NAR's Existing Home Sales Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

July 11, 2014 7:39 am

NAR's Existing Home Sales Report | Keeping Current Matters

When Character is More Valuable than Competence

July 10, 2014 7:27 am

When Character is More Valuable than Competence | Keeping Current Matters It was her 80th birthday and as Sue's family gathered around in celebration, she announced a major decision. After years of toying with the idea, she had come to the conclusion that now - yes, now - was the proper time for her to move into a continuing care retirement community (CCRC).

Is Residential Real Estate Really a ‘Crapshoot’?

July 9, 2014 1:18 pm

Is Residential Real Estate Really a 'Crapshoot'? | Keeping Current Matters That is what a headline announced in a CNNMoney post Monday. They were quoting Karl Case “an economist whose name is synonymous with home prices. He is co-creator of the much watched S&P/Case-Shiller home price indexes with Bob Shiller, who won the Nobel Prize in economics last year.” Case did explain that the commonly held belief that housing prices could ‘never’ depreciate was corrected over the last decade. And it is true that Case referenced a home he bought during that time had lost almost half its value.