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What You Need to Know About Qualifying for a Mortgage [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 12, 2017 10:30 am

What You Need to Know About Qualifying for a Mortgage [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

3 Reasons the Housing Market is NOT in a Bubble

May 11, 2017 10:27 am

3 Reasons the Housing Market is NOT in a Bubble | Keeping Current Matters With housing prices appreciating at levels that far exceed historical norms, some are fearful that the market is heading for another bubble. To alleviate that fear, we just need to look back at the reasons that caused the bubble ten years ago.

Gallup: Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment 4 Years Running

May 10, 2017 10:24 am

Gallup: Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment 4 Years Running | Keeping Current Matters Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds.

Inventory Shortages Are Slowing Down the Market

May 9, 2017 10:24 am

Inventory Shortages Are Slowing Down the Market | Keeping Current Matters The real estate market is moving more and more into a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen dramatically. It seems that 2017 will be the year that the housing market races forward again.

Is 2017 the Year to Move Up to Your Dream Home? If So, Do It Early!

May 8, 2017 10:24 am

Is 2017 the Year to Move Up to Your Dream Home? If So, Do It Early! | Keeping Current Matters If you are considering moving up to your dream home, it may be better to do it earlier in the year than later. The two components of your monthly mortgage payment (home prices and interest rates) are both projected to increase as the year moves forward, and interest rates may increase rather dramatically. Here are some predictions on where rates will be by the end of the year: