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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying Your Dream Home

October 10, 2016 7:39 am

3 Questions to Ask Before Buying Your Dream Home | Keeping Current Matters If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market.

Mortgage Rates by Decade Compared to Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 7, 2016 7:39 am

Mortgage Rates by Decade Compared to Today [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Why We Need More Newly Constructed Homes

October 6, 2016 7:39 am

Why We Need More Newly Constructed Homes | Keeping Current Matters The number of new home sales is far off historic norms. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just reported that the percentage of all house sales that were newly constructed homes has fallen to the lowest numbers in forty years.

Have You Put Aside Enough for Closing Costs?

October 5, 2016 7:39 am

Have You Put Aside Enough for Closing Costs? | Keeping Current Matters There are many potential homebuyers, and even sellers, who believe that you need at least a 20% down payment in order to buy a home, or move on to their next home. Time after time, we have dispelled this myth by showing that there are many loan programs that allow you to put down as little as 3% (or 0% with a VA loan).

Strong Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace Inventory of Homes for Sale

October 4, 2016 7:36 am

Strong Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace Inventory of Homes for Sale | Keeping Current Matters The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions” for their monthlyREALTORS Confidence Index.