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Why Getting Pre-Approved Should Be Your First Step

September 13, 2016 7:12 am

Why Getting Pre-Approved Should Be Your First Step | Keeping Current Matters In many markets across the country, the amount 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.

Interest Rates Remain at Historic Lows… But for How Long?

September 12, 2016 1:12 pm

Interest Rates Remain at Historic Lows… But for How Long? | Keeping Current Matters The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment; The higher the rate, the greater your payment will be. That is why it is important to look at where the experts believe rates are headed when deciding to buy now or wait until next year.

5 Graphs That Prove the Housing Market Is Strong and Will Continue to Surge [FREE WEBINAR]

September 10, 2016 7:09 am

5 Graphs That Prove the Housing Market Is Strong and Will Continue to Surge [FREE WEBINAR] | Keeping Current Matters

New Construction Numbers: Now Versus 2005

September 8, 2016 1:09 pm

New Construction Numbers: Now Versus 2005 | Keeping Current Matters There is some thinking that the pace of the housing recovery is unsustainable and that we may be heading for another housing bubble. However, Jonathan Smoke, the Chief Economist of realtor.com explains the basic difference between 2005 and today:

Is the Current Pace of Home Sales Sustainable?

September 7, 2016 1:09 pm

Is the Current Pace of Home Sales Sustainable? | Keeping Current Matters There are some experts questioning whether the current pace of residential home sales is sustainable. Are too many people buying homes like in 2004-2006? Are we headed for another housing crisis? Actually, if we look closely at the numbers, we can see that we are looking at a very healthy real estate market.