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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.

Think You Should FSBO? 5 Reasons to Think Again!

October 3, 2016 7:33 am

Think You Should FSBO? 5 Reasons to Think Again! | Keeping Current Matters In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers.

Lack of Existing Home Sales Inventory Impacting Sales [INFOGRAPHIC]

September 30, 2016 7:33 am

Lack of Existing Home Sales Inventory Impacting Sales [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters