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Over Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing Costs




Over Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing Costs | Keeping Current Matters

According to a recent survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing costs required to obtain their mortgage.

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How Long Do Most Families Stay in Their Home?




How Long Do Most Families Stay in Their Home? | Keeping Current Matters

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that has changed dramatically is the median tenure of a family in a home. As the graph below shows, for over twenty years (1985-2008), the median tenure averaged exactly six years. However, since 2008, that average is almost nine years – an increase of almost 50%.

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Where Are the Home Prices Heading in the Next 5 Years?




Where Are the Home Prices Heading in the Next 5 Years? | Keeping Current Matters

Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey.

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Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Mark Since 2007 [INFOGRAPHIC]




Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Mark Since 2007 [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

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The Impact of Homeownership on Family Health




The Impact of Homeownership on Family Health | Keeping Current Matters

The National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled ‘Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.’ The study confirmed a long-standing belief of most Americans:

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