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Americans Believe Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment




Americans Believe Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment | Keeping Current Matters

According to Bankrate’s latest Financial Security Index Poll, Americans who have money to set aside for the next 10 years would rather invest in real estate than any other type of investment.

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Slaying Myths About Home Buying [INFOGRAPHIC]




Slaying Myths About Home Buying [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

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Rents Skyrocket at Highest Rate in Almost a Decade




Rent Set to Exceed $535 Billion Paid Last Year | Keeping Current Matters

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) was released by the Labor Department last week. An analysis by Market Watch revealed the cost of rent was 3.8% higher than a year ago for the second straight month in June. That’s the strongest yearly price gain since 2007.

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A Homeowner’s Net Worth is 45x Greater Than a Renter’s!




A Homeowner’s Net Worth is 45x Greater Than a Renter’s! | Keeping Current Matters

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a homeowner’s net worth is 36 times greater than that of a renter ($194,500 vs. $5,400).

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3 Questions Every Buyer Should Ask Themselves




3 Questions Every Buyer Should Ask Themselves | 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.

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