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74% of Households in the US Now Have Significant Equity!




74% of Households in the US Now Have Significant Equity! | Keeping Current Matters

CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 92% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation, while 74% now actually have significant equity (defined as more than 20%)! The report also revealed that 268,000 households regained equity in the first quarter of 2016 and are no longer under water.

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Foreclosure Rate Drops to New Post-Crisis Low [INFOGRAPHIC]




Foreclosure Rate Drops to New Post-Crisis Low [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

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What’s Happening in the Real Estate Market?




What’s Happening in the Real Estate Market? | Keeping Current Matters

This is a pretty common question that a potential home buyer or seller may be asking themselves. Leading economists in real estate converged in New Orleans this past week as they presented their answer to this question at the 50th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference for the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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US Housing Market Swings in Favor of Homeownership




US Housing Market Swings in Favor of Homeownership | Keeping Current Matters

According to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, homeownership is a better way to produce greater wealth, on average, than renting. The results from the first quarter index showed that “16 of the 23 metropolitan markets investigated moved in the direction of buy territory.”

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Harvard: 5 Reasons Why Owning A Home Makes Sense Financially




Harvard: 5 Reasons Why Owning A Home Makes Sense Financially | Keeping Current Matters

We have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The personal reasons to own a home differ for each buyer, but there are many basic similarities.

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