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Measuring Your Ability to Achieve the American Dream




Measuring Your Ability to Achieve the American Dream | Keeping Current Matters

Forbes.com recently released the results of their new American Dream Index, in which they measure “the prosperity of the middle class, and…examine which states best support the American Dream.”

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US Housing Market Continues the Move into ‘Buy Territory’!




US Housing Market Continues the Move into ‘Buy Territory’! | Keeping Current Matters

According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment.

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Is Your First Home Within Your Grasp? [INFOGRAPHIC]




Is Your First Home Within Your Grasp?  [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

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Home Mortgages: Rates Up, Requirements Easing




Home Mortgages: Rates Up, Requirements Easing | Keeping Current Matters

The media has extensively covered the rise in mortgage interest rates since last fall (from 3.42% last September to the current 4.1% according to Freddie Mac). However, a less covered aspect of the mortgage market is that requirements to get a mortgage have eased while rates have risen.

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Millennials Flock to Low Down Payment Programs




Millennials Flock to Low Down Payment Programs | Keeping Current Matters

A recent report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 65% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less in the month of January.

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