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Is 2017 the Year to Move Up to Your Dream Home? If So, Do It Early!




Is 2017 the Year to Move Up to Your Dream Home? If So, Do It Early! | Keeping Current Matters

If you are considering moving up to your dream home, it may be better to do it earlier in the year than later. The two components of your monthly mortgage payment (home prices and interest rates) are both projected to increase as the year moves forward, and interest rates may increase rather dramatically. Here are some predictions on where rates will be by the end of the year:

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Do You Know the Cost of Waiting? [INFOGRAPHIC]




Do You Know the Cost of Waiting? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

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Slaying Home Buying Myths [INFOGRAPHIC]




Slaying Home Buying Myths [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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Renting or Buying… Either Way You’re Paying a Mortgage




Renting or Buying… Either Way You’re Paying a Mortgage | Keeping Current Matters

There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that unless, you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s.

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