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Have You Saved Enough for Closing Costs?




Have You Saved Enough for Closing Costs? | Keeping Current Matters

There are many potential homebuyers, and even sellers, who believe that they need at least a 20% down payment in order to buy a home or move on to their next home. Time after time, we have dispelled this myth by showing that many loan programs allow you to put down as little as 3% (or 0% with a VA loan).

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Will Housing Affordability Be a Challenge in 2017?




Will Housing Affordability Be a Challenge in 2017? | Keeping Current Matters

Some industry experts are saying that the housing market may be heading for a slowdown in 2017 based on rising home prices and a jump in mortgage interest rates. One of the data points they use is the Housing Affordability Index, as reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

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Why Pre-Approval Should Be Your First Step




Why Pre-Approval Should Be Your First Step | Keeping Current Matters

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search.

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Is This the Year to Move Up to Your Dream Home? If So, Do it Early




Is This the Year to Move Up to Your Dream Home? If So, Do it Early | Keeping Current Matters

It appears that Americans are regaining faith in the U.S. economy. The following indexes have each shown a dramatic jump in consumer confidence in their latest surveys…

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You Need a Professional on Your Team When Buying a Home




You Need a Professional on Your Team When Buying a Home | Keeping Current Matters

Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream home or if they should first try to do it on their own. In today’s market: you need an experienced professional!

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