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NAR’s Existing Home Sales Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

NAR's Existing Home Sales Report [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

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Immigration & Its Impact on the Housing Market

Today we are pleased to have the VP of Spanish KCM, Jeymy Gonzalez, as our guest blogger. Jeymy has personal experience with the challenges Hispanics may face during the real estate process and works to assist this community with guidance and education. Enjoy! – The KCM Crew There are many hot topics right now and immigration […]

Don’t Get Caught in the ‘Renter’s Trap’

In a recent press release, Zillow stated that the affordability of the nation’s rental inventory is currently much worse than affordability of the country’s home sale inventory. The release revealed two things: Nationally, renters signing a lease at the end of the second quarter paid 29.5% of their income to rent U.S. home buyers at […]

14,109 Houses Sold Yesterday! Did Yours?

  There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consider is… If it hasn’t sold over the summer, maybe it’s not priced properly. After all 14,109 houses sold yesterday, 14,109 will […]

Is There A New Bubble Forming?

Many have seen the market start to recover and have posed the question of whether a new “bubble” is forming. The most recent CoreLogic MarketPulse Report shows that we still have a long way to go before prices are anywhere near the peak we previously experienced in many parts of the country. For perspective, here are the […]

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A ‘Soft’ Housing Market? We Beg to Differ!

There are some pundits lamenting the softness of the 2014 housing market. We can’t understand why. Though it is true that the early part of the year disappointed because of a myriad of reasons (ex. weather, lack of inventory, less distressed sales), the recent housing news is extremely encouraging. Let’s give some examples: Spring Home […]

[FREE WEBINAR] How to Answer the Top 10 Question Your Clients are Asking

The KCM CrewWe believe every family should feel confident when buying & selling a home. KCM helps real estate professionals reach these families & enables the agent to simply & effectively explain a complex housing market. Take a 14-Day Free Trial of our monthly membership to see how we can help you!

National Foreclosure Inventory [INFOGRAPHIC]

National Foreclosure Inventory [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed?

    The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to look at where rates are headed when deciding to buy now or wait until next year. According to a […]

Still a Great Time to Buy a Home…but HURRY!!

Kevin Kelly, Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), recently explained that: “With interest rates near historically low levels and strengthening job growth, now continues to be a great opportunity to buy a home.” We couldn’t agree more. However, we must realize that, with prices and interest rates both projected to increase, waiting […]

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With Interest Rates and Home Prices on the rise, do you know the true Cost of Waiting?

Today we are excited to have Morgan Tranquist as our guest blogger. Morgan is the Director of Content Development for The KCM Crew and provides insight into what the Millennial Generation needs to hear from their agents. – The KCM Crew At Keeping Current Matters, we have often broken down the opportunity that exists now for […]

Personalized Posts Are Here!

For those of you who have not yet heard about our newest feature, Personalized Posts, you get the chance to start using it today! You now have access to a new and exciting feature that allows you to share personally branded content written by KCM with your clients and prospects. With Personalized Posts, you can […]

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t For Sale by Owner

Some homeowners consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). We think there are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are five of our reasons: 1. There Are Too Many People to Negotiate […]

Do You Have the Answers to Your Clients’ Upcoming Questions? [WEBINAR]

The KCM CrewWe believe every family should feel confident when buying & selling a home. KCM helps real estate professionals reach these families & enables the agent to simply & effectively explain a complex housing market. Take a 14-Day Free Trial of our monthly membership to see how we can help you!

Historic Mortgage Rates by Decade [INFOGRAPHIC]

Historic Mortgage Rates by Decade | Keeping Current Matters

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5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

Sea que usted está comprando o vendiendo una casa, puede ser un viaje lleno de aventuras. Usted necesita un profesional de bienes raíces, experimentado que lo conduzca a su objetivo final. En este mundo de gratificación instantánea y búsqueda en el internet, muchos vendedores piensan que ellos pueden vender por si solos (FSBO por sus […]

Harvard’s 5 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home

Eric Belsky is Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University. He also currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Housing Research and Housing Policy Debate. Last year, he released a paper on homeownership – The Dream Lives On: the Future of Homeownership in America. In his paper, […]

Either Way, You’re Still Paying a Mortgage

There are some people that have not purchased a home 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 your mortgage or your landlord’s. As a paper from the Joint Center for Housing […]

Where Do The Experts Say Home Prices Are Going?

In the latest Home Expectation Survey, Pulsenomics surveyed a nationwide panel of over 100 economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists, to find out their prediction for home prices through 2018. We wanted to make sure we updated our members with the visuals that you have become accustomed as soon as they were […]

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You’ve Played the Housing Market Perfectly. Don’t Blow it Now!

Many people suffered through the housing crisis. We realize that most of the heartache was the result of a housing and mortgage market gone wild. Many consumers were swept away by the waters of a frenzied real estate market that resulted in a crisis even the experts didn’t see coming. However, some of the suffering […]

Home Prices Since the Peak [INFOGRAPHIC]

Home Prices Since Peak | Keeping Current Matters

Homeownership’s Impact on Net Worth

Over the last six years, homeownership has lost some of its allure as a financial investment. As homeowners suffered through the housing bust, more and more began to question whether owning a home was truly a good way to build wealth. A study by the Federal Reserve formally answered this question. Some of the findings revealed in […]

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Home Prices…Where are They Headed?

Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists about where prices are headed over the next five years. They then […]

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Bigger Ads Don’t Make Dumber Buyers

Being ‘in and around’ the real estate business for over 30 years, we are still confused about the importance both sellers and real estate agents put on advertising.  Decades ago, advertising a home was important to attract a buyer because there was no other way for an individual real estate office to announce to the […]