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NAR’s November Existing Home Sales Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

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

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Freddie Mac: Buy Sooner Rather than Later

In a recent video update on the housing market, Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, stated that with both mortgage interest rates and home prices projected to increase in 2015 buying now makes sense. “If you are planning to buy a home in the next year, it’s better to do it sooner rather than later.” […]

Top 5 Benefits of Using a Professional to Buy a Home

Every year the National Association of REALTORS releases their Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, in which they reveal the results of a yearlong survey of buyers and sellers. The latest profile revealed what actual buyers saw as the benefits of using an agent during the home buying process. Here are the Top 5: #1: […]

4 More Reasons to Sell Now

As we discussed last week one reason to sell now is demand is still strong. With inventory levels also still below historic numbers, you could be missing out on a great opportunity for your family. 1. There Is Less Competition Now Housing supply just dropped to 5.1 months, which is under the 6 months’ supply […]

The Importance of Great Content

As a KCM Member, you have heard us say that it is important to use great content in your marketing and with your clients. Here is what some of the experts are saying: The KCM CrewWe believe every family should feel confident when buying & selling a home. KCM helps real estate professionals reach these […]

A Snapshot of Mortgages [INFOGRAPHIC]

A Snapshot of Mortgages [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Proof that NOW is a Good Time to Sell

Most homeowners believe that the winter is not a good time to sell. This belief is based on the fact that historically the number of buyers decreases in the winter and then increases dramatically during the spring buying market. Though this is still true, there is an interesting pattern developing over the last few months. […]

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The Importance of Using a Professional When Selling Your Home

When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is to actually get the home sold. In order to accomplish all three goals, a seller should realize the importance of using a real […]

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Where Are Prices Headed Over the Next 5 Years?

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 average […]

Where Do Experts Say Home Prices are Headed?

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 2019. We wanted to make sure we updated our members with the visuals that you have become accustomed to receiving as soon as they were available. […]

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, Belsky reveals five financial reasons people […]

Historic Mortgage Rates by Decade [INFOGRAPHIC]

Historic Mortgage Rates by Decade [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Fear of Low Down Payments Mostly Unwarranted

After it was announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would again make available mortgage loans requiring as little as a 3% down payment, many people showed concern. Were we going back to the lower qualifying standards of a decade ago that caused the housing market crash? Won’t lower down payments dramatically increase the default […]

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5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO. The 5 Reasons You NEED a Real […]

Happy Veterans Day!

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Mortgage Availability Rises

Mortgage Availability has increased as the requirements on FICO Credit Scores has decreased.   Make sure your potential buyers know that the average FICO score for both conventional and FHA Purchase Loans have dropped significantly.   You can find these slides and so much more in the November KCM which is Now Available! The KCM […]

4 Reasons to Buy Before Winter

It’s that time of year, the seasons are changing and with them bring thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fence about whether now is the right time to buy don’t have to look much farther to find four great reasons to consider […]

Growth of Hispanic Population in the US [INFOGRAPHIC]

Growth of Hispanic Population in the US | Keeping Current Matters

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Buying a Home Remains 38% Less Expensive than Renting!

In Trulia’s latest Rent vs. Buy Report, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage throughout the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is from an average of 17% in Honolulu, all the way to 63% in Detroit, […]

Debunking 4 Myths about Buying a Home

A recent study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University revealed when renters were asked why they do no plan to own in the future, financial constraints were a more common response than the perceived lifestyle benefits they may receive from renting. Today, we want to go over those financial challenges and […]

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 Studies at Harvard University explains:  […]

Housing Momentum Remains Strong Going into 4thQ

If we look at the two most current indicators of future sales (the Pending Home Sales Report and the Foot Traffic Report), we can see that the housing market is remaining stronger going into the last quarter of 2014 than it was going into the last quarter of 2013. We must commit the necessary resources […]

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t For Sale by Owner

Some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on without the assistance of a real estate professional, 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. […]