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Pending Home Sales Reach Highest Mark In 9 Years!

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their Pending Home Sales Index Report and revealed that it is at its highest level since April 2006. The Pending Home Sales Index is “a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings”. The higher the Pending Home Sales Index number, the more contracts have been signed by buyers […]

Many Listings In Your Market Expire TOMORROW!

As we’ve noted before, there are three days a year when the most real estate listings expire: 12/31 – Because many agents convince the seller to list “until the end of the year” 12/30 – Because some agents don’t realize there are 31 days in December TOMORROW, 6/30 – Because many agents taking listings early in […]

Two Graphs That Scream List Your House Today

The spring and summer months have always been known as a very popular time for homebuyers to start the search for their dream home. This year is no different! We all learned in school that when selling anything, you will get the most money if the demand for that item is high and the inventory […]

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Equity Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

Equity Report [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

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Sellers Dilemma: OTM, FSBO or List Again?

At the end of June, in every region of the country, hundreds of homeowners have a tough decision to make. The ‘listing for sale agreement’ on their house is about to expire and they now must decide to either take their house off the market (OTM), For Sale by Owner (FSBO) or list it again […]

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Buy vs Rent: What Really Creates Family Wealth?

There has been recent press regarding whether or not it makes better financial sense to rent rather than buy in today’s housing market. As an example, the recently released June Summary of the BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index reported: “…as of the end of the first quarter of 2015, the housing market in the U.S. […]

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First-Time Homebuyers Lead the Way in May

The National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) latest Existing Home Sales Report revealed that first time homebuyers made up 32% of all sales in the month of May; marking the highest share since September 2012 and up from 27% the same time last year. NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, cited “strong job gains among young adults, […]

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4 Reasons to Buy NOW!

Summer is here! The temperature isn’t the only thing heating up right now, so too is the housing market! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise The Home Price Expectation Survey polls a distinguished panel of over 100 economists, investment strategists, and housing […]

Summer Buyer & Seller Guides Now Available!

Happy Summer!  The Summer editions of our Things to Consider When Buying a Home & Things to Consider When Selling Your House are now available for Download & Customization! Available in English & Spanish and in both PDF and the ever popular, editable, PowerPoint version. Download Them Today! Simply click the button below or select […]

4 Keys to Mastering FSBOs and Expireds [FREE 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!

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Do I Need Perfect Credit to Buy a Home? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do I Need Perfect Credit To Buy A Home? | Keeping Current Matters

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How Will Mortgage Rate Hikes Impact Home Sales?

When mortgage interest rates begin to climb, experts immediately begin to discuss home affordability indexes. They calculate how an increase in rates will slow home purchases as more and more potential buyers are priced out of the market. Today, with home prices also increasing, many believe that home sales may slow down rather dramatically. This […]

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Mortgage Rates Just Jumped Over 4%. Now What?

Last week, mortgage interest rates jumped over the 4% mark for the first time this year according to Freddie Mac’s Mortgage Market Survey. In an article in Housing Wire, a Bankrate analyst explained: “Mortgage rates rocketed higher following a stronger than expected monthly employment report. The good news on the job front further solidifies the […]

5 Demands You Should Make on Your Listing Agent

Are you thinking of selling your house? Are you dreading having to deal with strangers walking through the house? Are you concerned about getting the paperwork correct? Hiring a professional real estate agent can take away most of the challenges of selling. A great agent is always worth more than the commission they charge; just […]

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Sales Up In Almost Every Price Range

The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over last year in five of the six price ranges they measure. Only those homes priced under $100,000 showed a decline (-10.1%). The decline in this price range points to the lower inventory of distressed properties available for sale […]

June is the Month to Hunt Expired Listings!

Here are the three days a year that the most real estate listings expire: 12/31 – Because many agents convince the seller to list “until the end of the year” 12/30 – Because some agents don’t realize there are 31 days in December 6/30 – Because many agents taking listings early in the year pick […]

4 Keys to Mastering FSBOs and Expireds [FREE 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!

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Think You Should FSBO? Think Again! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Think You Should FSBO? Think Again!! [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

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Home Values Compared to the Peak… Is Another Bubble Forming?

After the housing market bust we experienced across the country in 2008, many experts have been quick to warn that a new bubble may be forming in some areas of the country. The quickest and easiest way to show how far we’ve come and how far we still need to go in regards to the […]

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217,726 Reasons to Buy a Home Now!

The inaugural Opportunity Cost Report was released recently by realtor.com. The report explained that “with interest rates and home prices expected to climb in the next year, the financial penalties of delaying or forgoing a home purchase in today’s market have become very steep”. The report estimates that, based on today’s dollars, the average purchaser […]

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2 Out of 3 Renters Want to Own. What’s Stopping Them?

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York recently released the 2015 SCE Housing Survey. The survey revealed that most current renters would prefer owning and that 61.9% of them plan to buy a home within the next five years. 68.3% stated they would prefer owning (with 45.6% saying they ‘strongly’ prefer owning). When asked at […]

Our New Home

Keeping Current Matters has come a long way since our start in 2007. Since our company was formed, our objective has always been to help you become the expert in your marketplace by simply and effectively explaining a complex housing market to your clients. Our goal is to help families make the best decision for […]

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Where Will Mortgage Rates Be in 12 Months?

One of the biggest questions plaguing the current housing market is where mortgage interest rates will be at this time next year. Over the last two months, rates have begun to creep up (see chart). Though we don’t like to project rates moving forward, we do want you and your family to have the information […]

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Mortgage Rates Over The Last 40 Years [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mortgage Rates Over The Last 40 Years [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

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The #1 Reason to Buy Right Now – THE MONEY!!

People often ask whether they should buy a home now or wait. Recently released data suggests that waiting may not make sense as prices seem to again be on the rise. Let’s take a look at some of the data and commentary on the subject: Ed Stansfield, chief property economist at Capital Economics: “The current […]