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The Cost of a Home Is Far More Important than the Price

Housing inventory is at an all-time low.

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Virtual School Is Changing Homebuyer Needs [INFOGRAPHIC]

Virtual School Is Changing Homebuyer Needs [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • With remote learning sweeping the nation this academic year, organized spaces with enough room for kids to learn effectively are high on buyer wish lists.
  • If you’re trying to make room for your family’s growing needs, multi-purpose rooms and dedicated workspaces may be features to consider in your next home.
  • Reach out to a local real estate professional today so you can find a home where your kids feel confident and comfortable too.
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It’s Not Just About the Price of the Home

When most of us begin searching for a home, we naturally start by looking at the price.

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Three Ways to Win in a Bidding War

With so few houses for sale today and low mortgage rates driving buyer activity, bidding wars are becoming more common.

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The Cost of Renting Vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Cost of Renting Vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • The percentage of income needed to afford a median-priced home today is declining, while that for renting is on the rise.
  • This is making buying a home an increasingly attractive option for many people, especially with low mortgage rates driving purchasing power.
  • If you’d like expert guidance on exploring your homebuying options while affordability is high, reach out to a local real estate professional.
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Why Is It so Important to Be Pre-Approved in the Homebuying Process?

You may have heard that pre-approval is a great first step in the homebuying process.

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Should You Buy an Existing Home or New Construction?

Finding the right home to purchase today is one of the biggest challenges for potential buyers.

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The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year

Today, Americans are moving for a variety of different reasons.

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Mortgage Rates & Payments by Decade [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mortgage Rates & Payments by Decade [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • Sometimes it helps to see the dollars and cents you’ll save when you purchase a home while mortgage rates are low.
  • Today’s low rates mean it’s less expensive to borrow money, so the savings over the life of your loan is significant.
  • Reach out to a real estate professional to determine the best way to position your family for a financially-savvy move in today’s market.

Some Highlights

  • Sometimes it helps to see the dollars and cents you’ll save when you purchase a home while mortgage rates are low.
  • Today’s low rates mean it’s less expensive to borrow money, so the savings over the life of your loan is significant.
  • Reach out to a real estate professional to determine the best way to position your family for a financially-savvy move in today’s market.
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Homes Are More Affordable Right Now Than They Have Been in Years

Today, home prices are appreciating.

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Current Buyer & Seller Perks in the Housing Market

Today’s housing market is making a truly impressive turnaround, and it’s also setting up some outstanding opportunities for buyers and sellers.

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2020 Homebuyer Preferences [INFOGRAPHIC]

2020 Homebuyer Preferences [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • A recent study from HarrisX shows the current health crisis isn’t slowing down today’s homebuyers.
  • Many buyers are accelerating their timelines to take advantage of low mortgage rates, and staying home has enabled some to save more money to put toward a down payment.
  • Reach out to a local real estate professional today if your needs have recently changed and you’re ready to make a move this year.
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How Is Remote Work Changing Homebuyer Needs?

With more companies figuring out how to efficiently and effectively enable their employees to work remotely (and for longer than most of us initially expected), homeowners throughout the country are re-evaluating their needs.

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Homeownership Rate Continues to Rise in 2020

So far, it’s been quite a ride this year, and our nation has truly seen its fair share of hurdles.

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Guidance and Support Are Key When Buying Your First Home

In June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building steadily throughout the year.

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Mortgage Rates Fall Below 3% [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mortgage Rates Fall Below 3% [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • Mortgage rates hit another all-time low, falling below 3% this week.
  • If you’re ready to buy a home, now is a great time to truly get more for your money at this historic moment.
  • Reach out to a local real estate professional to determine your best next steps toward homeownership.
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Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows for Three Consecutive Weeks

Over the past several weeks, Freddie Mac has reported the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to record lows, all the way down to 3.03%.

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Buyers: Are You Ready for a Bidding War?

With businesses reopening throughout the country and some experts indicating early signs of a much-anticipated economic recovery, more homebuyers are actively entering the housing market this summer.

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Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 7 Years Running [INFOGRAPHIC]

Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 7 Years Running [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • Real estate has outranked stocks, savings accounts, and gold as the best long-term investment among Americans for the past 7 years.
  • The belief in the stability of housing as a long-term investment remains strong, despite the many challenges our economy faces today.
  • Of the four listed, real estate is also the only investment you can also live in. That’s a big win!
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Not All Agents Are Created Equal

In today’s fast-paced world where answers are just a Google search away, there are some who may question the benefits of hiring a real estate professional when selling a house.

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Taking Advantage of Homebuying Affordability in Today’s Market

Everyone is ready to buy a home at different times in their lives, and despite the health crisis, today is no exception.

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Is the Health Crisis Driving Buyers Out of Urban Areas?

The pandemic has caused consumers to re-examine the components that make up the “perfect home.”

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Homebuyers Are in the Mood to Buy Today

According to the latest FreddieMac Quarterly Forecast, mortgage interest rates have fallen to historically low levels this spring and they’re projected to remain low.

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Three Reasons Homebuyers Are Ready to Purchase This Year

A recent survey by Lending Tree tapped into behaviors of over 1,000 prospective buyers.

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Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll for 7th Year Running

Every year, Gallup conducts a survey of Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment.