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The Difference a Year Makes for Homeownership

Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point, hitting a new historic low 15 times.

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The Do’s and Don’ts after Applying for a Mortgage

Once you’ve found the right home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close.

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Winning as a Buyer in a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

Winning as a Buyer in a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • Buying a home in today’s sellers’ market doesn’t have to feel like an uphill battle.
  • Here are four ways to make sure you’re positioned for success when making a home purchase, even when the scale tips toward sellers.
  • Reach out to a local real estate professional to make sure you’re armed for victory in the housing market this season.
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The Path to Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Path to Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • If you’re thinking of buying a home and not sure where to start, you’re not alone.
  • Here’s a map with 10 simple steps to follow in the homebuying process.
  • Be sure to work with a trusted real estate professional to learn the specific path to take in your local area.
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Knowledge Is Power on the Path to Homeownership

Homeownership is on the goal list for many young adults, but sometimes it’s hard to know exactly how to get there.

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5 Tips for Homebuyers Who Want to Make a Competitive Offer

Today’s real estate market has high buyer interest and low housing inventory.

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Key Terms to Know in the Homebuying Process [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Some Highlights

  • Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process.
  • To point you in the right direction, here’s a list of some of the most common language you’ll hear along the way.
  • The best way to ensure your homebuying process is a positive one is to find a real estate professional who will guide you through every aspect of the transaction with ‘the heart of a teacher’ by putting your needs first.
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Is Buying a Home Today a Good Financial Move?

There’s no doubt 2020 has been a challenging year.

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Don’t Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a Home

This year’s record-low mortgage rates sparked high demand among homebuyers.

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Making a Home for the Brave Possible [INFOGRAPHIC]

Making a Home for the Brave Possible [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • VA Home Loans provide unique opportunities for Veterans, active-duty personnel, and their families in recognition of their service to our Nation.
  • For eligible individuals, options associated with VA Loans can help make the dream of homeownership a reality.
  • If you or someone you know may benefit from a VA Loan, reach out to a local real estate professional to learn more today.
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Rent vs. Buy: How to Decide What’s Best for You

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, median rent continues to rise.

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Buyer Interest Is Growing among Younger Generations

The demand for homes this year is extraordinary as record-breaking numbers of hopeful buyers continue to shop for homes.

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How Down Payment Assistance Opens the Door to Homeownership

Many people are eager to buy a home right now while affordability continues to be a highlight of the current housing market.

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How to Prepare for a Bidding War [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Some Highlights

  • With so few houses available on the market today, being ready for a bidding war is essential for prospective homebuyers.
  • From pre-approval to making your best offer, here are three tips to make sure you can act quickly and confidently when you find the perfect home.
  • Reach out to a trusted real estate professional today to be sure you have the guidance you need as the competition for homes heats up this season.
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A Homeowner’s Net Worth Is 40x Greater Than a Renter’s

One of the best ways to build your family’s financial future is through homeownership.

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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.