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Reasons To Hire a Real Estate Professional [INFOGRAPHIC]

Reasons To Hire a Real Estate Professional [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • Whether you’re buying or selling, there are many perks that come from working with a real estate advisor.
  • Real estate professionals are expert at navigating all aspects of the buying and selling process, including negotiating on your behalf. We can also explain today’s market and break down what it means for you.
  • Don’t go at it alone. Partner with an agent so you have advice and an expert to count on each step of the way.
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Thank You for Your Support

Thank You for Your Support | Keeping Current Matters

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Your Journey to Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

Your Journey to Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • When it comes to buying a home, there are a number of key milestones along the way.
  • The process includes everything from building your team and understanding your finances to going house hunting, making an offer, and more.
  • When you’re ready to start your journey, partner with a professional so you have trusted guidance at every milestone in the process.
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Should I Update My House Before I Sell It? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Should I Update My House Before I Sell It? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • If you’re deciding whether you should make updates before you sell your house, lean on your agent to be your guide.
  • If the market is flooded with houses for sale, updates may be necessary for your house to stand out. In our current sellers’ market, the added expenses might not be worth it.
  • Partner with a local real estate professional for expert advice on which updates are important in today’s market.
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Numbers Don’t Lie – It’s Still a Great Time To Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]

Numbers Don’t Lie – It’s Still a Great Time To Sell [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • Heading into the end of the year, you might wonder if it’s still a good time to sell your house. Here’s what the latest data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) says.
  • Housing supply is lower than last year, and home prices are up nationwide. Meanwhile, the average home is selling fast and receiving several offers. Listing now puts your house in the spotlight, meaning it could sell quickly – and for more than you’d expect.
  • Feeling motivated? If you’re ready to sell and capitalize on today’s market, partner with a local real estate professional.
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The Mortgage Process Doesn’t Have To Be Scary [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Mortgage Process Doesn’t Have To Be Scary [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • Applying for a mortgage is a big step towards homeownership, but it doesn’t need to be one you fear. Here are some tips to help you prepare.
  • Know your credit score and work to build strong credit. When you’re ready, lean on your agent to connect you with a lender so you can get pre-approved and begin your home search.
  • Any major life change can be scary, and buying a home is no different. Partner with a trusted real estate professional to take the fear out of the equation.
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Your Home Equity Is Growing [INFOGRAPHIC]

Your Home Equity Is Growing [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • If you’re a homeowner, today’s rising equity is great news. On average, homeowners have gained $51,500 in equity since this time last year.
  • Whether it’s funding an education, fueling your next move, or starting a business, your home equity is a great tool you can use to power your dreams.
  • Ready to sell? Reach out to a local real estate professional to talk about how you can take advantage of your rising equity to reach your goals.
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Homebuyer Tips for Finding the One [INFOGRAPHIC]

Homebuyer Tips for Finding the One [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

 Some Highlights

  • The best advice carries across multiple areas of life. When it comes to homebuying, a few simple tips can help you stay on track.
  • Because of increased demand, you’ll need to be patient and embrace compromises during your search. Then, once you’ve fallen in love, commit by putting your best offer forward.
  • If you’re looking to buy a home this year, work with a real estate professional so you have a dedicated partner and teammate to help you find the one.
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What’s Causing Today’s Competitive Real Estate Market? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What’s Causing Today’s Competitive Real Estate Market? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • Today’s strong sellers’ market is the direct result of high demand and low supply.
  • Low mortgage rates and generational trends have created an increased demand for homes. Meanwhile, the slower pace of new home construction and homeowners staying in their homes longer have both led to today’s low supply.
  • If you’re thinking of selling, work with a trusted agent to understand your local area and how you can take advantage of today’s housing market.
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Reasons Renters Buy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Reasons Renters Buy [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters 

Some Highlights

  • When deciding whether you should rent or buy, make sure you’re considering these factors.
  • Buying a home means consistent monthly payments. Homeownership also helps to build your wealth. And owning a home gives you greater flexibility than renting.
  • If you’re ready to take advantage of the perks of homeownership, talk to a trusted real estate professional to explore your options.
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It’s Still a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s Still a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • Due to low supply and high demand, today is one of the strongest sellers’ markets we’ve seen.
  • Sellers can benefit from more offers to pick from, higher home values, and a faster sales process. That might be why 73% of people believe it’s a good time to sell.
  • Sellers, don’t miss out on this unique opportunity. Work with an agent to take advantage of this hot sellers’ market.
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Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • Whether you’re buying or selling – today’s housing market has plenty of good news to go around.
  • Buyers can take advantage of today’s mortgage rates to escape rising rents and keep monthly payments affordable. Sellers can reap the benefits of multiple offers and a fast sale.
  • If this sounds like good news to you, connect with a trusted real estate adviser so you can capitalize on the unique opportunity you have in today’s market.
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Fact or Fiction: Homebuyer Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]

Fact or Fiction: Homebuyer Edition [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • When it comes to the current housing market, there are multiple misconceptions – from what the current supply of available homes looks like to how much houses are selling for.
  • It takes professionals who study expert opinions and data to truly understand the real estate market and separate fact from fiction.
  • Trust the pros. Reach out to an agent today to see why it’s still a good time to buy.
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Honoring the American Workforce

Honoring the American Workforce | Keeping Current MattersWishing you a happy and safe Labor Day.

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Your Agent Is Key When Pricing Your House [INFOGRAPHIC]

Your Agent Is Key When Pricing Your House [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • Pricing your house right takes market experience and expertise.
  • To find the best list price, your agent balances current market demand, values of homes in your neighborhood, where prices are headed, and your home’s condition.
  • If you’re ready to sell, don’t guess on the price. Reach out to your local real estate advisor today to price your house to attract multiple offers and maximize your return on investment.
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Your Checklist To Get Ready To Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]

Your Checklist To Get Ready To Sell [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • When it comes to selling your house, you want it to look its best inside and out.
  • It’s important to focus on tasks that can make it inviting, show it’s cared for, and boost your curb appeal for prospective buyers.
  • Work with your trusted real estate advisor to determine what you need to do to make sure it shows well and catches a buyer’s eye.
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Options for First-Time Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Options for First-Time Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • With a housing market this competitive, sometimes you have to think outside the box.
  • Work with your trusted real estate advisors to do things like assess your budget, expand your search radius, look into other options, and determine your true needs.
  • If you’re having trouble finding your first home, explore your options. It’s out there!
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Sellers Are in a Sweet Spot [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sellers Are in a Sweet Spot [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • In today’s sellers’ market, you’re set up to win big when you list your house.
  • That’s because homes are selling fast, receiving 4.4 offers on average and often selling above the asking price. Then, when you buy your next home, you’ll also win by addressing your changing needs and taking advantage of near historic-low mortgage rates.
  • If you’re ready to make a move, connect with a real estate advisor to capitalize on today’s market and find your next dream home.
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Ready To Sell, but Don’t Know Where You’ll Go? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Ready To Sell, but Don’t Know Where You’ll Go? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • If you’re thinking of selling your house but don’t know what you should buy, you have options.
  • Existing homes offer a wide variety of home styles, an established neighborhood, and lived-in charm. Meanwhile, new home construction lets you create your perfect home, cash in on energy efficiency, and minimize repairs.
  • Whether you’re looking for newly built or existing homes, both have their perks. Connect with a real estate professional today to sell your house and find out what’s right for you.
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Waiting To Buy a Home Could Cost You [INFOGRAPHIC]

Waiting To Buy a Home Could Cost You [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • If you’re thinking of buying a home but wondering if waiting a few years will save you in the long run, think again.
  • The longer the wait, the more you’ll pay, especially when mortgage rates and home prices rise. Even the slightest change in the mortgage rate can have a big impact on your buying power no matter your price point.
  • Don’t assume waiting will save you money. Connect with your trusted real estate professional to set the ball into motion today while mortgage rates are hovering near historic lows.
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Pop Quiz: Can You Define These Key Terms in Today’s Housing Market? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pop Quiz: Can You Define These Key Terms in Today’s Housing Market? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • The language of buying and selling a home may sound scary at first, but knowing how key terms relate to today’s market can help you. For example, current low mortgage rates and higher wages positively impact affordability for buyers, while home price appreciation continues to grow home equity, which sellers can use to fuel a move up.
  • Terms like appraisal (what lenders rely on to validate a home’s value) and contingencies (which buyers can minimize to make their offer stand out) directly impact the transaction.
  • You don’t need to be fluent in the language of the market to buy or sell. Instead, connect with your trusted real estate advisor so they can help you translate the process.
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Experts Agree: Options Are Improving for Buyers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Experts Agree: Options Are Improving for Buyers [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • Buyers hoping for more homes to choose from may be in luck as housing inventory begins to rise. Many experts agree – new sellers listing their homes is great news for buyers and the overall market.
  • Although the supply increases are modest, more homes means more options for buyers. A rise in inventory may also help slow the price gains we’ve seen recently and could be a sign of good things to come.
  • If you’re searching for a home to buy, rising inventory is welcome news. Reach out to a local real estate professional today to learn about new listings in your area.
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Your Home Equity Can Take You Places [INFOGRAPHIC]

Your Home Equity Can Take You Places [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • The amount of wealth Americans have stored in their homes has increased astronomically.
  • On average, homeowners gained $33,400 in equity over the last 12 months, and the average equity on mortgaged homes is now $216,000.
  • When it’s time to sell, your home equity can help accomplish your goals. Reach out to a local real estate professional to discuss how you can take advantage of today’s sellers’ market to get the most out of your home sale.
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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! | Keeping Current MattersWishing you a happy and safe Independence Day.

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Homebuyers: Hang in There [INFOGRAPHIC]

Homebuyers: Hang in There [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • Today’s sellers’ market provides unique challenges—and benefits—for buyers.
  • Current low interest rates won’t last forever, and home prices are forecast to rise.
  • If you’re a homebuyer, hang in there. Homeownership improves your quality of life, and the long-term benefits outweigh the short-term challenges.