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Where Did Americans Move in 2018? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Where Did Americans Move in 2018? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters Some Highlights: Every year United Van Lines conducts their National Movers Study by tracking their customer’s movement state-to-state over the course of the year. Vermont claimed the top spot of states with the highest percentage of inbound residents following a campaign that covered relocation costs for skilled workers who moved to the state. The most common response for why someone relocated to another state was for a new job or company transfer. The post Where Did Americans Move in 2018? [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Keeping Current Matters.

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First Comes Love… Then Comes Mortgage? Couples Lead the Way

First Comes Love… Then Comes Mortgage? Couples Lead the Way | Keeping Current Matters According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2018 at 54% of all buyers. It is no surprise that buying a home is more attainable with two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs. The post First Comes Love… Then Comes Mortgage? Couples Lead the Way appeared first on Keeping Current Matters.

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Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever

Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever | Keeping Current Matters Study after study shows that no matter what generation American’s belong to, the vast majority believe that homeownership is an important part of their American Dream. The benefits of homeownership can be broken into two main categories: financial and non-financial (often referred to as emotional or social reasons.) The post Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever appeared first on Keeping Current Matters.

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How To List Your Home for the Best Price

How To List Your Home for the Best Price | Keeping Current Matters If your plan for 2019 includes selling your home, you will want to pay attention to where experts believe home values are headed. According to the latest Home Price Index from CoreLogic, home prices increased by 4.7% over the course of 2018. The post How To List Your Home for the Best Price appeared first on Keeping Current Matters.

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Thinking of Selling Your House? This is a Perfect Time!

It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that is a good strategy this year. The post Thinking of Selling Your House? This is a Perfect Time! appeared first on Keeping Current Matters.

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5 Reasons to Love Hiring A Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]

5 Reasons to Love Hiring A Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters Highlights: Hiring a real estate professional to guide you through the process of buying a home or selling your house can be one of the best decisions you make! They are there for you to help with contracts, explaining the process, negotiations, and pricing (both when making an offer or setting the right price for your home). One of the top reasons to hire a real estate professional is their understanding of your local market and how the conditions in your neighborhood will impact your experience. The post 5 Reasons to Love Hiring A Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Keeping Current Matters.

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How to Get a Better Perspective on Affordability

How to Get a Better Perspective on Affordability | Keeping Current Matters Headlines spotlight the fact that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in more than a decade. Those headlines are accurate. The post How to Get a Better Perspective on Affordability appeared first on Keeping Current Matters.

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The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale

The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale | Keeping Current Matters One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house. The post The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale appeared first on Keeping Current Matters.

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One More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy a Home

One More Time... You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy a Home | Keeping Current Matters The largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home is saving for a down payment. This challenge is amplified by rising rents, which has eaten into the amount of money renters have leftover for savings each month after paying expenses. The post One More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy a Home appeared first on Keeping Current Matters.

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Whose Mortgage Do You Want to Pay? Yours or Your Landlord’s?

Whose Mortgage Do You Want to Pay? Yours or Your Landlord’s? | Keeping Current Matters There are some people who haven’t purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. However, everyone should realize that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. The post Whose Mortgage Do You Want to Pay? Yours or Your Landlord’s? appeared first on Keeping Current Matters.

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