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Why Houses DO NOT Sell in a Strong Market

Why Houses DO NOT Sell in a Strong Market | Keeping Current Matters As we approach the end of the year, many homeowners find themselves asking the question, “If we’re currently in a strong real estate market, why won’t my house sell?” The post Why Houses DO NOT Sell in a Strong Market appeared first on Keeping Current Matters.

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5 Reasons to Sell This Winter!

5 Reasons to Sell This Winter! | Keeping Current Matters Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense.  The post 5 Reasons to Sell This Winter! appeared first on Keeping Current Matters.

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4 Reasons to Sell Your House This Winter [INFOGRAPHIC]

4 Reasons to Sell Your House This Winter [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available! Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sustain a normal housing market. Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire. The post 4 Reasons to Sell Your House This Winter [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Keeping Current Matters.

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No Bubble Here! How New Mortgage Standards Are Helping

No Bubble Here! How New Mortgage Standards Are Helping | Keeping Current Matters Real estate is shifting to a more normal market; the days of national home appreciation topping 6% annually are over and inventories are increasing which is causing bidding wars to almost disappear. Some see these as signs that the market will soon come tumbling down as it did in 2008. The post No Bubble Here! How New Mortgage Standards Are Helping appeared first on Keeping Current Matters.

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Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019

Don't Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019 | Keeping Current Matters Every year around this time, we take time to reflect and plan for next year. If you are renting your current home but have dreams of homeownership, your plan for the new year may include buying, and you wouldn’t be alone! The post Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019 appeared first on Keeping Current Matters.

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How to Simply Increase Your Family Wealth by Paying for Housing

How to Simply Increase Your Family Wealth by Paying for Housing | Keeping Current Matters Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to use your monthly housing costs to increase your family’s wealth. The post How to Simply Increase Your Family Wealth by Paying for Housing appeared first on Keeping Current Matters.

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What If I Wait A Year to Buy a Home?

What If I Wait A Year to Buy a Home? | Keeping Current Matters National home prices have increased by 5.4% since this time last year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained near historic lows which has allowed many buyers to enter the market and lock in low rates. The post What If I Wait A Year to Buy a Home? appeared first on Keeping Current Matters.

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The Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: An emerging trend for some time now has been the difference between available inventory and demand in the premium and luxury markets and that in the starter and trade-up markets and what those differences are doing to prices! Inventory continues to rise in the luxury and premium home markets which is causing prices to cool. Demand continues to rise with lower-than-normal inventory levels in the starter and trade-up home markets, causing prices to rise on a year-over-year basis for 80 consecutive months. The post The Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Keeping Current Matters.

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2008 vs. Now: Are Owners Using Their Homes as ATMs Again?

2008 vs. Now: Are Owners Using Their Homes as ATMs Again? | Keeping Current Matters Over the last six years, we have experienced strong price appreciation which has increased home equity levels dramatically. As the number of “cash-out” refinances begins to approach numbers last seen during the crash, some are afraid that we may be repeating last decade’s mistake. The post 2008 vs. Now: Are Owners Using Their Homes as ATMs Again? appeared first on Keeping Current Matters.

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Where Are Interest Rates Headed in 2019?

Where Are Interest Rates Headed in 2019? | Keeping Current Matters The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start your home search. The post Where Are Interest Rates Headed in 2019? appeared first on Keeping Current Matters.

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