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Sept. 25, 2018

Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed In 2019?

Where Are Mortgage 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.

Below is a chart ...

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Aug. 7, 2018

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional Before Entering the Market!

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional Before Entering the Market! | Keeping Current Matters

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite the adventure. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For Sale by Owner’ or ‘FSBO,’ but it’s not as easy as it may seem. That’s why you need an ...

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June 7, 2018

Did Tax Reform Kill the Luxury Market? NOT SO FAR!

Did Tax Reform Kill the Luxury Market? NOT SO FAR! | Keeping Current Matters

The new tax code limits the deduction of state and local property taxes, as well as income or sales taxes, to a total of $10,000. When the tax reform legislation was put into law at the beginning of the year, some experts felt that it could have a negative ...

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May 2, 2018

This Just In: Data Says May is the Best Month to Sell Your Home

This Just In: Data Says May is the Best Month to Sell Your Home | Keeping Current Matters

According to a newly released study by ATTOM Data Solutions, selling your home in the month of May will net you an average of 5.9% above estimated market value for your home.

For the study, ATTOM performed an “analysis of 14.7 million home sales from 2011 to 2017” ...

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April 24, 2018

How Much Do You Need to Make to Buy a Home in Your State?

How Much Do You Need to Make to Buy a Home in Your State? | Keeping Current Matters

It’s no mystery that cost of living varies drastically depending on where you live, so a new study by GOBankingRates set out to find out what minimum salary you would need to make in order to buy a median-priced home in each of the 50 states, and Washington, D.C ...

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April 3, 2018

99% of Experts Agree: Home Prices Will Increase

 

Some believe that the combined effects of the new tax code and rising mortgage rates will have an adverse impact on residential real estate prices in 2018. However, the clear majority of recently surveyed housing experts believe that home values will continue to rise this year.

What is ...

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March 22, 2018

The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:

  • Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2019.

  • The higher your interest rate, the more money you end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly payment will be.

  • Rates are still low right now. Don’t wait until rates hit 5% to start searching ...

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March 6, 2018

Housing Market Expected To "Spring Forward" This Year

Housing Market Expected To "Spring Forward" This Year | Keeping Current Matters

Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the market right now is what is holding back the market.

Many potential sellers believe that ...

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Jan. 23, 2018

Why Do I Need a Real Estate Agent ?

Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream homes or if they should first try to go through the buying process on their own. In today’s market: you need an experienced professional!

You Need an Expert Guide If You Are ...

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Dec. 4, 2017

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.

1. Demand Is STRONG

The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able ...

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