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Oct. 30, 2018

Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

Pay Off Your Mortgage Early: Easy Tricks Anyone Can Use

    

There are two ways to own your home. Either you can pay cash upfront or you can pay little by little, year after year. For most us, monthly ...

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Aug. 30, 2018

Why are Existing Home Sales Down??

Why are Existing Home Sales Down? | Keeping Current Matters

The latest Existing Home Sales Report issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that home sales have decreased for four consecutive months and are at their slowest pace in over two years. This has some industry leaders puzzled considering the fact that the economy is strengthening, unemployment ...

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Aug. 30, 2018

Top 3 Myths About Today's Real Estate Market?

Top 3 Myths About Today’s Real Estate Market | Keeping Current Matters

There are many conflicting headlines when it comes to describing today’s real estate market. Some are making comparisons to the market we experienced 10 years ago and are starting to believe that we may be doomed to repeat ourselves. Others are just plain wrong when it comes to what it ...

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July 29, 2018

4 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Bubble?

4 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Bubble | Keeping Current Matters

With home prices continuing to appreciate above historic levels, some are concerned that we may be heading for another housing ‘boom & bust.’ It is important to remember, however, that today’s market is quite different than the bubble market of twelve years ago.

Here are four key metrics that ...

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July 29, 2018

Housing Will Not Fall Victim to Next Economic Storm?

Housing Will Not Fall Victim to Next Economic Storm | Keeping Current Matters

Some experts are calling for a slowdown in the economy later this year and most economists have predicted that the next recession could only be eighteen months away. The question is, what impact will a recession have on the housing market?

Here are the opinions of several experts on the ...

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July 8, 2018

Next Recession in 2020? What Will Be the Impact?

Next Recession in 2020? What Will Be the Impact? | Keeping Current Matters

Economists and analysts know that the country has experienced economic growth for almost a decade. They also know that a recession can’t be too far off. A recent report by Zillow Research shed light on a survey conducted by Pulsenomics in which they asked economists, investment strategists and market analysts ...

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June 11, 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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June 4, 2018

Will Home Prices Fall as Mortgage Rates Rise?

 

Will Home Prices Fall as Mortgage Rates Rise? | Keeping Current Matters

Mortgage interest rates have increased by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year. They are projected to increase by an additional half of a point by year’s end. Because of this increase in rates, some are guessing that home prices will depreciate.

However, some ...

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May 29, 2018

Drop in Inventory Fuels Sales Slowdown ?

Drop in Inventory Fuels Sales Slowdown [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights:

  • Existing Home Sales are now at an annual pace of 5.46 million.
  • Inventory of existing homes for sale dropped to a 4-month supply, marking the 35th month in a row of declines.
  • The median price of homes sold in April was $257,900. This is the ...
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April 30, 2018

Existing Home Sales Grow Despite Low Inventory

Existing Home Sales Grow Despite Low Inventory [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights:

  • According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors, sales grew 1.1% in March to an annual pace of 5.60 million.
  • This is the strongest pace since November of 2017.
  • Inventory levels dropped year-over-year for the 34th consecutive month and ...
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