Monthly Archives: April 2021

Is Home Price Appreciation Accelerating Again?

Reprinted from Keeping Current Matters At the beginning of the year, industry forecasts called for home price appreciation to slow to about half of the double-digit increase we saw last year. The thinking was that inventory would increase from record-low … Continue reading

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Patience is the Key to Buying a Home this Year

Reprinted from Keeping Current Matters The question many homebuyers are facing this year is, “Why is it so hard to find a house?” We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, which means real estate is ultra-competitive for buyers right now. The … Continue reading

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Will the Housing Market Maintain it’s Momentum?

Reprinted from Keeping Current Matters Last week’s Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows sales have dropped by 3.7% compared to the month before. This is the second consecutive month that sales have slumped. Some … Continue reading

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Planning to Move? You Can Still Secure a Low Mortgage Rate on Your Next Home

This year, mortgage rates have started to slowly climb above recent record-breaking lows. Many homeowners planning to move may feel like they’ve missed the chance to score a great rate on their next mortgage. In reality, there’s still time to … Continue reading

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82,388 Great Reasons to Buy a Home Today

Reprinted from Keeping Current Matters The financial benefits of buying a home as compared to renting one are always up for debate. However, one element of the equation is often ignored – the ability to build wealth as a homeowner. … Continue reading

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How Much Time Do You Need to Save for a Down Payment?

Reprinted from Keeping Current Matters One of the biggest hurdles homebuyers face is saving for a down payment. As you’re budgeting and planning for your home purchase, you’ll want to understand how much you’ll need to put down and how … Continue reading

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93% of Americans Believe a Home is a Better Investment than Stocks

Reprinted from Keeping Current Matters A recent Survey of Consumer Finances study released by the Federal Reserve reveals the net worth of homeowners is forty times greater than that of renters. If you’re wondering if homeownership is a good investment, … Continue reading

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Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because it is a Seller’s Market

Reprinted from Keeping Current Matters In a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For Sale By Owner, or FSBO) instead of working with a trusted real estate professional. … Continue reading

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