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Important Distinction: Homes are Less Affordable, Not Unaffordable

Reprinted from Keeping Current Matters It’s impossible to research the subject of buying a home without coming across a headline declaring that the fall in home affordability is a crisis. However, when we add context to the most recent affordability … Continue reading

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What Does the Future Hold for Home Prices?

Reprinted from Keeping Current Matters If you’re looking to buy or sell a house, chances are you’ve heard talk about today’s rising home prices. And while this increase in home values is great news for sellers, you may be wondering … Continue reading

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What’s Causing Today’s Competitive Real Estate Market?

Reprinted from Keeping Current Matters Some Highlights Today’s strong sellers’ market is the direct result of high demand and low supply. Low mortgage rates and generational trends have created an increased demand for homes. Meanwhile, the slower pace of new … Continue reading

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The Main Key to Understanding the Rise in Mortgage Rates

Reprinted from Keeping Current Matters Every Thursday, Freddie Mac releases the results of their Primary Mortgage Market Survey which reveals the most recent movement in the 30-year fixed mortgage rate. Last week, the rate was announced as 3.01%. It was … Continue reading

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As Home Equity Rises, So Does Your Wealth

Reprinted from Keeping Current Matters Homeownership is still a crucial part of the American dream. For those people who own a home (and those looking to buy one), it’s clear that being a homeowner has considerable benefits both emotionally and … Continue reading

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Don’t Tackle Selling Your Home on Your Own – an Agent Can Help

Reprinted from Keeping Current Matters If you’re looking to maximize your sale and minimize your effort, you need to work with a real estate professional. In a sellers’ market like today’s, it can be tempting to list your house on … Continue reading

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If You’re a Buyer, is Offering Asking Price Enough?

Reprinted from Keeping Current Matters In today’s real estate market, buyers shouldn’t shop for a home with the expectation they’ll be able to negotiate a lower sales price. In a typical housing market, buyers try to determine how much less … Continue reading

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Two Reasons Why Waiting a Year to Buy Could Cost You

Reprinted from Keeping Current Matters If you’re a renter with a desire to become a homeowner, or a homeowner who’s decided your current house no longer fits your needs, you may be hoping that waiting a year might mean better … Continue reading

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Is it Time to Move on to a New Home?

Reprinted from Keeping Current Matters If you’ve been in your home for longer than five years, you’re not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying put much longer than historical averages (see graph below):As the graph … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Today’s Housing Market is Anything but Normal

Reprinted from Keeping Matters Current There are many headlines out there that claim we’re reverting to a more normal real estate market. That would indicate the housing market is returning to the pre-pandemic numbers we saw from 2015-2019. But that’s … Continue reading

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