Buyer/Sellers

Nov. 19, 2018

7 Reasons to List Your House For Sale this Holiday Season

7 Reasons to List Your House for Sale This Holiday Season | Keeping Current Matters

Every year at this time there are many homeowners who decide to wait until after the holidays to list their homes for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays.

Here are seven great reasons not ...

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Aug. 30, 2018

Why are Existing Home Sales Down?

 

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 ...

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Aug. 8, 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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May 25, 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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May 10, 2018

5 Ways Tax Reform Has Impacted the 2018 Housing Market

5 Ways Tax Reform Has Impacted the 2018 Housing Market | Keeping Current Matters

Starting late last year, some predicted that the 2018 tax changes would cripple the housing market. Headlines warned of the potential for double-digit price depreciation and suggested that buyer demand could drop like a rock. There was even sentiment that homeownership could lose its coveted status as a major component ...

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May 1, 2018

How Much Has Your Home Increased in Value Over the Last Year?

How Much Has Your Home Increased in Value Over the Last Year? | Keeping Current Matters

Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. In CoreLogic’s most recent Home Price Index Report, they revealed that national home prices have increased by 6.7% year-over-year.

CoreLogic broke down appreciation even further into four price ranges, giving us a more detailed view than if we had ...

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April 15, 2018

The COST of Your Next Home Will Be Less Than Your Parents' Home Was

The COST of Your Next Home Will Be LESS Than Your Parents' Home Was | Keeping Current Matters

There is no doubt that the price of a home in most regions of the country is greater now than at any time in history. However, when we look at the cost of a home, it is cheaper to own today than it has been historically.

The Difference Between ...

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March 7, 2018

Competition is Coming!

Competition is Coming, Are You Thinking of Selling Your Home? | Keeping Current Matters

The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales Report, the number of these ...

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Jan. 21, 2018

61% of First-Time Home Buyers Put Less Than 6% Down

61% of First-Time Buyers Put Down Less than 6% | Keeping Current Matters

According to the National Association of Realtors’ latest Realtors Confidence Index, 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with down payments below 6% from October 2016 through November 2017.

Many potential homebuyers believe that a 20% down payment is necessary to buy a home and have disqualified themselves without even ...

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Jan. 21, 2018

What Impact Will the New Tax Code Have on Home Values?

What Impact Will the New Tax Code Have on Home Values? | Keeping Current Matters

Every month, CoreLogic releases its Home Price Insights Report. In that report, they forecast where they believe residential real estate prices will be in twelve months.

Below is a map, broken down by state, reflecting how home values are forecasted to change by the end of 2018 using data ...

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