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Monthly Archives: May 2019

    The Top Reasons to Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | May 31, 2019

    Some Highlights: June is National Homeownership Month! Now is a great time to reflect on the many benefits of homeownership that go way beyond the financial. What reasons do you have to own your own home? The post The Top Reasons to Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Keeping Current Matters. Read More

    The Ultimate Truth about Housing Affordability

    By KCM Crew | May 30, 2019

    There have been many headlines decrying an “affordability crisis” in the residential real estate market. While it is true that buying a home is less affordable than it had been over the last ten years, we need to understand why and what that means. The post The Ultimate Truth about Housing Affordability appeared first on Keeping Current Matters. Read More

    Multigenerational Homes Are on the Rise

    By KCM Crew | May 29, 2019

    As loved ones start to get older, we start to wonder: how long will they be able to live alone?  Will they need someone there to help them with daily life? There’s a reason to ask those questions now more than ever, as the average age in the U.S. is 78 years old!  As a result, 41% of Americans in the market are searching for a home that can accommodate a multigenerational family. The post Multigenerational Homes Are on the Rise appeared first on Keeping Current Matters. Read More

    2 Things You Need to Know to Properly Price Your Home

    By KCM Crew | May 28, 2019

    In today’s housing market, home prices are increasing at a slower pace (3.7%) than they have over the last eight years (6-7%). However, they are still are above historical norms. Low supply of listed homes and high demand from buyers has pushed prices to rise rapidly. The post 2 Things You Need to Know to Properly Price Your Home appeared first on Keeping Current Matters. Read More

    All Gave Some. Some Gave All.

    By KCM Crew | May 27, 2019

    We remember, today and always. The post All Gave Some. Some Gave All. appeared first on Keeping Current Matters. Read More

    The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale Price [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | May 24, 2019

    Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Profile of Home Staging. 62% of seller’s agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market. 50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar-value offers from buyers. 77% of buyer’s agents said staging made it easier for buyers to visualize the home as their own. The top rooms to stage in order to attract more buyers are the living room, master bedroom, kitchen, and dining room. The post The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale Price [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Keeping Current Matters. Read More

    4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in America

    By KCM Crew | May 23, 2019

    Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks, gold, and savings accounts. The post 4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in America appeared first on Keeping Current Matters. Read More

    Boomerang Buyers: Don’t Be Afraid to Buy a Home Again!

    By KCM Crew | May 22, 2019

    According to CoreLogic, from 2006 to 2014 “there were 7.3 million housing foreclosures and 1.9 million short sales.” The hesitation some Americans feel after experiencing a foreclosure brings to mind the old saying: “Fool me once- shame on you. Fool me twice- shame on me.” The post Boomerang Buyers: Don’t Be Afraid to Buy a Home Again! appeared first on Keeping Current Matters. Read More

    Are Older Generations Really Not Selling Their Homes?

    By KCM Crew | May 21, 2019

    Many studies suggest one of the main reasons for the inventory shortage in today’s market of homes for sale is that older generations have chosen to “age in place” over moving. The post Are Older Generations Really Not Selling Their Homes? appeared first on Keeping Current Matters. Read More

    Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!

    By KCM Crew | May 20, 2019

    In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. The post Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips! appeared first on Keeping Current Matters. Read More