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Monthly Archives: September 2019

    How Does the Supply of Homes for Sale Impact Buyer Demand?

    By KCM Crew | September 30, 2019

    The latest edition of the Realtors Confidence Index from NAR sheds some light on the relationship between seller traffic (supply) and buyer traffic (demand). Until the supply of homes for sale starts to meet buyer demand, prices will continue to rise. The post How Does the Supply of Homes for Sale Impact Buyer Demand? appeared first on Keeping Current Matters. Read More

    What Is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | September 27, 2019

    Some Highlights: The “cost of waiting to buy” is defined as the additional funds necessary to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac forecasts interest rates will rise to 3.8% by Q4 2020. CoreLogic... Read More

    Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much.

    By KCM Crew | September 26, 2019

    When people talk about homeownership and the American Dream, much of the conversation revolves around the financial benefits of owning a home. However, two recent studies show that the non-financial benefits might be even more valuable. The post Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much. appeared first on Keeping Current Matters. Read More

    Are You Ready for the ‘Black Friday’ of Real Estate?

    By KCM Crew | September 25, 2019

    According to a new study from realtor.com, the week of September 22 is the best time of year to buy a home, making it ‘Black Friday’ for homebuyers. The post Are You Ready for the ‘Black Friday’ of Real Estate? appeared first on Keeping Current Matters. Read More

    Should You Fix Your House Up or Sell Now?

    By KCM Crew | September 24, 2019

    If you’re thinking about remodeling your house before you list it, take a look at these three tips to help you decide if you really need to fix it up before you sell. The answer may surprise you. The post Should You Fix Your House Up or Sell Now? appeared first on Keeping Current Matters. Read More

    Is Your House “Priced to Sell Immediately”?

    By KCM Crew | September 23, 2019

    In today’s real estate market, more houses are coming to market every day. Eager buyers are searching for their dream homes, so setting the right price for your house is one of the most important things you can do. The post Is Your House “Priced to Sell Immediately”? appeared first on Keeping Current Matters. Read More

    4 Reasons to Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | September 20, 2019

    Some Highlights: Buyers are active in the market and often competing with one another for available listings. Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply found in a normal housing market. Homes are still selling relatively quickly, averaging ... Read More

    One of the Top Reasons to Own a Home

    By KCM Crew | September 19, 2019

    One of the benefits of homeownership is that it is a “forced savings plan.” Here’s how it works: You make a mortgage payment each month. Part of that payment is applied to the principal balance of your mortgage. Each month you owe less on the home. The difference between the value of the home and what you owe is called equity. The post One of the Top Reasons to Own a Home appeared first on Keeping Current Matters. Read More

    What Buyers Need to Know About HOAs

    By KCM Crew | September 18, 2019

    When searching for a home, you may end up selecting a property in a neighborhood with a Homeowners Association (HOA). Before you buy, it’s important to know how they work and what they mean for you. The post What Buyers Need to Know About HOAs appeared first on Keeping Current Matters. Read More

    Home Prices Increase in Every Price Range

    By KCM Crew | September 17, 2019

    Price appreciation can differ depending on your price range. CoreLogic analyzed four individual home prices tiers and shares the increase in each one. The post Home Prices Increase in Every Price Range appeared first on Keeping Current Matters. Read More