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Gallup: Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment 4 Years Running

Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds. For more information: http://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2017/05/10/gallup-real-estate-is-best-long-term-investment-4-years-running/?utm_campaign=Blog_Promo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email-broadcast&utm_content=Blog_Digest&utm_term=Post4[...]

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Is 2017 the Year to Move Up to Your Dream Home? If So, Do It Early!

If you are considering moving up to your dream home, it may be better to do it earlier in the year than later. The two components of your monthly mortgage payment (home prices and interest rates) are both projected to[...]

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3 Reasons the Housing Market is NOT in a Bubble

With housing prices appreciating at levels that far exceed historical norms, some are fearful that the market is heading for another bubble. To alleviate that fear, we just need to look back at the reasons that caused the bubble ten[...]

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Inventory Shortages Are Slowing Down the Market

The real estate market is moving more and more into a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen dramatically. It seems that 2017 will be the year that the[...]

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5 Ways to Upgrade Your Home Without Blowing Your Budget

Everyone wants to turn their house into their dream home, but that’s often easier said than done. Whether you’re upgrading your space or gearing up to sell, renovating your home is a big financial decision. After all, it’s not only[...]

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Home Mortgages: Rates Up, Requirements Easing

The media has extensively covered the rise in mortgage interest rates since last fall (from 3.42% last September to the current 4.1% according to Freddie). However, a less covered aspect of the mortgage market is that requirements to get a[...]

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The Importance of Using a Professional to Sell Your Home

When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount of hassles along the way. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is actually getting[...]

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Careful…Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap!

There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.   For more information: http://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2017/04/11/carefuldont-get-caught-in-the-rental-trap/?utm_campaign=Blog_Promo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email-broadcast&utm_content=Blog_Digest&utm_term=Post1[...]

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