Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights:

  • The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%!
  • Despite mortgage interest rates being over 4%, rates are still below historic numbers.
  • 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months!
  • The credit score requirements for mortgage approval continue to fall.

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Date posted: April 20, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC]

Categories: Buying Myths Down Payments First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Infographics Interest Rates Move-Up Buyers

Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying the Market

Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying the Market

Some Highlights:

  • The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%!
  • Despite mortgage interest rates being over 4%, rates are still below historic numbers.
  • 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months!
  • The credit score requirements for mortgage approval continue to fall.
Date posted: April 20, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC]

Categories: Buying Myths Down Payments First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Infographics Interest Rates Move-Up Buyers

A Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights:

  • A trend that has been emerging for some time now is the contrast between inventory & demand in the Premium & Luxury Markets vs. the Starter & Trade-Up Home Markets and what that’s, in turn, doing to prices!
  • Inventory continues to rise in the luxury & premium home markets which is causing prices to cool.
  • Demand continues to rise with low inventory in the starter & trade-up home markets, causing prices to rise!

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Date posted: April 13, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on A Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]

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A Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market 

Some Highlights:

  • A trend that has been emerging for some time now is the contrast between inventory & demand in the Premium & Luxury Markets vs. the Starter & Trade-Up Home Markets and what that’s, in turn, doing to prices!
  • Inventory continues to rise in the luxury & premium home markets which is causing prices to cool.
  • Demand continues to rise with low inventory in the starter & trade-up home markets, causing prices to rise!
Date posted: April 13, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on A Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]

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VA Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights:

  • Since the creation of the VA Home Loans Program, 22 million veterans have been able to achieve the American Dream of homeownership.
  • In 2017, $188 billion was loaned to veterans and their families through the program.
  • VA Purchase Loans are on the rise in 46 out of 50 states and Washington, DC.

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Date posted: April 6, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on VA Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

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VA Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights:

  • Since the creation of the VA Home Loans Program, 22 million veterans have been able to achieve the American Dream of homeownership.
  • In 2017, $188 billion was loaned to veterans and their families through the program.
  • VA Purchase Loans are on the rise in 46 out of 50 states and Washington, DC.
Date posted: April 6, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on VA Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Categories: First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Infographics Move-Up Buyers

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying Today [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights:

  • Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision.
  • Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.9%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15.7%), the choice becomes obvious.
  • Every market is different. Before you renew your lease again, find out if you can put your housing costs to work by buying this year!

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Date posted: March 30, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on The Cost of Renting vs. Buying Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The Cost of Renting vs. Buying Today [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights:

  • Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision.
  • Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.9%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15.7%), the choice becomes obvious.
  • Every market is different. Before you renew your lease again, find out if you can put your housing costs to work by buying this year!
Date posted: March 30, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on The Cost of Renting vs. Buying Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Highlights:

  • When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible!
  • There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens!
  • Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market and is a great resource for finding local contractors who can help!

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Date posted: March 23, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on 20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

Categories: For Sellers Infographics Move-Up Buyers

Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Highlights:

  • When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible!
  • There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens!
  • Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market and is a great resource for finding local contractors who can help!
Date posted: March 23, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on 20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

Categories: For Sellers Infographics Move-Up Buyers

The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights:

  • Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2019.
  • The higher your interest rate, the more money you end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly payment will be.
  • Rates are still low right now. Don’t wait until rates hit 5% to start searching for your dream home!

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Date posted: March 16, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights:

  • Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2019.
  • The higher your interest rate, the more money you end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly payment will be.
  • Rates are still low right now. Don’t wait until rates hit 5% to start searching for your dream home!
Date posted: March 16, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]

Categories: First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Infographics Interest Rates Move-Up Buyers

The Difference an Hour Will Make This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights:

  • Don’t forget to set your clocks forward this Sunday, March 11th at 2:00 AM EST in observance of Daylight Saving Time.
  • Unless of course, you are a resident of Arizona or Hawaii!
  • Every hour in the United States: 614 homes are sold, 81 homes regain equity (meaning they are no longer underwater on their mortgage), and the median home price rises $1.51!

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Date posted: March 9, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on The Difference an Hour Will Make This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

Categories: For Buyers For Sellers Infographics

The Difference an Hour Will Make This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights:

  • Don’t forget to set your clocks forward this Sunday, March 11th at 2:00 AM EST in observance of Daylight Saving Time.
  • Unless of course, you are a resident of Arizona or Hawaii!
  • Every hour in the United States: 614 homes are sold, 81 homes regain equity (meaning they are no longer underwater on their mortgage), and the median home price rises $1.51!
Date posted: March 9, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on The Difference an Hour Will Make This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

Categories: For Buyers For Sellers Infographics

4 Reasons to Sell This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights:

  • Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available!
  • Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sustain a normal housing market.
  • Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire.

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Date posted: March 2, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on 4 Reasons to Sell This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

Categories: For Sellers Housing Market Updates Infographics Move-Up Buyers

4 Reasons to Sell This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

4 Reasons to Sell This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights:

  • Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available!
  • Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sustain a normal housing market.
  • Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire.
Date posted: March 2, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on 4 Reasons to Sell This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

Categories: For Sellers Housing Market Updates Infographics Move-Up Buyers

The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights:

  • Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%.
  • You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit.
  • Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how much you can afford.

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Date posted: February 23, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights:

  • Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%.
  • You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit.
  • Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how much you can afford.
Date posted: February 23, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

Categories: Buying Myths First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Infographics Move-Up Buyers

Should I Wait until next Year to Buy? Or Buy Now? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights:

  • The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
  • Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.1% by 2019.
  • CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 4.3% over the next 12 months.
  • If you are ready and willing to buy your dream home, find out if you are able to!

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Date posted: February 16, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on Should I Wait Until Next Year to Buy? Or Buy Now? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Should I Wait until next Year to Buy? Or Buy Now? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights:

  • The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
  • Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.1% by 2019.
  • CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 4.3% over the next 12 months.
  • If you are ready and willing to buy your dream home, find out if you are able to!
Date posted: February 16, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on Should I Wait Until Next Year to Buy? Or Buy Now? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Categories: First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Infographics Interest Rates Millennials Move-Up Buyers Pricing