6 Graphs Showing the Strength of the Current Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted Posted in First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers

Some Highlights: Keeping an eye on the current status of the housing market is one of the best ways to make powerful and confident decisions when buying or selling a home. Mortgage rates remaining near historic lows and houses selling in an average of only 29 days are just two key elements driving the strength […]

A+ Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted Posted in First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers

Some Highlights: Hiring a real estate professional to help you buy your dream home or sell your current house is one of the most powerful decisions you can make. A real estate professional has the experience to help you confidently navigate through the entire process. Make sure you work with someone who knows the current […]

A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted Posted in Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths

Some Highlights: There is plenty of talk in the media about a pending economic slowdown. The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of the last 5 U.S. recessions, and decreased by less than 2% in the 4th. Many experts predict a potential recession is on the horizon. However, housing will not be […]

A Latte a Day Keeps Homeownership Away [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted Posted in Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers

Some Highlights: The pumpkin spice latte is launching soon, so you may be tempted to spend your extra cash on a daily caffeine fix, but that small expense can add up to a big number – fast! Saving for a down payment takes a little discipline, so limiting your extra purchases (like a latte a […]

Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted Posted in Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers

Some Highlights: Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process. To point you in the right direction, here’s a list of some of the most common language you’ll hear when buying a home. The best way to ensure your home-buying process is a positive one is […]

Existing Home Sales Point Toward a Good Time to Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted Posted in First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers

Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales dropped 1.7% from May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.27 million in June. Low inventory levels are still a factor in the market. The current supply of homes for sale is at 4.4 months, which is less than the optimal 6-month supply. Median home prices were up 4.3% […]

Home Prices Up 5.05% Across the Country [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted Posted in First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing

Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing you more! Content previously posted on Keeping Current Matters

The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted Posted in First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers

Some Highlights: Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2020. The higher your interest rate, the more money you will end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly payment will be. Rates are still low right now – don’t wait until they hit 5% to start searching for your dream […]

Is Your First Home Now Within Your Grasp? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted Posted in Buying Myths, Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers

Some Highlights: According to the US Census Bureau, “millennials” are defined as 18-36-year-olds. According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the median age of all first-time home buyers is 32. More and more “old millennials” (25-36) are realizing that homeownership is within their grasp now! Content previously posted on Keeping Current Matters