Market Updates

May 21, 2021

It’s Not Too Late To Apply For Forbearance

Over the past year, the pandemic made it challenging for some homeowners to make their mortgage payments.It’s Not Too Late To Apply For Forbearance

Thankfully, the government initiated a forbearance program to provide much-needed support. Unless they’re extended once again, some of these plans and the corresponding mortgage payment deferral options will expire soon. That said, there’s ...

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May 19, 2021

Experts Say Home Prices Will Continue to Appreciate

It’s clear that consumers are concerned about how quickly home values are rising.Experts Say Home Prices Will Continue to Appreciate

Many people fear the speed of appreciation may lead to a crash in prices later this year. In fact, Google reports that the search for “When is the housing market going to crash?” has actually spiked ...

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May 17, 2021

3 Graphs Showing Why You Should Sell Your House Now

There’s no doubt that 2021 is the year of the seller when it comes to the housing market.3 Graphs Showing Why You Should Sell Your House Now

If you’re a homeowner thinking of moving to better suit your changing needs, now is the perfect time to do so. Low mortgage rates are in your favor when you’re ready to ...

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May 16, 2021

The Power of Mortgage Pre-Approval

  • Mortgage pre-approval means a lender has reviewed your finances and, based on factors like your income, debt, and credit history, determined how much you’re qualified to borrow.The Power of Mortgage Pre-Approval [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters
  • Being pre-approved for a loan can give you clarity while planning your homebuying budget, confidence in your ability to secure a loan, and ...
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May 15, 2021

Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune

Many people are sitting on the fence trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a home.Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune

 Some are renters who have a strong desire to become homeowners but are unsure if buying right now makes sense. Others may be homeowners who are realizing that their current home no ...

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May 14, 2021

Are Interest Rates Expected to Rise Over the Next Year?

So far this year, mortgage rates continue to hover around 3%, encouraging many hopeful homebuyers to enter the housing market. Are Interest Rates Expected to Rise Over the Next Year?

However, there’s a good chance rates will increase later this year and going into 2022, ultimately making it more expensive to borrow money for a home loan. Here’s a ...

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May 12, 2021

4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now

The housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale.4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that there were 410,000 fewer single-family homes for sale this March than in March of 2020. The key to ...

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May 10, 2021

Americans Find the Nonfinancial Benefits of Homeownership Most Valuable

Homeownership is a foundational part of the American Dream. As we look back on more than a year of sheltering in our homes, having a place of our own is more important than ever.Americans Find the Nonfinancial Benefits of Homeownership Most Valuable

While financial benefits are always a key aspect of homeownership, today, homeowners rank the nonfinancial and ...

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May 9, 2021

Should I Buy Now or Wait?

  • If you’re thinking that waiting a year or two to purchase a home might mean you’ll save some money, think again.Should I Buy Now or Wait? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters
  • Mortgage interest rates are currently very low, but experts across the board are forecasting increases in both home prices and interest rates.
  • Buying a home now means you’ll spend ...
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May 7, 2021

Patience Is the Key to Buying a Home This Year

The question many homebuyers are facing this year is, “Why is it so hard to find a house?” We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, which means real estate is ultra-competitive for buyers right now. Patience Is the Key to Buying a Home This Year

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) notes homes are getting an average of  ...

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