Market Updates

May 5, 2021

Will the Housing Market Maintain Its Momentum?

Last week’s Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows sales have dropped by 3.7% compared to the month before.Will the Housing Market Maintain Its Momentum?

This is the second consecutive month that sales have slumped. Some see this as evidence that the red-hot real estate market may be cooling ...

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May 2, 2021

This Isn’t a Bubble. It’s Simply Lack of Supply.

In a recent article, Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), discussed the state of today’s housing market.

This Isn’t a Bubble. It’s Simply Lack of Supply. [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

  • When addressing whether or not today’s high buyer competition and rising home prices are evidence of a housing bubble, Yun said that this “is not a bubble ...
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May 1, 2021

Don’t Be Fooled by Remarkable Real Estate Headlines

Don’t be impressed by the headlines reporting year-over-year housing numbers for the next several months (data covering March, April, May, and June). The data will most likely show eye-popping one-year increases.

Don’t Be Fooled by Remarkable Real Estate Headlines

While the year-over-year jumps will certainly be striking, consumers should take these numbers with a grain of salt, as ...

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April 30, 2021

Planning to Move? You Can Still Secure a Low Mortgage Rate on Your Next Home

This year, mortgage rates have started to slowly climb above recent record-breaking lows. Many homeowners planning to move may feel like they’ve missed the chance to score a great rate on their next mortgage. In reality, there’s still time to secure a rate far below the historic norm. Here’s why ...

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April 28, 2021

82,338 Great Reasons to Buy a Home Today

The financial benefits of buying a home as compared to renting one are always up for debate. However, one element of the equation is often ignored – the ability to build wealth as a homeowner.

82,338 Great Reasons to Buy a Home Today

Most experts are calling for home prices to continue appreciating over the next several years ...

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April 26, 2021

How Much Time Do You Need To Save for a Down Payment?

One of the biggest hurdles homebuyers face is saving for a down payment. As you’re budgeting and planning for your home purchase, you’ll want to understand how much you’ll need to put down and how long it will take you to get there. The process may actually move faster than ...

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April 25, 2021

Home Is Where the Heart Is

  • There’s no doubt about it: homeowners love their homes, and that feeling has become even more important over the past year.Home Is Where the Heart Is [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters
  • The vast majority of homeowners say they’re emotionally attached to their home and that it has kept them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Owning a home provides a sense ...
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April 24, 2021

Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home

As vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past year.

Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home

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April 23, 2021

93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks

A recent Survey of Consumer Finances study released by the Federal Reserve reveals the net worth of homeowners is forty times greater than that of renters.

93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks

 If you’re wondering if homeownership is a good investment, the study clearly answers that question, and the answer is yes.

Do Americans believe a ...

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April 21, 2021

Some Buyers Prefer Smaller Homes

Over the past year, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to reflect on what we consider most important in our lives.

Some Buyers Prefer Smaller Homes

The place we call home is one of the biggest things many of us are reevaluating. George Ratiu, Senior Economist at realtor.com, shares:

“The very nature of ...

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