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No Matter What the Groundhog Says… You Should Sell Before Spring!

No Matter What the Groundhog Says… You Should Sell Before Spring!

No Matter What The Groundhog Says... You Should Sell Before Spring! | Keeping Current Matters

Is spring closer than we think? Depending on which Groundhog you witnessed today, you may have less time than you think to get your home on the market before the busy spring season.

Many sellers feel that the spring is the best time to place their home on the market as buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. However, the next six weeks before spring hits also have their own advantages.

Here are five reasons to sell now.

1. Demand is Strong

Foot traffic refers to the number of people out actually physically looking at homes right now. The latest foot traffic numbers show that there are currently more prospective purchasers looking at homes than at any other time in the last 12 months, which includes last spring’s buyers’ market....

Existing Home Sales & Prices [INFOGRAPHIC]

Existing Home Sales & Prices [INFOGRAPHIC]

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13,808 Houses Sold Yesterday! Did Yours?

13,808 Houses Sold Yesterday! Did Yours?

13,808 Houses Sold Yesterday! Did Yours? | Keeping Current Matters

There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consider is... If it hasn't sold yet, maybe it's not priced properly.

After all 13,808 houses sold yesterday, 13,808 will sell today and 13,808 will sell tomorrow.

13,808!

That is the average number of homes that sell each and every day in this country according to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) latest Existing Home Sales Report. NAR reported that...

The Two Things You Don’t Need to Hear from Your Listing Agent

The Two Things You Don’t Need to Hear from Your Listing Agent

The Two Things You Don’t Need to Hear from Your Listing Agent | Keeping Current Matters

You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to:

  1. Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your home)
  2. Set the time schedule for the successful liquidation of that asset
  3. Set the fee for the services required to liquidate that asset

An agent must be concerned first and foremost about you and your family in order to garner that degree of trust. Make sure this is the case. 

Be careful if the agent you are interviewing begins the interview by:

  • Bragging about...

Why Have Interest Rates Dropped?

Why Have Interest Rates Dropped?

Why Have Interest Rates Dropped? | Keeping Current Matters

The headlines agree mortgage interest rates have dropped substantially below initial projections. Many who are considering purchasing a home, or moving up to their dream home, might think that they should wait to buy, because rates may continue to fall.

A recent article on the Economists’ Outlook blog by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) provides insight into one major factor in the decline in interest rates, the crude oil price.

“As of January 5, 2015, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that the price of regular gasoline was $2.20/gallon, the lowest since gas prices peaked to about...

Five Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

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Equity Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

Equity Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

Equity Report [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

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Thinking Of Selling? Now May Be The Time

Thinking Of Selling? Now May Be The Time

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Attaining the American Dream: 5 Financial Reasons to Buy

Attaining the American Dream: 5 Financial Reasons to Buy

Attaining The American Dream: 5 Financial Reasons To Buy | Keeping Current Matters

Heading into 2015 many people have their sights set on buying a home. The personal reasons differ for each buyer, with many basic similarities. Eric Belsky, the Managing Director...

Three Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home

3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home

3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home | Keeping Current Matters

If you are thinking about purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in real estate. Let’s look at whether or not now is actually a good time for you to buy a home.

There are three questions you should ask before purchasing in today’s market:

1. Why am I buying a home in the first place?

This truly is the most important question to answer. Forget the finances for a minute. Why did you even begin to consider purchasing a home? For most, the reason has nothing to do with finances. A study by the ...

Talking Real Estate

Talking Real Estate [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Buying A House? Everyone Seems To Think This Is The Time

Buying A House? Everyone Seems To Think This Is The Time

Buying A House? Everyone Seems To Think This Is The Time | Keeping Current Matters

There are many people deciding on whether to sign a new lease on a rental property or take the dive into homeownership. Every situation is different. However, with rents, home values and mortgage interest rates projected to rise, buying now might make a lot more sense than waiting until next year.

Here are others who seem to agree:

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New Fannie Mae Appraisal Program: Helping or Hurting?

New Fannie Mae Appraisal Program: Helping or Hurting?

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5 Demands to Make on Your Listing Agent

5 Demands to Make on Your Listing Agent

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Did It Make Sense to Wait?

Did It Make Sense to Wait?

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NAR’s Existing Home Sales Report

NAR’s Existing Home Sales Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

NAR'S Existing Home Sales Report [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

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A Stunning $441 Billion Paid in Rent

A Stunning $441 Billion Paid in Rent

A Stunning $441 Billion Paid in Rent | Keeping Current Matters

A recently released study revealed that a whopping $441 Billion was spent on rents in the U.S. in...

4 Reasons to Buy Before Spring!

4 Reasons to Buy Before Spring!

Where will Mortgage Rates be Headed in 2015?

Where will Mortgage Rates be Headed in 2015?

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#1 Reason to Sell Now

#1 Reason to Sell Now

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