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Are Home Values REALLY at Record Levels?




Are Home Values REALLY at Record Levels? | Keeping Current Matters

Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report. The report announced that the median existing-home price in June was $236,400. That value surpasses the peak median sales price set in July 2006 ($230,400).

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Homeownership: The Real Story Behind The Headlines




Homeownership: The Real Story Behind The Headlines | Keeping Current Matters

The big housing news this week is that the homeownership rate has dropped to 63.4% which represents the lowest rate in 48 years. That news definitely is making headlines. Yet, to fully understand what this means we have to look at the story that created these headlines.

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Buyer Demand Continues To Outpace Housing Supply




Buyer Demand Continuing to Outpace Housing Supply | Keeping Current Matters

The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, and the market demand. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report.

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Freddie Mac: Equity Matters (a Lot!)




Freddie Mac: Equity Matters (a Lot!) | Keeping Current Matters

According to a Merrill Lynch survey, over 80% of the people in this country believe that homeownership is still “an important part of the American Dream”. There are many financial and non-financial reasons people feel this way.

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Home Sales Will Remain Hot This Summer




Home Sales Will Remain Hot This Summer | Keeping Current Matters

People always talk about the “spring buying season” when they talk real estate. However, this year it appears as though the summer real estate market will be just as hot.

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