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Homeownership as an Investment: The Role of Price Appreciation




Homeownership as an Investment: The Role of Price Appreciation | Keeping Current Matters

We recently posted on the results from the latest Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES) showing where residential home prices are headed over the next five years. Today, we want to show you what the results of the report could mean to you.

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“Lagging Supply” Leads to Slowdown in Sales




“Lagging Supply” Leads to Slowdown in Sales  | Keeping Current Matters

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released the results of their Existing Home Sales Report. Despite the fact that properties are selling faster than they have at any other time since July of 2013, existing home sales declined 3.3% from March.

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Where Are Prices Headed In The Next 5 Years?




Where Are Prices Headed in the Next 5 Years? | Keeping Current Matters

Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey.

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Homeowners: We Need to Sell Your House Twice




Homeowners: We Need to Sell Your House Twice | Keeping Current Matters

Every house on the market has to be sold twice; once to a prospective buyer and then to the bank (through the bank’s appraisal). In a housing market where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values increase rapidly. One major challenge in such a market is that bank appraisal. If prices are jumping, it is difficult for appraisers to find adequate comparable sales (similar houses in the neighborhood that closed recently) to defend the price when doing the appraisal for the bank.

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Existing Home Sales Skyrocket! [INFOGRAPHIC]




NAR's EHS Report [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

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