Dec. 20, 2023

Will mortgage rates continue their decline





When you read about the housing market, you’ll probably come across some information about inflation or recent decisions made by the Federal Reserve (the Fed). But how do those two things impact you and your homebuying plans? Here’s what you need to know.

The Federal Funds Rate Hikes ...

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Dec. 13, 2023

Seasonal Splendor in the Midwest







Seasonal Splendor in the Midwest: A Tour of Towns That Shine During the Holidays And Are Just As Attractive All Year ‘Round

The Midwest is known for its warm hospitality and seasonal festivities. So, it’s no surprise that some of our favorite communities transform ...

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Dec. 6, 2023

Holiday happenings in Chicagoland





‘Tis the season to get out and explore. Whether you’re hunkering down in the city for the long term, plan to make a leap to suburbia in the new year, or simply want to get a sense of what’s out there, the holidays are a great ...

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Dec. 28, 2022

What you need to know about applying for a mortgage






While it’s exciting to start thinking about moving in and decorating after you’ve applied for your mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. Here’s a list of things you may not realize you need to avoid after applying ...

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Dec. 14, 2022

Are you curious if it's the right time to sell




Reasons To Sell Your House This Season [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters


Some Highlights

  • If you’re planning to make a move but aren’t sure if now’s the right time, here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t wait to sell your house.
  • The supply of homes for sale, while growing, is still low today. Plus, serious buyers ...
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Dec. 7, 2022

Strategize now to sell in the spring (January)



Historically, the last few weeks of the year aren’t the most active on the real estate calendar. But the spring market, which can begin as early as mid-January, brings a spike in activity from both buyers and sellers. Changing market conditions will make this ...

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Nov. 30, 2022

Are foreclosures coming?




With the rapid shift that’s happened in the housing market this year, some people are raising concerns that we’re destined for a repeat of the crash we saw in 2008. But in truth, there are many key differences between what’s happening today and the bubble in the ...

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Dec. 23, 2020

Here's an optimistic forecast for 2021



2021 Housing Forecast [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • Experts project an optimistic year for the 2021 housing market.
  • With mortgage rates forecasted to remain low, high buyer demand is expected to fuel more home sales and continue to increase home prices.
  • Reach out to a local real estate professional today to determine how to ...
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Dec. 16, 2020

Winning as a buyer in a sellers market

Winning as a Buyer in a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • Buying a home in today’s sellers’ market doesn’t have to feel like an uphill battle.
  • Here are four ways to make sure you’re positioned for success when making a home purchase, even when the scale tips toward sellers.
  • Reach out to a local real estate professional to make ...
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Dec. 2, 2020

2021 National Housing Market Forecast and Predictions

To say 2020 was a year of surprises is an extreme understatement. What started off as a bright year for the housing market and the economy was soon derailed by a global pandemic and severe economic recession. As detailed by my colleague, George Ratiu, the economic rebound has been ...

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