Jason DePaz's Blog Posts

A Buyer In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush

by the kcm crew 5/11/16In today’s highly competitive seller’s market where there are more buyers than there are listings for them to purchase, some sellers may feel like the ball is in their

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Are Foreclosures Increasing Or Decreasing

by the kcm crew 5/18/16Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the size of the foreclosure inventory in the nation. There has been some speculation that distressed property inventories are

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The Presidential Election And Its Impact On Housing

by the kcm crew 5/19/16Every four years people question what effect the Presidential election might have on the national housing market. Let’s take a look at what is currently taking place. 

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New And Existing Home Sales Climb

by the kcm crew 5/27/16Some Highlights: Both New Home Sales and Existing Home Sales are up month-over-month and year-over-year. Inventory remains low which continues to drive home prices up as

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How Does Housing Help Build Family Wealth

by the kcm crew 5/31/16As the economy continues to improve, more and more Americans are seeing their personal financial situations also improving. Instead of just getting by, many are now beginning

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Housing Recovery Picks Up Steam

by the kcm crew 6/2/16The first paragraph of the article says it best: “Home prices are back to near-record highs across the U.S. amid rising demand and supply constraints, a sign that the 

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Move Up To Your Dream Home Now

by the kcm crew 4/4/16Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. Prices are still below those of a few

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Buying A Home Is 36 Percent Less Expensive Than Renting Nationwide

by the kcm crew 4/19/16In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in

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One More Time You Do Not Need 20 Percent Down To Buy NOW

by the kcm crew 4/26/16A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing

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Homes Continue To Sell Quickly Nationwide

by the kcm crew 4/27/16The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report, which revealed that homes were on the market for an

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Housing Inventory Disappearing

by the kcm crew 5/3/16The 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 

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Americans Rank Real Estate Number 1 Long Term Investment

by the kcm crew 5/4/16The Gallup organization recently released a survey in which Americans were asked to rank what they considered to be the “best long term investment.”

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What You Need To Know About The Mortgage Process

by the kcm crew 3/18/16Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don't have perfect credit. Take

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91 Percent Of Homes In The US Have Positive Equity

by the kcm crew 3/23/16CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that one million borrowers regained equity in their homes in 2015. The outlook for 2016 remains positive as well, as

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Further Proof This Isnt A Housing Bubble

by the kcm crew 3/24/16Two weeks ago, we posted a blog which explained that current increases in home prices were the result of the well-known concept of supply & demand and should not

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Sales Contracts Hit Highest Level In Months

by the kcm crew 3/29/16The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just announced that the February Pending Home Sales Index reached its highest reading since July 2015.What is&

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Past Present And Future Home Values

by the kcm crew 3/30/16In CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, they revealed home appreciation in three categories: percentage appreciation over the last year, over the last month,

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2016 Home Sales Doing Just Fine

the kcm crew 3/31/16Some of the housing headlines are causing concern for some consumers who are in the process of either buying or selling a home. Pundits are concerned over the lack of new

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Future Home Values Where Do The Experts Think They Are Headed

by the kcm crew 2/22/16Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey.Every quarter, 

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Mortgage Rates Again At Historic Lows

by the kcm crew 2/24/16Just two weeks ago, we posted an article discussing where mortgage interest rates may be heading over the next twelve months. We quoted projections from Fannie Mae

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Low Inventory Causes Home Prices To Accelerate

by the kcm crew 2/25/16The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Quarterly Metro Home Price report earlier this month. The report revealed that home prices

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Put Your Housing Cost To Work For You

by the kcm crew 3/7/16There are many young people debating whether they should renew the lease on their apartment or sign a contract to purchase their first home. As we have said before, mortgage

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Study Again Finds Homeownership To Be A Better Way Of Producing Wealth

the kcm crew 3/8/16According to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Indexhomeownership is a better way to produce greater wealth, on average, than renting.The BH&J

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Housing Market To Spring Forward This Year

the kcm crew 3/9/16Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory

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The Most Appealing Aspects Of Homeownership

by the kcm crew 1/14/16The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released their first issue of the Housing Opportunities & Market Experience Survey (HOME). In the report,

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Are You Wondering What It Takes To Buy Your First Home

by the kcm crew 1/19/16There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house

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What Do You Actually Need To Get A Mortgage

by the kcm crew 1/21/16Fannie Mae recently released their “What do consumers know about the Mortgage Qualification Criteria?” Study. The study revealed that Americans are

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Existing Home Sales Rebound In December

by the kcm crew 1/25/16The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released their latest Existing Home Sales Report on Friday. Sales of existing homes rose by the largest

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A Million Plus Boomerang Buyers About To Enter Market

by the kcm crew 1/27/16TransUnion recently released the results of a new study titled “The Bubble, the Burst and Now - What Happened to the Consumer?” The study revealed that

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Will Appraisals Continue To Be A Challenge In 2016

by the kcm crew 2/3/16First American Title issues a quarterly report, the Real Estate Sentiment Index (RESI), which “measures title agent sentiment on a variety of key market

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Building Family Wealth Over The Next 5 Years

by the kcm crew 12/22/15As the economy continues to improve, more and more Americans are seeing their personal financial situations also improving. Instead of just getting by, many are now beginning

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Now Is Not The Time To Rent

the kcm crew 1/12/16People often ask whether or not now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that

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Top Reason To List Your House For Sale Now

by the kcm crew 1/4/16If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For SaleThe National

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Real Estate Shines As An Investment In 2015

by the kcm crew 1/5/16A survey by The Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University reveals that when a family is buying a home they consider the financial benefits of

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Change In Home Sales By Price Range INFOGRAPHIC

by the kcm crew 1/8/16Some Highlights:  Home Sales are up year-over-year in the top 4 price ranges and only slightly below last year's numbers in a fifth. A lack of distressed property

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Thinking Of Buying A Home 3 Questions Every Buyer Should Answer First

the kcm crew 1/11/16If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be

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The Impact Of Higher Interest Rates

by the kcm crew 12/1/15Last week, an article in the Washington Post discussed a new ‘threat’ homebuyers will soon be facing: higher mortgage rates. The article revealed:

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Do You Know The Difference Your Interest Rate Makes

by the kcm crew 12/4/15Some Highlights: Interest rates have come a long way in the last 30 years. The interest rate you secure directly impacts your monthly payment and the amount of house that

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What You Really Need To Qualify For A Mortgage

by the kcm crew 12/8/15A recent survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s

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Home Prices Past Present And Future

by the kcm crew 12/9/15CoreLogic released their most current Home Price Index last week. In the report, they revealed home appreciation in three categories: percentage appreciation

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You Will Need To Sell Your Home Twice

by the kcm crew 12/10/15A recent post on “The Home Story”, a site published by Fannie Mae, explained the difference between the price a seller may get for their home and the

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If You Are Buying A Home Do You Know The Difference Between Cost And Price

the kcm crew 12/14/15As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As a buyer, you must be concerned not about price

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5 Common Misconceptions About Real Estate

Brendon De Simone, Zillow, 11/16/15Popular misconceptions about real estate make many people hesitant to get into the home-buying or -selling game. And that’s a shame.If you’re considering

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Family Wealth Grows As Home Equity Builds

by the kcm crew 10/21/15With residential real estate values rising quite substantially in most parts of the country over the last few years, many homeowners are seeing a major increase in their

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Here Come The Millennials

by the kcm crew 10/22/15Many have been wondering when the much anticipated move by Millennials’ into homeownership would actually take place. We know the belief in owning a home is there.According

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Homeowners Net Worth Will Be 45x Greater Than A Renter

by the kcm crew 10/26/15Every three years the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest

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Homeownership Is Still A Huge Part Of The American Dream

by the kcm crew 11/2/15There have been some who have voiced doubt as to whether or not the younger generations still consider buying a home as being part of the “American Dream”. A 

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Baby Boomers Finding Freedom In Retirement

by the kcm crew Nov 3rd 2015Within the next five years, Baby Boomers are projected to have the largest household growth of any other generation during that same time period, according to the 

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Wilsonville Crushing Singlefamily Housing Records One Of Metros Hottest Growth Areas

by like hammill on sept 13 2015While cranes assemble imposing towers crammed full of apartments in Portland and push forward on the biggest construction project in state history in Hillsboro,

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Homebuilder Sentiment Hits Highest Level Since Oct 2005

by the associated press sept 16th 2015U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly more optimistic about the housing market, nudging their confidence this month to a level not seen since the high-flying

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Market For Granny Flats Has Boomed Matured Since Portlands Soonexpiring Fee Waiver

by Luke Hammill on Sept 18th 2015Granny flats, in-law apartments, carriage houses – whatever your preferred nickname for accessory dwelling units, they've been popping up alongside single-family

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Is Portland The Next San Francisco 4 Takeaways From Metros Discussion

by luke hammill sept 21st 2015One of the many signs people in Portland are concerned about the cost of area housing: there wasn't an empty seat in the audience for a Metro panel discussion on the

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Buying A Home Is Better Way To Produce Wealth Than Renting

by the kcm crew sept 22nd 2015The BH&J Index is a quarterly report that attempts to answer the question: Is it better to rent or buy a home in today’s housing market?The index examines that

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Renters It Is About To Get A Lot Worse

by the kcm crew sept 30 2015We often promote homeownership over renting when a family is ready, willing and able to purchase. There are both financial and non-financial benefits to owning a home of

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Where Are Home Values Headed Over The Next 5 Years

by the kcm crew 8/18/15Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey.Every quarter, 

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64 Percent Of Millennials Put Down Less Than 20 Percent

by the kcm crew 8/20/15Digital Risk recently polled Millennials about the housing market. Among their findings was the fact that nearly two-thirds of the generation who have recently

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Home Prices Up In 93 Percent Of Measurable Markets

by the kcm crew 8/21/15Some Highlights: The national median home price for Q2 is up 8.2% to $229,400 The income needed to afford the median home in each region is directly impacted by the amount

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Should I Wait To Put Down A Bigger Down Payment

by the kcm crew 8/26/15Some experts are advising that first time and move-up buyers wait until they save up 20% before they move forward with their decision to purchase a home. One of the main

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52 Percent Likely To Buy In The Next 5 Years Are You

8/27/15 by the kcm crewAccording to the recently released BMO Harris Bank Home Buying Report, 52% of Americans say they are likely to buy a home in the next five years. Americans surveyed

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New York Times Says Homeownership Is Best Way To Build Wealth

by the kcm crew 8/31/15The housing market has made a strong recovery, not only in sales and prices, but also in the confidence of consumers and experts as an investment. In a New York

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Buyer Demand Continues To Outpace Housing Supply

by the kcm crew 7/28/15The 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

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Homeownership The Real Story Behind The Headlines

by the kcm crew 7/29/15The 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,

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Are Home Values REALLY At Record Levels

the kcm crew 7/30/15Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report. The report announced that the median existing-home price in June

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Spring Buying Season Extends Into Summer

by the kcm crew 7/31/15Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales are up 9.6% over last year. Homes Sold on Average in just 34 days! Inventory now stands at a 5.0-month supply. Distressed Sales made

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Pending Home Sales Remain Strong In June

by the kcm crew 8/4/15The National Association of REALTORS’ Pending Home Sales Index is “a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings”. The higher the

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This Is NOT Your Parents 3 Percent Down Payment Plan

the kcm crew 8/5/15In their latest Housing Market Insight & Outlook report, Freddie Mac revealed that recent low down payment initiatives have raised concerns that we may be

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What Is A Housing Bubble And Is One Forming

by the kcm crew 7/7/15The recent talk of Greece and its financial challenges has some questioning whether the U.S. could also return to the crisis we experienced in 2008. Some are looking at the

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One More TimeYou DO NOT Need 20 Percent Down

by the kcm crew 7/2/15A recent survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in’

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Buy Vs Rent What Really Creates Family Wealth

by the kcm crew 6/24/15There has been recent press regarding whether or not it makes better financial sense to rent rather than buy in today’s housing market. As an example, the recently released

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4 Reasons To Buy NOW

by the kcm crew 6/22/15Summer is here! The temperature isn't the only thing heating up right now, so too is the housing market! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today

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1st Time Buyers Finally Crashing The Real Estate Party

by the kcm crew 7/8/15There has been much conversation regarding the lack of first time home buyers in today’s real estate market. However, three recent reports seem to suggest that they are now

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Boomerang Buyers Coming Back In Force

the kcm crew 7/10/15Some Highlights: What is a Boomerang Buyer? A former homeowner who has gone thru a “short sale”, “foreclosure” or “bankruptcy” in the past few years and has

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If You Are Thinking Of Selling Nows The Time

by the kcm crew 5/28/15If you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing.

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Guess Where Residential Rents Are Heading

by the kcm crew 6/3/15Each month, many people are faced with the decision of renewing their rental lease for another year or purchasing their first home. One of the questions that must be answered

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Where Will Mortgage Rates Be In 12 Months

by the kcm crew 6/8/15One of the biggest questions plaguing the current housing market is where mortgage interest rates will be at this time next year. Over the last two months, rates have begun to

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2 Out Of 3 Renters Want To Own Whats Stopping Them

by the kcm crew 6/9/15The Federal Reserve Bank of New York recently released the 2015 SCE Housing Survey. The survey revealed that most current renters would prefer owning and that 61

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217726 Reasons To Buy A Home Now

by the kcm crew 6/10/15The inaugural Opportunity Cost Report was released recently by realtor.com. The report explained that “with interest rates and home prices expected to climb

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Portland Family Gets Free Pizza For Life After Selling Portland Home To Eager Buyer

by Melissa Chan New York Daily News  6/4/2015This cheesy offer sealed the deal.A Portland Oregon family will be chowing down on free pizza forever after they sold their Portland home to a

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How Quickly Are Homes Selling In Your State

by the kcm crew 4/10/15Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their Confidence Index The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key

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3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying A Home

by the kcm crew 4/13/15If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be

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Does Homeownership Make Sense Financially

by the kcm crew 4/16/15Everyone knows the social advantages of home ownership. However, some question the financial benefits of owning a home. Three recent studies shed some light on the

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Good News For Typical Home Buyers

by the kcm crew 4/22/15In a speech delivered earlier this year, Secretary for HUD Julián Castro, called 2015 “A Year of Housing Opportunity”. A recent report by

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Home Sales Skyrocketing

by the kcm crew 4/23/15Yesterday, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report. The numbers shocked many analysts as they revealed a 

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This Advice On Homeownership Hasnt Changed In 200 Years

by the kcm crew 4/28/2015Last month, we reported that billionaire John Paulson believes in the financial advantages of homeownership. He has often repeated: "I think, from an

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The Deal Of The Century

by the kcm crew 4/29/2015Recently, Freddie Mac published a blog post titled Mortgage Rates: Still the Deal of the Century. They explained that, if you are planning to purchase a home, now may

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Is Another Bubble Forming

by the kcm crew 3/12/15After the housing market bust we experienced across the country in 2008, many experts have been quick to warn that a new bubble may be forming in some areas.One particular

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Location Location Location

by the kcm crew 3-16-15A recent Demand Institute report revealed “nearly half of all American households plan to move at some point in the future.”Seventy-five percent of those

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Dont Let Your Luck Run Out

by the kcm crew 3/17/15The 30-year fixed mortgage interest rate is currently still below 4%. Many buyers may be on the fence as to whether to act now and purchase a new home, or wait until next,

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Freddie Macs New 3 Percent Down Program

the kcm crew 3/23/15Today, Freddie Mac is scheduled to start buying mortgages with down payments of only three percent – the first time down payments have been this low on Freddie Mac loans in

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For Baby Boomers Home Is Where The Heart Is

the kcm crew 3/25/15Within the next five years, Baby Boomers are projected to have the largest household growth of any other generation during that same time period, according to the Joint

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Why Waiting To Buy Might Not Make Sense

the kcm crew 3/31/15Whether you are a first time or a move-up buyer, there are two factors that will impact the amount of house you can afford in your price range: home prices & mortgage rates.Let

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Foreclosure Inventory Down 34 Percent From Last Year

by the kcm crew feb 11th 2015According to the latest CoreLogic National Foreclosure Report, “approximately 552,000 homes in the US were in some state of foreclosure as of December 

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2015 A Year Of Housing Opportunity

by the kcm crew Feb 16 2015Many believed that when the housing market crashed, so too would the desire of American’s to own a home again. Many reports have shown that, especially among younger

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Home Prices A 5Year Outlook

the KCM Crew Feb 17th 2015With inventory presently below historically normal levels, current & future home prices have been the topic of many real estate conversations. The most recent Home

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If You Are Thinking Of Buying What Are You Waiting For

the KCM Crew Feb 23rd 2015If you are planning on becoming a homeowner, or moving up to the home of your dreams in 2015, here are four great reasons to consider buying a home now, instead of waiting

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Are House Prices Beginning To Accelerate Again

by the KCM Crew Feb 25th 2015In a recent post, we explained that the supply of homes for sale in December was at its lowest level in over a year. The January National Housing Trend Report

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Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed

by the KCM Crew Feb 26th 2015The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate the greater the payment will be. That is why it is

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Its Easier To Get A Mortgage In 2015

by Pat Mertz Esswein Feb 20th 2015Mortgage rates are hovering at levels unimaginable a generation ago. But for many would-be home buyers, a low-rate loan had been tantalizingly out of reach, denied

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87 Percent Of Homes Qualify For Help On Mortgage Down Payment

by Brian O'Connell 2/18/2015Here's some good news for would-be homeowners who are coming up short on cash: 87% of all U.S. homes qualify for mortgage down payment help.RealtyTrac found that 68

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Where Will Mortgage Rates Be Headed In 2015

by The KCM Crew on Jan 6th 2015We finished 2014 with the 30 year fixed mortgage rate at 3.87% as per Freddie Mac. This is very close to the historic lows in the spring of 2013.However, the Mortgage

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A Stunning 441 Billion Paid In Rent

by The KCM Crew Jan 8th 2015A recently released study revealed that a whopping $441 Billion was spent on rents in the U.S. in 2014. This represents an increase of over $20 Billion from the

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Did It Make Sense To Wait

by The KCM Crew Jan 12th 2015There are many people out there who debated purchasing a home over the course of the last year, but ultimately did not. Whatever their reasons were for delaying, let’s

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Dont Wait Move Up To The House You Always Wanted

by The KCM Crew Jan 19th 2015Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. In most areas, prices are

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Why Have Interest Rates Dropped

by The KCM Crew Jan 27th 2015The headlines agree mortgage interest rates have dropped substantially below initial projections. Many who are considering purchasing a home, or moving up to their dream

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13808 Houses Sold Yesterday Did Yours

by The KCM Crew Jan 29th 2015There 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

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If You Are Confused By Real Estate Headlines Ask An Agent

by the KCM Crew Dec 11th 2014Below are the headlines from three separate news releases issued over a one month period: 11/3/2014 - Millions of Potential New Households Waiting Out the Recovery 11

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Two Great Reasons To Buy Not Rent

by the KCM Crew Dec 17th 2014There are many young people debating whether they should renew the lease on their apartment or sign a contract to purchase their first home. Based on a recent study,

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Home Values Compared To The Peak Of 2006 And 2007

by the KCM Crew Dec 22 2014There is no doubt that the housing market has recovered from the meltdown that occurred just a few short years ago. However, in some states home values still have not

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The REAL Reasons Americans Buy A Home

by the KCM Crew Dec 23 2014Last week, we reported on the financial reasons that the New York Times felt that homeownership was important. The Joint Center for Housing&

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According To Freddie Mac 2015 Home Sales To Reach 2007 Levels

by the KCM Crew Dec 29th 2014According to Freddie Mac’s latest U.S. Economic & Housing Market Outlook, U.S. home sales in 2015 will show increase to the numbers associated with a normal

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Number 1 Reason To Sell Now

By the KCM Crew Jan 5th 2015If you are one of the many homeowners out there who are debating putting their home on the market in 2015, don’t miss out on the opportunity that currently exists.

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A Snapshot Of Mortgages

by the KCM Crew on Nov 21st

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Where Are Prices Headed Over The Next 5 Years

by the KCM Crew on Nov 18 2014Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey.Every quarter,

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Proof That Now Is A Good Time To Sell

By the KCM Crew on Nov 20 2014Most homeowners believe that the winter is not a good time to sell. This belief is based on the fact that historically the number of buyers decreases in the winter and

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Freddie Mac Says Buy Sooner Rather Than Later

By the KCM Crew on Nov 26th 2014In a recent video update on the housing market, Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, stated that with both mortgage interest rates and home

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Home Prices Continue To Rise

By the KCM Crew on Dec 1st 2014“Broad-based Slowdown for Home Prices”That is a headline you might have seen over the past weekend. And though it is true, we must understand the story behind the

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Sales Up In Almost Every Price Range

By the KCM Crew Dec 2nd 2014The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over last year in five

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Gallop Poll Says Real Estate Best Long Term Investment

By the KCM Crew Oct 29th 2014The Gallup organization conducts an annual report entitled the Economy and Personal Finances Poll, which asks Americans to choose the best option for long-term

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There Are 3 Questions To Ask Before Buying A Home

By the KCM Crew Oct 27th 2014If 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

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Buying A Home With As Little As 3 Percent To 5 Percent Down Payment

By the KCM Crew Oct 30th 2014We have recently reported on the misconception that many buyers have regarding the down payment necessary to purchase a home. Multiple studies reveal that 40%

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Either Way Youre Still Paying A Mortgage

By the KCM Crew Nov 4th 2014There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are

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Buying A Home Remains 38 Percent Less Expensive Than Renting

By the The KCM Crew on Nov 6th 2014In Trulia’s latest Rent vs. Buy Report, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage

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4 Reasons To Buy Before Winter

by the KCM Crew Nov 10th 2014It's that time of year, the seasons are changing and with them bring thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are

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Be Quiet Chicken Little Real Estate Is Just Fine

By The KCM Crew Sept. 30th 2014The latest Existing-Home Sales Report from NAR revealed that sales decreased 1.8 percent in August. Many might start to panic, but let’s see what the

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How Interest Rates Impact Family Wealth

By The KCM Crew Sept. 15th 2014With interest rates still in the low 4%’s, many buyers may be on the fence as to whether to act now and purchase a new home, or wait until next year.If you look

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A Homeowners Net Worth Is 36x Greater Than A Renter

By The KCM Crew Sept. 22nd 2014Over the last six years, homeownership has lost some of its allure as a financial investment. As homeowners suffered through the housing bust, more and more began to

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Future Homeowners Share American Dream

By The KCM Crew Oct 1st 2014Two recently released reports indicate that both young adults (Millennials) and teenagers (Generation Z) still see homeownership as an important piece of their future

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Should You Rent Your House Rather Than Sell It

By The KCM Crew Oct 7th 2014A recent study has concluded that 39% of buyers prefer to rent out their last residence rather than sell it when purchasing their next home.The study cites that

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New Construction Equals New Competition

By The KCM Crew, Oct 9th 2014For the last several years, home sellers had to compete with huge inventories of distressed properties (foreclosures and short sales). The great news is that the supply

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5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Professional

by The KCM Crew on Aug. 14, 2014Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal.

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With Interest Rates And Home Prices On The Rise Do You Know The True Cost Of Waiting

by Morgan Tranquist on Aug. 19th, 2014At Keeping Current Matters, we have often broken down the opportunity that exists now for Millennials who are willing and able to purchase a home NOW... Here

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Still A Great Time To Buy A Home But HURRY

by The KCM Crew on Aug. 20, 2014Kevin Kelly, Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), recently explained that:“With interest rates near historically low levels and

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Wondering Where All The Foreclosures Have Gone

By The KCM Crew on Aug 22nd, 2014This is just a graphic, but it gives a great national view of what has happened to the foreclosures. Not long ago you couldnt walk a block and not see 3, 4, 5 or

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A Soft Housing Market We Beg To Differ

The KCM Crew on Aug 25th, 2014There are some pundits lamenting the softness of the 2014 housing market. We can’t understand why. Though it is true that the early part of the year disappointed

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Dont Get Caught In The Renters Trap

by The KCM Crew on August 27, 2014 In a recent press release, Zillow stated that the affordability of the nation’s rental inventory is currently much worse than

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Do You Know What You Actually Need For A Down Payment

By the KCM Crew July 16th, 2014You may not believe it, but it far less than you may think. Read this article below then call or email me for more information. http://www

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If You Think Waiting A Year To Buy Is The Right Move Look At This

By the KCm Crew July 18, 2014The real cost of waiting a year in one simple graphic:http://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2014/07/18/the-cost-of-waiting-a-year-infographic/;

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Billionaire Says Real Estate Best Possible Investment

By the KCM Crew July 23rd, 2014If you don't believe me, maybe this guy can convince you:http://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2014/07/23/billionaire-says-real-estate-is-best-investment-poss...;

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Sellers Need To See This Quick Graphic

By the KCM Crew June 25th, 2014Thinking of selling? Take a second to check this out then call me for more info.http://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2014/07/25/nars-june-existing-home-sales-report

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If Your Buying A House Heres 4 Reasons To DO IT NOW

By the KCM Crew July 28th, 2014Information is the best tool when thinking about buying and this is good information for everyone thats considering it this year.http://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com

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If Your Buying A Home You Dont Need To Do It Alone

By the KCM Crew July 30th, 2014For Buyers this is a very interesting and informative article you should see.http://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2014/07/30/buying-a-home-you-dont-need-to-do-it/&

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NonTraditional Retirement Metros Becoming Meccas For Older Adults Who Want To Age In Place

by Nikki Buckelew on May 29, 2014 in Senior Market http://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2014/05/29/non-traditional-retirement-metros-becoming-meccas...

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Should I Rent My House If I Cant Sell It

by The KCM Crew on June 10, 2014 in For Sellershttp://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2014/06/10/should-i-rent-my-house-if-i-cant-sell-it/

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Millennials They ARE Buying Selling Houses

by The KCM Crew on June 11, 2014 in Millennialshttp://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2014/06/11/millennials-they-are-buying-selling/

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Upscale Latinos And Housing

by Jeymy Gonzalez on June 12, 2014 in Hispanic Markethttp://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2014/06/12/upscale-latinos-and-housing/;

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Existing Home Sales Up

Home sales are up 4.9%! Check out this great article from Realtor.com http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2014/06/23/existing-home-sales-up-49?utm_source=feedburner&...;

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Are Short Sales Worth It

The answer to this pretty much depends on you. Are you a first time home buyer? If you are then the answer is: I don't think so. I say this because of the roller coaster of a ride that no matter how

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Portland Marching Band Named Grand Marshal Of Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade

Copyright KPTVBest time of year in Portland!http://www.kptv.com/story/25455802/portland-marching-band-named-grand-marshal-of-rose-festival-grand...;

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Portland Runner Wins Rock N Roll Half Marathon

Copyrighted KPTVLove Portland!http://www.kptv.com/story/25553137/rock-n-roll-half-marathon;

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Voodoo Doughnuts Breaks World Record For Largest Box Of Donuts

Copyrighted KPTVLocal, local, local!http://www.kptv.com/story/15228608/voodoo-donuts-breaks-world-record-for-largest-box-of-donuts;

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RMLS Market Action March 2014

By Charles TurnerImportant info if you are thinking of buying or selling this has a direct affect on you and what is really going on out there, by the numbers:http://portlandrealestateblog.com

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97003 And 97078 Zip Codes Coming To Beaverton

By Charles TurnerIf you are currently living in Beaverton or looking to move to the area this is something you should know.http://portlandrealestateblog.com/realestate/2014/05/97003-97078-zip-codes

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NAHB 2014 To Be A Strong Year For Housing

Author: Paul Salfen April 7, 2014After the lull we had from the bubble burst of 2008 this is welcome news. Read more below:http://dsnews.com/nahb-2014-strong-year-housing/;

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Portland Weather Nearly A Week Of 70degree Days Coming Up

By Stuart Tomlinson on April 02, 2014 at 1:13 PMIf you're in Portland, or from Portland, you know how BIG of news this is:http://www.oregonlive.com/weather/index.ssf/2014/04

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Buying A House In Portland In 2014 What To Expect In Real Estate

By Elliot Njus on January 01, 2014 at 8:00 AMWhat you should know about the Portland market. Read more at the link below:http://www.oregonlive.com/front-porch/index.ssf/2014/01

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The Concept Of What Adds Value To A Home Is Subjective At Best

Hank Miller, March 31, 2014This is very important if a sale is in your future. Read more at:http://www.inman.com/2014/03/31/the-concept-of-what-adds-value-to-a-home-is-subjective-at-best/;

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Controversial FHA Payoff Rule To End

By Kenneth R. HarneyMarch 30, 2014, 5:00 a.m.Do you have an FHA mortgage? This is something you should know.http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-harney-20140330,0,7718379.story

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Home Sales In US Poised To Surge With Spring Mortgages

By Kathleen M. Howley  Mar 30, 2014 9:00 PM PT This article is right on the money! Read and contact me right away!http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-31/home-sales-in-u-s-poised-to

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Inventory Of Homes For Sale Soars 10 Percent In February From A Year Ago

Mar 18, 2014Thoughts of selling? Then please read this and contact us ASAP!http://www.inman.com/2014/03/18/inventory-of-homes-for-sale-soars-10-percent-in-february-from-a-year...;

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Economist 3 Major Things You Need To Know About The 2014 Housing Market

March 17, 2014 David BersonThis is important info for anyone looking to get in the market this year:http://www.housingwire.com/blogs/1-rewired/post/29326-economist-3-major-things-you-need-to-know

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Open House Marketing 4 Things Sellers Should Avoid

This post by Renee White, broker associate at Keller Williams Realty East Bay in Walnut Creek, Calif., originally appeared on ActiveRain, but its real food for thought if you are thinking of listing

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Why 2014 Is A Good Year To Buy A Home

By AMEY STONE MONEY WATCH This is solid info and a great sign of things to come! Click link for video and article:http://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-2014-is-a-good-year-to-buy-a-home/;

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Four Million More Homeowners Now Above Water

Published: Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 12:07 PM ETBy: Diana Olick | CNBC Real Estate ReporterFast-rising home prices in 2013 gave U.S. borrowers back much-needed equity in their homes. The housing

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