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February 22, 2024
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Mortgage Interest Rates

Old news mortgage interest rates go up and down all the time. Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey® The Fed has been adjusting rates -mostly up to reduce the rate of inflation.  Buyers sitting on the fence line waiting until […]
August 23, 2023
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Mortgage Rates Continue to Rise

Mortgage Rates Continue to Rise! Freddie Mac announced the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 7.09% as of August 17, 2023. The week before mortgage rates averaged 6.96%. The current level is the highest in more than 20 years. Good news – […]
February 17, 2023
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Interest Rates and Cincinnati Real Estate

The media spin on interest rates predicts all sorts of things happening in the markets. Activity in the Greater Cincinnati real estate market is fairly predictable.  Rates rise, prices normalize and the housing market is more balanced. Sure they went […]
June 6, 2022
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Interest Rates as of June 2, 2022

According to Freddie Mac:  Mortgage rates continued to inch downward this week but are still significantly higher than last year.  The rising rates are affecting both affordability and purchase demand. Heading into the summer, the Fed sees the potential homebuyer […]
May 9, 2022
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2022 Housing Market Forecast

2022 Housing Market Forecast from Keeping Current Matters Search Some Highlights What does the rest of the year hold for the housing market? Here’s what experts have to say about what lies ahead. Home prices are projected to rise and so are mortgage rates. Experts are […]
October 13, 2021
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What’s Causing Today’s Crazy Real Estate Market

What’s Causing Today’s Competitive Real Estate Market?  Search Some Highlights Today’s strong sellers’ market is the direct result of high demand and low supply. Low mortgage rates and generational trends have created an increased demand for homes. Meanwhile, the slower pace of new home construction and homeowners staying in their homes […]
August 19, 2021

Sellers Are In A Sweet Spot

Sellers Are in a Sweet Spot Search Some Highlights In today’s sellers’ market, you’re set up to win big when you list your house. That’s because homes are selling fast, receiving 4.4 offers on average and often selling above the asking price. Then, when […]
July 26, 2021
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Diving Mortgage Rates

How low can mortgage rates go? Sometimes I feel like the character in the Progressive ad about becoming my parents.  I remember buying a home in 1981 and having a great mortgage deal through the builder at 14%. Search The […]
January 15, 2021
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Weekly Real Estate Numbers for Greater Cincinnati

Weekly stats for real estate activity in Greater Cincinnati. The numbers for the past week:   Previous week:   Same news -different weeks -new listings with multiple offers.  The number of showings up.   Search And while the buyers struggle to […]