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    • 5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time

      With all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may be headed for another housing crash like the one we experienced from 2006-2008. The feeling is understandable. Ali Wolf, Director of Economic Research at the real estate consulting firm Meyers Research, addressed this point in […]
      Written by KCM Crew
    • Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo? [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process.
      • To point you in the right direction, here’s a list of some of the most common language you’ll hear along the way.
      • The best way to ensure your homebuying process is a positive one is to find a real estate professional who will guide you through every aspect of the transaction with ‘the heart of a teacher.’
      Written by KCM Crew
    • Yes, You Can Still Afford a Home

      The residential real estate market has come roaring out of the gates in 2020. Compared to this time last year, the number of buyers looking for a home is up 20%, and the number of home sales is up almost 10%. The increase in purchasing activity has caused home price appreciation to begin reaccelerating. Many […]
      Written by KCM Crew
    • Confidence Is the Key to Success for Young Homebuyers

      Buying your first home can seem overwhelming. Thankfully, there’s a lot of great information out there to help you feel more confident as you learn about the process. For those in younger generations who aspire to buy, here are three things to consider sooner rather than later in your journey: 1. Understand What it Takes […]
      Written by KCM Crew
    • Equity Gain Growing in Nearly Every State

      Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately, and much of the focus is on whether they’re accelerating too quickly and how sustainable the growth in prices really is. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising prices, however, is the impact they have on a homeowner’s equity position. Home equity is defined […]
      Written by KCM Crew
    • New Homes Coming to the Housing Market This Year

      The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will begin to come to market over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Construction Report, the number of building permits issued in January was 1,551,000. This is a […]
      Written by KCM Crew
    • The Difference an Hour Makes [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • Don’t forget to set your clocks forward this Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 AM EST in observance of Daylight Saving Time, unless you’re a resident of Arizona or Hawaii!
      • Every hour in the United States, 568 homes are sold and median home values rise by $1.92.
      • As we spring forward this year, let’s get together to see how you can take advantage of every hour in the housing market.
      Written by KCM Crew
    • Impact of the Coronavirus on the U.S. Housing Market

      The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused massive global uncertainty, including a U.S. stock market correction no one could have seen coming. While much of the news has been about the effect on various markets, let’s also acknowledge the true impact it continues to have on lives and families around the world. With all this uncertainty, how […]
      Written by KCM Crew
    • Real Estate Is Soaring, But Not Like 2008

      Unlike last year, the residential real estate market kicked off 2020 with a bang! In their latest Monthly Mortgage Monitor, Black Knight proclaimed: “The housing market is heating entering 2020 and recent rate declines could continue that trend, a sharp contrast to the strong cooling that was seen at this same time last year.” Zillow […]
      Written by KCM Crew
    • How Interest Rates Can Impact Your Monthly Housing Payments

      Spring is right around the corner, so flowers are starting to bloom, and many potential homebuyers are getting ready to step into the market. If you’re thinking of buying this season, here’s how mortgage interest rates are working in your favor. Freddie Mac explains: “If you’re in the market to buy a home, today’s average […]
      Written by KCM Crew