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    • Home Is Where the Heart Is [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Home Is Where the Heart Is [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights There’s no doubt about it: homeowners love their homes, and that feeling has become even more important over the past year. The vast majority of homeowners say they’re emotionally attached to their home and that it has kept them safe...
      Written by KCM Crew
    • Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home

      Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home

      As vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past year. Some households are focusing their efforts on buying a vacation home rather than staying in a hotel, too. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports: “Second homes (i.e., […]
      Written by KCM Crew
    • 93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks

      93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks

      A recent Survey of Consumer Finances study released by the Federal Reserve reveals the net worth of homeowners is forty times greater than that of renters. If you’re wondering if homeownership is a good investment, the study clearly answers that question, and the answer is yes. Do Americans believe a home is a better investment […]
      Written by KCM Crew
    • Some Buyers Prefer Smaller Homes

      Some Buyers Prefer Smaller Homes

      Over the past year, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to reflect on what we consider most important in our lives. The place we call home is one of the biggest things many of us are reevaluating. George Ratiu, Senior Economist at realtor.com, shares: “The very nature of the pandemic, through the health implications, social distancing, […]
      Written by KCM Crew
    • 4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to Foreclosure

      4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to Foreclosure

      There has been a lot of discussion as to what will happen once the 2.3 million households currently in forbearance no longer have the protection of the program. Some assume there could potentially be millions of foreclosures ready to hit the market. However, there are four reasons that won’t happen. 1. Almost 50% Leave Forbearance […]
      Written by KCM Crew
    • Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights If your house is feeling a little cramped with the addition of adult children or aging parents, it might be time to consider a move-up into a multigenerational home that better suits your changing needs. With benefits that include a ...
      Written by KCM Crew
    • Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits

      Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits

      A Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today’s power-packed housing market. Here are the top four financial benefits of owning a home according to consumer respondents: 88% – a better chance of saving for retirement 87% – the best investment plan […]
      Written by KCM Crew
    • Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?

      Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?

      Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000 jobs in March – well above expert projections of 650,000 to 675,000. The unemployment rate fell again and is now at 6%. What does this mean for you? Our lives are deeply impacted by our nation’s economy. The […]
      Written by KCM Crew
    • Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ Market

      Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ Market

      In a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For Sale By Owner, or FSBO) instead of working with a trusted real estate professional. When the inventory of homes for sale is as low as it is today, buyers are eager to snatch up […]
      Written by KCM Crew
    • Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This Year

      Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This Year

      If you’re planning to buy a home this year, saving for a down payment is one of the most important steps in the process. One of the best ways to jumpstart your savings is by starting with the help of your tax refund. Using data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), it’s estimated that Americans […]
      Written by KCM Crew