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  • How Homeownership Can Bring You Joy

    How Homeownership Can Bring You Joy

    If you’re trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home, you’re probably weighing a few different factors. The financial benefits of homeownership might be one of the reasons you want to make a purchase if you’re a renter, but the decision can also be motivated by having a place that’s uniquely your own. […]
    Written by KCM Crew
  • Why Rising Mortgage Rates Push Buyers off the Fence

    Why Rising Mortgage Rates Push Buyers off the Fence

    If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably heard mortgage rates are rising and have wondered what that means for you. Since mortgage rates have increased over two percentage points this year, it’s natural to think about how this will impact your homeownership plans. Today, buyers are reacting in one of two ways: they’re […]
    Written by KCM Crew
  • If You’re a Homeowner, You Have Incredible Leverage When You Sell Today

    If You’re a Homeowner, You Have Incredible Leverage When You Sell Today

    In today’s housing market, homeowners have a great opportunity to sell their house and receive the best terms for their personal situation. That’s because there’s a limited number of homes for sale, which is creating competition among buyers. Right now, homebuyers want three things: To be the winning bid on their dream home To buy […]
    Written by KCM Crew
  • Should You Update Your House Before Selling? Ask a Real Estate Professional. [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Should You Update Your House Before Selling? Ask a Real Estate Professional. [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Some Highlights If you’re deciding whether you should make updates before you sell your house, lean on your trusted real estate advisor to be your guide. In today’s sellers’ market, buyers have limited options and may be more willing to take on repa...
    Written by KCM Crew
  • What You Actually Need To Know About the Number of Foreclosures in Today’s Housing Market

    What You Actually Need To Know About the Number of Foreclosures in Today’s Housing Market

    While you may have seen recent stories about the volume of foreclosures today, context is important. During the pandemic, many homeowners were able to pause their mortgage payments using the forbearance program. The goal was to help homeowners financially during the uncertainty created by the health crisis. When the forbearance program began, many experts were […]
    Written by KCM Crew
  • Are There More Homes Coming to the Market?

    Are There More Homes Coming to the Market?

    According to a recent survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), one of the top challenges buyers face in today’s housing market is finding a home that meets their needs. That’s largely because the inventory of homes for sale is so low today. If you’re looking to buy a home, you may have noticed […]
    Written by KCM Crew
  • Will Home Prices Fall This Year? Here’s What Experts Say.

    Will Home Prices Fall This Year? Here’s What Experts Say.

    Many people are wondering: will home prices fall this year? Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, seller, or both, the answer to this question matters for you. Let’s break down what’s happening with home prices, where experts say they’re headed, and how this impacts your homeownership goals. What’s Happening with Home Prices?  Home prices have seen 121 […]
    Written by KCM Crew
  • How Today’s Mortgage Rates Impact Your Home Purchase

    How Today’s Mortgage Rates Impact Your Home Purchase

    If you’re planning to buy a home, it’s critical to understand the relationship between mortgage rates and your purchasing power. Purchasing power is the amount of home you can afford to buy that’s within your financial reach. Mortgage rates directly impact the monthly payment you’ll have on the home you purchase. So, when rates rise, […]
    Written by KCM Crew
  • 2022 Housing Market Forecast [INFOGRAPHIC]

    2022 Housing Market Forecast [INFOGRAPHIC]

    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 also forecasting another strong year for home...
    Written by KCM Crew
  • Three Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

    Three Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

    Buying your first home is a major decision and an exciting milestone. Even though it can feel daunting at times, it has the power to change your life for the better. If you’re looking to purchase your first home, you may be wondering what’s happening in the housing market today, how much you need to […]
    Written by KCM Crew