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Monthly Archives: December 2021

  • Why Selling Your House with a Real Estate Professional Is Essential

    Why Selling Your House with a Real Estate Professional Is Essential

    Selling your house is no simple task. And when you sell on your own – known as a FSBO (or For Sale by Owner) – you’re responsible for handling some of the more difficult aspects of the process without the expert guidance you need. The 2021 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National […]
    Written by KCM Crew
  • Expert Insights on the 2022 Housing Market

    Expert Insights on the 2022 Housing Market

    As we move into 2022, both buyers and sellers are wondering, what’s next? Will there be more homes available to buy? Will prices keep climbing? How high will mortgage rates go? For the answer to those questions and more, we turn to the experts. Here’s a look at what they say we can expect in […]
    Written by KCM Crew
  • 5 Tips for Making Your Best Offer on a Home

    5 Tips for Making Your Best Offer on a Home

    As a buyer in a sellers’ market, sometimes it can feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. When you’re ready to make an offer on a home, remember these five easy tips to help you rise above the competition. 1. Know Your Budget Knowing your budget and what you can afford […]
    Written by KCM Crew
  • Key Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

    Key Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

    Once you’ve found your dream home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. It’s exciting to start thinking about moving in and decorating your new place, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any major life changes, be sure […]
    Written by KCM Crew
  • When a House Becomes a Home

    When a House Becomes a Home

    It’s clear that owning a home makes financial sense. But lately, the emotional side of what drives homeownership is becoming increasingly important. No matter the living space, the feeling of a home means different things to different people. Whether it’s a familiar scent or a favorite chair, the feel-good connections to our own homes can […]
    Written by KCM Crew
  • The Perks of Putting 20% Down on a Home

    The Perks of Putting 20% Down on a Home

    If you’re thinking of buying a home, you’re probably wondering what you need to save for your down payment. Is it 20% of the loan, or could you put down less? While there are lower down payment programs available that allow qualified buyers to put down as little as 3.5%, it’s important to understand the […]
    Written by KCM Crew
  • The Average Homeowner Gained $56,700 in Equity over the Past Year

    The Average Homeowner Gained $56,700 in Equity over the Past Year

    When you think of homeownership, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Chances are you might focus on the non-financial benefits, like the security or stability a home provides. But what about equity? While it can be overlooked, a homeowner’s equity helps build long-term wealth over time. Here’s a look at what equity is […]
    Written by KCM Crew
  • Homebuyers: Be Ready To Act This Winter

    Homebuyers: Be Ready To Act This Winter

    To succeed as a buyer in today’s market, it’s important to understand which market trends will have the greatest impact on your home search. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com, says there are two factors every buyer should keep their eyes on: “Going forward, the conditions buyers face are primarily dependent on two things: mortgage […]
    Written by KCM Crew