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    What To Do with Your Vacation Home as Summer Ends

    By KCM Crew | August 24, 2021

    As summer comes to a close, is it time to think about selling your vacation home? Based on recent data and expert opinions, it’s something you may want to consider. According to research from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), vacation home sales are up 57.2% year-over-year for January-April 2021. If you’ve taken your last […] Read More

    What Do Experts Say About Today’s Mortgage Rates?

    By KCM Crew | August 23, 2021

    Mortgage rates are hovering near record lows, and that’s good news for today’s homebuyers. The graph below shows mortgage rates dating back to 2016 and where today falls by comparison. Generally speaking, when rates are low, you can afford more home for your money. That’s why experts across the industry agree – today’s low rates […] Read More

    Options for First-Time Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | August 20, 2021

    Some Highlights With a housing market this competitive, sometimes you have to think outside the box. Work with your trusted real estate advisors to do things like assess your budget, expand your search radius, look into other options, and determine your true needs. If you're having trouble finding your first home, let’s connect to explore your options. It's out there! Read More

    More Young People Are Buying Homes

    By KCM Crew | August 19, 2021

    There’s a common misconception that younger generations aren’t interested in homeownership. Many people point to the fact that millennials put off purchasing their first home as a reason for this belief. Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist for First American, explains why millennials have put off certain milestones linked to homeownership. Those delays led to their […] Read More

    Real Estate: It’s Still a Lack of Supply, Not a Lack of Demand

    By KCM Crew | August 18, 2021

    One of the major questions real estate experts are asking today is whether prospective homebuyers still believe purchasing a home makes sense. Some claim rapidly rising home prices are impacting demand and, by extension, leading to the recent slowdown in sales activity. However, demand isn’t the real issue. Instead, it’s the lack of supply (homes […] Read More

    What Does Being in a Sellers’ Market Mean?

    By KCM Crew | August 17, 2021

    Whether or not you’ve been following the real estate industry lately, there’s a good chance you’ve heard we’re in a serious sellers’ market. But what does that really mean? And why are conditions today so good for people who want to list their house? It starts with the number of houses available for sale. The […] Read More

    A Look at Home Price Appreciation and What It Means for Sellers

    By KCM Crew | August 16, 2021

    When you hear the phrase home price appreciation, what does it mean to you? Through context clues alone, chances are you know it has to do with rising home prices. And as a seller, you know rising home prices are good news for your potential sale. But let’s look past the dollar signs and dive […] Read More

    Sellers Are in a Sweet Spot [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | August 13, 2021

    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 you buy your next home, you’ll... Read More

    The Best Use of Time (and Money) When It Comes to Renovations

    By KCM Crew | August 12, 2021

    In the current sellers’ market, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be remodeled before they list their house. That’s where a trusted real estate professional comes in. They can help you think through today’s market conditions and how they impact what you should – and shouldn’t – renovate before selling. Here are some […] Read More

    Are Houses Less Affordable Than They Were in Past Decades?

    By KCM Crew | August 11, 2021

    There are many headlines about how housing affordability is declining. The headlines are correct: it’s less affordable to purchase a home today than it was a year ago. However, it’s important to give this trend context. Is it less expensive to buy a house today than it was in 2005? What about 1995? What happens […] Read More