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Monthly Archives: November 2021

    Retirement May Be Changing What You Need in a Home

    By KCM Crew | November 17, 2021

    The past year and a half brought about significant life changes for many of us. For some, it meant entering retirement earlier than expected. Recent data shows more people retired this year than anticipated. According to the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, 2021 saw a retirement boom: “At least 1.7 million more older workers […] Read More

    Sellers: You’ll Likely Get Multiple Strong Offers This Season

    By KCM Crew | November 16, 2021

    Are you thinking about selling your house right now, but you’re not sure you’ll have the time to do so as the holidays draw near? If so, consider this: even as the holiday season approaches, there are plenty of buyers out there, and they really want your house. Here’s why selling this winter is a […] Read More

    4 Things Every Renter Needs To Consider

    By KCM Crew | November 15, 2021

    As a renter, you’re constantly faced with the same dilemma: keep renting for another year or purchase a home? Your answer depends on your current situation and future plans, but there are a number of benefits to homeownership every renter needs to consider. Here are a few things you should think about before you settle […] Read More

    Should I Update My House Before I Sell It? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | November 12, 2021

    Some Highlights If you’re deciding whether you should make updates before you sell your house, lean on your agent to be your guide. If the market is flooded with houses for sale, updates may be necessary for your house to stand out. In our current s... Read More

    VA Loans: Helping Veterans Achieve Their Homeownership Dreams

    By KCM Crew | November 11, 2021

    The purpose of Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans is to provide a pathway to homeownership for those who have sacrificed so much by serving our nation. As the Veterans Administration says of the program: “The objective of the VA Home Loan Guaranty program is to help eligible Veterans, active-duty personnel, surviving spouses, and members of […] Read More

    What’s Happening with Home Prices?

    By KCM Crew | November 10, 2021

    Many people have questions about home prices right now. How much have prices risen over the past 12 months? What’s happening with home values right now? What’s projected for next year? Here’s a look at the answers to all three of these questions. How much have home values appreciated over the last 12 months? According […] Read More

    How Sellers Win When Housing Inventory Is Low

    By KCM Crew | November 9, 2021

    In today’s housing market, the number of homes for sale is much lower than the strong buyer demand. As a result, homeowners ready to sell have a significant advantage. Here are three ways today’s low inventory will set you up for a win when you sell this season. 1. Higher Prices With so many more […] Read More

    Two Graphs That Show Why You Shouldn’t Be Upset About 3% Mortgage Rates

    By KCM Crew | November 8, 2021

    With the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac climbing above 3%, rising rates are one of the topics dominating the discussion in the housing market today. And since experts project rates will rise further in the coming months, that conversation isn’t going away any time soon. But as a homebuyer, what do rates […] Read More

    Numbers Don’t Lie – It’s Still a Great Time To Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | November 5, 2021

    Some Highlights Heading into the end of the year, you might wonder if it’s still a good time to sell your house. Here’s what the latest data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) says. Housing supply is lower than last year, and home prices are up nationwide. Meanwhile, the average home is selling fast and receiving several offers. Listing now puts your house in the spotlight, meaning it could sell quickly – and for more than you’d expect. Feeling motivated? If you’re ready to sell and capitalize on today's market, let’s connect. Read More

    Why a Wave of Foreclosures Is Not on the Way

    By KCM Crew | November 4, 2021

    With forbearance plans coming to an end, many are concerned the housing market will experience a wave of foreclosures similar to what happened after the housing bubble 15 years ago. Here are a few reasons why that won’t happen. There are fewer homeowners in trouble this time After the last housing crash, about 9.3 million […] Read More