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    • New Homes Coming to the Housing Market This Year

      The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will begin to come to market over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Construction Report, the number of building permits issued in January was 1,551,000. This is a […]
      Written by KCM Crew
    • The Difference an Hour Makes [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • Don’t forget to set your clocks forward this Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 AM EST in observance of Daylight Saving Time, unless you’re a resident of Arizona or Hawaii!
      • Every hour in the United States, 568 homes are sold and median home values rise by $1.92.
      • As we spring forward this year, let’s get together to see how you can take advantage of every hour in the housing market.
      Written by KCM Crew
    • Impact of the Coronavirus on the U.S. Housing Market

      The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused massive global uncertainty, including a U.S. stock market correction no one could have seen coming. While much of the news has been about the effect on various markets, let’s also acknowledge the true impact it continues to have on lives and families around the world. With all this uncertainty, how […]
      Written by KCM Crew
    • Real Estate Is Soaring, But Not Like 2008

      Unlike last year, the residential real estate market kicked off 2020 with a bang! In their latest Monthly Mortgage Monitor, Black Knight proclaimed: “The housing market is heating entering 2020 and recent rate declines could continue that trend, a sharp contrast to the strong cooling that was seen at this same time last year.” Zillow […]
      Written by KCM Crew
    • How Interest Rates Can Impact Your Monthly Housing Payments

      Spring is right around the corner, so flowers are starting to bloom, and many potential homebuyers are getting ready to step into the market. If you’re thinking of buying this season, here’s how mortgage interest rates are working in your favor. Freddie Mac explains: “If you’re in the market to buy a home, today’s average […]
      Written by KCM Crew
    • How Your Tax Refund Can Move You Toward Homeownership This Year

      If you’re looking to buy a home in 2020, have you thought about putting your tax refund toward a down payment? Homeownership may be one step closer than you think if you spend your dollars wisely this year. Based on data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average refund of $2,962 when filing […]
      Written by KCM Crew
    • 10 Steps to Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights: If you’re thinking of buying a home and you’re not sure where to start, you’re not alone. Here’s a guide with 10 simple steps to follow in the homebuying process. Be sure to work with a trusted real estate professional to find out ...
      Written by KCM Crew
    • How Much “Housing Wealth” Can You Build in a Decade?

      Earlier this month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released a special study titled Single-Family Home Price Gains by Years of Tenure. The study estimates median home price appreciation over the last 30 years based on the length of homeownership. Below are three graphs depicting the most important data revealed in the study. How much […]
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    • Thinking of Selling? Now May Be the Time.

      The housing market has started off much stronger this year than it did last year. Lower mortgage interest rates have been a driving factor in that change. The average 30-year rate in 2019, according to Freddie Mac, was 3.94%. Today that rate is closer to 3.5%. The Census Bureau also just reported the highest homeownership […]
      Written by KCM Crew
    • Entry-Level Homeowners Are in the Driver’s Seat

      One thing helping homeowners right now is price appreciation, especially in the entry-level market. In the latest Home Price Insights report, CoreLogic reveals how home prices increased by 4% year-over-year and projects prices will rise 5.2% by December 2020. Why is this good news for the homeowners? When prices appreciate, homeowners gain equity. In addition, […]
      Written by KCM Crew