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    Things That Could Help You Win a Bidding War on a Home

    By KCM Crew | May 3, 2022

    With a limited number of homes for sale today and so many buyers looking to make a purchase before mortgage rates rise further, bidding wars are common. According to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), nationwide, homes are getting an average of 4.8 offers per sale. Here’s a look at how […] Read More

    Today’s Home Price Appreciation Is Great News for Existing Homeowners

    By KCM Crew | May 2, 2022

    If you’re planning to sell your home this season, rising prices are great news for you. But it’s important to understand why prices are rising to begin with. One major factor is supply and demand. In any industry, when there are more buyers for an item than there are of that item available, prices naturally […] Read More

    Give Your Curb Appeal a Boost Before You Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | April 29, 2022

    Some Highlights If you’re thinking about selling your house this season, focusing on a few quick and easy updates outside can help your home look its best. 78% of real estate agents polled say poor landscaping affects property values. As a seller, t... Read More

    What You Need To Know About Selling in a Sellers’ Market

    By KCM Crew | April 28, 2022

    Even if you haven’t been following real estate news, you’ve likely heard about the current sellers’ market. That’s because there’s a lot of talk about how strong market conditions are for people who want to sell their houses. But if you’re thinking about listing your house, you probably want to know: what does being in […] Read More

    The Dream of Homeownership Is Worth the Effort

    By KCM Crew | April 27, 2022

    If you’re in the market to buy a home this season, stick with it. Homebuyers face challenges in any market, and today’s is no exception. But if you persevere, your decision to purchase a home will be worth the effort in the end. In fact, a recent survey from Bankrate shows homeownership is so powerful […] Read More

    How Homeownership Can Help Shield You from Inflation

    By KCM Crew | April 26, 2022

    If you’re following along with the news today, you’ve likely heard about rising inflation. You’re also likely feeling the impact in your day-to-day life as prices go up for gas, groceries, and more. These rising consumer costs can put a pinch on your wallet and make you re-evaluate any big purchases you have planned to […] Read More

    Is It Enough To Offer Asking Price in Today’s Housing Market?

    By KCM Crew | April 25, 2022

    If you’re planning to buy a home this season, you’re probably thinking about what you’ll need to do to get your offer accepted. In previous years, it was common for buyers to try and determine how much less than the asking price they could offer to still get the home. The buyer and seller would […] Read More

    Myths About Today’s Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | April 22, 2022

    Some Highlights If you’re planning to buy or sell a home today, it’s important to be aware of common misconceptions. Whether it’s timing your purchase as a buyer based on home prices and mortgage rates or knowing what to upgrade or repair before lis... Read More

    Why This Housing Market Is Not a Bubble Ready To Pop

    By KCM Crew | April 21, 2022

    Homeownership has become a major element in achieving the American Dream. A recent report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) finds that over 86% of buyers agree homeownership is still the American Dream. Prior to the 1950s, less than half of the country owned their own home. However, after World War II, many returning […] Read More

    How To Approach Rising Mortgage Rates as a Buyer

    By KCM Crew | April 20, 2022

    In the last few weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 5%. While that news may have you questioning the timing of your home search, the truth is, timing has never been more important. Even though you may be tempted to put your plans on hold in hopes that […] Read More