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    3 Reasons We’re Definitely Not in a Housing Bubble

    By KCM Crew | February 9, 2021

    Home values appreciated by about ten percent in 2020, and they’re forecast to appreciate by about five percent this year. This has some voicing concern that we may be in another housing bubble like the one we experienced a little over a decade ago. Here are three reasons why this market is totally different. 1. […] Read More

    6 Foundational Benefits of Homeownership Today

    By KCM Crew | February 8, 2021

    Over the past year, our homes have become an integral part of our lives more than ever. They’re much more than the houses we live in. They’re our workplaces, virtual schools, and safe havens that provide shelter, stability, and protection through the evolving health crisis. Today, 65.8% of Americans are fortunate enough to call their […] Read More

    Thinking about Building a New Home? Your Agent Is Critical. [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | February 5, 2021

    Some Highlights A real estate professional is an expert who can advocate on your behalf throughout the process when building a home. Agents help you understand key steps, like choosing upgrades and managing negotiations, while staying within your bu... Read More

    Why Owning a Home Is a Powerful Financial Decision

    By KCM Crew | February 4, 2021

    In today’s housing market, there are clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, the chance to build your net worth, and appreciating home values, just to name a few. If you’re a renter, it’s never too early to think about how homeownership can propel you toward a stronger future. Here’s a dive into […] Read More

    Do I Really Need a 20% Down Payment to Buy a Home?

    By KCM Crew | February 3, 2021

    Is the idea of saving for a down payment holding you back from buying a home right now? You may be eager to take advantage of today’s low mortgage rates, but the thought of needing a large down payment might make you want to pump the brakes. Today, there’s still a common myth that you […] Read More

    Want to Build Wealth? Buy a Home This Year.

    By KCM Crew | February 2, 2021

    Every year, households across the country make the decision to rent for another year or take the leap into homeownership. They look at their earnings and savings and then decide what makes the most financial sense. That equation will most likely take into consideration monthly housing costs, tax advantages, and other incremental expenses. Using these […] Read More

    Turn to an Expert for the Best Advice, Not Perfect Advice

    By KCM Crew | February 1, 2021

    As we approach the anniversary of the hardships we’ve faced through this pandemic and the subsequent recession, it’s normal to reflect on everything that’s changed and wonder what’s ahead for 2021. While there are signs of economic recovery as vaccines are being issued, we still have a long way to go. It’s at times like […] Read More

    Is Right Now the Right Time to Sell? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | January 29, 2021

    Some Highlights If you’re on the fence about selling your house, now is a great time to take advantage of sky-high demand, low supply, and fierce buyer competition. With buyer demand rising and historically low inventory for sale, if you’re in a pos... Read More

    What Record-Low Housing Inventory Means for You

    By KCM Crew | January 28, 2021

    The real estate market is expected to do very well in 2021, with mortgage rates that are hovering at historic lows and forecasted by experts to remain favorable throughout the year. One challenge to the housing industry, however, is the lack of homes available for sale today. Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) […] Read More

    What Happens When Homeowners Leave Their Forbearance Plans?

    By KCM Crew | January 27, 2021

    According to the latest report from Black Knight, Inc., a well-respected provider of data and analytics for mortgage companies, 6.48 million households have entered a forbearance plan as a result of financial concerns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s where these homeowners stand right now: 2,543,000 (39%) are current on their payments and have […] Read More