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    Why a Real Estate Professional Is Key When Selling Your House

    By KCM Crew | April 12, 2022

    With today’s real estate market moving as fast as it is, working with a real estate professional is more essential than ever. They have the skills, experience, and expertise it takes to navigate the highly detailed and involved process of selling a home. That may be why the percentage of people who list their houses […] Read More

    Using Your Tax Refund To Achieve Your Homeownership Goals This Year

    By KCM Crew | April 11, 2022

    If you’re buying or selling a home this year, you’re likely saving up for a variety of expenses. For buyers, that might include things like your down payment and closing costs. And for sellers, you’re probably working on a bit of spring cleaning and maintenance to spruce up your house before you list it. Either […] Read More

    Do You Know How Much Equity You Have in Your Home? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | April 8, 2022

    Some Highlights If you’re a homeowner, your net worth has gotten a big boost. That’s because recent home price appreciation has increased your equity. Your equity grows as you pay down your loan and as your home increases in value. Over the past yea... Read More

    The Future of Home Price Appreciation and What It Means for You

    By KCM Crew | April 7, 2022

    Many consumers are wondering what will happen with home values over the next few years. Some are concerned that the recent run-up in home prices will lead to a situation similar to the housing crash 15 years ago. However, experts say the market is totally different today. For example, Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist at […] Read More

    Remote Work Trends Mean Flexibility for First-Time Homebuyers

    By KCM Crew | April 6, 2022

    Today’s low inventory can be challenging for homebuyers, especially if you’re looking to purchase your first home. But if you’re one of many people who work remotely, you may have a great opportunity to use the flexibility you have at work to achieve your homebuying goals this year. In a recent report, Arch Capital Services […] Read More

    What You Need To Budget for When Buying a Home

    By KCM Crew | April 5, 2022

    When it comes to buying a home, it can feel a bit intimidating to know how much you need to save and where to find that information. But you should know, you’re not expected to have all the answers yourself. There are many trusted professionals who can help you understand your finances and what you’ll […] Read More

    Balancing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer Today

    By KCM Crew | April 4, 2022

    Since the number of homes for sale is low today, it can feel challenging to find one that checks all your boxes. But if you know which features are absolutely essential in your next home and which ones are just nice bonuses, you can land a home that fits your needs. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist […] Read More

    It’s Still a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | April 1, 2022

    Some Highlights Due to low supply and high demand, today is one of the strongest sellers’ markets we’ve seen. Sellers can benefit from more offers to pick from, higher home values, and a faster sales process. There’s a reason why 72% of people belie... Read More

    There Are Several Great Reasons To Consider Buying a Condo Today

    By KCM Crew | March 31, 2022

    If you’re a first-time buyer looking to break into the housing market but struggling to find a home to buy, condominiums (or condos) could be a great alternative for you. Here are a few reasons condos may be something you’ll want to consider. Exploring Condos Could Add Options That Fit Your Budget Supply challenges are […] Read More

    What’s Happening with Mortgage Rates, and Where Will They Go from Here?

    By KCM Crew | March 30, 2022

    Based on the Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has increased by 1.2% (3.22% to 4.42%) since January of this year. The rate jumped by more than a quarter of a point from just a week ago. Here’s a visual to show how mortgage rate movement throughout 2021 was […] Read More