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Home Sale Stats [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Based on NAR’s September Existing Home Sales Report

Real Estate’s New Market Reality

For Agents’ Eyes Only… Each Thursday we will be posting a blog to help real estate professionals understand how they can better assist their buyers and sellers navigate the current real estate market. Hope you find the information helpful. – The KCM Crew The business of real estate has changed forever. The agent’s primary function […]

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3.8% Tax on Housing? Answers & Resources

We have previously reported on the questions surrounding the existence of a 3.8% tax in the administration’s health care program. Today we want to update the post in order to help further explain the issue. – The KCM Crew Here are the 10 Things You Need to Know About the 3.8% Tax according to the […]

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5 Reasons to Sell Now

Many sellers feel that the Spring is the best time to place their home on the market as buyer demand increases at that time of year. However, the Fall and Winter have their own advantages. Here are five reasons to to sell now. Only Serious Buyers Are Out At this time of year, only those purchasers […]

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TD Bank’s Infographic on Women & Homeownership

For more information from TD Bank visit their facebook page http://www.facebook.com/TDMoneyLoungeUS

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Foreclosure Challenges Migrating to Northeastern States

The most recent monthly Foreclosure Market Report from RealtyTrac was released last week. It confirmed what we have been stating for the last several months – foreclosures are increasing in states with a judicial process (especially in the Northeast) while at the same time are decreasing in non-judicial states. As stated in the report: “Foreclosure […]

Thinking of a Vacation or Retirement Home? Buy It Now

When the economy was exploding in the early 2000s, many of us began to dream about purchasing that vacation home on the lake or securing a home in a more appropriate location for our retirement years. However, with the booming economy came skyrocketing house prices. Many of the homes we fell in love with quickly […]

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What Does QE3 Mean to Housing?

UPDATE: Some of our readers wanted a clear definition of what QE3 actually is. The best explanation we have seen can be read here. The article was posted prior to the decision to move forward by Mr. Bernanke . Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke announced last week that the Fed would again be pumping money into mortgage-backed-securities […]

5 Reasons to Buy a Home Now

Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five major reasons purchasers should consider buying: Supply Is Shrinking With inventory declining in many regions, finding a home of your dreams may become more difficult […]

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The Finances of Renting vs. Buying

Trulia reported this week that homeownership is 45% cheaper than renting in the United States. Jed Kolko, Trulia’s Chief Economist explained: “Homeownership is cheaper than renting in all of the 100 largest metros, by a wide margin. Despite the recent price rebound, rents continue to rise faster than prices, and mortgage rates are near record […]

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Is Real Estate Better Off Than 4 Years Ago?

That depends on whether you are selling or buying. The KCM CrewWe believe every family should feel confident when buying & selling a home. KCM helps real estate professionals reach these families & enables the agent to simply & effectively explain a complex housing market. Take a 14-Day Free Trial of our monthly membership to […]

Will Strategic Defaults Be the Next Challenge to Housing?

Strategic defaults may be the next challenge to a housing recovery. Investopedia defines ‘strategic default’: “A deliberate default by a borrower. As the name implies, a strategic default is done as a financial strategy and not involuntarily. Strategic defaults are commonly employed by mortgage holders of residential and commercial property who have analyzed the costs […]

We Will Never Forget…

The KCM CrewWe believe every family should feel confident when buying & selling a home. KCM helps real estate professionals reach these families & enables the agent to simply & effectively explain a complex housing market. Take a 14-Day Free Trial of our monthly membership to see how we can help you!

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Let’s Not Get Carried Away with Home Price Increases

There has been a lot of excitement about home prices over the last few months. Though we agree that the housing industry is in a full out recovery, we also believe that there will still be price volatility over the next several months. We must realize home sales are seasonal and that fact impacts prices. […]

But How Many Do?

Source: NAR    Sellers  Buyers The KCM CrewWe believe every family should feel confident when buying & selling a home. KCM helps real estate professionals reach these families & enables the agent to simply & effectively explain a complex housing market. Take a 14-Day Free Trial of our monthly membership to see how we can help […]

NAR Membership and Income

Source: NAR The KCM CrewWe believe every family should feel confident when buying & selling a home. KCM helps real estate professionals reach these families & enables the agent to simply & effectively explain a complex housing market. Take a 14-Day Free Trial of our monthly membership to see how we can help you!

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How Is National Mortgage Settlement $ Being Spent?

The KCM CrewWe believe every family should feel confident when buying & selling a home. KCM helps real estate professionals reach these families & enables the agent to simply & effectively explain a complex housing market. Take a 14-Day Free Trial of our monthly membership to see how we can help you!

Pending Contracts Up Over 12%

Last week the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Pending Home Sales Index. The Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings (not closings), rose 2.4 percent to 101.7 in July up 12.4 percent above July last year. The index is at the highest level since April 2010, which was shortly before the closing […]

Enjoy the Holiday Weekend

The housing recovery is creating jobs and helping bring the economy back. The KCM CrewWe believe every family should feel confident when buying & selling a home. KCM helps real estate professionals reach these families & enables the agent to simply & effectively explain a complex housing market. Take a 14-Day Free Trial of our […]