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House and Condo Sales by Region [INFOGRAPHIC]

Existing Home Sales Report


Why Are the Letters ‘CFPB’ and ‘QRM’ So Important?

For Agents’ Eyes Only… Each Thursday we post a blog to help real estate professionals understand how they can better assist their buyers and sellers navigate the current real estate market. – The KCM Crew As professionals in the housing market, we must be able to give expert advice to our clients in order to […]

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5 Reasons to Buy a Home Now Instead of the Spring

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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Luxury Housing Market Beginning to Surge

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) in their last Existing Home Sales Report revealed that sales of homes over $1 million dollars in the country increased 44.1% over the same period last year. One of the reasons for this increase is that financing in the jumbo mortgage market is becoming more readily available. In an […]

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NAR’s InfoGraphic on Home Buyers and Sellers 2012

Originally published by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Click on the InfoGraphic to get original.

FROM NAR:

More than they have in the past decade, two-income married couples are fueling today’s home buying and selling market, and they are turning to REALTORS® to help them.

Have a Great Holiday

Have a great holiday! See you Monday. 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 […]

Young Adults Forming New Households

Back in August, we identified young adults between 25-34 years old still living at home with their parents as a group that was about to enter the housing market. A recent Wall Street Journal article proves our thinking was correct. We have re-posted our original blog post and an update. – The KCM Crew UPDATE […]

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Shadow Inventory Shrinking…in Most Regions

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released their 3rd Quarter Delinquency Survey last week. The report revealed that both the delinquency and shadow inventory numbers are improving. DSNews, reporting on the survey, explained: “The Mortgage Bankers Association noted in a Thursday report that a four-year low in serious mortgage delinquencies and a drop in the percentage […]

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Why Waiting Until Spring to Sell May NOT Make Sense

We have been happy to report that house prices have increased over the last several months. However, we have also warned that month-over-month prices since 2009 have softened in the fall and winter. We are beginning to see that situation repeat itself in 2012. CoreLogic, in their latest House Price Index revealed that prices increased […]

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Housing Inventory Shrinking Across Country [INFOGRAPHIC]

InfoGraphic

Great Advice for Tough Situations

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. Today, we are reposting a blog written by our friend Matthew Ferrara. He beautifully explains how to best react to setbacks. – […]

Is It Time to Buy A Rental Property?

Yesterday, we discussed rising rents and their impact on the long term housing expense of tenants. Today, we want to look at the opportunities that single-family rental units present for the small investor. With house prices inching up and rents skyrocketing, this may be the perfect time to invest in single family residential real estate. […]

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Where Are Rents Headed?

When deciding whether or not to buy a home, one consideration will be the cost of alternative housing options. Renting an apartment is one such alternative. Where are rental prices heading over the next few years? Rental prices usually increase by about 3 percent annually. Trulia just released their Trulia Rent Monitor where they revealed that rental […]

Happy Veterans Day!!

Thank you for your service! 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 […]

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Gen X & Y and Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

You Lost Your Deal. They Lost Their Home.

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. Today, Steve Harney authors the blog. – The KCM Crew Frackenstorm Sandy devastated many communities in my region of New York. My […]

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Cost vs. Price Explained

We have often talked about the difference between COST and PRICE. As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As a buyer, you must be concerned not about price but instead about the ‘long term cost’ of the home. Let […]

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed?

We are often asked where we think mortgage rates are headed over the next year. The best people we can go to on this issue are the people who deal with it on a daily basis – The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Here is what was reported by MarketWatch in a recent article: “After reaching […]

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Where Are House Prices Headed?

We are often asked where we think home prices are headed over the next year. Recently, several groups have stepped forward and given their projections as to what level of appreciation we can expect by the end of 2013. Here is what they said: Demand Institute Study: 1.75% appreciation Urban Land Institute: 2% Home Price […]

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Impact Foreclosures Have on Values [INFOGRAPHIC]