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Top 10 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Agent [INFOGRAPHIC]

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NAR: Millennials in the Market

Today, we are honored to have Justin DeCesare, CEO of Middleton & Associates Real Estate in La Jolla, as our guest blogger. Justin has written a manual for new agents that is a must read for the new technology centered Real Estate market. It is available online in both print and Kindle editions. – The […]

Latinas and the Financial Power Shift

According to a recent report published by Nielsen, Latinas have rapidly positioned themselves as “prominent contributors to the educational, economic, and cultural wellbeing of American Society and consumer marketplace”. The report mentioned that Latinas are outpacing Latino males in their educational pursuits and career development and for first time exceeded non-Hispanic females in college enrollment. […]

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14,767 Houses Sold Yesterday! Did Yours?

There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consider is… If it hasn’t sold in this hot market, maybe it’s not priced properly. After all 14,767 houses sold yesterday, 14,767 will […]

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The COST of a Home: Last Year, This Year & Next Year

The cost of a home is determined mainly by two components: price and mortgage rate. Today, we want to show how the monthly cost of purchasing a median priced home has changed over the last twelve months and how it might change over the next twelve months. For the first two examples, we will be […]

NAR’s August Existing Sales Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Boomerang Homebuyers Get a Shorter Ride Home

Today, we are honored to have Jim Sahnger as a guest blogger. Sahnger is a 20 year veteran in the mortgage industry and is widely recognized for his expertise. His thoughts have been noted in Bankrate.com, Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, Business Week and Investor’s Business Daily. – The KCM Crew HUD recently announced that people […]

The BIG Change in Real Estate

In the 1990s, information was being placed on the Internet at an unfathomable pace. Every industry was affected (think about the music industry). In the real estate industry, client demands forced companies to publish their own listings on their websites. The publishing of all listings (not just their own) quickly followed. With this, a new, […]

Housing is Helping Rebuild the American Economy

Freddie Mac in their report, August 2013 U.S. Economic & Housing Market Outlook, explained the three reasons why housing is the key driving force to the overall economic recovery. The Challenge The report explains that the path to recovery has been historically slow: The Great Recession officially ended in June 2009 and, with the release […]

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House Pricing is Still about Supply and Demand

Knowing how much inventory is for sale is crucial to determining where home values are headed. Pricing of any item is determined by supply and demand: how many items are available in relationship to how many want to buy that item. The reasons for the strong year-over-year home appreciation numbers we have been seeing is […]

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Real Estate Prices over 30 Years [INFOGRAPHIC]

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A Message to Millennials for Our Future

Today, we are honored to have Justin DeCesare, CEO of Middleton & Associates Real Estate in La Jolla, as our guest blogger. Justin has written a manual for new agents that is a must read for the new technology centered Real Estate market. It is available online in both print and Kindle editions. – The […]

A Few Comments on the Impact of Rising Interest Rates

Here are a few interesting comments on how rising interest rates might impact the real estate market as we move forward. Zillow Dr. Svenja Gudell, Senior Economist “As long as mortgage interest rates don’t rise too far and too fast, most markets should be able to absorb these changing dynamics while still remaining healthy.” Fannie […]

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Real Estate without Freddie and Fannie

“The good news is right now there’s a bipartisan group of senators working to end Fannie and Freddie as we know them. And I support these kinds of reform efforts.” – President Obama, August 6th Ending Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae will mean two things to the housing industry: higher rates and probably shorter mortgages. […]

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Buying or Selling a Home? Where Are Values Headed?

Today, many real estate conversations center around housing prices and where they may be headed. Some believe rapidly rising prices have created a new ‘housing bubble’. Others believe that the sudden rise in interest rates will impact purchasing power to such a degree that it will force prices downward. There is no lack of opinions […]

What Would YOU Do to Get That House? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Build A Pathway To Boomers!

Today, we are honored to have senior housing expert, John Downey, as our guest blogger. As Director of Prestige Senior Living (www.prestigeseniorliving.net), John has created a national Seniors real estate division focusing on the unique needs of our growing seniors population. – The KCM Crew Call me crazy to say this, but if any serious […]

Things Have Changed. Have You?

We read an interesting blog post from real estate guru and friend Matthew Ferrara this week talking about how the value of the real estate agent has changed dramatically with the advent of the ‘major web portals’. Matthew explains that, in today’s market, an agent or broker’s marketing strategy must be focused on: Building trust […]

5 Demands to Make on Your Real Estate Agent

Are you thinking of selling your home? Are you dreading having to deal with strangers walking through the house? Are you concerned about getting the paperwork correct? Hiring a professional real estate agent can take away most of the challenges of selling. A great agent is always worth more than the commission they charge just […]

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Moving Up? Do It Now!!

New reports are revealing that the number of existing home owners purchasing a house is beginning to increase. Some are moving up, some are downsizing and others are making a lateral move. Another study shows that over 75% of these buyers will, in fact, be in that first category: a move-up buyer. We want to […]

Before Buying A Home, See What’s Right For You [INFOGRAPHIC]

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12 Questions to Ask an Agent/Broker BEFORE You List

Today we are honored to have a special post from guest blogger Rossi, the Edutainer, Author, Humorist, Lifestyle Motivator of ROSSI Speaks, Inc. Enjoy! – The KCM Crew 1. How is your real estate business capitalized? Marketing is expensive – training is expensive – running a business is expensive. You don’t want to hire an […]