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 […]

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Flood Insurance Rates about to Skyrocket?

Approximately 5.6 million property owners in over 20,000 communities across the country rely on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for flood insurance. A new law, the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, will force major changes in the NFIP. Despite efforts by some on Capitol Hill to delay the act, it looks set […]

When Will Mortgage Rates Hit 5%?

The big question for homebuyers is when interest rates will begin to rise to the 5% mark. The effect of a rise in mortgage rates could be a dramatic increase in the monthly mortgage payment when purchasing a home. In an article last week, HousingWire quoted two different sources regarding this issue. Most experts are […]

Is There a New Bubble Forming in Housing?

The question many are now asking is whether or not we are headed to another bubble in home prices. Most experts believe that we will begin to see prices stabilize to more modest levels of appreciation over the next few months. For example, the most recent Home Price Expectation Survey calls for 4.3% appreciation in […]

5 Reasons to Buy A Home Now Instead of 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 […]

Average Days on the Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Home Buying for Unmarried Couples

Today we are excited to have Mark Scheets return as our guest blogger. Mark is an SEO & Digital Marketing Consultant who has written about home buying and refinancing. Throughout the home buying process there can be various hurdles to jump over to make sure everything goes smoothly.  In today’s culture, we are finding more often […]

From White Picket to Upcycled Pallet Fences: Millennials and Housing

We are happy to have Jim Haney as our guest blogger today! Jim is a finance writer, working to ensure greater public understanding of the ins and outs of the housing industry. – The KCM Crew Critiques and defenses about Millennials abound. However, I think an overlooked aspect of the kerfuffle over Generation Y is […]

5 Reasons to Sell Before Spring

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 sell now. Only Serious Buyers Are Out At this time of year, only those purchasers […]

Projected Home Prices over the Next 5 Years

Every quarter, Pulsenomics reports on the Home Price Expectation Survey where they ask over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists where prices are headed over the next five years. They then average the projections of all 100+ experts into a single number. The results of their latest survey: The report […]

Buying a Home? Consider COST not just Price

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 […]

Hispanic Population Growth Projections [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Join the KCM Member Facebook Group

We’ve always wanted an avenue for KCM Members to talk with each other and it’s finally here! Join the KCM Members Facebook Group now for powerful conversations with your fellow members and even more exclusive membership content from KCM. We will be featuring exclusive KCM Member only content such as: Exclusive KCM Interviews with Industry Leaders […]

Ignoring Insurance Risks Can Be Costly

We are pleased to have Carrie Van Brunt-Wiley, editor of the HomeInsurance.com Blog, return as our guest blogger today. The HomeInsurance.com blog serves as a resource center for insurance consumers and homebuyers across the country. – The KCM Crew One of the first stages during the hunt for a new home is crunching the numbers […]

The Importance of the Latino Market in RE

Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey examined the attitudes among the Hispanic population toward homeownership, getting a mortgage and the expectations for future homeownership, in order to have a better understanding of the potential impact of this fast-growing population on future homeownership demand. In their report “Hispanics: A Key Driver of Future Homeownership Demand” they show […]

Where Prices are Headed over the Next 5 Years

Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists about where prices are headed over the next five years. […]

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 […]

Change in Home Sales By Price Point [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Interest Rates Bouncing off of 4% Floor

Interest rates fell approximately a half a point in the weeks following Ben Bernanke’s announcement in late September that the Fed would continue their pace of bond purchases. This purchasing of bonds has acted as a stimulus package for the housing industry as it has kept mortgage interest rates at historic lows. Rates have been […]

Millennials: Our Time Is Now

Our guest blogger today is Justin DeCesare.  Justin is the CEO of Middleton & Associates Real Estate and has some great advice for the Millennial generation in today’s post. – The KCM Crew There will likely be no other time in the lifespan of the Millennial generation that is filled with more opportunity than right now. I understand […]

Working Together as RE Professionals

Today we are happy to welcome back Tim Richmond as our guest blogger.  Tim writes about the housing market and Native American home loans. The economy is complicated because everyone is trying to stake out their target market and lay claim to a certain clientele. This is natural in a society that often leans toward […]

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FSBOs Must Be Ready to Negotiate

In a recovering market, some sellers might be tempted to try and sell their home on their own (FSBO) without using the services of a real estate professional. The real estate agent is a trained and experienced negotiator. In most cases, the seller is not. The seller must realize the ability to negotiate will determine […]

Chicken Little is Wrong: Homeownership Still the American Dream

After the harrowing challenges experienced by so many homeowners over the last few years, many housing experts had predicted that the belief in homeownership as a major element of the American Dream would soon die. There is now conclusive evidence that these experts were wrong. As we reported back in September, The Joint Center of […]

Importance of Curb Appeal [INFOGRAPHIC]

Today we are featuring an infographic originally created for Door Emporium by Optimal Targeting.  – The KCM Crew

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