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Renters: It is about to Get A Lot Worse

We often promote homeownership over renting when a family is ready, willing and able to purchase. There are both financial and non-financial benefits to owning a home of your own. Based on the headlines below, many news outlets agreed with us after they reviewed a recent report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies […]

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Don’t Wait To Buy Your Dream Home

As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As either a first-time or repeat buyer, you must not be concerned only about price but also about the ‘long term cost’ of the home. Let us explain. There are many factors […]

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Thinking of Selling? 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t For Sale By Owner

In today’s market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are five reasons: 1. […]

The PERFECT Listing Presentation!

Last week we held a live webinar to share the 5 Elements of the Perfect Listing Presentation. Many attendees have already had success by using some of the many ‘best practices’ that were shared in the webinar. If you were unable to attend the live webinar or haven’t had a chance to check out the […]

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Existing Home Sales Slow Amongst Tight Inventory [INFOGRAPHIC]

Existing Home Sales Slow Amongst Tight Inventory [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

How Much Must You Trust Your Listing Agent?

You and your family have decided to sell your house. It is now time to choose a real estate professional to help with the process. One of the major attributes this agent must possess is trustworthiness. To what degree do you need to trust them? You must have enough trust in them that you feel […]

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Is Qualifying for a Mortgage Getting Easier?

There has been a lot of talk about how difficult it is to get a home mortgage in today’s lending environment. However, three recent reports have revealed that lending standards are beginning to ease. This is great news for both first time buyers and current homeowners looking to move or buy a second vacation/retirement home. […]

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Buying A Home Is Better Way to Produce Wealth Than Renting

According to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index homeownership is a better way to produce greater wealth, on average, than renting. The BH&J Index is a quarterly report that attempts to answer the question: Is it better to rent or buy a home in today’s housing market? The index examines […]

How To Use The Buyer & Seller Guides To Capture Leads

In the Branding Section of the latest Monthly Market Report, we show you how to use the Fall Buyer & Seller Guides as a magnet to capture leads. If you haven’t yet watched the Branding Section, you can find it at the 35:00 mark of the video. One of the best ways to use the Buyer […]

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3 Graphs That Scream List Your House Today!

In school we all learned the Theory of Supply and Demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will surely rise. SUPPLY The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported that the inventory of homes for sale stands at a 4.8-month supply. This is significantly lower […]

[FREE WEBINAR] 5 Elements of the Perfect Listing Presentation

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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Credit Score Requirements LOWER As Interest Rates CREEP UP! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Credit Score Requirements LOWER As Interest Rates CREEP UP! [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Fannie Mae Introduces Home Purchase Sentiment Index

Earlier this month, Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group announced the launch of their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). The index will distill results from Fannie Mae’s consumer-focused National Housing Survey into a single, monthly, predictive indicator. According to Doug Duncan, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Fannie Mae, the goal for the […]

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The Cost of Waiting to Buy a Home

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their July edition of the Housing Affordability Index. The index measures whether or not a typical family earns enough income to qualify for a mortgage loan on a typical home at the national level based on the most recent price and income data. NAR looks at the […]

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Why You Should Stop Renting & Buy Today!

There are many young people debating whether they should renew the lease on their apartment or sign a contract to purchase their first home. Housing Cost & Net Worth Whether you rent or buy, you have a monthly housing cost. As a buyer, you are paying YOUR mortgage. Every mortgage payment is a form of […]

Have You Watched The Latest Monthly Market Report Yet?

The September Monthly Market Report is jam packed with great insights to educate your clients on the opportunities currently available for them in the housing market! Home Prices Four times a year the report includes an update on Home Prices; where they’ve been already this year, where they are now, and where they are projected […]

Over 23% Thinking of Selling. Why the Hesitation?

Last month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that housing inventory was down 4.7% from the same time last year and that the month’s inventory of homes for sale stood at 4.8 – far below the six months necessary for a normal housing market. Why is there such a shortage of inventory? The recently […]

5 Elements of the Perfect Listing Presentation [FREE WEBINAR]

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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Economic Impact of Every Home Sold [INFOGRAPHIC]

Economic Impact of Every Home Sold [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

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Thinking of Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions!

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in real estate. Let’s look at whether or not now is actually […]

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Most Experts Agree: There is No Housing Bubble

There is no doubt that home prices in the vast majority of housing markets across the country are continuing to increase on a month over month basis. The following map (based on data from the latest CoreLogic pricing report) reveals the appreciation level by state: These increases in value have caused some to be concerned […]

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5 Financial Reasons To Buy A Home

We have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, with many basic similarities. Eric Belsky, the Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University expanded on the top 5 financial benefits of homeownership in his paper –The Dream Lives On: the Future […]

Rebuilding America One Home At A Time

Members: Sign in now to set up your Personalized Posts & start sharing today! Not a Member Yet? Click Here to learn more about KCM’s newest feature, Personalized Posts. The KCM CrewWe believe every family should feel confident when buying & selling a home. KCM helps real estate professionals reach these families & enables the […]

FHFA Releases 2nd Quarter 2015 Home Price Index

The FHFA released the 2nd Quarter Home Price Index for 2015. Looking at the breakdown regionally, year-over-year, prices are up across the country. We always like to give you the regional outlook so you can compare different areas of the country. Breaking down prices by state, we can see that the entire country is experiencing […]

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A+ Reasons to Hire A Real Estate Professional [INFOGRAPHIC]

A+ Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Professional [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters