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The Difference An Hour Can Make [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Difference an Hour Can Make [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

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Picking a Real Estate Agent through Facebook

According to a joint study released by Google and the National Association of Realtors, 2 of 3 people searching for a prospective real estate professional research them “extensively online prior to working with them”. And, that number is probably increasing every day. Are social media channels such as Facebook really a good place to gather […]

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Hispanics & Housing: Demand Over The Next Decade

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association (MBA) recently released a report: ‘Housing Demand: Demographics And The Numbers Behind The Coming Multi-Million Increase In Households’. In this study, the MBA “utilized a comprehensive analysis of data from 1976 to 2014, a period encompassing several market and housing cycles, to provide a projection of much stronger housing demand over the […]

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Why You Should Hire A Professional When Buying A Home!

Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream home or if they should first try to go it on their own. In today’s market: you need an experienced professional! You Need an Expert Guide if you are Traveling a Dangerous Path The field of real […]

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2016: Homeowner’s Net Worth Will Be 45x Greater Than a Renter

Every three years the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a homeowner’s net worth is 36 times greater than that of a renter ($194,500 vs. $5,400). In a recent Forbes article the […]

How Do You Use Facebook To Build Your Real Estate Brand?

Building your Real Estate Brand with the help of social media, specifically Facebook, can be challenging. What to post… When to post it… What will get the most engagement from your followers? What will brand you a Market Expert in your local market? If you didn’t have a chance to attend the webinar live, don’t […]

Do You Know How To Use Facebook To Build Your Real Estate Brand? [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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Buying A Home Can Be SCARY… Until You Know The FACTS! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Buying A Home Can Be Scary... Until You Know the FACTS! [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

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Here Come the Millennials!!

Many have been wondering when the much anticipated move by Millennials’ into homeownership would actually take place. We know the belief in owning a home is there. According to a recent Merrill Lynch study, eighty one percent of Millennials believe “homeownership is an important part of the American Dream”. This compares favorably to previous generations. […]

Family Wealth Grows as Home Equity Builds

With residential real estate values rising quite substantially in most parts of the country over the last few years, many homeowners are seeing a major increase in their family’s wealth as equity continues to build in their house. A recent study by the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University revealed that home equity […]

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Applying For A Mortgage: Why So Much Paperwork?

We are often asked why there is so much paperwork mandated by the bank for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today. It seems that the bank needs to know everything about us and requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are being told […]

TIP: Sharing Your Buyer & Seller Guides on Facebook

Looking to share your Buyer and Seller Guides on Facebook? Services such as Issuu (www.issuu.com) allow you to embed a PDF publication directly into your Facebook News Feed, giving readers access to the content without ever leaving Facebook. You can even personalize your guide using the PowerPoint file, then upload as a PDF. (The free account […]

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Buying a Home Remains 35% Less Expensive than Renting!

In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage throughout the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is from an average of 16% in Honolulu (HI), all the way to 55% in […]

How to Use Facebook to Build Your Real Estate Brand [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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Where Will Home Prices Be Next Year? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Where Will Home Prices Be Next Year? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

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Do You Really Think Your Landlord Pays for Repairs?

A recent article that appeared on Nasdaq.com addressed the issue of whether it is best to buy or rent in today’s real estate environment. The article was very fair in discussing both options. However, there was one portion of the article that we questioned. One of the experts was quoted as saying: “For some people, […]

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Are Millennials Finally Entering the Market?

It appears that Millennials are finally beginning to enter the housing market. In a recent report, CoreLogic looked at the annual net change in household formations over the last decade (see graph below): It appears this is the year that Millennials are finally moving out of their parents’ basements and finding a place of their […]

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New Home Sales Surge

According to the latest report from the US Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, newly constructed home sales jumped 5.7% month-over-month and 21.6% year-over-year to an annual pace of 552,000. Many buyers are looking to the new homes market to make up for the lack of existing home sales inventory. National […]

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4 Reasons to Buy BEFORE Winter Hits

It’s that time of year; the seasons are changing and with them bring thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get-togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fence about whether now is the right time to buy don’t have to look much farther to find four great reasons to consider buying […]

CoreLogic Forecasts Year-Over-Year Appreciation

The latest CoreLogic Home Price Index was released this past week. Included in the research was CoreLogic’s Forecasted Year-Over-Year Percent Change. The nation as a whole is forecasted to experience 4.3% appreciation over the course of the next twelve months (August ’15 – August ’16); compared to the 6.9% already achieved over the past year (August […]

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New Home Sales Surge By 5.7%! [INFOGRAPHIC]

New Home Sales Surge By 5.7%! [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

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Pending Home Sales Remain Steady

The National Association of REALTORS’ just released the results of their latest Pending Home Sales Index, which showed a small 1.4% decline in signed contracts in August. Pending sales remain strong year-over-year as they were 6.1% higher than August ’14 and have now risen for 12 consecutive months.  What is the Pending Home Sales Index […]

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Home Equity: You May Have More Than You Think

CoreLogic recently released their 2015 2nd Quarter Equity Report which revealed that 759,000 properties had regained equity in the last quarter. That means that 91% of all mortgaged properties (approximately 45.9 million) are now in a positive equity position. Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic, reported: “For much of the country, the negative equity […]

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Sales Up In (Almost) Every Price Range!

The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over last year in five of the six price ranges they measure. Only those homes priced under $100,000 showed a decline (-7.7%). The decline in this price range points to the lower inventory of distressed properties […]

Why We Do What We Do

The KCM Crew recently moved into new offices in our building and we were so excited to share our new space with our Members in our update, Our New Home. Now that we are settled into our new space we want to share another piece of what we have done that we are very excited […]