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Young Adults & Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

93% of Young Adults Plan to Buy a Home

If you follow this blog, you know that we have often posted that we believe young adults between the ages of 18-34 will be a major percentage of all buyers purchasing a home in 2013. Some believe we are overestimating the millennials’ belief in homeownership. However, a new study by Trulia reveals we may be […]

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5 Steps to Success in Real Estate: Webinar Replay

For Agents’ Eyes Only… Today, we give you the opportunity to view a webinar we hosted yesterday. Agents said it was the best webinar we have ever done. Enjoy! – The KCM Crew To view the replay, click here. The KCM CrewWe believe every family should feel confident when buying & selling a home. KCM helps […]

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Homeownership as an Investment

In Real Estate: Today’s Golden Opportunity we compared the current housing market to the market for gold about a decade ago. Some commented on the fact that you can’t compare gold to real estate as an investment as gold is a very liquid asset and it would take more time and effort to sell a house. […]

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Was 2012 a Better Year for Real Estate Than 2011?

There are still those questioning whether the housing market is truly making a comeback. We have decided to graph home sales over the last two years based on the National Association of Realtor‘s Pending Home Sales Report. We believe the graph removes all doubt. The methodology for the report as per NAR: The KCM CrewWe believe […]

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House Prices: Where Are They Headed This Winter?

In a blog post last month, we projected that home values might actually begin to soften on a month-over-month basis throughout the winter. There are other expert analysts that are also notifying their readership of this possibility. Calculated Risk, in a post last week explained: “The monthly Case-Shiller house price indexes will show month-to-month declines […]

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Luxury Housing Market Surges [INFOGRAPHIC]


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Barbara Corcoran to Move-Up Buyers: DO IT NOW!

Barbara Corcoran on the TV Show Fast Money: “Right now, if you are upgrading to a bigger house, even if you’re selling at 10% off, you buy your new house at 10% off. Price appreciation is going to go much higher than people anticipate.” The KCM CrewWe believe every family should feel confident when buying […]

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House and Condo Sales by Region [INFOGRAPHIC]

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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.

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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Housing Inventory Shrinking Across Country [INFOGRAPHIC]

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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 […]

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Gen X & Y and Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

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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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Warren Buffet Bets Big on Real Estate

As reported on Bloomberg: “Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is extending its bet on the U.S. housing market by forming a venture with  Brookfield Asset Management Inc. as low interest rates, inventory and prices spur a real-estate rebound. Berkshire’s Home Services of America Inc. unit will be the majority owner of the venture to manage a […]

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National Housing Metrics [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Educate and Care: Real Estate Professionalism Defined

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. Hope you find the information helpful. – The KCM Crew As an agent, it is crucially important that we ‘have the heart […]

Remarkable Teenager Buys 2nd House!

Back in March, we reported on the remarkable story of Willow Tufano, a 15-year-old who went partners with her mother to purchase her first home at the age of 14. Willow anted up her fair share with money she saved for over a year by selling free items she had previously found and fixed up. […]