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Buying a Home? Don’t Let Fear Get in Your Way

Our founder, Steve Harney, occasionally asks to do a personal post on what he sees as important to our industry. Today we are reposting one of his favorites. Enjoy! – The KCM Crew Last week, I was talking to a young couple I know that was about to close on their first home. They were […]

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Future Homeowners Share American Dream

Two recently released reports indicate that both young adults (Millennials) and teenagers (Generation Z) still see homeownership as an important piece of their future success. A report by The Demand Institute, Millennials and Their Homes: Still Seeking the American Dream, revealed that the Millennial Generation is optimistic about their financial future and still believe in […]

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With Interest Rates and Home Prices on the rise, do you know the true Cost of Waiting?

Today we are excited to have Morgan Tranquist as our guest blogger. Morgan is the Director of Content Development for The KCM Crew and provides insight into what the Millennial Generation needs to hear from their agents. – The KCM Crew At Keeping Current Matters, we have often broken down the opportunity that exists now for […]

Millennials: How Many are Actually ‘Living with their Parents’?

Every day we are pleasantly surprised with the research coming forward regarding the Millennial generation. Whether it was the over-exaggeration of the student debt challenge, the misbelief that they are not yet ready to buy or the under estimation of their actual home purchases, evidence is beginning to debunk the myths many have held about […]

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Buying a Home? Know ALL Your Options

In a post earlier this week, we suggested that the Millennial generation’s struggles with student debt and the overarching concept of homeownership are not the reasons for so many first time buyers hesitating to move forward with the purchase of their first home. Now there is another firm suggesting the same. The asset management company, […]

Millennials and Student Debt: We Knew They Were Wrong!

For almost a year now, we have been trying to debunk the myth that student debt is keeping the vast majority of Millennials from purchasing a home. We explained that Millennials have purchased more homes over a recent twelve month period than any other generation as was reported by the National Association of Realtors). We […]

Millennials: They ARE Buying & Selling Houses

A recent study by the National Association of Realtors, Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends, revealed that Millennials are a much higher percentage of the overall housing market than the public may realize. Here are the breakdowns: BUYERS SELLERS Bottom Line Contrary to what many believe, Millennials make up the largest percentage of all buyers […]

Millennials: Diversify with Housing

We are excited to have Justin DeCesare back as our guest blogger today. Justin is the CEO of Middleton & Associates Real Estate, one of the largest independently owned Brokerages in coastal San Diego. – The KCM Crew A recent article written by Kelley Holland of CNBC titled “Retirement trumps home ownership for millennials” references a National Endowment […]

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With Rates & Prices on the Rise, Do You Know the True Cost of Waiting?

We, at KCM, have often broken down the opportunity that exists now for Millennials who are willing and able to purchase a home NOW… Here are a couple other ways to look at the cost of waiting. Let’s say you’re 30 and your dream house costs $250,000 today, at 4.41% your monthly Mortgage Payment with […]

Millennials & Income

Today, Justin DeCesare returns as our guest blogger.  Justin is the CEO of Middleton & Associates Real Estate in La Jolla, CA. – The KCM Crew Millennials have become an important topic of discussion for media outlets and blogs throughout the country. While some argue that my generation is blossoming later than our predecessors, optimists such as […]

Hispanic Millennials & Housing

Nielsen recently released their report “Millennials – Breaking the Myths” and today I want to focus on the information reported about Hispanic Millennials. Of the 77 million Millennials, 19% are Hispanic. This group (age 18-36) is the most racially and ethnically diverse than any previous generation. According to this report, Nielsen expects the Hispanic population […]

Who Says Millennials are not Buying Houses?

We have often gone against the grain to promote the fact that Millennials have a stronger belief in homeownership than previous generations. Some have strongly disagreed. Well, a new study from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found Millennials now account for the greatest market share of recent home purchases. NAR’s Home Buyer and Seller […]

Millennials: Optimistic & Ready to Buy

We believe that 2014 will be the year that Millennials re-enter the housing market in a big way. Because of that, we will be dedicating our blog posts each day this week to a better understanding of this generation. – The KCM Crew A recent survey by the PulteGroup revealed that the Millennial generation has […]

Millennials & Social Media

We are excited to have Justin DeCesare as our guest blogger today! Justin is the CEO of Middleton & Associates Real Estate in La Jolla, CA. – The KCM Crew If you are a REALTOR® hoping to capitalize on the emerging Millennial buying demographic, it is crucial to understand the wants, needs, and desires of your potential client. […]

Buying a Home? Don’t Let Fear Get in Your Way

Our founder, Steve Harney, occasionally asks to do a personal post on what he sees as important to our industry. Today we are reposting one of his favorites from this past summer. Enjoy! – The KCM Crew Last week, I was talking to a young couple I know that was about to close on their […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Properly Communicating with Millennial Home Buyers

Today we have the great honor of having Justin DeCesare, CEO of Middleton & Associates Real Estate in La Jolla, CA 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 which is available online in both print and Kindle […]

Millennials as Real Estate Clients: Communication is Crucial

If I have learned one thing in my time as a manager in the real estate industry, it is that the ability to communicate is a quality demonstrated by the best of the best. Great communicators know that this quality is as much about listening and making yourself available to another person as it is […]

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The Millennials: A New Market and a New Generation

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 […]