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When Character is More Valuable than Competence

Today we are pleased to have Nikki Buckelew back as our guest blogger. Nikki is considered a leading authority on seniors real estate and housing. Enjoy! – The KCM Crew It was her 80th birthday and as Sue’s family gathered around in celebration, she announced a major decision. After years of toying with the idea, she […]

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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 […]

Non-Traditional “Retirement” Metros Becoming Meccas for Older Adults Who Want to Age in Place

Our guest blogger today is Nikki Buckelew. As the Founder and CEO of the Seniors Real Estate Institute, Nikki brings great insight into the Senior Market. – The KCM Crew It’s probably only natural for real estate agents to assume that most boomers or retirees bent on moving to a new city to enjoy their golden years […]

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 […]

Rethinking the 55+ Market

We are excited to have Nikki Buckelew back as our guest blogger for today. Nikki  is considered a leading authority on seniors real estate and housing. – The KCM Crew Someone said to me recently, “Sixty-five is the new forty-five.” We chuckled, but the more I thought about it, the more I found myself in full […]

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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 […]

Hoarding Homeowners Present Challenges for Agents

The KCM Crew welcomes back Nikki Buckelew as our guest contributor today. Congratulations! You received a “come list me” call from one of your mailings and have just scheduled a new listing appointment! The home is located in a highly sought after part of town where the property values have steadily increased and homes are […]

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. […]

Real Estate Teams Jumping onto the Seniors Real Estate Bandwagon

Today we are happy to have Nikki Buckelew back as our guest blogger. Nikki is the Founder and CEO of the Seniors Real Estate Institute. – The KCM Crew Expanding into the seniors real estate niche: Good business sense for teams More and more real estate teams – both small and large – are beginning […]

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Two Controversial Mortgage Products Agents Should Know About

Today we are pleased to welcome back Nikki Buckelew as our guest blogger.  Nikki is the Founder and CEO of the Seniors Real Estate Institute. We already know from NAR that 1 in 4 home sales in 2012 involved a seller over the age of 65. It’s also no secret that the aging population is growing […]

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Multi-Generational Housing Knowledge Critical for Agents in the Coming Decade

Today we are pleased to have Nikki Buckelew back as our guest blogger. Nikki is considered a leading authority on seniors real estate and housing.  This past week I was reminded again about the visualization of the baby boomer generation looking much like a basketball making it’s way through a garden hose. With the first baby […]

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 […]

Serious Housing Conversations Happen Over the Holidays

Today we have Nikki Buckelew as our guest blogger.  Nikki is considered a leading authority on seniors real estate and housing. – The KCM Crew As the holidays approach, families will be gathering all across the country to share meals, exchange gifts, and take part in activities and traditions passed down through the generations. And while […]

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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Great Advice for Senior Sellers During Showings

Today we are honored to have Nikki Buckelew, the Founder and CEO of the Seniors Real Estate Institute, return as our guest blogger.  Nikki is considered a leading authority on seniors real estate and housing. – The KCM Crew If there is one that frustrates real estate agents the most, it is when homeowners decide […]

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Quick Sales Challenging for Seniors

Today we are honored to have Nikki Buckelew, the Founder and CEO of the Seniors Real Estate Institute, as our guest blogger.  Nikki is considered a leading authority on seniors real estate and housing. – The KCM Crew Sold in 3 days! We must admit, this is music to a real estate agents ears. Unfortunately, […]

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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 […]