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Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever

Study after study shows that no matter what generation American’s belong to, the vast majority believe that homeownership is an important part of their American Dream. The benefits of homeownership can be broken into two main categories: financial and non-financial (often referred to as emotional or social reasons.)

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Buying A Vacation Property? Now Is A Good Time!

Every year around this time, many homeowners begin the process of preparing their homes in case of extreme winter weather. Some others skip winter all together by escaping to their vacation homes in a warmer climate.

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Homeowners Aged 65+ Have 48x More Net Worth Than Renters

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. Their latest survey data covers responses from 2013-2016.

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The Importance of Home Equity in Retirement Planning

We often discuss the difference in family wealth between homeowner households and renter households. Much of that difference is the result of the equity buildup that homeowners experience over the time that they own their home. In a report recently released by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), they reveal how valuable equity can […]

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Baby Boomers Are On the Move

According to a Merrill Lynch study, “an estimated 4.2 million retirees moved into a new home last year alone.” Two-thirds of retirees say that they are likely to move at least once during retirement. As one participant in the study stated: “In retirement, you have the chance to live anywhere you want. Or you can just stay […]

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Baby Boomers Finding Freedom In Retirement

Within the next five years, Baby Boomers are projected to have the largest household growth of any other generation during that same time period, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard. Let’s take a look at why… In a recent Merrill Lynch study, “Home in Retirement: More Freedom, New Choices” they surveyed nearly 6,000 adults ages […]

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5 Tech Questions that Seniors Should Ask When Interviewing a Real Estate Agent

We are pleased to have Nikki Buckelew back as our guest blogger for today’s post. Nikki has extensive experience working with seniors and is the Founder & CEO of the Senior Real Estate Institute. Enjoy! – The KCM Crew  If you have not bought or sold a home in a few years (or maybe decades) […]

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Baby Boomers: Home Is Where The Heart Is

Within the next five years, Baby Boomers are projected to have the largest household growth of any other generation during that same time period, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard. Let’s take a look at why… In Merrill Lynch’s latest study, “Home in Retirement: More Freedom, New Choices” they surveyed nearly […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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Build A Pathway To Boomers!

Today, we are honored to have senior housing expert, John Downey, as our guest blogger. As Director of Prestige Senior Living (www.prestigeseniorliving.net), John has created a national Seniors real estate division focusing on the unique needs of our growing seniors population. – The KCM Crew Call me crazy to say this, but if any serious […]

Senior Housing: Agents Will Be Compared

Joint Center for Housing Studies Of Harvard University, 2013 “An estimated 16 million senior households will be moving in the next decade. A large number will look for different housing opportunities, creating demand for new types of units in communities where they currently live as well as in the areas that traditionally attract retirees. With […]

Senior Housing: A Call to Action!

Today, we are honored to have senior housing expert, John Downey, as our guest blogger. As Director of Prestige Senior Living (www.prestigeseniorliving.net), John has created a national Seniors real estate division focusing on the unique needs of our growing seniors population. – The KCM Crew We are a nation of trends. From music to fashion […]

Senior Housing: Silver Tsunami About to Hit

Some look at this photo and see empty railroad tracks with nothing in sight, so they may turn and walk away. Au contraire, for the social caring and business opportunists among us. Armed with in-depth research and enough data to mold an entire business plan, I set out to explore where the train was coming […]