Interest Rates & Your Buyer’s Purchasing Power

Interest Rates have remained at or above 4% since they first crossed the threshold on June 4th (according to Freddie Mac’s Weekly Mortgage Market Survey). The experts are in agreement that rates will increase. With the exception of Fannie Mae, they all believe that rates will jump by a full percentage point by this time […]

How do you make sure that Mr. & Mrs. Seller accept your buyers’ offer?

In a multi-bid environment, like the one we are experiencing today, sellers sometimes make a decision that is not always based on money. Harris Poll recently released the results of their survey which looked at the emotional connection seller’s often feel toward their current home and the future of that home. Before the recession, about 20 percent […]

Is Student Loan Debt Holding Back Buyers?

Last week, Trulia posted a blog that questioned whether a college education was an impediment to purchasing a home for Millennials. They explained that the cost of student debt could get in the way of someone saving for the down payment on their first home. Early in the post, Trulia talks about the importance of […]

How to Show Your Clients the Cost of Waiting

With prices on the rise in most areas of the country, many first-time buyers might think that they should wait to buy. But unfortunately with interest rates also on the move, the Cost of Waiting a year to buy is climbing even faster. CoreLogic predicts a 5.3% appreciation in home prices in the next 12 […]

Many Listings In Your Market Expire TOMORROW!

As we’ve noted before, there are three days a year when the most real estate listings expire: 12/31 – Because many agents convince the seller to list “until the end of the year” 12/30 – Because some agents don’t realize there are 31 days in December TOMORROW, 6/30 – Because many agents taking listings early in […]

Summer Buyer & Seller Guides Now Available!

Happy Summer!  The Summer editions of our Things to Consider When Buying a Home & Things to Consider When Selling Your House are now available for Download & Customization! Available in English & Spanish and in both PDF and the ever popular, editable, PowerPoint version. Download Them Today! Simply click the button below or select […]

June is the Month to Hunt Expired Listings!

Here are the three days a year that the most real estate listings expire: 12/31 – Because many agents convince the seller to list “until the end of the year” 12/30 – Because some agents don’t realize there are 31 days in December 6/30 – Because many agents taking listings early in the year pick […]

Our New Home

Keeping Current Matters has come a long way since our start in 2007. Since our company was formed, our objective has always been to help you become the expert in your marketplace by simply and effectively explaining a complex housing market to your clients. Our goal is to help families make the best decision for […]

FHFA Releases 1st Quarter 2015 Home Price Index

The FHFA released the 1st Quarter Home Price Index for 2015. Looking at the breakdown regionally, year-over-year, prices are up across the country. We always like to give you the regional outlook so you can compare different areas of the country. Breaking down prices by state, with the exception of West Virginia, Washington D.C. & Maryland, the […]

Summer is Around the Corner… Be Prepared

The busy spring buyers season is in full swing, and summer is around the corner! With the temperatures and the housing market heating up, people will seek you out to help answer their questions about today’s real estate market. Whether at a family barbecue, block party, your child’s little league game, be prepared by going […]

Home Price Expectation Survey Slides [UPDATE]

The latest Home Price Expectation Survey results are out! Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists about where prices are headed over the next five years. They then average the projections of all 100+ experts into a single number.  Our full pricing update will […]

Prices & Time Since The Peak [UPDATED]

We know how many Members LOVE this slide! The new report from CoreLogic was just released showing the percent change in price and time since each state’s individual peak. Many agents use this slide to show their clients that although prices are on their way up, in some areas they are still a far cry […]

Valuable Advice on Social Media

How do you build trust on social media as a real estate expert in your market?  How do you stay ‘top of mind’ when your contacts make the decision to buy or sell a home?  Where can you get great information to share on your social media platforms? As a KCM Member, you’ve already figured […]

Tips for Success from the ‘Shark Tank’

If you’ve ever caught an episode of ABC’s Shark Tank, you’ve no doubt seen the difference having a savvy billionaire in your corner can make. Of course each ‘Shark’ that you see in the tank has their own success story to share, and all have turned their own businesses into million or billion dollar empires […]

How to Get Buyers & Sellers Off the Fence!

The busy spring buyers’ season is in full swing! In many areas of the country, in many price ranges, the lack of inventory available for sale may be a challenge for your buyers who are out in force! So how do you show potential sellers that now is a great time to list their home? […]

Price it Right!!

In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often want to price their home higher than what the agent recommends. Here is a visual that might help: The KCM CrewWe believe every family should feel […]

Buyer’s Purchasing Power

Interest rates have remained low in recent months, but the experts agree, they will not remain under 4% for much longer. With rates projected to increase a full percentage point by this time next year, your clients who may be on the fence about a purchase need to know that the amount of house they […]

More Home Buying Education Please!

For the last three years, TD Bank has surveyed consumers across the nation who have purchased a home within the last 10 years about their home buying experiences & mortgage behaviors to compile their Mortgage Service Index. Great News! Of those surveyed, 68% of respondents say their most recent experience purchasing a home was excellent […]

The Spring 2015 Buyer & Seller Guides Are Here!

The Spring 2015 Buyer & Seller Guides are now available for Download & Customization! As with prior seasons, we’ve provided you with “Things to Consider When Buying a Home” & “Things to Consider When Selling Your House” in English & Spanish and in both PDF and the ever popular, editable, PowerPoint version. Download Them Today! Simply […]

Unemployment & The Housing Market

The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released their latest report showing that for the first time since 1984, unemployment fell in every state and D.C. last year. Below is a map showing the decline year-over-year from 2013-2014. In 2014, fourteen states had unemployment levels below 5%, while the nation as a whole stayed below double […]

Join the Conversation!

If you haven’t yet joined the exclusive “Members Only” Facebook Group… What are you waiting for? Are you a new agent looking for some guidance on where to start in your KCM Membership? or your business? Are you a veteran agent looking for new ideas to use in your business? Have a question for The […]

FHFA Releases 4th Quarter 2014 Home Prices

The FHFA released the 4th Quarter Home Prices for 2014. Looking at the breakdown regionally, year-over-year, prices are up across the country. We always like to give you the regional outlook so you can compare different areas of the country. Breaking down prices by state, with the exception of Vermont & Maryland, the entire country is […]

Home Price Expectation Survey Slides Available!

Every quarter Pulsenomics releases the results of their Home Price Expectation Survey. They survey “a distinguished panel of over 100 economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts regarding their 5-year expectations for future home prices in the United States.”  Due to the fact that they are predicting where prices will be the results are released […]

New KCM Feature: Categories

We are happy to now offer categorized KCM content! We have compiled our most popular and relevant content into 5 categories, making your Membership materials even easier to access. Now you can quickly find client specific content with a single click right from the KCM website. Select Categories from the Content menu to get started, […]

Net Worth Slides

A homeowner’s net worth is 36x greater than that of a renter! The Federal Reserve Study that we reported on this week, illustrates just one of the many reasons why homeownership makes sense for Americans. We wanted to make the Net Worth slides readily available for you here to be able to share with your […]