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When is a good time to rent?

According to this article, definitely NOT now! People often ask whether or not now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent. The Census Bureau just […]

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Summer Is Here View this email in your browser 5 UNEXPECTED SIDE BENEFITS OF HOMEOWNERSHIP You already know about the tax benefits of buying a home and the long-term financial advantages created by rising home values and bankable equity. But some of the associated benefits of homeownership might surprise you. 1. Pride of ownership You […]

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Housing Supply Still Low

Last week, we reported on the lack of housing supply and how that was impacting the real estate market. Today, we want to let you know what other industry experts are saying. Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President: “It’s kind of a seesaw right now between supply and demand. One of the reasons for fewer sales […]

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Price Is 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 recommended, and many agents go along with the idea to keep their clients happy. However, the best agents realize […]

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What A Difference A Year Makes

Some Important Points To Consider: The latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey reports the 30-year fixed rate at 3.7%. Freddie Mac’s projection for Q2 2016 is that the rate will be 4.7% (a full percentage point higher) The Home Price Expectation Survey predicts that home prices will appreciate by 4.4% during this same time […]

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Homeownership Creates Wealth

Matthew Rognlie, from the Department of Economics at MIT, recently released a paper:Deciphering the Fall and Rise in the Net Capital Share. One of the major findings of the report is that homeownership is and has been for the last fifty years a major component to family wealth. An article on the study in The […]

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Who are buying these days?

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Everybody’s moving!

In my neighborhood it’s more of downsizing. What’s happening in yours? *************************************************************************** Location, Location, Location by The KCM Crew on March 16, 2015 in For Buyers, For Sellers, Pricing A recent Demand Institute report revealed “nearly half of all American households plan to move at some point in the future.” Seventy-five percent of those surveyed […]

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Is Another Bubble Forming? VIA KCM Blog

It’s inevitable. Someone always wants to ruin the party. In this case, talks of a bubble had been going on since last year. It’s starting to get louder. As always, there’s 2 sides to the story. Some point to the fact that we haven’t returned to our previous highs. Others point out that the lack […]

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First Time Home Buyer

This article from Yahoo hits the proverbial nail on the head with first time home buyers. One of the biggest challenges that I usually face with 1st home buyers is the fact that they watch too much HGTV. Geez, if I had a nickel for every buyer that would tell me they are looking for […]

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