America Is Another Name for Opportunity [INFOGRAPHIC]
by KCM Crew on July 3, 2020 at 10:00 am
Is the Health Crisis Driving Buyers Out of Urban Areas?
by KCM Crew on July 2, 2020 at 10:00 am
The pandemic has caused consumers to re-examine the components that make up the “perfect home.” Many families are no longer comfortable with the locations and layouts of their existing homes. The allure of city life (more congested) seems to be giving way to either suburban or rural life (less congested). The fascination with an open […]
A Historic Rebound for the Housing Market
by KCM Crew on July 1, 2020 at 10:00 am
Pending Home Sales increased by 44.3% in May, registering the highest month-over-month gain in the index since the National Association of Realtors (NAR) started tracking this metric in January 2001. So, what exactly are pending home sales, and why is this rebound so important? According to NAR, the Pending Home Sales Index (PHS) is: “A […]
Are New Homes Going to Be Available to Buy This Year?
by KCM Crew on June 30, 2020 at 10:00 am
In today’s economy, everyone seems to be searching for signs that a recovery is coming soon. Many experts agree that it may actually already be in motion or will be starting by the 3rd quarter of this year. With the housing market positioned to lead the way out of this recession, builder confidence might be […]
What Are Experts Saying About the Rest of 2020?
by The KCM Crew on June 29, 2020 at 10:00 am
One of the biggest questions on everyone’s minds these days is: What’s going to happen to the housing market in the second half of the year? Based on recent data on the economy, unemployment, real estate, and more, many economists are revising their forecasts for the remainder of 2020 – and the outlook is extremely encouraging. […]
Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again [INFOGRAPHIC]
by The KCM Crew on June 26, 2020 at 10:00 am
Some Highlights For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling real estate without the representation of a real estate broker or real estate agent. According to the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, 35% of homeowners who decided to FSBO last year did so to avoid paying a commission or fee. But, homes sold with an agent net 6% more than those sold as a FSBO according to Collateral Analytics. Before you decide to take on the challenge of selling your house on your own, let’s connect to discuss your options. […]
New Index Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate
by The KCM Crew on June 25, 2020 at 10:00 am
Earlier this month, realtor.com announced the release of their initial Housing Recovery Index, a weekly guide showing how the pandemic has impacted the residential real estate market. The index leverages a weighted average of four key components of the housing industry, tracking each of the following: Housing Demand – Growth in online search activity Home […]
Should We Be Looking at Unemployment Numbers Differently?
by The KCM Crew on June 24, 2020 at 10:00 am
The New York Times recently ran an article regarding unemployment titled: Don’t Cheer Too Soon. Keep an Eye on the Core Jobless Rate. The piece suggests we should look at unemployment numbers somewhat differently. The author of the article, Jed Kolko, is a well-respected economist who is currently the Chief Economist at Indeed, the world’s […]
Quick DIY Tips For Home Sellers To Hone In On During Quarantine
Quick DIY Tips For Home Sellers To Hone In On During Quarantine If you’re finding yourself spending more time at home lately, you’re not alone. Many Americans are sheltering-in-place, and this time is perfect for tackling those bottom-of-the-list projects you’ve been putting off. Let’s take a look at some DIY tips for tasks you can […]
Are Older Generations Really Not Selling Their Homes?
Many studies suggest one of the main reasons for the inventory shortage in today’s market of homes for sale is that older generations have chosen to “age in place” over moving. The 2019 Home Buyers & Sellers Generational Trend Report by NAR clarifies this point! NAR’s findings show that Baby Boomers (43%) and the Silent […]
Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!
In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. In a realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some steps that first-time homebuyers can take to help carry their excitement […]
Top Days to List Your Home for Sale [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights: ATTOM Data Solutions conducted an analysis of more than 29 million single family home and condo sales over the past eight years to determine the top days to list your home for sale. The top five days to list your home brought in a 10% premium over market value and are all in […]
What is Really Happening with Home Prices?
Home values have softened over the last twelve months. We are no longer seeing 6-7% annual appreciation levels for the national housing market. The current numbers are closer to 4%. Some have suggested that year-over-year appreciation levels could fall to 3% or less this year. However, a stronger-than-expected economy and a good spring housing market […]
4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer
So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call ‘home,’ and you’ve finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comes true! Below are 4 steps […]
New Research Shows Housing Is Affordable For First-Time Buyers
Home prices have been on the rise for the last seven years, leading many housing market analysts to conclude that first-time homebuyers are being shut out of the market due to affordability concerns. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports on the percentage of First-Time Home Buyers (FTHB) on a monthly and yearly basis. Their […]
A Lack of Inventory Continues to Impact the Housing Market
The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen to their lowest point in years. The market will continue to strengthen in 2019. However, there is one thing that […]
A Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights: An emerging trend for some time now has been the difference between available inventory and demand in the premium and luxury markets and that in the starter and trade-up markets and what those differences are doing to prices! Inventory continues to rise in the luxury and premium home markets which is causing prices […]
What can a property manager do for you?
Having a rental property is a great way to diversify your investment portfolio and earn additional, passive income in the process. Managing one, however, can carve out a huge chunk of your time. It’s a hands-on business, after all. If you’re not too keen on handling the responsibility, you can always hire a property manager […]
Buying Bay Area commercial real estate in a smart way
With business booming and more people coming in, the Bay Area market is looking hotter than ever for commercial real estate investors. Are you planning on delving into this venture? Here are several tips and tricks that will help you invest in Bay Area commercial real estate. Find a commercial real estate specialist. New to […]
3 Questions to ask before you invest in a condo
Condos are generating a lot of interest in the Bay Area and with good reason. It provides a variety of flexible real estate options, especially in a market as sought after as the Bay Area. That said, living in a condo doesn’t fit everyone. Here are a couple of questions you need to ask yourself […]
Best Locations To Buy An Investment Property In San Francisco
Without a doubt, San Francisco is currently one of the country’s most lucrative real estate markets. The catch however, is that home prices are peaking at record highs, which can either be a perfect opportunity or a challenge. If you’re serious about buying a San Francisco investment property, it’s important for you to prepare to […]
Easy and Affordable Rental Property Upgrades
Upgrading your rental unit doesn’t have to be expensive. There are plenty of budget-friendly improvements you can do which can create a great impact. Here are a few easy and affordable upgrades you can consider for your rental property: Paint You don’t need to repaint the entire house. You can pick your spots by focusing […]
5 Helpful Tips On Buying A Home In The Bay Area
The Bay Area market is one of the most competitive housing markets in the country today, which means searching for a property here can seem like a daunting task. The good news is you can put yourself in the best position to buy in the Bay Area simply by being aware of the basics and […]