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When You Sell Your House, Where Do You Plan To Go?
by KCM Crew on December 5, 2023 at 11:30 am
If you’re thinking about selling your house, you may have heard the supply of homes for sale is still low, and that means your house should stand out to buyers who are craving more options. […]
Experts Project Home Prices Will Rise over the Next 5 Years
by KCM Crew on December 4, 2023 at 11:30 am
Even with so much data showing home prices are actually rising in most of the country, there are still a lot of people who worry there will be another price crash in the immediate future. […]
3 Reasons To Sell Your House Before the New Year [INFOGRAPHIC]
by KCM Crew on December 1, 2023 at 11:30 am
Here are a few reasons you may not want to hold off until the new year to sell your house. […]
Is Owning a Home Still the American Dream for Younger Buyers?
by KCM Crew on November 30, 2023 at 4:00 pm
Everyone has their own idea of the American Dream, and it's different for each person. […]
Why the Economy Won’t Tank the Housing Market
by KCM Crew on November 29, 2023 at 11:30 am
If you’re worried about a coming recession, you’re not alone. […]
Are the Top 3 Housing Market Questions on Your Mind?
by KCM Crew on November 28, 2023 at 11:30 am
When it comes to what’s happening in the housing market, there’s a lot of confusion going around right now. […]
Is Wall Street Buying Up All the Homes in America?
by KCM Crew on November 27, 2023 at 11:30 am
If you’re thinking about buying a home, you may find yourself interested in the latest real estate headlines so you can have a pulse on all of the things that could impact your decision. […]
Why Homeowners Feel Thankful for Their Homes [INFOGRAPHIC]
by KCM Crew on November 24, 2023 at 11:30 am
Here are three reasons why homeowners feel thankful for their homes. […]
Why Homeowners Are Thankful They Own
by KCM Crew on November 23, 2023 at 11:30 am
Countless people have set out on the exciting journey of homeownership. […]
Home Prices Still Growing – Just at a More Normal Pace
by KCM Crew on November 22, 2023 at 11:30 am
If you’re feeling a bit muddy on what’s happening with home prices, that’s no surprise. […]
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 […]