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    Number of Homes for Sale Up from Last Year, but Below Pre-Pandemic Years

    By KCM Crew | February 8, 2023

    The biggest challenge in the housing market right now, and likely for years to come, is how few homes there are for sale compared to the number of people who want to buy. That’s why, if you’re thinking about selling your house, this is a great time to do so. Your house would be welcome in a market that has fewer homes for sale than it did in the years leading up to the pandemic. Read More

    How Experts Can Help Close the Gap in Today’s Homeownership Rate

    By KCM Crew | February 7, 2023

    As we celebrate Black History Month, we reflect on the past and present experiences of Black Americans. This includes the path toward investing in a home of their own. And while equitable access to housing has come a long way, homeownership can be a steeper climb for households of color. It’s an important experience to talk about, along with how it can make all the difference for diverse homebuyers to work with the right real estate experts. Read More

    The Top Reasons for Selling Your House

    By KCM Crew | February 6, 2023

    Many of today’s homeowners bought or refinanced their homes during the pandemic when mortgage rates were at history-making lows. Since rates doubled in 2022, some of those homeowners put their plans to move on hold, not wanting to lose the low mortgage rate they have on their current house. And while today’s rates have started coming down from last year’s peak, they’re still higher than they were a couple of years ago. Read More

    You May Not Need as Much as You Think for Your Down Payment [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Craig Augenstein | February 3, 2023

    Some Highlights Many people believe you need to put down 20% of the purchase price when you buy a home. But recent homebuyers actually put down far less on their purchase. And with programs like FHA loans, VA loans, and USDA loans, some qualified buyers are able to put down as little as 0-3.5%. Read More

    Experts Forecast a Turnaround in the Housing Market in 2023

    By Craig Augenstein | February 2, 2023

    The housing market has gone through a lot of change recently, and much of that was a result of how quickly mortgage rates rose last year. Read More

    Should You Rent Your House or Sell It?

    By Craig Augenstein | February 1, 2023

    If you’re a homeowner ready to make a move, you may be thinking about using your current house as a short-term rental property instead of selling it. A short-term rental (STR) is typically offered as an alternative to a hotel, and they’re an investment that’s gained popularity in recent years. According to a Harris Poll survey, 28% of homeowners have considered using a rental service to temporarily rent out their home for additional income. Read More

    Lower Mortgage Rates Are Bringing Buyers Back to the Market

    By Craig Augenstein | January 31, 2023

    As mortgage rates rose last year, activity in the housing market slowed down. And as a result, homes started seeing fewer offers and stayed on the market longer. That meant some homeowners decided to press pause on selling. Read More

    Where Will You Go If You Sell? You Have Options.

    By Craig Augenstein | January 30, 2023

    There are plenty of good reasons you might be ready to move. No matter your motivations, before you list your current house, you need to consider where you’ll go next. Read More

    Homeownership Builds Your Wealth over Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Craig Augenstein | January 27, 2023

    Some Highlights If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, be sure to factor in the long-term benefits of homeownership. On average, nationwide, home prices appreciated by 288.7% over the last 32 years. That means homeowners grow their net worth significantly in the long term. Read More

    Why It Makes Sense To Move Before Spring

    By Craig Augenstein | January 26, 2023

    Spring is usually the busiest season in the housing market. Many buyers wait until then to make their move, believing it’s the best time to find a home. However, that isn’t always the case when you factor in the competition you could face with other buyers at that time of year. If you’re ready to buy a home, here’s why it makes sense to move before the spring market picks up. Read More