home ownership

July 30, 2021

There Is an Extra Way To Welcome Home Our Veterans

 

Home Sellers: There Is an Extra Way To Welcome Home Our Veterans | MyKCM

Some veterans are finding it difficult to obtain a home in today’s market. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR):

“Conventional conforming mortgages (mortgages that conform to guidelines set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac), accounted for 74% of mortgages obtained by homebuyers in May 2021, an ...

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July 23, 2021

3 Charts That Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

3 Charts That Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble | MyKCM

With home prices continuing to deliver double-digit increases, some are concerned we’re in a housing bubble like the one in 2006. However, a closer look at the market data indicates this is nothing like 2006 for three major reasons.

1. The housing market isn’t driven by risky mortgage loans.

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July 14, 2021

Why This Isn’t Your Typical Summer Housing Market

Why This Isn’t Your Typical Summer Housing Market | MyKCM

In real estate, it’s normal to see ebbs and flows in the market. Typically, the summer months are slower-paced than the traditionally busy spring. But this isn’t a typical summer. As the economy rebounds and life is returning to normal, the real estate market is expected to have an unusually ...

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June 23, 2021

5 Things Homebuyers Need To Know When Making an Offer

5 Things Homebuyers Need To Know When Making an Offer | MyKCM

When it comes to buying a house, you’re looking for the perfect place to call home. The problem is, in today’s market there just aren’t that many homes available to purchase. With inventory hovering near record lows and sky-high buyer demand, a multi-offer scenario is the new normal. Here are ...

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June 18, 2021

Don’t Wait To Sell Your House

Don’t Wait To Sell Your House | MyKCM

We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market right now. If you’re a homeowner thinking about selling, you have a huge advantage in today’s housing market. High buyer demand paired with very few houses for sale makes this the optimal time to sell for those who are ready to do so. Whatever ...

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June 10, 2021

7 Ways to Spruce Up Your Deck

7 Ways To Spruce Up Your Deck

A deck can increase the value of your home, and it can enhance your quality of life. There are many ways to transform an old space into something you love. Changing your deck into a fun and entertaining space that your family and friends will enjoy isn't difficult, expensive ...

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June 9, 2021

10 Ways to Improve Your Backyard Without Breaking The Bank

10 Ways To Improve Your Backyard Affordably

During the summer, your backyard should be your favorite place to be. From a relaxing getaway for your mind to a place to gather your family and friends, you can do it all. A backyard overhaul typically requires heavy equipment and several trips to the hardware store. Take a look ...

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June 8, 2021

May Real Estate Highlights!

May 21, 2021

Should I Move or Refinance?

Should I Move or Refinance? | MyKCM

The level of equity homeowners have is at an all-time high. According to the U.S. Censusover 38% of owner-occupied homes are owned free and clear, meaning they don’t have a mortgage. Those with a mortgage are seeing their equity skyrocket too. Every time real estate values increase ...

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April 22, 2021

How Much Time Do You Need To Save for a Down Payment?

How Much Time Do You Need To Save for a Down Payment? | MyKCM

One of the biggest hurdles homebuyers face is saving for a down payment. As you’re budgeting and planning for your home purchase, you’ll want to understand how much you’ll need to put down and how long it will take you to get there. The process may actually move faster than ...

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