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Category: Move-Up Buyers

    Planning to Retire? It Could Be Time To Make a Move.

    By KCM Crew | December 15, 2022

    If you’re thinking about retirement or have already retired this year, you may be planning your next steps. One of your goals could be selling your house and finding a home that more closely fits your needs. Fortunately, you may be in a better position to make a move than you realize. Here are a […] Read More

    You May Have More Negotiation Power When You Buy a Home Today

    By KCM Crew | December 14, 2022

    Did the frequency and intensity of bidding wars over the past two years make you put your home search on hold? If so, you should know the hyper competitive market has cooled this year as buyer demand has moderated and housing supply has grown. Those two factors combined mean you may see less competition from […] Read More

    Homeownership Is an Investment in Your Future

    By KCM Crew | December 8, 2022

    There are many people thinking about buying a home, but with everything affecting the economy, some are wondering if it’s a smart decision to buy now or if it makes more sense to wait it out. As Bob Broeksmit, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), explains: “The desire for homeownership is strong. […] Read More

    Key Advantages of Buying a Home Today

    By KCM Crew | December 7, 2022

    There’s no doubt buying a home today is different than it was over the past couple of years, and the shift in the market has led to advantages for buyers today. Right now, there are specific reasons that make this housing market attractive for those who’ve thought about buying but have sidelined their search due […] Read More

    Prioritizing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer in Today’s Market

    By KCM Crew | December 5, 2022

    There’s no denying mortgage rates are higher now than they were last year. And if you’re thinking about buying a home, this may be top of mind for you. That’s because those higher rates impact how much it costs to borrow money for your home loan. As you set out to make a purchase this […] Read More

    What You Want To Know If You’re Pursuing Your Dream of Homeownership

    By KCM Crew | December 1, 2022

    If you’re a young adult, you may be thinking about your goals and priorities for the months and years ahead. And if homeownership ranks high on your goal sheet, you’re in good company. Many of your peers are also pursuing their dream of owning a home. The 2022 Millennial & Gen Z Borrower Sentiment Report […] Read More

    3 Ways You Can Use Your Home Equity

    By KCM Crew | November 29, 2022

    If you’re a homeowner, odds are your equity has grown significantly over the last few years as home prices skyrocketed and you made your monthly mortgage payments. Home equity builds over time and can help you achieve certain goals. According to the latest Equity Insights Report from CoreLogic, the average borrower with a home loan has almost $300,000 in equity […] Read More

    Home Sweet Home: The Emotional Benefits of Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | November 25, 2022

    Some Highlights While there are many financial perks to owning a home, there are also powerful non-financial benefits to consider if you’re thinking about making a move. Homeownership allows you to express yourself, gives you greater privacy and co... Read More

    What Buyers Need To Know About the Inventory of Homes Available for Sale

    By KCM Crew | November 23, 2022

    If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’re likely trying to juggle your needs, current mortgage rates, home prices, your schedule, and more to try to decide if you want to jump into the market. If this sounds like you, here’s one key factor that could help you with your decision: there are more homes for […] Read More

    What Homeowners Want To Know About Selling in Today’s Market

    By KCM Crew | November 22, 2022

    If you’re thinking about selling your house, you’re likely hearing about the cooling housing market and wondering what that means for you. While it’s not the peak intensity we saw during the pandemic, we’re still in a sellers’ market. That means you haven’t missed your window. Realtor.com explains: “. . . while prospective home sellers […] Read More