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Category: Move-Up Buyers

    3 Trends That Are Good News for Today’s Homebuyers

    By KCM Crew | November 1, 2022

    While higher mortgage rates are creating affordability challenges for homebuyers this year, there is some good news for those people still looking to buy a home. As the market has cooled this year, some of the intensity buyers faced during the peak frenzy of the pandemic has cooled too. Here are just a few trends […] Read More

    Taking the Fear out of Saving for a Home

    By KCM Crew | October 31, 2022

    If you’re planning to buy a home, knowing what to budget for and how to save may sound scary at first. But it doesn’t have to be. One way to take the fear out of budgeting is understanding some of the costs you might encounter.  And to do that, turn to trusted real estate professionals. […] Read More

    Applying for a Mortgage Doesn’t Have To Be Scary [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | October 28, 2022

    Some Highlights Even with higher mortgage rates, the mortgage process doesn’t need to be something you fear. Here are some steps to help as you set out to buy a home. Know your credit score and work to build strong credit. When you’re ready, lean o... Read More

    Pre-Approval Is a Critical First Step on Your Homebuying Journey

    By KCM Crew | October 24, 2022

    If you’re planning to buy a home this year, one of the first steps on your journey is getting pre-approved. Especially in today’s market when mortgage rates are higher than they were just a few months ago, getting a mortgage pre-approval can be a game changer. Here’s why. What Is Pre-Approval? To better understand why […] Read More

    Should You Still Buy a Home with the Latest News About Inflation?

    By KCM Crew | October 19, 2022

    While the Federal Reserve is working hard to bring down inflation, the latest data shows the inflation rate is still high, remaining around 8%. This news impacted the stock market and added fuel to the fire for conversations about a recession. You’re likely feeling the impact in your day-to-day life as you watch the cost […] Read More

    The Latest on Supply and Demand in Housing

    By KCM Crew | October 18, 2022

    Over the past two years, the substantial imbalance of low housing supply and high buyer demand pushed home sales and buyer competition to new heights. But this year, things are shifting as supply and demand reach an inflection point. The graph below helps tell the story of just how different things are today. This year, […] Read More

    The Emotional and Non-financial Benefits of Homeownership

    By KCM Crew | October 17, 2022

    With higher mortgage rates, you might be wondering if now’s the best time to buy a home. While the financial aspects are important to consider, there are also powerful non-financial reasons it may make sense to make a move. Here are just a few of the benefits that come with homeownership. Homeowners Can Make Their […] Read More

    Perspective Matters When Selling Your House Today

    By KCM Crew | October 13, 2022

    Does the latest news about the housing market have you questioning your plans to sell your house? If so, perspective is key. Here are some of the ways a trusted real estate professional can explain the shift that’s happening today and why it’s still a sellers’ market even during the cooldown. Fewer Homes for Sale […] Read More

    Four Things That Help Determine Your Mortgage Rate

    By KCM Crew | October 12, 2022

    If you’re looking to buy a home, you probably want to secure the lowest interest rate possible for your home loan. Over the last couple of years, that was easier to do as the housing market saw record-low mortgage rates, but this year rates have risen dramatically. If you’re looking for ways to combat today’s […] Read More

    Saving for a Down Payment? Here’s What You Should Know.

    By KCM Crew | October 10, 2022

    As you set out to buy a home, saving for a down payment is likely top of mind. But you may still have questions about the process, including how much to save and where to start. If that sounds like you, your down payment could be more in reach than you originally thought. Here’s why. […] Read More