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    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

    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 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

    Why Buying a Home May Make More Sense Than Renting [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | September 30, 2022

    Some Highlights If you’re trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home, consider the advantages homeownership offers. Buying a home can help you escape the cycle of rising rents, it’s a powerful wealth-building tool, and it’s typically considered ... Read More

    The U.S. Homeownership Rate Is Growing

    By KCM Crew | August 15, 2022

    The desire to own a home is still strong today. In fact, according to the Census, the U.S. homeownership rate is on the rise. To illustrate the increase, the graph below shows the homeownership rate over the last year: That data shows more than half of the U.S. population live in a home they own, […] Read More

    Buying a Home May Make More Financial Sense Than Renting One

    By KCM Crew | August 3, 2022

    If rising home prices leave you wondering if it makes more sense to rent or buy a home in today’s housing market, consider this. It’s not just home prices that have risen in recent years – rental prices have skyrocketed as well. As a recent article from realtor.com says: “The median rent across the 50 largest […] Read More

    Should I Rent or Should I Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | July 15, 2022

    Some Highlights It’s worth considering the many benefits of homeownership before you make the decision to rent or buy a home. When you buy, you can stabilize your housing costs, own a tangible asset, and grow your net worth as you gain equity. When ... Read More

    How Homeownership Impacts You

    By KCM Crew | June 2, 2022

    June is National Homeownership Month, and it’s the perfect time to reflect on how impactful owning a home can truly be. When you purchase a house, it becomes more than just a space you occupy. It’s your stake in the community, an investment, and a place you can put your stamp on. If you’re thinking […] Read More

    How Homeownership Can Bring You Joy

    By KCM Crew | May 18, 2022

    If you’re trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home, you’re probably weighing a few different factors. The financial benefits of homeownership might be one of the reasons you want to make a purchase if you’re a renter, but the decision can also be motivated by having a place that’s uniquely your own. […] Read More

    A Key To Building Wealth Is Homeownership

    By KCM Crew | March 28, 2022

    The link between financial security and homeownership is especially important today as inflation rises.  But many people may not realize just how much owning a home contributes to your overall net worth. As Leslie Rouda Smith, President of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), says: “Homeownership is rewarding in so many ways and can serve […] Read More