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5 REASONS TO SELL NOW

March 18, 2014 10:42 am

Many sellers are still hesitant about putting their house up for sale. Where are prices headed? Where are interest rates headed? Can buyers qualify for a mortgage?  These are all valid questions. However, there are several reasons to sell your home sooner rather than later. Here are five of those reasons. 1. The Most Serious Buyers Are Out Now Most people realize that the housing market is hottest from April through June. The most serious buyers are well aware of this and, for that reason, come out in early spring in order to beat the heavy competition. These buyers are ready, willing and able to buy…and are in the market right now! 2. There Is Less Competition Now Housing supply always grows from the spring through the early summer. The choices buyers have will continue to increase over the next few months. Don’t wait until all the other potential sellers in your market put their homes up for sale. 3. The Process Will Be Quicker

5 REASONS TO BUY A HOME NOW

March 17, 2014 10:39 am

Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five major reasons purchasers should consider buying. 1. Competition is about to Increase Every spring a surge of prospective purchasers enter the housing market. Like you, they will want the best home available in the best location at the best price. They will be competing with you for the ‘steals’ in the market. Don’t miss the opportunity to get that ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ buy available today that no longer be available as the market heats up.. 2. Price Increases Are on the Horizon Nationally, home prices are projected to appreciate by 4.5% in 2014 and by over 19% from now until 2018. First home buyers will probably pay more both in price and interest rate if they wait until the spring. Even if you are a move-up buyer, it will wind-up costing you more in net dollars as the home you will buy will appreciate at approximately the same rate as the house you are in now.

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Hoarding Homeowners Present Challenges for Agents

March 13, 2014 10:12 am

The KCM Crew welcomes back Nikki Buckelew as our guest contributor today. Bungalow HomeCongratulations! You received a “come list me” call from one of your mailings and have just scheduled a new listing appointment! The home is located in a highly sought after part of town where the property values have steadily increased and homes are selling quickly. The homeowner tells you that the home is free-and-clear and that she is moving to another state to live with her daughter. You are already thinking to yourself, “Why can’t they all be this easy?”