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Just Believe Your Own Eyes

February 26, 2014 7:57 am

Our founder, Steve Harney, occasionally asks to do a personal post on what he sees as important to our industry. Today is one of those days. Enjoy! – The KCM Crew Many believe the housing market is in a full out recovery. Others are questioning that assumption. To find out, maybe the only thing we need to do is just [...]

Moving-Up? Do it NOW not Later

February 25, 2014 7:57 am

urgencyA recent study revealed that the number of existing home owners planning to buy a home this year is about to increase dramatically. Some are moving up, some are downsizing and others are making a lateral move. Another study shows that over 75% of these buyers will, in fact, be in that first category: a move-up buyer. We want to address this group of buyers in today’s blog post. There is no way for us to predict the future but we can look at what happened over the last year. Let’s look at buyers that considered moving up last year but decided to wait instead.

Should You Buy or Rent a Home?

February 24, 2014 7:51 am

Here is one simple chart that explains why we think buying a home makes more sense than renting one.

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Existing Home Sales & Prices [INFOGRAPHIC]

February 21, 2014 7:42 am

Existing Home Sales and Prices

Seth Godin Challenges Real Estate Agents

February 20, 2014 7:42 am

In a blog post last week, Quality of production, Seth warned professionals that they have to realize their value is not measured in the same way it has been in the past. What the consumer expects has changed. He explains: "It's entirely possible that you are very good at (and have the tools to perform) a job that was really difficult to do a while ago. The problem is that some difficult things keep getting easier to do." He talked of television producers, wedding photographers and chefs. He also challenged real estate professionals: