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Online Auctions: Future of the Housing Market?

October 17, 2013 9:09 am

Today we are excited to have Joseph Givens as our guest blogger.  Joseph has been in the real estate business for over 15 years and has recently turned to writing to share his knowledge with a broader audience. – The KCM Crew Online-Housing-Auction The housing market has been through a lot of changes in recent years. Economic and social factors continue to shape the way the housing market functions. Recently, an interesting development in the housing market has emerged: online real estate auctions. The growing popularity of these online marketplaces could potentially transform the way real estate is bought and sold. Online Real Estate Auctions

The Curious Case of the Jumbo Mortgage

October 16, 2013 9:06 am

Today we are pleased to have Miranda Marquit, a writer for RateZip.com, as our guest blogger.  - The KCM Crew dollar power and elephantThough it may feel like yesterday, it's been about half a decade since the housing bubble burst and the subprime mortgage crisis hit. In September 2008, the United States government took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Since then, the mortgage industry has undergone fundamental changes, experiencing both increased regulation and a large shift toward nationalization. To give you an idea of the size of these changes, in 2006 around 30% of mortgage loans in the US were backed by a government guarantee. This number rose to around 90% in 2012.

Private vs. Government Funding


Why You Should Sell Your House Now

October 15, 2013 9:06 am

Thumbs UpMany now realize that it is a great time to buy a home.  It might also be an opportune time to sell your house.  Here are the five reasons we believe now may be a perfect time to put your house on the market.

1. Demand Is High

The most recent Existing Home Sales Reports by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) show a double digit percent increase in sales year-over year; sales have remained above last year’s levels for over 25 months.  There are buyers out there right now and they are serious about purchasing.

2. Supply Is Beginning to Increase

1. Demand Is High The most recent Existing Home Sales Reports by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) show a double digit percent increase in sales year-over year; sales have remained above last year’s levels for over 25 months.  There are buyers out there right now and they are serious about purchasing. 2. Supply Is Beginning to Increase

Homeownership’s Impact on Net Worth

October 14, 2013 9:06 am

HomeownerVsRenterOver the last five years, homeownership has lost some of its allure as a financial investment. As homeowners suffered through the housing bust, more and more began to question whether owning a home was truly a good way to build wealth. A recent study by the Federal Reserve formally answered this question. Here are some of the findings revealed in their report:

September Market Update for Cobb County GA

October 11, 2013 2:45 pm

Wondering if the trend of increasing prices continues? Watch this short video to get a brief summary of the latest activity in your area. (Read More)