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Interest Rates Again Appear to be Inching Higher

October 21, 2013 9:21 am

Interest rates fell approximately a half a point in the weeks following Ben Bernanke's announcement in late September that the Fed would continue their pace of bond purchases. This purchasing of bonds has acted as a stimulus package for the housing industry as it has kept mortgage interest rates at historic lows. However, rates over the last few weeks are again inching upward.

Why Do We Buy Real Estate?

October 21, 2013 9:21 am

Today we are excited to welcome back Ashley Garner as our guest blogger for today’s post.  Ashley chose to expand on two sections of the most recent edition of KCM as his inspiration for today’s article. – The KCM Crew American Dream flagWhy do you own your home? Why do you want to buy a home? According to Fannie Mae the top five reasons people buy a home or aspire to buy a home are: To have a better place to raise their children; A place where their family can feel safe; To have more space; Freedom to renovate to their own taste; and Owning is a better investment. Does this hold true for you? How about for a friend or family member you are close to? I know that all five reasons were a factor in my personal decision to own a home rather than rent. While I do think that sometimes for some people it is better to rent than own (or possibly it is the only option), the vast majority of the time there is no question it is better to own than rent. The reasons we buy a home have stayed constant throughout the recovery of our real estate market and are strengthening all the while.

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Your Next 60 Days: A Blueprint for Success in 2014 [WEBINAR]

October 19, 2013 9:12 am

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Single Women & Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 18, 2013 9:12 am

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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