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Latinos Paint a Portrait of Future Buyers in US

October 10, 2013 9:00 am

A recent Pew Research Center report gives us a better idea of who our future buyers will be will be, if we look at the numbers based on school enrollment. College Hispanic toddler walking with parents18- to 24-year-old Hispanics enrolled in college increased by 324,000 students between 2011 and 2012, marking the third straight year of increases.  The number of Hispanic 18- to 24-year-olds enrolled in college has reached a new high—2.4 million—and has been growing since 2009.

Home Loans: Shopping for a Low Interest Rate

October 9, 2013 9:00 am

Today we are excited to have Morgan Sims as our guest blogger. – The KCM Crew Luxury HomeBuying a home is likely the biggest purchase you will make, and even more likely a purchase that will require a loan. When dealing with a financial commitment such as this, understanding how to get the lowest possible interest rate could mean a difference of thousands of dollars. Home loans are a complicated business, so here are a few tips to help you shop for the lowest interest rate.

Qualifying for the Lowest Rates


You Need a Professional to Sell or Buy a Home

October 8, 2013 9:00 am

HiRes Many people ask us whether they should hire an agent to sell their home or whether they should first try as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). In today’s market, we believe this is an easy decision: you need an experienced professional! You need an expert guide if you are traveling a dangerous path The field of real estate is loaded with land mines. You need a true expert to guide you through the dangerous pitfalls that currently exist. Finding a buyer ready, willing and able to pay fair market value for your home at a time when lending standards are so stringent is not an easy task. Finding reasonable financing can also be tricky when interest rates are volatile like they have been over the last several months. You need a skilled negotiator

Should I Rent My House If I Can't Sell It?

October 7, 2013 8:54 am

There has been a lot written about how buying a home is less expensive than renting one in most parts of the country. Rents are skyrocketing and homes are still at great prices. These two situations are also causing some sellers to consider renting their home instead of selling it. After all, a homeowner can get great rental income now [...]

17 Facts about Moving [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 4, 2013 8:51 am

Today's infographic comes from the team at Allied Van Lines.  - The KCM Crew Are you getting ready to move? Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, moving for a new opportunity or just wanting to upgrade from your current home, moving can seem like a daunting task. Why not make it fun and learn some useful and informative moving facts to help streamline your move. Do you know the best and worst days to move? What about the least popular month to move in? Discover this and more with Allied Van Lines. Allied-Van-Lines---17-Facts-About-Moving-With-Allied-shortened