Now is Millennial’s time to buy that Home

There will likely be no other time in the lifespan of the millennial generation that is filled with more opportunity than right now. If you have not already grasped the importance that the next five years are going to have on your life, do so today. Get Pumped Up. This isn’t high school … [Read more...]

Buyers Want Space for Entertaining

Nearly 2 percent of homes up for sale on the U.S. housing market are described as "perfect for entertaining," marking a 15 percent increase over the past year, according to property brokerage ZipRealty.  Sellers want to make an emotional connection with buyers by focusing on lifestyle features, … [Read more...]

October Existing-Home Sales Cool but Low Inventory Drives Prices

Existing-home sales declined for the second consecutive month in October, while constrained inventory means home prices continue to see double-digit year-over-year gains, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include … [Read more...]

Realtors® Demand Immediate Relief for Homeowners Impacted by Unforeseen and Exponential Increases in Flood Insurance Premiums

Homeowners across the country should not be forced to pay for the sudden and dramatic flood insurance premium increases that are the unintended consequence of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, insisted the National Association of Realtors® today in testimony before the U.S. … [Read more...]

Home Ownerships Impact on Networth

Over 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 … [Read more...]

Most Metro Areas Show Strong Annual Home-Price Growth

The majority of metropolitan areas in the third quarter experienced robust year-over-year price gains, with the national median price showing the strongest annual growth in nearly eight years, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. The median existing … [Read more...]

Forbes: Buy now or pay more later?

Even though no one at KCM actively lists or sells real estate, some of our readers believe that there is an inherent basis toward the real estate community in our writing. For that reason, we want to quote a third party source today. Forbes, in their online edition last week, spoke to the importance … [Read more...]

Shopping for Low Interest Rate Home Loans

Buying 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 … [Read more...]

Does Your Credit Score Effect Your Homeowners Insurance Cost?

Your credit score and your insurance payments- what’s the connection? You’re likely not surprised when your loan officer asks for your social security number- a thorough credit check is standard when applying for a loan. However, many consumers are caught off-guard when a homeowners insurance … [Read more...]

10 Most Energy-Efficient Cities in America

Boston is America’s most energy-efficient city, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. ACEE ranked the nation’s 34 largest cities based on their efforts to promote energy efficiency through their buildings, transportation, energy and water utility, local government … [Read more...]