Home Buying Tips

Nov. 19, 2019

5 Steps to Finding Your Next Home

 

 

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, shopping for a new home can feel daunting. In fact, 56% of buyers said that “finding the right property” was the most difficult step in the home buying process. 

 

Buying a home is a significant commitment of ...

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Oct. 4, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About iBuyers? and the “Instant Cash Offer”

 

 

Everything You Need to Know About iBuyers
 and the “Instant Cash Offer”

 

Technology is changing the way we do almost everything, and real estate transactions are no exception. In fact, a new crop of tech companies wants to revolutionize the way we buy and sell homes. 

 

iBuyer startups like Opendoor, Offerpad, and Properly are rapidly expanding into ...

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Aug. 22, 2019

5 Step Strategy for Downsizing Your Home

 

In our “bigger is better” culture, there’s an expectation that each home should be larger and grander than the last. But life changes like divorce, kids leaving for college, or even the simple act of growing older can prompt us to find a smaller home that better suits our ...

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June 12, 2019

3 Factors To Know In The Housing Market Today

A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it may be negative. Some we just don’t know yet.

Taking everything into consideration, here are three important areas of the ...

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May 9, 2019

The HGTV Effect: 60% of Home Shoppers Considering Fixer-uppers

According to Move.com, there is a wave of first-time homebuyers hitting the market this summer! Nearly 60% of these buyers are considering a fixer-upper project as turn-key homes are hard to find. Additionally, 95% of these buyers believe that the renovations and upgrade will increase the value of their ...

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Jan. 14, 2019

2018 Recap & A Look At What’s Ahead for Real Estate in 2019

 

As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?”

 

It’s not only buyers, sellers, and homeowners who are impacted. The real estate market plays an integral role in the overall U.S. economy.  Fortunately, key indicators point toward ...

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Jan. 3, 2019

Thinking About Buying A Home This Year? Here’s What To Watch

buy a home in 2019

As we kick off the new year, many families have made resolutions to enter the housing market in 2019. Whether you are thinking of finally ditching your landlord and buying your first home or selling your starter house to move into your forever home, there are two pieces of the ...

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Dec. 7, 2018

5 Reasons Why Winter is a Great Time to Buy or Sell a Home

 

 

winter is the best time to buy or sell a home

 

It’s a common misconception that you shouldn’t try to buy or sell a home during the fall and winter months. 

 

This is generally considered the “offseason” in real estate. Many sellers mistakenly believe that the cold weather will keep buyers away and that no one ...

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Dec. 5, 2018

4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter!

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.

 

1. Prices Will Continue to Rise

 

CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insight report revealed that home prices increased nationally by 5.4% year over year from October 2017. On a month-over-month basis, prices increased by ...

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Aug. 24, 2018

What State Gives You The Most ‘Bang For Your Buck’? [INFOGRAPHIC]

It is no surprise that New York is one of the MOST expensive places to live on earth but just how high is the "cost of living" here?! KCM breaks it down for you. 

 

US States cost of living 2018

 

Some Highlights:

  • The majority of states in the Midwest and South offer a ...
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