Mortgage 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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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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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. 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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Aug. 1, 2018

DISPELLING HOME REFINANCING MYTHS

“Refinancing” is a scary word for many people, but that shouldn’t be the case for you. For many homeowners, refinancing can not only lower your monthly payments and help with your monthly budget, but it can save you thousands of dollars in the long run. Here's what you need ...

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July 31, 2018

WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment BEFORE you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is substantial, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal. It also helps you get favorable rates from ...

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