For Buyers

March 7, 2023

Could a Multigenerational Home Be the Right Fit for You?

 

Could a Multigenerational Home Be the Right Fit for You? | MyKCM

During the pandemic, many of us reexamined the meaning of home for ourselves and our loved ones. Today, that can be seen in the recent rise in multigenerational householdsAccording to Jessica Lautz, Deputy Chief Economist and Vice President of Economic Research at the National Association of Realtors ...

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March 6, 2023

Is It Really Better To Rent Than To Own a Home Right Now?

 

Is It Really Better To Rent Than To Own a Home Right Now? | MyKCM

You may have seen reports in the news recently saying it’s better to rent right now than it is to own your home. But before you let that impact your decisions, you should understand what these claims are based on.

A lot of the time, these reports are assuming ...

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Feb. 28, 2023

What You Should Know About Rising Mortgage Rates

 

What You Should Know About Rising Mortgage Rates | MyKCM

After steadily falling over the winter, mortgage rates have started to rise in recent weeks. This is concerning to some potential homebuyers as the combination of higher mortgage rates and higher prices have made homes less affordable. So, if you’re planning to purchase a home this year, you too ...

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Feb. 27, 2023

One Major Benefit of Investing in a Home

 

One Major Benefit of Investing in a Home | MyKCM

One of the many reasons to buy a home is that it’s a major way to build wealth and gain financial stability. According to Freddie Mac:

“Building equity through your monthly principal payments and appreciation is a critical part of homeownership that can help you create financial stability.” ...

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Feb. 23, 2023

How To Make Your Dream of Homeownership a Reality

How To Make Your Dream of Homeownership a Reality

How To Make Your Dream of Homeownership a Reality | MyKCM

According to a recent Harris Poll survey, 8 in 10 Americans say buying a home is a priority, and 28 million Americans actually plan to buy within the next 12 months. Homeownership provides many financial and nonfinancial benefits, so that ...

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Feb. 21, 2023

The Two Big Issues the Housing Market’s Facing Right Now

 

The Two Big Issues the Housing Market’s Facing Right Now | MyKCM

The biggest challenge the housing market’s facing is how few homes there are for sale. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, explains the root causes of today’s low supply:

“Two dynamics are keeping existing-home inventory historically low – rate-locked existing homeowners and the fear of ...

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Feb. 16, 2023

Wondering What’s Going on with Home Prices?

 

Wondering What’s Going on with Home Prices? | MyKCM

The recent changes in home prices are top of mind for many as the housing market begins gearing up for spring. It can be hard to navigate misleading headlines and confusing data, so here’s what you should know about today’s home prices.

Local price trends still vary by market ...

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Feb. 15, 2023

Should You Consider Buying a Newly Built Home?

 

Should You Consider Buying a Newly Built Home? | MyKCM

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you might be focusing on previously owned ones. But with so few houses for sale today, it makes sense to consider all your options, and that includes a home that’s newly built.

The Number of Newly Built Homes Is on the Rise ...

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Feb. 14, 2023

It’s Easy To Fall in Love with Homeownership

Why It’s Easy To Fall in Love with Homeownership

Why It’s Easy To Fall in Love with Homeownership | MyKCM

No matter how the housing market changes, there are some things about owning a home that never change—like the personal benefits it can provide. When you own your home, you likely feel a sense of attachment because of the comfort it gives ...

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Feb. 13, 2023

What You Should Know About Closing Costs

 

What You Should Know About Closing Costs | MyKCM

Before you buy a home, it’s important to plan ahead. While most buyers consider how much they need to save for a down payment, many are surprised by the closing costs they have to pay. To ensure you aren’t caught off guard when it’s time to close on your ...

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