Home owners insights

Jan. 24, 2019

Do You Prefer the Charm of an Existing Home?

Do You Prefer the Charm of an Existing Home? | MyKCM

When homebuyers begin their research, they want to see all their available options! In many cases, they will include both new construction and existing homes in their search; but is a new construction home really the house of their dreams?

According to a recent survey by Zillow, of the 38 ...

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Jan. 23, 2019

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Appliances, windows, outlets, basement, foundation and crawlspace, decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railings. Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats. Eaves, soffit and fascia, Electrical panels, breakers and fuses, Grounding and bonding. Electrical service ...

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Jan. 15, 2019

The Cost Across Time

The Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

Some Highlights:

  • With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years.
  • Rates are projected to climb to 5.0% by this time next year according to Freddie Mac.
  • The impact your interest rate makes ...
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Jan. 9, 2019

Top Renovations to Complete Before You Sell Your House

Top Renovations to Complete Before You Sell Your House

Top Renovations to Complete Before You Sell Your House [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

Some Highlights:

  • If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, here are the top four home improvement projects that will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI).
  • Minor bathroom renovations can go a long way toward ...
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Jan. 7, 2019

You can use Homeownership as an Investment

Belief in Homeownership as an Investment is Far from Dead

Belief in Homeownership as an Investment is Far from Dead | MyKCM

Following last year’s real estate market was like riding a rollercoaster. The market started off strong in 2018 and then softened before finishing with a mild flurry. However, one thing that did not waiver was America’s belief that owning a home ...

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Dec. 31, 2018

How to Save Thousands of Dollars in Interest on Your Mortgage

How to Save Thousands of Dollars in Interest on Your Mortgage | MyKCM

One of the most common loans you can get to buy a home is a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. If the thought of paying for your home over the course of 30-years seems daunting, here are some easy ways to shorten that term which will actually end up saving you ...

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Dec. 26, 2018

Happy Holidays - We are here to help!

Thank You for All Your Support

Thank You for All Your Support | MyKCM
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Dec. 21, 2018

No Bubble Here!

How New Mortgage Standards Are Helping

No Bubble Here! How New Mortgage Standards Are Helping | MyKCM

Real estate is shifting to a more normal market; the days of national home appreciation topping 6% annually are over and inventories are increasing which is causing bidding wars to almost disappear. Some see these as signs that the market will soon come tumbling ...

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Nov. 23, 2018

Will Your Side Hustle Buy You a House This Year?

 

Will Your Side Hustle Buy You a House This Year? | MyKCM

The top concern for most first-time home buyers is their ability to save for a down payment. According to a new survey, 36% of millennials took on a second job to make their dreams of homeownership a reality in 2017.

Among millennials with incomes over $100,000 a year ...

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Nov. 21, 2018

75% of Renters are Misinformed

75% of Renters Have Been Misinformed

75% of Renters Have Been Misinformed | MyKCM

Recently, multiple headlines have been written asserting that homeownership is less affordable today than at any other time in the last decade. Though the headlines are accurate, they lack context and lead too many Americans to believe that they can’t partake in a major ...

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