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    4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to Foreclosure

    By KCM Crew | April 12, 2021

    There has been a lot of discussion as to what will happen once the 2.3 million households currently in forbearance no longer have the protection of the program. Some assume there could potentially be millions of foreclosures ready to hit the market. However, there are four reasons that won’t happen. 1. Almost 50% Leave Forbearance […] Read More

    Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | April 9, 2021

    Some Highlights If your house is feeling a little cramped with the addition of adult children or aging parents, it might be time to consider a move-up into a multigenerational home that better suits your changing needs. With benefits that include a ... Read More

    Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits

    By KCM Crew | April 8, 2021

    A Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today’s power-packed housing market. Here are the top four financial benefits of owning a home according to consumer respondents: 88% – a better chance of saving for retirement 87% – the best investment plan […] Read More

    Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?

    By KCM Crew | April 7, 2021

    Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000 jobs in March – well above expert projections of 650,000 to 675,000. The unemployment rate fell again and is now at 6%. What does this mean for you? Our lives are deeply impacted by our nation’s economy. The […] Read More

    Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ Market

    By KCM Crew | April 6, 2021

    In a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For Sale By Owner, or FSBO) instead of working with a trusted real estate professional. When the inventory of homes for sale is as low as it is today, buyers are eager to snatch up […] Read More

    Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This Year

    By KCM Crew | April 5, 2021

    If you’re planning to buy a home this year, saving for a down payment is one of the most important steps in the process. One of the best ways to jumpstart your savings is by starting with the help of your tax refund. Using data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), it’s estimated that Americans […] Read More

    Buyer Competition Is Good News for Sellers [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | April 2, 2021

    Some Highlights With so many buyers looking for homes to purchase and so few houses available today, there’s a substantial increase in bidding wars, and homes are selling fast. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the Nation... Read More

    Sliding Barn Doors for Beginners

    By Scott Kooiman | April 1, 2021

    There are many things to consider before you choose sliding barn doors for your home. Read More

    There’s No Reason To Panic Over Today’s Lending Standards

    By KCM Crew | April 1, 2021

    Today, some are afraid the real estate market is starting to look a lot like it did in 2006, just prior to the housing crash. One of the factors they’re pointing to is the availability of mortgage money. Recent articles about the availability of low down payment loans and down payment assistance programs are causing […] Read More

    Is Homeownership Still Considered Part of the American Dream?

    By KCM Crew | March 31, 2021

    Since the birth of our nation, homeownership has always been considered a major piece of the American Dream. As Frederick Peters reports in Forbes: “The idea of a place of one’s own drives the American story. We became a nation out of a desire to slip the bonds of Europe, which was still in many […] Read More