Real Estate Today 

May
22
Is It Time To Sell My Home?


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You’ve been hearing about how much homes are selling for and you have a question. Is it time for me to sell my home?



Now as a real estate agent, I would LOVE to sell your home. HOWEVER, I want you to make sure you’re making the best choice for you.


It may be time to sell if…
🏠 you find yourself running out of space, even though you’ve constantly decluttered your home
🏠 the features or layout of your house no longer suit your lifestyle
🏠 you’re spending way too much time in the car commuting to work, driving to see friends/family on the other side of town, and more


If you’re saying YES to any of these things, it’s time for us to talk.


Let’s get to...


May
18
Sellers Tip


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Want to know what one of the BIGGEST pains of adulthood is? Doing the dishes.
Seriously, the moment you finish washing all of them, a few hours later, there’s a whole new stack of dirty dishes!


It’s a vicious cycle that never ends!


Now sometimes, dishes can pile up and it’s not the end of the world.


However, if you’re having company over or maybe buyers or coming to tour your home 24/7, the last thing you want is having dirty dishes in the sink.


My recommendation? During times like these, go with paper plates that you can throw straight into the trash.


I promise, it’ll make life so much easier.


Tell me, when it comes to plates, are you Team Paper or Team Ceramic? Let...


Jan
31
Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022

Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022 | MyKCM



You may have heard that it’s important to get pre-approved for a mortgage at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so important? Especially in today’s market, with rising home prices and high buyer competition, it’s crucial to have a pre-approval letter prior to making an offer. Here’s why.


Being intentional and competitive are musts when buying a home this year. Pre-approval from a lender is the only way to know your true price range and how much money you can borrow for your loan. Just as important, being able to present a pre-approval letter shows sellers you’re a qualified buyer, something that can really help ...


Jan
05
Win When You Sell (And When You Move)

Win When You Sell (And When You Move)


Win When You Sell (And When You Move) | MyKCM



If you’re trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time than this winter. Selling this season means you can take advantage of today’s strong sellers’ market when you make a move.


Win When You Sell


Right now, conditions are very favorable for current homeowners looking for a change. If you sell now, here’s what you can expect:



  • Your House Will Stand Out – While recent data shows there are more sellers getting ready to list their homes this winter, there are still more buyers in the market than there are homes for sale. If you sell your house now before more houses are listed, it will get more attention f...

Jan
05
Advice for First-Generation Homebuyers

Advice for First-Generation Homebuyers


Advice for First-Generation Homebuyers | MyKCM



The sense of pride you’ll feel when you purchase a home can’t be overstated. For first-generation homebuyers, that feeling of accomplishment is even greater. That’s because the pride of homeownership for first-generation buyers extends far beyond the homebuyer. AJ Barkley, Head of Neighborhood and Community Lending for Bank of America, says:



“Achieving this goal can create a sense of pride and accomplishment that resonates both for the buyer and those closest to them, including their parents and future generations.”



In other words, your dream of homeownership has far-reaching impacts. If you’re about to be the first pers...


Jan
05
The Community and Economic Impacts of a Home Sale

The Community and Economic Impacts of a Home Sale


The Community and Economic Impacts of a Home Sale | MyKCM



If you’re thinking of buying or selling a house, chances are you’re focusing on the many extraordinary ways it’ll change your life. What you may not realize is that decision impacts people’s lives far beyond your own. Home purchases and sales are significant drivers of economic activity. They have a major impact on your community and the entire U.S. economy via the multiple industries and professionals that take part in the process.


The National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases a report each year that highlights just how much economic activity a home sale generates. The chart below shows how the sale of both a newl...


Jan
05
Why Now Is a Great Time To Sell Your House

Why Now Is a Great Time To Sell Your House


Why Now Is a Great Time To Sell Your House | MyKCM



As we near the end of the year, more homeowners are realizing the benefits of today’s sellers’ market. Record-breaking home price appreciation, growing equity, low inventory, and competitive mortgage rates are motivating homeowners to make a move that addresses their changing lifestyles.


In fact, recent data from realtor.com shows a larger share of homeowners are planning to list their houses this winter. So, that means more homes are about to hit the market, which will lead to more choices for buyers too.


According to George Ratiu, Manager of Economic Research at realtor.com:



"The pandemic has delayed plans for many Americans, and homeowner...


Jan
05
How to Downsize: A Simple Guide for Seniors

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How to Downsize: A Simple Guide for Seniors



Downsizing is a wonderful way to simplify your life in your senior years. Whether you’re looking to move somewhere warmer, get rid of clutter, or reconnect with nature, moving into a smaller home can help you achieve the retirement lifestyle of your dreams. Of course, downsizing is no easy feat. There’s a lot to do and it can feel completely overwhelming before you even get started. Here are some great resources to help you stay organized!



Decide Where to Move



When it comes to downsizing, location is more important than the size of home you wind up buying.



• When choosing a place to spend your retirement, consider the cost of livin...