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Is the Recent Dip in Interest Rates Here to Stay? – KCM Article

January 25th, 2019 by Darren Ahearn

Is the Recent Dip in Interest Rates Here to Stay? Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed consistently throughout 2018 until the middle of November. After that point, rates returned to levels that we saw in August to close out the year at 4.55%, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. After the first […]

The Importance of Homeownership to the American Dream – KCM Aricle

January 23rd, 2019 by Darren Ahearn

The Importance of Homeownership to the American Dream For centuries, people in this country have seen homeownership as part of the American Dream. Whether they were born here or immigrated from another country, they wanted to own a piece of America. With so many prominent societal changes over the last few decades, it is fair […]

5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained – KCM Article

January 15th, 2019 by Darren Ahearn

5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire seasons of “Love it or List it,” “Million Dollar Listing,” “House Hunters,” “Property Brothers,” and so many more all in one sitting. When […]

Belief in Homeownership as an Investment is Far from Dead – KCM Article

January 10th, 2019 by Darren Ahearn

Belief in Homeownership as an Investment is Far from Dead 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 makes sense from a financial […]

Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019 – KCM Article

January 3rd, 2019 by Darren Ahearn

Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019 Every year around this time, we take time to reflect and plan for next year. If you are renting your current home but have dreams of homeownership, your plan for the new year may include buying, and you wouldn’t be alone! According to the 2018 Bank of […]

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers – KCM Article

November 27th, 2018 by Darren Ahearn

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers Urban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership: Down Payment, Credit, and Affordability,” which revealed that, “Consumers often think they need to put more money down to purchase a home than is actually required. In a 2017 survey, 68% of renters cited saving for a down payment as an obstacle to homeownership. […]

The Wave of Millennial Homebuyers Continues to Swell – KCM Article

September 14th, 2018 by Darren Ahearn

The Wave of Millennial Homebuyers Continues to Swell Many have written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as a part of attaining their American Dream. Comparatively speaking, millennials have taken longer to obtain traditional milestones (like getting married, having kids and buying a home) than generations […]

Millionaire to Millennials: Owning Your Home Can Help You Retire Sooner! – KCM Article

August 23rd, 2018 by Darren Ahearn

Millionaire to Millennials: Owning Your Home Can Help You Retire Sooner! In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “Buying a home is the escalator to wealth in America. Homeownership can also help you retire early, that is, if you pay your mortgage off.” Bach suggests that homebuyers should, “Take out a 30-year mortgage, but with the […]

Are Lending Standards Propping Up Home Prices? – KCM Article

August 16th, 2018 by Darren Ahearn

Are Lending Standards Propping Up Home Prices? Back in 2005, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan described the dramatic increases in residential real estate values as a “froth in housing markets.” Greenspan went on to say: “The increase in the prevalence of interest-only loans and the introduction of more-exotic forms of adjustable-rate mortgages are developments of particular concern…some households may […]

You Need an Agent Who Will Always Put You First – KCM Article

August 3rd, 2018 by Darren Ahearn

You Need an Agent Who Will Always Put You First Whether you are a rookie homebuyer or have gone through the process many times, having a local real estate expert who is well versed in the neighborhood you are looking to move to, as well as the trends of that area, should be your goal while home […]

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