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Why Homeowners Have Great Selling Power Today – KCM Article

August 5th, 2020 by Darren Ahearn

Why Homeowners Have Great Selling Power Today We’re sitting in an optimal moment in time for homeowners who are ready to sell their houses and make a move this year. Today’s homeowners are, on average, staying in their homes longer than they used to, and this is one factor driving increased homeowner equity. When equity grows, selling a […]

Three of the Latest Reports Show Housing Market Is Strong – KCM Article

July 28th, 2020 by Darren Ahearn

Three of the Latest Reports Show Housing Market Is Strong The residential real estate market is remaining resilient as the country still struggles to beat the COVID-19 pandemic. Three separate reports recently revealed how the housing market is still showing growth. Here’s a look at each one. 1. Ivy Zelman’s Real Estate Broker Survey The survey […]

Thinking of Selling Your House? Now May be the Right Time – KCM Article

July 21st, 2020 by Darren Ahearn

Thinking of Selling Your House? Now May be the Right Time Inventory is arguably the biggest challenge for buyers in today’s housing market. There are simply more buyers actively looking for homes to purchase than there are sellers selling them, so the scale is tipped in favor of the sellers. According to the latest Existing Home […]

Latest Unemployment Report: Great News…for the Most Part – KCM Article

July 6th, 2020 by Darren Ahearn

Latest Unemployment Report: Great News…for the Most Part The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their latest Employment Situation Summary last Thursday, and it again beat analysts’ expectations in a big way. The consensus was for 3,074,000 jobs to be added in June. The report revealed that 4,800,000 jobs were added. The unemployment rate fell to 11.1% from […]

Should We Be Looking at Unemployment Numbers Differently? – KCM Article

June 24th, 2020 by Darren Ahearn

Should We Be Looking at Unemployment Numbers Differently? The New York Times recently ran an article regarding unemployment titled: Don’t Cheer Too Soon. Keep an Eye on the Core Jobless Rate. The piece suggests we should look at unemployment numbers somewhat differently. The author of the article, Jed Kolko, is a well-respected economist who is currently the Chief Economist at Indeed, the world’s […]

Three Things to Understand About Unemployment Statistics – KCM Article

June 17th, 2020 by Darren Ahearn

Three Things to Understand About Unemployment Statistics Tomorrow morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the latest Employment Situation Summary, which will include the most current unemployment rate. It will be a horrific number. Many analysts believe unemployment could be greater than 20%. These numbers represent families across the nation that are not sure when (or if) […]

How to Avoid a Gender Gap When Investing in the Housing Market – Article

February 5th, 2020 by Darren Ahearn

How to Avoid a Gender Gap When Investing in the Housing Market When buying a home, we all want to feel like we’re making the right decision, paying a fair price, and making the best investment of our lives. According to a recent gender-based study, men and women can unknowingly walk away with very different financial outcomes when […]

Home Prices Increase in Every Price Range – KCM Article

September 17th, 2019 by Darren Ahearn

Home Prices Increase in Every Price Range CoreLogic’s Home Price Index (HPI) Report revealed, “National home prices increased 3.6% year over year in July 2019 and are forecast to increase 5.4% from July 2019 to July 2020.” They also analyzed four individual home-price tiers, showing the increase in each. Here’s the breakdown: To clarify the methodology, CoreLogic explains, “The […]

Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008 – KCM Article

September 12th, 2019 by Darren Ahearn

Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008 Last week realtor.com released the results of a survey that produced three major revelations: 53% of home purchasers (first-time and repeat buyers) currently in the market believe a recession will occur this year or next. 57% believe the next recession will be as bad or worse than 2008. 55% said they would […]

How Property Taxes Can Impact Your Mortgage Payment – KCM Article

September 4th, 2019 by Darren Ahearn

How Property Taxes Can Impact Your Mortgage Payment When buying a home, taxes are one of the expenses that can make a significant difference in your monthly payment. Do you know how much you might pay for property taxes in your state or local area? When applying for a mortgage, you’ll see one of two […]

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