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Is It Easier To Find a Home To Buy Now?

By KCM Team
Posted by Alysa King on March 28, 2024 in  uncategorized
  One of the biggest hurdles buyers have faced over the past few years has been a lack of homes available for sale. But that’s starting to change. The graph below uses the latest data from Realtor.com to show there are more homes on the market in 2024 than there have been in any of the past several years (2021-2023):   Does That Mean Finding a Home Is Easier? The answer is yes, and no. As an article from Realtor.com says: “There were nearly 15% more homes for sale i... read more
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What Are Experts Saying About the Spring Housing Market?

By KCM Team
Posted by Alysa King on March 22, 2024 in  uncategorized
  If you’re planning to move soon, you might be wondering if there'll be more homes to choose from, where prices and mortgage rates are headed, and how to navigate today’s market. If so, here's what the professionals are saying about what’s in store for this season. Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist, First American: “. . . it seems our general expectation for the spring is that we will see a pickup in inventory. In fact, that already seems to be h... read more
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What To Know About Credit Scores Before Buying a Home

By KCM Team
Posted by Alysa King on March 07, 2024 in  uncategorized
  If you want to buy a home, you should know your credit score is a critical piece of the puzzle when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage. Lenders review your credit to see if you typically make payments on time, pay back debts, and more. Your credit score can also help determine your mortgage rate. An article from US Bank explains: “A credit score isn’t the only deciding factor on your mortgage application, but it’s a significant one. So, when you’re house shopp... read more
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Don't Wait Until Spring To Sell Your House

By KCM Team
Posted by Alysa King on February 09, 2024 in  uncategorized
As you think about the year ahead, one of your big goals may be moving. But, how do you know when to make your move? While spring is usually the peak homebuying season, you don’t actually need to wait until spring to sell. Here's why. 1. Take Advantage of Lower Mortgage Rates Last October, the 30-year fixed mortgage rates peaked at 7.79%. In January, they hit their lowest level since May. That means you may not feel as locked-in to your current mortgage rate right now. That downwa... read more
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Why Pre-Approval Is Even More Important This Year

By KCM Team
Posted by Alysa King on February 07, 2024 in  uncategorized
  On the road to becoming a homeowner? If so, you may have heard the term pre-approval get tossed around. Let’s break down what it is and why it’s important if you’re looking to buy a home in 2024. What Pre-Approval Is As part of the homebuying process, your lender will look at your finances to figure out what they’re willing to loan you. According to Investopedia, this includes things like your W-2, tax returns, credit score, bank statements, ... read more
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