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Monthly Archives: February 2020

    The Overlooked Financial Advantages of Homeownership

    By KCM Crew | February 17, 2020

    There are many clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, building net worth, growing appreciation, and more. If you’re a renter, it’s never too early to make a plan for how homeownership can propel you toward a stronger future. Here’s a dive into three often-overlooked financial benefits of homeownership and how preparing for... Read More

    Top Reasons to Love Homeownership

    By KCM Crew | February 14, 2020

    Some Highlights: There are many benefits to love about homeownership, and they’re not all financial. Being a part of a neighborhood, driving academic achievement, and improving mental health are just a few of these advantages. Let’s get together to... Read More

    How the Housing Market Benefits with Uncertainty in the World

    By KCM Crew | February 13, 2020

    It’s hard to listen to today’s news without hearing about the uncertainty surrounding global markets, the spread of the coronavirus, and tensions in the Middle East, just to name a few. These concerns have caused some to question their investment plans going forward. As an example, in Vanguard’s Global Outlook for 2020, the fund explains,... Read More

    The #1 Reason to List Your House Right Now

    By KCM Crew | February 12, 2020

    The success of the U.S. residential real estate market, like any other market, is determined by supply and demand. This means we need to look at how many potential purchasers are in the market versus the number of houses that are available to buy. With early 2020 housing data now rolling in, it’s quite evident... Read More

    Homeownership Rate on the Rise to a 6-Year High

    By KCM Crew | February 11, 2020

    Regardless of the lack of inventory on the market, the U.S. homeownership rate has climbed to a 6-year high. The United States Census Bureau reported that it increased to 65.1% in the fourth quarter of 2019, representing the highest level in the past six years. See the graph below: This increase does not come as... Read More

    How Pricing Your Home Right Makes a Big Difference

    By KCM Crew | February 10, 2020

    Even though there’s a big buyer demand for homes in today’s low inventory market, it doesn’t mean you should price your home as high as the sky when you’re ready to sell. Here’s why making sure you price it right is key to driving the best price for the sale. If you’ve ever watched the show... Read More

    The Top States Americans Moved to Last Year

    By KCM Crew | February 7, 2020

    Some Highlights: Americans are on the move, and the most recent Atlas Van Lines Migration Patterns Survey tracked the 2019 traffic flow from state-to-state. Idaho held on to the top spot of ‘high inbound’ states for the second time since 2017, follo... Read More

    Valentine’s Day on Cape Cod

    By Jessica Rogers | February 6, 2020

    The most romantic day of the year is right around the corner, Valentine’s Day on Cape Cod! From chocolates to gifts to unique Valentine’s Day gifts, we know how to make this day of love into an experience that your love will not soon forget! Let us help you make this a Valentine’s Day to... Read More

    Great News for Renters Who Want to Buy a Home

    By KCM Crew | February 6, 2020

    Rents in the United States have been skyrocketing since 2012. This has caused many renters to face a tremendous burden when juggling their housing expenses and the desire to save for a down payment at the same time. The recent stabilization of rental prices provides a great opportunity for renters to save more of their... Read More

    Does “Aging in Place” Make the Most Sense?

    By Caety James | February 5, 2020

    A desire among many seniors is to “age in place.” According to the Senior Resource Guide, the term means, “…that you will be remaining in your own home for the later years of your life; not moving into a smaller home, assisted living, or a retirement community etcetera.” There is no doubt about it –... Read More