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Monthly Archives: June 2020

    Three Reasons Homebuyers Are Ready to Purchase This Year

    By The KCM Crew | June 16, 2020

    A recent survey by Lending Tree tapped into behaviors of over 1,000 prospective buyers. The results indicated 53% of all homebuyers are more likely to buy a home in the next year, even amid the current health crisis. The survey further revealed why, naming several reasons buyers are more likely to move this year (see... Read More

    Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll for 7th Year Running

    By The KCM Crew | June 15, 2020

    Every year, Gallup conducts a survey of Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are asked to select real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds. For the seventh year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment. Gallup explained: “Real estate remains... Read More

    Summer is the New Spring for Real Estate [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By The KCM Crew | June 12, 2020

    Some Highlights The health crisis slowed the market this spring, so buyers are jumping back into the market to make their moves this summer. Check these 10 items off your to-do list so your house is ready to sell while buying is hot! Let’s connect t... Read More

    Are You Ready for the Summer Housing Market?

    By The KCM Crew | June 11, 2020

    As the health crisis started making its way throughout our country earlier this spring, sellers have been cautious about putting their homes on the market. This hesitation stemmed primarily from fear of the spread of the coronavirus, and understandably so. This abundant caution has greatly impacted the number of homes for sale and slowed the... Read More

    Is a Recession Here? Yes. Does that Mean a Housing Crash? No.

    By The KCM Crew | June 10, 2020

    On Monday, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) announced that the U.S. economy is officially in a recession. This did not come as a surprise to many, as the Bureau defines a recession this way: “A recession is a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, normally visible in production, employment, and... Read More

    Real Estate Will Lead the Economic Recovery

    By KCM Crew | June 9, 2020

    With more U.S. states reopening for business this summer, and as people start to return to work, we can expect the economy to begin improving. Most expert forecasts indicate this economic recovery will start to happen in the second half of this year. As we get back to work and the financial landscape of the... Read More

    The Shocking News in the Unemployment Report

    By The KCM Crew | June 8, 2020

    Last Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released their May Employment Situation Summary. Leading up to the release, most experts predicted the unemployment rate would jump up to approximately 20% from the 14.7% rate announced last month. The experts were shocked. The Wall Street Journal put it this way: “The May U.S. jobless rate... Read More

    National Homeownership Month [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By The KCM Crew | June 5, 2020

    Some Highlights National Homeownership Month is a great time to reflect on how we can each promote stronger community growth. Homeownership helps families build financial freedom, find greater happiness and satisfaction, and make a positive impact o... Read More

    Three Things to Understand About Unemployment Statistics

    By The KCM Crew | June 4, 2020

    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) they will return to... Read More

    Is it Time to Sell Your Vacation Home?

    By The KCM Crew | June 3, 2020

    The travel industry is one of the major sectors that’s been hit extremely hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, it’s hard to know how long it will take for summer travelers to be back in action and for the industry to fully recover. Homeowners who rent their secondary properties on their own or through programs... Read More