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Monthly Archives: March 2020

    The Economic Impact of Buying a Home

    By KCM Crew | March 31, 2020

    We’re in a changing real estate market, and life, in general, is changing too – from how we grocery shop and meal prep to the ways we can interact with our friends and neighbors. Even practices for engaging with agents, lenders, and all of the players involved in a real estate transaction are changing to... Read More

    The Best Advice Does Not Mean Perfect Advice

    By KCM Crew | March 30, 2020

    The angst caused by the coronavirus has most people on edge regarding both their health and financial situations. It’s at times like these when we want exact information about anything we’re doing – even the correct protocol for grocery shopping. That information brings knowledge, and this gives us a sense of relief and comfort. If... Read More

    What You Can Do to Keep Your Dream of Homeownership Moving Forward [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | March 27, 2020

    Some Highlights: Don’t put your homeownership plans on hold just because you’re stuck inside. There are several things you can do right now to keep your home search moving forward. Connect with an agent, learn about resource programs for things like... Read More

    What You Can Do to Keep Your Dream of Homeownership Moving Forward [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | March 27, 2020

    Some Highlights: Don’t put your homeownership plans on hold just because you’re stuck inside. There are several things you can do right now to keep your home search moving forward. Connect with an agent, learn about resource programs for things like... Read More

    Don’t Let Frightening Headlines Scare You

    By KCM Crew | March 26, 2020

    There’s a lot of anxiety right now regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The health situation must be addressed quickly, and many are concerned about the impact on the economy as well. Amidst all this anxiety, anyone with a megaphone – from the main street media to a lone blogger – has realized that bad news sells.... Read More

    Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My Home?

    By KCM Crew | March 25, 2020

    With interest rates hitting all-time lows over the past few weeks, many homeowners are opting to refinance. To decide if refinancing your home is the best option for you and your family, start by asking yourself these questions: Why do you want to refinance? There are many reasons to refinance, but here are three of... Read More

    Why the Stock Market Correction Probably Won’t Impact Home Values

    By KCM Crew | March 24, 2020

    With the housing crash of 2006-2008 still visible in the rear-view mirror, many are concerned the current correction in the stock market is a sign that home values are also about to tumble. What’s taking place today, however, is nothing like what happened the last time. The S&P 500 did fall by over fifty percent... Read More

    Economic Slowdown: What the Experts Are Saying

    By KCM Crew | March 23, 2020

    More and more economists are predicting a recession is imminent as the result of the pullback in the economy caused by COVID-19. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research: “A recession is a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in real GDP, real... Read More

    A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis

    By KCM Crew | March 20, 2020

    Some Highlights The COVID-19 pandemic is causing an economic slowdown. The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of the last 5 U.S. recessions and decreased by less than 2% in the 4th. All things considered, an economic slowdown does not... Read More

    Are We About to See a New Wave of Foreclosures?

    By KCM Crew | March 19, 2020

    With all of the havoc being caused by COVID-19, many are concerned we may see a new wave of foreclosures. Restaurants, airlines, hotels, and many other industries are furloughing workers or dramatically cutting their hours. Without a job, many homeowners are wondering how they’ll be able to afford their mortgage payments. In spite of this,... Read More