Economic News You’re Invited… Please join me if you can, this promises to be a very interesting evening with the Mayor of Everett, Ray Stephanson and Matthew Gardner, a well-known local economic analyst specializing if Real Estate. It's at the Everett Golf and Country Club, light dessert will be offered.  If you plan on attending please RSVP to me […]
Economic News Don’t Wait! Move Up to the Home You Always Wanted   by The KCM Crew on January 28, 2014 in For Sellers Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. Prices are still below those of a few years ago and interest rates are still below 5%. However, sellers should realize that waiting to make […]
Economic News Why Did My Credit Score Drop? DATE:JANUARY 15, 2014 | CATEGORY:TIPS & ADVICE | AUTHOR:EXPERIAN CONSUMER SERVICES Last month your credit score was 735. You checked it again this morning, and it’s 20 points lower. What’s up? It could be any combination of factors. There aredifferent credit scoring models used, and they can weigh factors differently to determine your score. But these are five of the most […]
Real Estate News 3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home by The KCM Crew on January 20, 2014 in For Buyers If you are thinking about purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in real estate. Let’s look at […]
Home ownership 4 Things You Need from Your Listing Agent by The KCM Crew on January 21, 2014 in For Sellers Are you thinking of selling your home? Are you dreading having to deal with strangers walking through the house? Are you concerned about getting the paperwork correct? Hiring a professional real estate agent can take away most of the challenges of selling. A great agent is always worth more […]
Home ownership Enjoy coffee and conversation with Mayor Jon Nehring Residents are invited to meet with Mayor Jon Nehring for coffee and conversation at the McKeon Financial Building in the Lakewood area at 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16. The McKeon building is located at 1507 172nd St. NE, Ste 201. Please RSVP by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13 to Executive Assistant Leah Ingram at […]
Home ownership TAKING STRESS OUT OF HOME BUYING Great information below from a blogger on RealtyTimes.  For more information about the home buying process, please contact me.  I would love to be of assistance to you. Written by Hank Bailey on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 4:56 am Buying a home should be one of the most fun times of your life, not stressful. As you look for your […]
Economic News Predictions for 2014: Sales Will Surge by The KCM Crew on January 6, 2014 in For Agents, For Buyers, For Sellers   Many housing pundits are calling for home sales to do slightly better in 2014 than they did in 2013. To the contrary, we strongly believe that home sales will skyrocket with increases of 10-15% in 2014. Here are the three categories of buyers we believe will create this […]
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Home improvement 6 WAYS TO MAKE AN UNFINISHED BASEMENT AWESOME Date: September 06 2013 | Author: Brian | Category: Creative on   When you think of a cozy room, what comes to mind? Warm lighting? Thick throw blankets? Roaring fire? Stuff like that? Makes sense. Here’s what you probably didn’t visualize: ceiling pipes, excessive moisture and concrete floors. And that, my friend, is why unfinished basements […]
Economic News Average US rate on 30-year loan rises to 4.47 pct. Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages rose slightly this week but remained near historically low levels. WASHINGTON — Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages rose slightly this week but remained near historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on the 30-year loan increased to 4.47 percent from 4.42 percent last […]
Home improvement 5 home improvement projects guaranteed to cure the winter blues If you’re dreading the long months of cold weather ahead and the thought of being stuck inside, consider curing cabin fever with some fun, easy and rewarding home improvement projects. When choosing projects to tackle first, Brian Bolger, Lead Contractor with Bolger Design & Remodeling in Mechanicsburg suggests focusing on ones that will increase your property value, […]
Home ownership Homebuying First Step: Define What You Mean by ‘Home’ By   | Posted Dec 12th 2013 3:56PM Selecting the right home to fit your current and future needs can be challenging. One of the first decisions you'll make is how you define "home." There are many options including a single family residence, duplex, multiplex, condominium, modular or mobile homes. Two of the most common choices are single […]
Economic News Harvard: 5 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home by The KCM Crew on December 10, 2013 in For Buyers Eric Belsky is Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University. He also currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Housing Research and Housing Policy Debate. This year he released a new paper on homeownership – The Dream Lives On: the Future of Homeownership in […]
Economic News Mortgage Rates Inch Downward Mortgage Rates, Real Estate News   |  Dec 12, 2013   |  By: Neal J. Leitereg  |    Fixed-rate mortgages saw a slight decline this week. The downward move comes after rates saw a healthy increase over the past three weeks in response to positive economic reports, particularly in the growth of private-sector employment. The drop in rates is seen […]
Home improvement 14,027 Houses Sell Every Day in the U.S.!! by The KCM Crew on December 2, 2013 in For Sellers There are some homeowners that might consider waiting for the spring to sell their house thinking that no one buys a home during the winter months. What we should understand is that homes sell EVERY DAY. As a matter of fact, according to the latest Existing Homes Sales Report from the National […]
Economic News Planning to Buy a Home in 2014? Get Ready Now By Christine DiGangi By   | Posted Dec 2nd 2013 9:07AM Updated Dec 3rd 2013 12:37PM With big changes coming to the mortgage industry at the beginning of next year, many consumers will want to evaluate their homebuying plans. Regulations drafted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will change the definition of a qualified mortgage for any loan applications […]
Economic News 5 Signs You’re Ready to Be a Homeowner   Published December 03, 2013 No one can tell you when you’re ready to become a homeowner. But it’s probably fair to say a lot of first-time buyers wish otherwise. Buying a home is often one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make. It’s also among the most infrequent.  Knowing you’re prepared to buy […]
Economic News 2014 housing outlook: Home prices head higher   After a surge in home values in most cities in the past year, prices will increase more slowly in 2014. By Pat Mertz Esswein of Kiplinger on Home prices will rise in 2014 but at a slower, more steady pace compared with historical trends. The housing recovery has pushed up home prices nearly everywhere. In the past […]
Economic News 5 Reasons to Buy A Home Now Instead of Spring by The KCM Crew on November 25, 2013 in For Buyers   Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five major reasons purchasers should consider buying: Supply Is Shrinking With inventory declining in many regions, finding a home […]