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Economic News Home Sales Generate $52,205 Impact on Economy   by The KCM Crew on September 18, 2014 in For Buyers The National Association of Realtors (NAR) compiled data from research conducted by the Bureau of Economic Analysis & Macroeconomic Advisors on the economic impact of a home purchase. After reviewing the data, they concluded that the total economic impact of a typical home sale in the United States is an astonishing $52,205. […]
Economic News Should I Rent My House if I Can’t Sell It? by The KCM Crew on June 10, 2014 in For Sellers There has been a lot written about how buying a home is less expensive than renting one in most parts of the country. Rents are skyrocketing and homes are still at great prices. These two situations are also causing some sellers to consider renting their home instead of selling […]
Home improvement Easter Egg Hunt coming April 19 – free! You are invited to the annual Easter Egg Hunt! This exciting free family event features more than 12,000 plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes hidden around Jennings Park Rotary Ranch and Master Garden. The morning also features children’s activities and a guest visit from the Easter Bunny. The Easter Egg Hunt will be from […]
Home improvement 2014 Annual Spring Cleaning Day Lake Stevens Spring Cleaning Day Event – May 3, 2014 On Saturday, 3rd May 2014, the City of Lake Stevens will be hosting its annual Spring Cleaning Day Event for citizens who live within the limit of the City of Lake Stevens. This year’s event will be held at the back parking lot of Cavelero […]
Economic News The Windermere Foundation is now accepting donations for the Oso, Washington Relief Fund. We are deeply saddened by the events that have unfolded over the last week due to the landslide in Oso, Washington. We have heard from many of you who wish to support and provide emergency relief for those that have lost their homes and loved ones. 100% of the funds designated to the Windermere Foundation's […]
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Economic News 5 REASONS TO SELL NOW   by The KCM Crew on March 18, 2014 in For Sellers Many sellers are still hesitant about putting their house up for sale. Where are prices headed? Where are interest rates headed? Can buyers qualify for a mortgage?  These are all valid questions. However, there are several reasons to sell your home sooner rather than later. Here are five […]
Economic News 5 REASONS TO BUY A HOME NOW by The KCM Crew on March 17, 2014 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. 1. Competition is about to Increase Every spring a surge of prospective purchasers […]
Home improvement Moving-Up? Do it NOW not Later A recent study revealed that the number of existing home ownersplanning to buy a home this year is about to increase dramatically. Some are moving up, some are downsizing and others are making a lateral move. Another study shows that over 75% of these buyers will, in fact, be in that first category: a move-up buyer. We want to […]
Home improvement Old-fashioned cleaning a healthy choice   Originally published January 29, 2014 at 11:25 PM | Page modified January 29, 2014 at 11:55   Many are turning back the clock when it comes to cleaning and rediscovering old-time cleaning recipes — many of them used before the advent of the synthetic formulas widely available after World War II.   Q: What home-cleaning […]
Home improvement 5 Things to Ask Your Real Estate Agent http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2014/01/31/5-things-to-ask-your-real-estate-agent/ Selling a home can be difficult — you probably want to sell in a certain time frame and for the maximum price. For most of us, it represents one of the biggest financial transactions of our lifetimes, and it can help to have expert guide us through the process. A knowledgeable and trustworthy real […]
Home improvement 6 WAYS TO MAKE AN UNFINISHED BASEMENT AWESOME Date: September 06 2013 | Author: Brian | Category: Creative on BrightNest.com   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. SeattleTimes.com 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, […]
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 […]
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 Credit.com   | 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 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 msn.com 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 […]