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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 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 […]
Economic News NAR’s Existing Home Sales Report For December 2013:
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 […]
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Home ownership Homebuying First Step: Define What You Mean by ‘Home’ By Credit.com   | 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 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 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 […]
Economic News The latest interest rates… Monday, November 25 – Market 1   Rates as of November 25, 2013
Real Estate News 5 Reasons to Sell Before Spring   by The KCM Crew on November 19, 2013 in For Sellers Many sellers feel that the spring is the best time to place their home on the market as buyer demand increases at that time of year. However, the fall and winter have their own advantages. Here are five reasons to sell now. Only Serious Buyers Are Out At […]
Economic News Where Prices are Headed over the Next 5 Years by The KCM Crew on November 12, 2013 in For Agents Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like theHome Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists about where prices are headed over the […]
Economic News King County median home price up 15% over year ago By Sanjay Bhatt Seattle Times business reporter The pattern was repeated in Snohomish and Pierce counties: Median prices were $286,250 in Snohomish and $222,000 in Pierce, with double-digit appreciation over the year, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The median price of single-family homes sold in King County last month rose to $426,000, a 15 percent increase […]
Economic News Buying or Selling: Now May Be the Time by The KCM Crew on October 31, 2013 in For Agents As we enter the winter months, many expect the real estate market to begin to slow down. However, this winter there are many reasons that both buyers and sellers should consider moving forward with their real estate goals instead of waiting until the spring. BUYERS Waiting until the spring […]
Home improvement Use Wallpaper to Spruce Up Your Home This Fall Using wallpaper in unexpected spaces is a quick and easy way to bring color into your home. Follow suggestions below to see how this could be your next DIY project. Wallpaper staircase – If you are looking for ways to add interest to a plain staircase, here's an easy way to customize it and make […]