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2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

KCM Crew, June 27th, 2017 In Realtor.com’s recent article, “Home Buyers’ Top Mortgage Fears: Which One Scares You?” they mention that “46% of potential home buyers fear they won’t qualify for a mortgage to the point that they don’t even … Continue reading

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Home Prices Continue Soaring to New Highs

Increase 0.7% in April June 22, 2017, Kelsey Ramírez. HousingWire.com Home prices increased once again in April, up from the previous month and previous year, according to the House Price Index released by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Home prices increased … Continue reading

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The Cost of Renting vs. Buying in the US

KCM Crew, June 24th, 2017 Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (29.2%) vs. the percentage needed to … Continue reading

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Existing Home Sales Report Shows Buyers are Desperate to Get a Home

Battling low inventory, buyers face “cutthroat competition” June 21, 2017, Kelsey Ramírez, HousingWire.com Existing home sales increased in May, a sign some experts say shows the strength of homebuyer demand. One expert explained that buying conditions in many markets have put … Continue reading

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The Importance of Home Equity in Retirement Planning

KCM Crew, June 22nd, 2017 We often discuss the difference in family wealth between homeowner households and renter households. Much of that difference is the result of the equity buildup that homeowners experience over the time that they own their … Continue reading

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As Existing Home Sales Rise, Median Home Price Hits New High

DOM sinks to new low June 21, 2017, Kelsey Ramírez, HousingWire.com Existing home sales rebounded in May as low inventory levels pushed median home prices to a new high, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors. And … Continue reading

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12 Stylish Ways to Plant your Summer Container Gardens

12 Stylish Ways to Plant Your Summer Container Gardens https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/86854210 via @Houzz#Gardens #ContainerGarden

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