Purchasing Real Estae 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 […]
Real Estate Selling Your Home During the Holidays? Now is the Time! by Matt Sidford on December 11, 2013 in For Sellers Today we are pleased to introduce Matt Sidford as our guest blogger.  Matt is the Founder of Sidford Realty and has been helping buyers and sellers in the Park City and Deer Valley markets since 1997.  In today’s competitive real estate market, sometimes the standard, run-of-the-mill open houses aren’t yielding […]
Everett News LOCAL BEER AND WINE? FANTASTIC DOWNTOWN RETAILERS? FREE PARKING? YES, PLEASE. On Saturday, December 14th,head back dowtown between 12pm and 5pm for the Holiday Shop and Sip, a celebration of winter suds set inside 11 downtown shops, featuring some of our regions's best breweries and wineries. a $10 ticket gets you seven tasting tokens and the chance to finish up your shopping with a locally brewed […]
Home Improvement Thanksgiving 2013: What to Know About Turkey Day Pumpkin pie was not on the table at the first Thanksgiving—the first English recipe for the dish didn't appear until 1654. PHOTOGRAPH BY WALLY MCNAMEE, CORBIS Article by Brian Handwerk for National Geographic PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 22, 2013 Thanksgiving is almost upon us—but how much do you know about America's favorite day to eat turkey? Here's the lowdown on Thanksgiving […]
Home Improvement Happy Thanksgiving to you all! “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” ― W.T. Purkiser  
Home Improvement Holidays in Downtown Everett Great deals from great shops. Small business Saturday is the perfect day to finish up your holiday shopping downtown.   The holiday shopping season is upon us, and downtown businesses are ready for bargain hunters. Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 30th – a day dubbed “Small Business Saturday” – when shoppers nationwide head out […]
Real Estate 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 […]
Real Estate 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 […]
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Real Estate How Much Mortgage Can You Afford? Finance   |  Sep 5, 2013   |  By: Realtor.com Team  |     Before you apply for a home loan, evaluate your personal finances. How much you earn versus how much you owe will likely determine how much a lender will let you borrow. Read on to learn how to do the math. (You can also use […]
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Real Estate Home prices post strongest annual gain in nearly 8 years   Inman News November 6, 2013 Pace of sales hits 5.36M a year during third quarter, best since 2007  Home prices in most metropolitan areas grew significantly in the third quarter, with the national median price rising at its fastest annual clip in nearly eight years, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). During the same […]
Real Estate Time to buy? asks Gen Y.     More younger people are now looking to buy a home instead of renting. Did you know that in most areas owing a home is still less expensive than renting? Here are a few tips to get you started if you are considering making a move to home ownership. Ready to find a home? Renters […]
Real Estate Your Home’s First Price Should Be Its Best Price   Oct 15, 2013   |  By: Michele Lerner  |  Realtor.com   If you’re putting your home on the market, especially if you live in an area where prices are going up and buyers are competing for homes, you may be tempted to try listing it at a high price just to see if you can get […]
Real Estate 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 […]
Real Estate Why Do We Buy Real Estate?   by Ashley Garner on October 21, 2013 in For Buyers   Today we are excited to welcome back Ashley Garner as our guest blogger for today’s post.  Ashley chose to expand on two sections of the most recent edition of KCM as his inspiration for today’s article. – The KCM Crew Why do you own your home? Why do […]
Real Estate You Need a Professional to Sell or Buy a Home   by The KCM Crew on October 8, 2013 in For Agents Many people ask us whether they should hire an agent to sell their home or whether they should first try as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). In today’s market, we believe this is an easy decision: you need an experienced professional! You need an expert guide if […]
Real Estate Should I Wait for Interest Rates to Come Back Down?   by THE KCM CREW on SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 · in FOR BUYERS     Above is a graph of the movement of the 30 year fixed mortgage rate since the beginning of 2012. Some buyers are waiting to see if interest rates will come back down before making a decision about buying a home. Though no one can guarantee where rates […]
Real Estate Housing Data: Past & Future   by THE KCM CREW on SEPTEMBER 6, 2013  
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Real Estate Top 10 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Agent   by THE KCM CREW on AUGUST 30, 2013 · in INFOGRAPHIC