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Will the Housing Market Turn Around This Year?

Will the Housing Market Turn
Around This Year? | MyKCM

Today, many people are asking themselves if they should buy or sell a home in 2020. Some have shifted their plans or put them on hold over the past couple of months, and understandably so. Everyone seems to be wondering if the market is going to change and when the economy will turn around. If you're trying to figure out what's going to happen and how to play your cards this year, you're not alone. This spring in the ...

Unemployment: Hope on the Horizon

Unemployment: Hope on the
Horizon | MyKCM

Tomorrow, the unemployment rate for April 2020 will be released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It will hit a peak this country has never seen before, with data representing real families and lives affected by this economic slowdown. The numbers will alarm us. There will be headlines and doomsday scenarios in the media. There is hope, though, that as businesses reopen, most people will become employed again soon. Last month's report indicated we initially lost over 700,000 jobs in this country, and the unemployment rate quickly rose to 4.4%. With the release of the new data, that number will climb even higher. Experts...

Confused About the Economic Recovery? Here's Why.

Confused About the Economic
Recovery? Here's Why. | MyKCMAs we continue to work through the health crisis that plagues this country, more and more conversations are turning to economic recovery. While we look for signs that we've reached a plateau in cases of COVID-19, the concern and fear of what will happen as businesses open up again is on all of our minds. This causes confusion about what an economic recovery will look like. With this in mind, it's important to understand how economists are using three types of sciences to formulate their forecasts and to work toward clearer answers.

  1. Business Science How has the economy rebounded from similar slowdowns in the past?
  2. ...

What Impact Might COVID-19 Have on Home Values?

What Impact Might COVID-19
Have on Home Values? | MyKCM

A big challenge facing the housing industry is determining what impact the current pandemic may have on home values. Some buyers are hoping for major price reductions because the health crisis is straining the economy.

The price of any item, however, is determined by supply and demand, which is how many items are available in relation to how many consumers want to buy that item.

In residential real estate, the measurement used to decipher that ratio is called months supply of inventory. A normal market would have 6-7 months of inventory. Anything over seven months would be considered...

Uncertainty Abounds in the Search for Economic Recovery Timetable

Uncertainty Abounds in the
Search for Economic Recovery Timetable | MyKCM

Earlier this week, we discussed how most projections from financial institutions are calling for a quick V-shaped recovery from this economic downturn, and there's research on previous post-pandemic recoveries to support that expectation.

In addition, we noted how there are some in the business community who believe we may instead be headed for a U-shaped recovery, where the return to previous levels of economic success won't occur until the middle of next year. Yesterday, ...

Keys to Selling Your House Virtually

Keys to Selling Your House
Virtually | MyKCM

In a recent survey by realtor.com, people thinking about selling their homes indicated they're generally willing to allow their agent and some potential buyers inside if done under the right conditions. They're less comfortable, however, hosting an open house. This is understandable, given the health concerns associated with social contact these days. The question is, if you need to sell...

Will This Economic Crisis Have a V, U, or L-Shaped Recovery?

Will This Economic Crisis
Have a V, U, or L-Shaped Recovery? | MyKCM

Many American businesses have been put on hold as the country deals with the worst pandemic in over one hundred years. As the states are deciding on the best strategy to slowly and safely reopen, the big question is: how long will it take the economy to fully recover?

Let's look at the possibilities. Here are the three types of recoveries that follow most economic slowdowns (the definitions are from the financial glossary at Market Business News):

  • V-shaped recovery: an economic period in...

Today's Homebuyers Want Lower Prices. Sellers Disagree.

Today's Homebuyers Want Lower
Prices. Sellers Disagree. | MyKCM

The uncertainty the world faces today due to the COVID-19 pandemic is causing so many things to change. The way we interact, the way we do business, even the way we buy and sell real estate is changing. This is a moment in time that's even sparking some buyers to search for a better deal on a home. Sellers, however, aren't offering a discount these days; they're holding steady on price.

According to the most recent ...

Why NOW is a Smart Time to Find A Realtor

Why NOW is a Smart Time to find a Realtor

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So….You want to know where the Real Estate Market is headed and what your options are?

You are not alone!  There is so much uncertainty right now and what we know today will surely change by tomorrow. We (me and all the other active realtors) are staying informed and tracking the daily changes and we are here to answer your questions and get you back on track. A huge change in our daily, Realtor activities during this SIP has given us the gift of time and the one thing we are dying to use it for is sharing our wealth of knowledge and expertise with you! 

If you are planning on buying or selling a home in the next 18-24 months, then NOW is the perfect time to find and commit to an active and seasoned Realtor. We can get you started on first steps, next steps and...

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