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How Homeownership Can Help Shield You from Inflation

How Homeownership Can Help
Shield You from Inflation | MyKCM

If you're following along with the news today, you've likely heard about rising inflation. You're also likely feeling the impact in your day-to-day life as prices go up for gas, groceries, and more. These rising consumer costs can put a pinch on your wallet and make you re-evaluate any big purchases you have planned to ensure they're still worthwhile.

If you've been thinking about purchasing a home this year, you're probably wondering if you should continue down that path or if it makes more...

Is It Time To Buy a Smaller Home?

Is It Time To Buy a Smaller
Home? | MyKCM

Life events can have a major impact on what you need from your home, and retirement is one of the biggest changes many of us face. This period of your life can mean doing more of the things you enjoy, like traveling, visiting with loved ones, or taking on new hobbies. But what does that mean for your home?

If you're looking for ways to focus more on the important things in your life, the answer could be downsizing. A recent article from The Balance talks about why it could be a...

Underpricing a Home - Smart or Suspect Strategy?

Underpricing a home

Listing a Home For Sale at a Price Well Below Current Market Values

I recently received the following question from one of my clients regarding "list prices" for some newly listed homes that were clearly well below market values.  I wanted to share the qeustion and my response since I know this issue has been top of mind with others.   What do YOU think?  Feel free to share your comments and thoughts.

I receive your local market updates and have noticed some new listings coming on the market and listed for sale at a price which is significantly below (for instance, $250,000 to $500,000 below) the average sale prices we typically see in our neighborhood.  Is significantly underpricing a home a...