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Start Your Home Search with these 3 Steps

Contemplating starting a home search but not quite sure where to start? While your first instinct will be to jump online and start shopping for houses, there are several more practical steps you can take to prepare for the home-buying process. Don’t get me wrong, shopping inventory is a very important and hopefully fun part of the process for you. It is important to understand different neighborhoods, styles of homes, and current price ranges to get familiar with your specific real estate market. However, there are several other factors that may impact your search and are important to understand at the beginning of your home search. Here are three things you can do to prepare yourself to buy your next home:  

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The Time for Buyers is...Now!

We are over halfway through 2022, and if you have been keeping up with the real estate market this year, you know things are quite different than they were 6 months ago! While the beginning of the year was filled with fierce competition over the limited inventory, multiple offers per home, and most homes selling for well over asking price within a short time frame of being listed, buyers can now enjoy a deep breath of relief as the real estate market in Marin is returning to a more balanced state. Here are three reasons why right now is a great time to be a buyer, despite what you see in the media.  


A Window of Opportunity for Homebuyers

A Window of Opportunity for
Homebuyers | MyKCM

Mortgage rates are much higher today than they were at the beginning of the year, and that's had a clear impact on the housing market. As a result, the market is seeing a shift back toward the range of pre-pandemic levels for buyer demand and home sales.

But the transition back toward pre-pandemic levels isn't a bad thing. In fact, the years leading up to the pandemic were some of the best the housing market has seen. That's why, as the market undergoes this...

Your Carmel-By-The-Sea Guide: plan a weekend road trip out of Marin

If you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway, Carmel-by-the-Sea is high on my recommendation list. The drive from Marin is easy and fast, and there’s no shortage of things to do in this charming town. With gorgeous beaches and charming small-town vibes, this picturesque town will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Whether you’re looking for good food,...

Open House Guide for Buyers

Headed to an open house this weekend? Nearly every Sunday I see buyers walking through my open houses having little idea what they are looking for, other than if they instinctively like or dislike the property. Savvy buyers, however, come prepared to maximize their time spent in the open home. You can find all sorts of tips on the internet about what to look for: that the appliances are in good condition, signs of water damage, ample storage space...all of...

Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think Again

Think Home Prices Are Going
To Fall? Think Again | MyKCM

Over the last two years, the rate of home prices appreciated at a dramatic pace. While that led to incredible equity gains for homeowners, it's also caused some buyers to wonder if home prices will fall. It's important to know the housing market isn't a bubble about to burst, and...

Should You Buy a Home with Inflation This High?

Should You Buy a Home with
Inflation This High? | MyKCM

While the Federal Reserve is working hard to bring down inflation, the latest data shows the inflation rate is still going up. You no doubt are feeling the pinch on your wallet at the gas pump or the grocery store, but that news may also leave you wondering: should I still buy a home right now?

Greg McBride, Chief Financial Analyst at Bankrate, ...

Housing Experts Say This Isn't a Bubble

Housing Experts Say This
Isn't a Bubble | MyKCM

With so much talk about an economic slowdown, some people are asking if the housing market is heading for a crash like the one in 2008. To really understand what’s happening with real estate today, it’s important to lean on the experts for reliable information.