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Three Ways to Win in a Bidding War

Three Ways to Win in a
Bidding War | MyKCM

With so few houses for sale today and low mortgage rates driving buyer activity, bidding wars are becoming more common. Multiple-offer scenarios are heating up, so it's important to get pre-approved before you start your search. This way, you can put your best foot forward – quickly and efficiently – if you're planning to...

Why Is It so Important to Be Pre-Approved in the Homebuying Process?

Why Is It so Important to Be
Pre-Approved in the Homebuying Process? | MyKCM

You may have heard that pre-approval is a great first step in the homebuying process. But why is it so important? When looking for a home, the temptation to fall in love with a house that's outside your budget is very real. So, before you start shopping around, it's helpful to know your price range, what you're comfortable within a monthly mortgage payment, and ultimately how much money you can borrow for your loan. Pre-approval from a lender is the only way to do this.

According to a recent ...

The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year

The Top Reasons People Are
Moving This Year | MyKCM

Today, Americans are moving for a variety of different reasons. The current health crisis has truly re-shaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending extra time where we currently live is enabling many families to re-evaluate what homeownership means and what they find most important in a home.

According to Zillow:

In 2020, homes went from the place people returned to after work, school, hitting the gym or vacationing, to the place where families do all of the above....

Forbearance Numbers Are Lower than Expected

Forbearance Numbers Are Lower
than Expected | MyKCM

Originally, some housing industry analysts were concerned that the mortgage forbearance program (which allows families to delay payments to a later date) could lead to an increase in foreclosures when forbearances end. Some even worried that we might relive the 2006-2008 housing crash all over again. Once you examine the data, however, that seems unlikely.

As reported by Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist for ...

Current Buyer & Seller Perks in the Housing Market

Current Buyer & Seller
Perks in the Housing Market | MyKCM

Today's housing market is making a truly impressive turnaround, and it's also setting up some outstanding opportunities for buyers and sellers. Whether you're thinking of buying or selling a home this year, there are perks today that are rarely available, and definitely worth looking into. Here are the top two.

The Biggest Perk for Buyers: Low Mortgage Rates

The most...

Today's Buyers Are Serious about Purchasing a Home

Today's Buyers Are Serious
about Purchasing a Home | MyKCM

Today's homebuyers are not just talking about their plans, they're actively engaged in the buying process – and they're serious about it. A recent report by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) indicates:

…. Of American adults considering a future home purchase ...

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