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Monthly Archives: June 2020

    Are New Homes Going to Be Available to Buy This Year?

    By Pick Pina Group | June 30, 2020

    In today’s economy, everyone seems to be searching for signs that a recovery is coming soon. Many experts agree that it may actually already be in motion or will be starting by the 3rd quarter of this year. With the housing market positioned to lead the way out of this recession, builder confidence might be... Read More

    What Are Experts Saying About the Rest of 2020?

    By The KCM Crew | June 29, 2020

    One of the biggest questions on everyone’s minds these days is: What’s going to happen to the housing market in the second half of the year? Based on recent data on the economy, unemployment, real estate, and more, many economists are revising their forecasts for the remainder of 2020 – and the outlook is extremely encouraging.... Read More

    Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By The KCM Crew | June 26, 2020

    Some Highlights  For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling real estate without the representation of a real estate broker or real estate agent. According to the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, 35% of... Read More

    New Index Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate

    By The KCM Crew | June 25, 2020

    Earlier this month, announced the release of their initial Housing Recovery Index, a weekly guide showing how the pandemic has impacted the residential real estate market. The index leverages a weighted average of four key components of the housing industry, tracking each of the following: Housing Demand – Growth in online search activity Home... Read More

    Should We Be Looking at Unemployment Numbers Differently?

    By The KCM Crew | June 24, 2020

    The New York Times recently ran an article regarding unemployment titled: Don’t Cheer Too Soon. Keep an Eye on the Core Jobless Rate. The piece suggests we should look at unemployment numbers somewhat differently. The author of the article, Jed Kolko, is a well-respected economist who is currently the Chief Economist at Indeed, the world’s... Read More

    What Are the Experts Saying About Future Home Prices?

    By The KCM Crew | June 23, 2020

    A worldwide pandemic and an economic recession have had a tremendous effect on the nation. The uncertainty brought about by both has made predicting consumer behavior nearly impossible. For that reason, forecasting home prices has become extremely difficult. Normally, there’s a simple formula to determine the future price of any item: calculate the supply of... Read More

    Homebuyers Are in the Mood to Buy Today

    By The KCM Crew | June 22, 2020

    According to the latest FreddieMac Quarterly Forecast, mortgage interest rates have fallen to historically low levels this spring and they’re projected to remain low. This means there’s a huge incentive for buyers who are ready to purchase. And homeowners looking for eager buyers can take advantage of this opportune time to sell as well. There’s... Read More

    Home Remodeling Projects: Cost vs. Value

    By Ris Cowan | June 20, 2020

    Most remodeling projects have high cost with minimal return value when selling. What remodeling projects should you avoid? Read More

    7 Strategies for a 2020 Open House [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By The KCM Crew | June 19, 2020

    Some Highlights Buyer interest is high right now, so this summer is a great time to sell your house. Here are 7 strategies to help make your house showing a safe and effective one. Let’s connect today to get your house on the market while buying is ... Read More

    Want to Make a Move? Homeowner Equity is Growing Year-Over-Year

    By The KCM Crew | June 18, 2020

    One of the bright spots of the 2020 real estate market is the growth in equity homeowners are experiencing across the country. According to the recently released Homeowner Equity Insights Report from CoreLogic, in nearly every state there was a year-over-year first-quarter equity increase, averaging out to a 6.5% overall gain. The report notes: “CoreLogic... Read More