• How Your Equity Can Grow over Time
    by KCM Crew on July 6, 2022 at 10:00 am

    It’s true that record levels of home price appreciation have spurred significant equity gains for homeowners over the past few years. As Diana Olick, Real Estate Correspondent at CNBC, says: “The stunning jump in home values over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic has given U.S. homeowners record amounts of housing wealth.” That’s great for your

  • Is Homeownership Still the American Dream?
    by KCM Crew on July 5, 2022 at 10:00 am

    Defining the American dream is personal, and no one individual will have the same definition as another. But the feelings it brings about – success, freedom, and a sense of prosperity – are universal. That’s why, for many people, homeownership remains a key part of the American dream. Your home is your stake in the

  • Happy Independence Day
    by KCM Crew on July 4, 2022 at 10:00 am

     

  • Real Estate Consistently Voted Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]
    by KCM Crew on July 1, 2022 at 10:00 am

    Some Highlights Based on a recent Gallup poll, real estate has been rated the best long-term investment for nine years in a row. Owning real estate is more than just a place to call home. It’s also an investment in your future. That’s because it’s typically a stable and secure asset that can grow in value over time. If you’re ready to buy a home and invest in your future, let’s connect.

  • Finally, a Pause in Mortgage Rate Hikes
    by Brit Owen on June 30, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    After several sharp spikes and nearly doubling over the last year, mortgage rates took a breather this week, decreasing from 5.81% the previous week to 5.7% this week, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) from Freddie Mac, released Thursday. Key findings: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.70% with an average 0.9 point as… The post Finally, a Pause in Mortgage Rate Hikes appeared first on RISMedia.

  • If You’re Selling Your House This Summer, Hiring a Pro Is Critical
    by KCM Crew on June 30, 2022 at 10:00 am

    It can be tempting, especially with how hot the housing market has been over the past two years, to consider selling your home on your own. But today’s market is at a turning point, making it more essential than ever to work with a real estate professional. Not only will a trusted real estate advisor

  • Homeownership Could Be in Reach with Down Payment Assistance Programs
    by KCM Crew on June 29, 2022 at 10:00 am

    A recent survey from Bankrate asks prospective buyers to identify the biggest obstacles in their homebuying journey. It found that 36% of those polled said saving for a down payment is one of their primary hurdles to buying a home. If you feel the same way, the good news is there are many down payment

  • A Key Opportunity for Homebuyers
    by KCM Crew on June 28, 2022 at 10:00 am

    There’s no denying the housing market has delivered a fair share of challenges to homebuyers over the past two years. Two of the biggest hurdles homebuyers faced during the pandemic were the limited number of homes for sale and the intensity and frequency of bidding wars. But those two things have reached a turning point.

  • Two Reasons Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t a Bubble
    by KCM Crew on June 27, 2022 at 10:00 am

    You may be reading headlines and hearing talk about a potential housing bubble or a crash, but it’s important to understand that the data and expert opinions tell a different story. A recent survey from Pulsenomics asked over one hundred housing market experts and real estate economists if they believe the housing market is in

  • Real Estate Agent Training: The Secret to Success in a Changing Market
    by Brit Owen on June 24, 2022 at 9:05 am

    In today’s changing real estate market, agents must be up-to-date on industry trends, as well as the larger fiscal changes in the world around us. From new technologies to inventory issues, to the post-pandemic shifting of customers’ needs, real estate professionals meet new challenges every day of the week. It’s no wonder they’re often confused… The post Real Estate Agent Training: The Secret to Success in a Changing Market appeared first on RISMedia.

  • Pride Month Is Critically Important
    by Brit Owen on June 24, 2022 at 9:04 am

    Another June has almost come and gone as summer is underway. June isn’t just National Homeownership Month here in the States, it’s also known around the world as Pride Month, and we are headed into the crescendo of the celebration with cities like New York City, San Francisco and Toronto hosting major Pride parades that… The post Pride Month Is Critically Important appeared first on RISMedia.

  • Winning With Culture
    by Brit Owen on June 24, 2022 at 9:03 am

    Above: JBGoodwin REALTORS® was honored with its first Top Workplaces USA national award in 2022. Here, San Antonio agents come together for a Habitat for Humanity build. JBGoodwin REALTORS® may be celebrating its 50th anniversary in business this year, but the company’s culture is more relevant than ever. With a simple but mighty mission statement… The post Winning With Culture appeared first on RISMedia.