Interest Rates

Your Home Equity Can Offset Affordability Challenges

20230919 Your Home Equity Can Offset Affordability Challenges

Are you thinking about selling your house? If so, today’s mortgage rates may be making you wonder if that’s the right decision. Some homeowners are reluctant to sell and take on a…

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Why Is Housing Inventory So Low?

20230914 Why Is Housing Inventory So Low

One question that’s top of mind if you’re thinking about making a move today is: Why is it so hard to find a house to buy? And while it may be tempting…

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Mortgage Rates: Past, Present, and Possible Future

20230906 Mortgage Rates Past Present and Possible Future

If you’re hoping to buy a home this year, you’re probably paying close attention to mortgage rates. Since mortgage rates impact what you can afford when you take out a home loan…

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How Inflation Affects the Housing Market

20230831 How Inflation Affects the housing market

Have you ever wondered how inflation impacts the housing market? Believe it or not, they’re connected. Whenever there are changes to one, both are affected. Here’s a high-level overview of the connection…

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Why You Don’t Need To Fear the Return of Adjustable-Rate Mortgages

20230822 Why You Don t Need To Fear the Return of Adjustable Rate Mortgages

If you remember the housing crash back in 2008, you may recall just how popular adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) were back then. And after years of being virtually nonexistent, more people are once…

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Don’t Expect a Wave of Foreclosures [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Some Highlights With ongoing high inflation pushing up everyday costs, some people are worried that’ll create a flood of foreclosures. Here’s why that’s unlikely. Fewer people are seriously behind on mortgage payments…

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People Want Less Expensive Homes – And Builders Are Responding

20230817 People want less expensive homes and builders are responding

In today’s housing market, there are two main affordability challenges impacting buyers: mortgage rates that are higher than they’ve been the past couple of years, and rising home prices caused by low…

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Housing Market Forecast for the Rest of 2023 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Housing Market Forecast For The Rest Of 2023 KCM Share

Some Highlights Want to know what experts say will happen in the rest of 2023? Home prices are already appreciating again in many areas. The average of the expert forecasts shows positive…

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How Inflation Affects Mortgage Rates

20230803 How Inflation Affects Mortgage Rates

When you read about the housing market in the news, you might see something about a recent decision made by the Federal Reserve (the Fed). But how does this decision affect you…

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Explaining Today’s Mortgage Rates

20230719 Explaining Todays Mortgage Rates

If you’re following mortgage rates because you know they impact your borrowing costs, you may be wondering what the future holds for them. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to answer that question…

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Homebuyers Are Getting Used to the New Normal

20230718 Homebuyers are getting used to the new normal

Before you decide to sell your house, it’s important to know what you can expect in the current housing market. One positive trend right now is homebuyers are adapting to today’s mortgage…

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How Remote Work Expands Your Homebuying Horizons

20230713 How Remote work expands your homebuying horizons

Even as some companies transition back into the office, remote work remains a popular choice for many professionals. So, if you currently enjoy working from home or hope to be able to…

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Two Questions To Ask Yourself if You’re Considering Buying a Home

20230705 two questions to ask yourself if youre considering buying a home

If you’re thinking of buying a home, chances are you’re paying attention to just about everything you hear about the housing market. And you’re getting your information from a variety of channels:…

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Your Needs Matter More Than Today’s Mortgage Rates

20230613 your needs matter more than todays mortgage rates

If you’re thinking about selling your house right now, chances are it’s because something in your life has changed. And, while things like mortgage rates are a key part of your decision…

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The Main Reason Mortgage Rates Are So High

20230607 the main reason mortgage rates are so high

Today’s mortgage rates are top-of-mind for many homebuyers right now. As a result, if you’re thinking about buying for the first time or selling your current house to move into a home…

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The Impact of Changing Mortgage Rates [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Impact of Changing Mortgage Rates KCM Share

Some Highlights If you’re looking to buy a home, you should know even a small change in mortgage rates has an impact on your purchasing power. These charts show how rates generally…

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The Impact of Inflation on Mortgage Rates

20230510 the impact of inflation on mortgage rates

If you’re reading headlines about inflation or mortgage rates, you may see something about the recent decision from the Federal Reserve (the Fed). But what does it mean for you, the housing…

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A Recession Doesn’t Equal a Housing Crisis

content images 20230428 20230502 a recession doesnt equal a housing crisis

Everywhere you look, people are talking about a potential recession. And if you’re planning to buy or sell a house, this may leave you wondering if your plans are still a wise…

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Ways To Overcome Affordability Challenges in Today’s Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Some Highlights With so few homes on the market right now, widening the scope of your search to include nearby areas could help you find more options in your budget. You can…

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What You Should Know About Rising Mortgage Rates

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After steadily falling over the winter, mortgage rates have started to rise in recent weeks. This is concerning to some potential homebuyers as the combination of higher mortgage rates and higher prices…

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