Thinking about your home ownership goals for 2021? If you aren't, you should be. Between record-low mortgage rates, rising home sales and prices, and limited availability, there's never been a better time to re-assess your home ownership goals. After all, if the events of the past year have taught us anything, it's the importance of home. Whether … [Read more...] about Homeownership Goals for 2021 – Buy, Sell or Hold?
While no one can predict the future with certainty, most experts expect to see modest growth in the U.S. housing market for the remainder of this year and next. Inventory will remain tight, mortgage rates will continue to creep up, and affordability will remain a major issue in many parts of the country. So what does that mean for home buyers and … [Read more...] about “How’s the Market?” What’s Ahead for Real Estate
“Is now a good time to sell?” A Kansas City home is never put up for sale on a whim. Although outside events can conspire to control the timing of that kind of major real estate venture, in most cases, the sale or purchase of a home happens on a timetable the buyer or seller thoughtfully works out. That can be when a move will least interfere with … [Read more...] about Kansas City Homeowners, Is Now a Good Time to Sell?
It does seem to be time for an in depth forecast about Kansas City’s housing outlook for 2015. The prediction game is going strong everywhere else this week, with print and online journalists and TV talking heads interviewing experts and each other about what to expect in the coming year. Some make noteworthy predictions—but more seem to be doing … [Read more...] about Forecasting the Future for Kansas City Housing in the New Year
Of the things Americans take for granted, one of the least questioned is the future availability of familiar housing circumstances: housing that’s ‘like where I grew up.’ For urban dwellers, that might be an apartment or condominium; for others, a single-family home—a house with a yard, or perhaps a farm or ranch house. It may be time to re-examine … [Read more...] about Housing in Kansas City May Be Headed for a Transformation
2014 has already given an encouraging start for Kansas City homeowners who consider national price movements as the best pointers for what we can expect for local real estate. Already in February, median house prices were up 7.6% nationally year over year (that according to the US National Housing Trend Report). It followed a similar 8.3% increase … [Read more...] about Kansas City Homeowners Cheered by National Trends
Bears hibernate. Geese fly south. And Kansas City home buyers become different people in the winter. During spring and summer months, the competition, speed and market saturation can make selling a home in Kansas City an intense experience (in extremes, almost like speed dating!) When the selling season heats up, buyers can come flying through open … [Read more...] about In Winter, Subtle Differences to Selling a Home in Kansas City