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Monthly Archives: June 2016


    By Marco Manumbas | June 29, 2016

    Everyone knows someone who knows someone who moved into what seemed like a perfectly great house on a perfectly nice street only to have a complete nightmare unfold. But the truth is that your neighbor doesn’t have to be practicing Santeria on the front lawn for you to hate where you live. So many things... Read More

    Do Homeowners Realize Their Equity Position Has Changed?

    By Marco Manumbas | June 22, 2016

    e KCM Crew 062216 Yesterday, we reported that according to CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report, nearly 268,000 homeowners regained equity and are no longer underwater on their mortgage in the first quarter. Homes with negative equity have decreased by 21.5% year-over-year. A study by Fannie Mae suggests that many homeowners are not aware of how their... Read More

    Here Comes the Housing Inventory!!

    By Marco Manumbas | June 17, 2016

    Almost every real estate conversation revolves around the continuous rise in house values over the last four years. Some have even mentioned a concern about another possible bubble forming. However, the recent increase in prices can be attributed to a very simple principle: supply and demand. DEMAND Demand for single-family housing has continued to increase... Read More

    Harvard: 5 Reasons Why Owning A Home Makes Sense Financially

    By Jennifer Carstensen | June 14, 2016

    We have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The personal reasons to own a home differ for each buyer, but there are many basic similarities. Eric Belsky is the Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University. He authored a paper on homeownership titled – The Dream... Read More

    Single Women Make Up 2nd Largest Home Buying Group

    By Marco Manumbas | June 8, 2016

    According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, single women made up 18% of all first-time home buyers last year, second only to married couples who made up 54% of total buyers. Whether they are young, single and no longer want to rent, or newly divorced, the amount... Read More

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