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Confused About What’s Going on in the Housing Market? Lean on me.

Confused About What’s Going on in the Housing Market? Lean on a Professional.If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, you probably want to know what’s

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Avoid the Rental Trap in 2023

Avoid the Rental Trap in 2023If you’re a renter, you likely face an important decision every year: renew your current lease, start a new one, or buy a home. This year is no different. But

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What Past Recessions Tell Us About the Housing Market

What Past Recessions Tell Us About the Housing MarketIt doesn’t matter if you’re someone who closely follows the economy or not, chances are you’ve heard whispers of an upcoming

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Think Twice Before Waiting for 3% Mortgage Rates

Think Twice Before Waiting for 3% Mortgage RatesLast year, the Federal Reserve took action to try to bring down inflation. In response to those efforts, mortgage rates jumped up

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Have Home Values Hit Bottom?

Have Home Values Hit Bottom?Whether you’re already a homeowner or you’re looking to become one, the recent headlines about home prices may leave you with more questions than

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What’s Really Happening with Home Prices?

What’s Really Happening with Home Prices? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking about selling your house, recent headlines about home prices falling month-over-month

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Pre-Approval in 2023: What You Need To Know

Pre-Approval in 2023: What You Need To KnowOne of the first steps in your homebuying journey is getting pre-approved. To understand why it’s such an important step, you need to

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Want To Sell Your House? Price It Right.

Want To Sell Your House? Price It Right.Last year, the housing market slowed down in response to higher mortgage rates, and that had an impact on home prices. If you’re thinking of &

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The 3 Factors That Affect Home Affordability

The 3 Factors That Affect Home AffordabilityIf you’ve been following the housing market over the last couple of years, you’ve likely heard about growing affordability challenges. But

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Why You Shouldn’t Fear Today’s Foreclosure Headlines

Why You Shouldn’t Fear Today’s Foreclosure HeadlinesIf you’ve seen recent headlines about foreclosures surging in the housing market, you’re certainly not alone. There&rsquo

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Homeownership Builds Your Wealth over Time

Homeownership Builds Your Wealth over Time [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking of buying a home this year, be sure to factor in the long-term benefits of.

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Utah Homeowners: Why It Makes Sense To Move Before Spring

Why It Makes Sense To Move Before SpringSpring is usually the busiest season in the housing market. Many buyers wait until then to make their move, believing it’s the best time to find a home.

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Utah Homeowners: Why There Won’t Be a Flood of Foreclosures Coming to the Housing Market

Why There Won’t Be a Flood of Foreclosures Coming to the Housing MarketWith the rapid shift that’s happened in the housing market this year, some people are raising concerns that we;

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Utah Homeowners: What’s Going on with Home Prices? Ask a Professional.

What’s Going on with Home Prices? Ask a Professional.If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home this year, you may have questions about what’s happening

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Utah Homeowners: Selling Your House? Your Asking Price Matters More Now Than Ever

Selling Your House? Your Asking Price Matters More Now Than EverThere’s no doubt about the fact that the housing market is slowing from the frenzy we saw over the past two years. But

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A Utah Realtor Helps You Separate Fact from Fiction A Real Estate Professional Helps You Separate Fact from Fiction | MyKCM

A Real Estate Professional Helps You Separate Fact from FictionIf you’re following the news, chances are you’ve seen or heard some headlines about the housing market that don’t

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Utah Homeowners: Expert Housing Market Forecasts for the Second Half of the Year

Expert Housing Market Forecasts for the Second Half of the YearThe housing market is at a turning point, and if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, that may leave you

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Utah Homeowners: The Drop in Mortgage Rates Brings Good News for Homebuyers The Drop in Mortgage Rates Brings Good News for Homebuyers | MyKCM

The Drop in Mortgage Rates Brings Good News for HomebuyersOver the past few weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac fell by half a percent. The drop happened over

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Utah Homeowners: What Does an Economic Slowdown Mean for the Housing Market?

What Does an Economic Slowdown Mean for the Housing Market?According to a recent survey, more and more Americans are concerned about a possible recession. Those concerns were validated when the

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Utah Homeowners: Home Price Deceleration Doesn’t Mean Home Price Depreciation

Home Price Deceleration Doesn’t Mean Home Price DepreciationExperts in the real estate industry use a number of terms when they talk about what's happening with home prices. And some of those

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A Majority of Consumers Say It’s a Good Time To Sell Your House!

A Majority of Consumers Say It’s a Good Time To Sell Your HouseIf you’re a homeowner thinking about selling your house, you’re probably looking for the best time to make your move.

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Utah Homeowners: Why the Growing Number of Homes for Sale Is Good for Your Move Up

Why the Growing Number of Homes for Sale Is Good for Your Move UpAre you thinking about selling your current home? If so, the biggest question on your mind may be: if I sell now, where will I?

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Will Home Prices Fall This Year? Here's What Experts Say!

Will Home Prices Fall This Year? Here’s What Experts Say.Many people are wondering: will home prices fall this year? Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, 

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Your Home Could Be Closer to List-Ready Than You Think!

Your Home Could Be Closer to List-Ready Than You ThinkOne of the biggest concerns for a homeowner looking to sell is the time they’ll have to put in before listing their house. If that’s

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Using Your Tax Refund To Achieve Your Homeownership Goals This Year In Utah

Using Your Tax Refund To Achieve Your Homeownership Goals This YearIf you’re buying or selling a home this year, you’re likely saving up for a variety of expenses. For buyers, that

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On the Fence of Whether or Not To Move This Spring In Utah? Consider This.

On the Fence of Whether or Not To Move This Spring? Consider This.If you’re thinking of selling your house, it may be because you’ve heard prices are rising, listings are

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Two Ways Homebuyers Can Win in Today’s Utah Market

Two Ways Homebuyers Can Win in Today’s MarketIf your goal is to purchase a home this year, you might be looking for any advantage you can get in today’s sellers’ market. While

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Why Inflation Shouldn’t Stop You from Buying a Home in Utah in 2022

Why Inflation Shouldn’t Stop You from Buying a Home in Utah in 2022If you’re following along with the news today, you’re probably hearing a lot about record-breaking home prices,

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What’s Going To Happen with Utah Home Prices This Year?

What’s Going To Happen with Home Prices This Year?After almost two years of double-digit increases, many experts thought home price appreciation would decelerate or happen at a slower pace in

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With Mortgage Rates Climbing, Now’s the Time To Act In Utah

With Mortgage Rates Climbing, Now’s the Time To Act In UtahLast week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac jumped from 3.22% to 3.45%. That’s

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Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Utah Homebuyers in 2022

Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022You may have heard that it’s important to get pre-approved for a mortgage at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what

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Utah Buyers Want To Know: Why Is Housing Supply Still So Low?

Utah Buyers Want To Know: Why Is Housing Supply Still So Low?One key question that’s top of mind for homebuyers this year is: why is it so hard to find a house to buy? The truth is,

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Utah Sellers: Don’t Wait Until Spring To Make Your Move

Utah Sellers: Don’t Wait Until Spring To Make Your MoveAs you plan out your goals for the year, moving up to your dream home may top the list. But, how do you know when to make your move?

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