The Millennials Are at It Again…

…but this time, they might surprise you! Millennials have been the demographic to watch when it comes to home sales and the changes in the real estate market. We’ve seen that this group has helped to drive the market in sales, but a recent study, conducted by BUILDER magazine and Pardee Homes, as part of the […]

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The Down Payment Lowdown

The Down Payment Lowdown

Passing the “good credit,” test and being deemed an acceptable candidate for homeownership is one of the major pieces of the puzzle. However, once you’ve crossed that hurdle, the down payment looms in question. Sure, you’ve been given the ‘okay,’ but how much should you put down? How much can you afford without setting your finances […]

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Don’t Fall Into Anything…

Don’t Fall Into Anything…

The arrival of Fall seems to be the calm before the storm in many cases: getting back to school, prepping for the holidays, winterizing the house…but if you’re one of those who will be scouring the market for your new home this Fall, don’t rush into anything; don’t fall for the wrong home. With the changing […]

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From Yours to OURS

You’ve found your new home! And then, the overwhelming thought of turning it into OUR new home sets in. From paperwork to design ideas, there can be so much on your to-do list that it’s difficult to choose where to start. This article helps streamline that to-do list in order to help make the task […]

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Better Credit, Better Perks

Better Credit, Better Perks

It’s obvious: the better your credit, the better off you are. However, sometimes better credit brings not-so-obvious bonuses. One such bonus could be paying a lower home insurance bill. Owners who have a fair or median credit score were found to pay an average of 32 percent more for home insurance than those with stellar credit. This […]

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Location, Location, Location…

Location, Location, Location…

…the real estate slogan that’s been around forever. Sure, location is a huge priority when it comes time to look for a new home: proximity to work, schools, and shopping, but location may not be the ultimate deciding factor. Among many other personal decision-making criteria, price and condition also play a huge role. Price goes […]

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Great Expectations

The effects on the housing industry are many and varied. Small local implements can make a huge difference in the market just as much as large national events. When considering entering the market as a buyer or a seller, it’s important to take note of these types of impacts in order to develop a proper […]

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Home Ownership: Is it right for You?

Buying a home is more than just finding ‘the one,’ getting pre-qualified, securing the loan, and hiring a moving company. Many people jump into the decision without knowing for sure if they are both financially and emotionally prepared. Home ownership is more than just being able to afford it. This article lays out some of […]

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That Time of Year Again…

That Time of Year Again…

If you’re familiar with the real estate industry in KC, you know that Spring marks the start of the KCHBA’s Parade of Homes! Each year, hundreds of newly-built homes, raging from ranches to tudors, are showcased in this event. This year, 377 homes will be featured and open to the public to tour beginning April […]

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Unique New York

Unique New York

Housing has traditionally been reserved for the affluent. Those who can afford a home are of a specific group of people. Generally, being middle-aged and starting a family fits the profile of home-seekers. However, in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is in pursuit to change that and offer affordable housing to the artists […]

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