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Top Questions About Selling Your Home This Winter

Top Questions About Selling Your Home This Winter | MyKCM

There’s no denying the housing market is undergoing a shift this season, and that may leave you with some questions about whether it still makes sense to sell your house. Here are three of the top questions you may be asking – and the data that helps answer them – so you can make a confident decision.

1. Should I Wait To Sell?

Even though the supply of homes for sale has increased in 2022, inventory is still low overall. That means it’s still a sellers’ market. The graph below helps put the inventory growth into perspective. Using data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), it shows just how far off we are from flipping to a buyers’ market:

While buyers have regained…

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Halloween 2022 is in the books! We had such amazing weather this year and it was a blast seeing so many individuals and families outside in the afternoon and well into the evening around town. If your neighborhood was similar to the Verona neighborhoods, many homeowners set up chairs in their front driveway as they entertained Trick or Treaters – several even had little fire pits going, too. What a beautiful night to enjoy a fun night in our communities!


This year, Mark Hewitt & Husky Homes were a participating business for the MAIN STREET TRICK OR TREAT event in downtown Verona at Hometown Junction Park. Mark has worked this event ever since it was first started in Verona back in 2017, and he really enjoys the chance to visit with his community and…

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3 Graphs Showing Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t Like 2008

3 Graphs Showing Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t Like 2008 | MyKCM

With all the headlines and talk in the media about the shift in the housing market, you might be thinking this is a housing bubble. It’s only natural for those thoughts to creep in that make you think it could be a repeat of what took place in 2008. But the good news is, there’s concrete data to show why this is nothing like the last time.

There’s Still a Shortage of Homes on the Market Today, Not a Surplus

For historical context, there were too many homes for sale during the housing crisis (many of which were short sales and foreclosures), and that caused prices to fall dramatically. Supply has increased since the start of this year, but there’s still a shortage of inventory…

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Taking the Fear out of Saving for a Home

Taking the Fear out of Saving for a Home | MyKCM

If you’re planning to buy a home, knowing what to budget for and how to save may sound scary at first. But it doesn’t have to be. One way to take the fear out of budgeting is understanding some of the costs you might encounter.  And to do that, turn to trusted real estate professionals. They can help you plan your finances and prepare your budget.

Here are just a few costs experts say you can expect.

1. Down Payment

Saving for your down payment is likely top of mind as you set out to buy a home. But do you know how much you’ll need to save? While each situation is different, there’s a common misconception that putting 20% down toward your purchase is required. An article from the Mortgage…

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Fall_Color_PaletteFall color palette … look no further than nature itself. This fall I’m inspired by all the colored leaves and their tones. The rich browns, yellows, to reds and green leave your with endless colors. 

These colors are great to bring into your home and make it a little more homy. 

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Downsizing may suddenly become a necessity for many homeowners for various reasons. As an example, our team often comes across homeowners who have lived and grown in their homes for over 10 years as they raised their family, expanded their work from home (or school from home) set-up, and so on. While a large house with tons of storage space and a big yard is wonderful for certain time periods in your life; it also comes with a lot more maintenance, expense, and sometimes a headache.

When the time comes to seriously consider if your once-perfect home is now “too much” to take care of, this is not a decision to take lightly. We hear sometimes from homeowners that they want to age in place, but due to mobility challenges with stairs or a split floor plan,…

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I am so honored to share that I was a guest last month on episode 10 of the local podcast, “This Could Have Been An Email!” Produced and hosted by two amazing local Madison women, Alex Suazo and Nicole Vafadari, TCHBAE shares their “honest opinions about drivers in [their] careers, [their] perspectives and struggles, bringing [their] whole selves to work and related challenges, and badass women doing and going through the same.” Hop on over to Spotify to listen and follow the podcast! So far they have discussed layoffs, work and mental health, career change, and interviewed some amazing women in business, politics, motherhood and the culinary world, sharing stories, life lessons, and so much more. I am so inspired by them! Here's…

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Should You Still Buy a Home with the Latest News About Inflation?

Should You Still Buy a Home with the Latest News About Inflation? | MyKCM

While the Federal Reserve is working hard to bring down inflation, the latest data shows the inflation rate is still high, remaining around 8%. This news impacted the stock market and added fuel to the fire for conversations about a recession.

You’re likely feeling the impact in your day-to-day life as you watch the cost of goods and services climb. The pinch it’s creating on your wallet and the looming economic uncertainty may leave you wondering: “should I still buy a home right now?” If that question is top of mind for you, here’s what you need to know.

Homeownership Is Historically a Great Hedge Against Inflation

In an inflationary economy, prices rise across the…

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How To Prep Your House for Sale This Fall

How To Prep Your House for Sale This Fall | MyKCM

Today’s housing market is different than it was just a few months ago. And if you’re thinking about selling your house, that may leave you wondering what you need to do differently as a result. The answer is simple. Taking the time upfront to prep your house appropriately and create a solid plan can help bring in the greatest return on your investment.

Here are a few simple tips to make sure you maximize the sale of your house this fall.

1. Price It Right

One of the first things buyers will notice is the price of your house. That’s because the price sends a message to home shoppers. Pricing your house too high to begin with could put you at a disadvantage by discouraging buyers from making an…

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The Cost of Waiting for Mortgage Rates To Go Down

The Cost of Waiting for Mortgage Rates To Go Down | MyKCM

Mortgage rates have increased significantly in recent weeks. And that may mean you have questions about what this means for you if you’re planning to buy a home. Here’s some information that can help you make an informed decision when you set your homebuying plans.

The Impact of Rising Mortgage Rates

As mortgage rates rise, they impact your purchasing power by raising the cost of buying a home and limiting how much you can comfortably afford. Here’s how it works.

Let’s assume you want to buy a $400,000 home (the median-priced home according to the National Association of Realtors is $389,500). If you’re trying to shop at that price point and keep your monthly payment about $2,500-2,600…

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