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A Key Opportunity for Homebuyers

A Key Opportunity for Homebuyers | MyKCM

There’s no denying the housing market has delivered a fair share of challenges to homebuyers over the past two years. Two of the biggest hurdles homebuyers faced during the pandemic were the limited number of homes for sale and the intensity and frequency of bidding wars. But those two things have reached a turning point.

As you may have already heard, the number of homes for sale has increased this year, and even more so this spring. As Danielle Hale, Chief Economist for, explains:

New listings–a measure of sellers putting homes up for sale–were up 6% above one year ago. Home sellers in many markets across the country continue to benefit from rising home prices and fast-selling homes.…

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As real estate prices have continued to have double-digit appreciation throughout Q1 and Q2, the talk of a “housing bubble” or market shift seems to be a hot topic amongst many media outlets and industry professionals. Yes, the housing market was thrust into hyperdrive over the past year due to historically low interest rates, but as the Federal Reserve is actively raising rates to fight inflation, the Madison area market continues to be a strong seller's market. As more housing inventory becomes available with the weather warming up, buyers will find more opportunities to get under contract as well.

However, overall affordability has decreased. Buyers today have significantly less purchasing power than they did 6 months ago, and some buyers are…

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How Homeownership Impacts You

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June is National Homeownership Month, and it’s the perfect time to reflect on how impactful owning a home can truly be. When you purchase a house, it becomes more than just a space you occupy. It’s your stake in the community, an investment, and a place you can put your stamp on.

If you’re thinking about buying a home this year, here are some of the benefits you'll experience when you do.

The Emotional Benefits of Homeownership

Because it’s a place that's uniquely yours, owning a home can give you a sense of pride and happiness in several ways.

Your Home Can Reflect Your Tastes and Personality

Investopedia puts it like this:

“One often-cited benefit of homeownership is the knowledge that you own…

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Why You Need an Expert To Determine the Right Price for Your House

Why You Need an Expert To Determine the Right Price for Your House | MyKCM

If your lifestyle has changed recently and you’re ready to make a move, taking advantage of today’s sellers’ market might be just the answer for your summer plans. With homes continuing to get multiple offers, this could be your moment to get the contract you’re looking for on your house if you’re ready to sell.

And here’s the thing – you need an expert on your side to ensure you make all the right moves when you do, especially when it comes to pricing your house. Even in this competitive market, you can’t stick just any price tag on your home and get the deal you want. A key piece of the puzzle is setting the right asking price so you can help buyers notice your home (and get…

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Craig EyersOne of the best aspects of working with the Husky Homes Team is our commitment to our community and sphere with their fundraising efforts. Not only does our team commit to bringing awareness & funding to local initiatives and non-profit organizations, but our leadership is also extremely supportive of assisting each individual agent on our team with our local outreach efforts in each of our communities. 
Recently, the Husky Homes Team supported me as I coordinated a fundraising effort for Craig Eyers Visionary of the Year Campaign to help raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LSS). We partnered with the North and South Seafood & Smokehouse Restaurant in Verona and our team pushed out social media content/advertisements to get the word…
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June is here! It's time to celebrate summer in Wisconsin. One of the best times of the year, when the cold is finished and before the bugs really start coming out. These are 4 of our family's favorite things to do around Madison in June: Strawberry Picking 1) Our number one favorite thing to do in June is strawberry picking. Strawberry season is fairly short and it's super weather dependent, so you really need to put it at the top of your priority list to make sure you find a time to do it. Carandale Fruit Farm is our go-to, located in Oregon. Check their facebook page for daily updates, including the official start to the U-Pick season - they are predicting the start of the season to be around June 9-13 and ending around July 4-10. They will also update their…
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Why cook inside when you can grill out in the back yard? Get ready for the summer fun and make sure you're prepared!

Must haves in the back yard:

01: Grill Tools:

  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Grill Fork
  • Grill Glove
  • Apron
  • Gas or Charcoal
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Oil
  • Towel

02 Beverage Checklist:

  • Beer, Wine, Cocktails
  • Lemonade or Nonalcoholic Punch
  • Soda
  • Water
  • Plastic Cups
  • Cooler
  • Ice
  • Bottle Opener
  • Corkscrew

03 Condiments Checklist:

  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Barbecue Sauce
  • Mayonnaise
  • Hot Sauce
  • Cheese
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Onion
  • Mushrooms
  • Bacon
  • Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns

04 The Mains:

  • Perfectly Grilled Steaks
  • Hamburger Patties
  • Brisket Rubs
  • Pulled…
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The One Thing Every Homeowner Needs To Know About a Recession

The One Thing Every Homeowner Needs To Know About a Recession | MyKCM

A recession does not equal a housing crisis. That’s the one thing that every homeowner today needs to know. Everywhere you look, experts are warning we could be heading toward a recession, and if true, an economic slowdown doesn’t mean homes will lose value.

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) defines a recession this way:

“A recession is a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, normally visible in production, employment, and other indicators. A recession begins when the economy reaches a peak of economic activity and ends when the economy reaches its trough. Between trough and peak, the economy is in an expansion.”

To help show…

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1. Fitchburg Farms, just off Highway 14 between Madison & Oregon, Fitchburg Farms is already bursting with color to add to your garden and front porch. My favorite spot for pre-filled flower pots for your front porch, driveway or deck. They have large and small pots already stocked and designed with the 'thrillers, spillers and fillers' that will bloom all summer long. They also have amazing hanging planters in all colors for shade or sun, and even have a great selection of indoor plants if your curb appeal is the window of your condo!  2. K & A Greenhouse, also in Fitchburg, is another great spot to get plants and trees for your outdoor garden. They have a beautiful selection of flowering and ornamental trees to add height to your landscape…
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The Dream of Homeownership Is Worth the Effort

The Dream of Homeownership Is Worth the Effort | MyKCM

If you’re in the market to buy a home this season, stick with it. Homebuyers face challenges in any market, and today’s is no exception. But if you persevere, your decision to purchase a home will be worth the effort in the end. In fact, a recent survey from Bankrate shows homeownership is so powerful that:

Nearly three in four homeowners say they would still buy their current home if they had it to do [sic] all over again.”

That means the results – owning a home and the benefits that come with it – outweigh the effort needed to achieve their goal. If you’re a homebuyer, let that provide you with the confidence to know the work you’re putting in today will pay off for years to come.…

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