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Homes Are Selling Quickly [INFOGRAPHIC]

Homes Are Selling Quickly [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

Homes Are Selling Quickly [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

Some Highlights:

  • The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed its members for the release of their Confidence Index.
  • The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners. Practitioners are asked about their expectations for home sales, prices, and market conditions.
  • Homes across the country are selling quickly, in an average of just 31 days.
  • 49% of homes sold in less than a month.

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Windsong Ranch Prosper Real Estate and Neighborhood Reports

Are you considering the superb community of Windsong Ranch in Prosper? If so, you have lots of company! Got questions? ARG™ has the local knowledge to help. Happy House Hunting!

 

Our Affordable Real Estate Services Help Families Like Your Own Afford to MoveFor most people, the decision to make a move is based upon cost. Our ultra-low-cost to completely free, service-first MLS Listing solution gives you all the advantages of a full cost brokerage, without the full cost, and with a market-leading ~95% success rate selling our client's preowned, we believe our offer is flat hard to beat, regardless of cost. See Listings we've SOLD. If you don't have a home to sell, we can add THOUSANDS of dollars in cashback savings with our buyer services and rebate combination.  Learn about ARG™ client incentives.

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4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in America | MyKCM

Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks, gold, and savings accounts.

For the sixth year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment! That has not always been the case. Gallup explains:

“Between 2008 and 2010, covering most of the Great Recession period that saw plummeting home and stock values, Americans were as likely to name savings accounts or CDs as the best long-term investment as they were to name stocks or real estate.”

This year’s results showed that 35% of Americans chose real estate, followed by stocks at 27%. The full results are shown in the chart below.

4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in America | MyKCM

Bottom Line

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Here's some positive housing news! Today's homebuyers can now find mortgage interest rates below 4% on 30-year money, and near 3.25% for 15-year money. Rates are the lowest they have been in over a year. Additionally, market forces are biased towards lower future interest rates. That makes now a great time to find your next home or to start a new construction "build-job" with a close date in 2020.

If you're looking to find a deal on a new home, I can help you connect to value, offer a Free New Home Move-up where you save half or even ALL of the traditional 6% listing commission, or a cool cash rebate that will put thousands of dollars back in your pocket.

WHY SEARCH FOR YOUR NEXT HOME ON THIS WEBSITE?

Unlike big National Real Estate

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We all want to pay our fair share of taxes, but tax appraisal districts are increasingly forcing a sizeable percentage of Dallas Fort Worth area homeowners to pay inflated tax bills based upon an assessed "tax value price" that exceeds real market values, which as it turns out is a violation of the tax statute. Yeah, ouch!

Today, the nuisance of overvalued Texas tax assessments has become an endemic problem. It is not unusual for Metroplex homeowners to see an assessed tax value in their 2019 Tax Notices, that are $50K or more over actual real market values. Many homeowners may not realize they were paying more taxes than they owed until they sell their home for less than their tax assessed value.

How can this problem be fixed? Well, outside of

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It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that is a good strategy this year.

The other listings that come out in the spring will represent increased competition to any seller. Do a greater number of homes actually come to the market during this season in comparison to the rest of the year? The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently revealed the months during which most people listed their homes for sale in 2018. This graphic shows the results:

February is a Great Time to List and SELL! Find out Why Fi

Thinking of Selling Your House? This is a Perfect Time! | MyKCM The three months in the second quarter of the year

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The Great Texas Property Tax Grab Must END in 2019

Whether he knows it or not, by the time Governor Abbott leaves office, he will most likely have presided over the largest property tax increase in Texas history, unless sweeping assessment adjustments soon occur, especially in and around Texas' largest metropolitan areas. 

While Abbott generally offers support for President Trump's Federal tax reduction efforts, home ownership has become increasingly less affordable in part due to the widespread practices of Texas Central Appraisal Districts over inflating real property values, causing property tax bills to soar. And if that weren't bad enough, Federal property tax deductions under the new Federal Tax Laws are now capped at $10,000, adding insult to injury. 

As we head towards yet another

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Home Cost Across Time, From the 70's

Some Highlights:

With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years. Rates are projected to climb to 5.0% by this time next year according to Freddie Mac. The impact your interest rate makes on your monthly mortgage cost is significant! 

Our preferred lender, Core Team USA Mortgage, is now offering the most competitive rates to be found. The Core Team is a full-service, large mortgage lending operation located in McKinney Texas. They offer some of the fastest loan services available in the DFW Metroplex because they staff in-office underwriters and loan processors.  Learn more about how the Core Team can help you.

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Natural Disasters Affect on Housing Costs

Even before this year's hurricane season started, Americans were already feeling the effects of diminishing home affordability. Last year's devastating hurricanes, Harvey, Irma, and Maria added an estimated 282 billion dollars of added material and labor demands to an already stretched thin housing sector. With Hurricane Florence, and perhaps other storms yet to run their course this hurricane season, the U.S housing market will once again become burdened with additional supply and labor demands resulting from disasters, all working against affordable housing. Housing and Hurricane Florence.

Natural Disaster's Effects on Home AffordabilityThe questions to ask is, has affordable housing, compounded by rising taxes, interest rates, and expensive natural disasters become increasingly part of

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