Today, anyone looking to purchase a new home utilizes the internet to search for homes for sale. Many potential home buyers and sellers will use big-name Real Estate Home Search companies to research a neighborhood or get property values or even choose a real estate agent.   But did you know a lot of these search engines have outdated properties that are not even on the market anymore? Some properties have not even been for sale at all. And pricing on these platforms can be off by a long shot at times. They just do not have the capability of really knowing the neighborhood or your home like me, your local agent and Summit Area Specialist.   When searching for accurate home information, whether you are buying or…

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Bidding wars are off the charts, as home listings fall to a record low.   Well over half of all buyers are facing bidding wars in their offers. More than half of homes are now going under contract in less than two weeks. With so few new listings hitting the market, I expect bidding wars to become more common and involve even more potential buyers as we head into the spring homebuying season.   It's more important than ever to work with me as your agent to help get you prepared for buying a home, helping your find the right home, and most importantly putting the best offer together to increase your chances of getting the home you love. Call me today for a strategy session!   Watch this video on…

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What Record Low Inventory Means for Buyers and Sellers in Mountain Home Real Estate

Are you looking to buy a mountain home this year? What should you expect, and how can you prepare? Are you planning to sell your mountain real estate? How can you drive the competition to start a bidding war? Watch my video to set yourself up for success in this competitive real estate market. Follow Us on Instagram: @shannon_mountain_realtor or Facebook: @BosgraafRealtor. 

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This is just one of the reasons you want a great real estate agent on your side. Buying, Selling, and Living in a home relies on great resources, and finding a good provider is key.

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3 Ways Home Equity Can Have a Major Impact on Your Life

3 Ways Home Equity Can Have a Major Impact on Your Life | MyKCM

There have been a lot of headlines reporting on how homeowner equity (the difference between the current market value of your home and the amount you owe on your mortgage) has dramatically increased over the past few years. CoreLogic indicated that equity increased for the average homeowner by $17,000 in the last year alone. ATTOM Data Solutions, in their latest U.S. Home Equity Report, revealed that 30.2% of the 59 million mortgaged homes in the United States have at least 50% equity. That doesn’t even include the 38% of homes that are owned free and clear, meaning they don’t have a mortgage at all.

How can equity help a household?

Having equity in your home can dramatically impact…

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A New Way to Shop for Homes in a Virtual World | MyKCM


In a year when we’re learning to do so much remotely, homebuying is no exception. From going to work to attending school, grocery shopping, and even seeing our doctors online, digital practices have changed the way we live.

This year, rather than delaying their home purchases, buyers – alongside their trusted real estate professionals – turned to the Internet to do more than just a typical home search. In some cases, they bought homes without even stepping foot inside. Jessica Lautz, Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insights at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), says:

“People really didn’t buy houses sight-unseen, traditionally. It’s still not a huge number, but it has gone up, and we have definitely seen that…

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Don’t Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a Home | MyKCM


This year’s record-low mortgage rates sparked high demand among homebuyers. Current homeowners, however, haven’t put their houses on the market so quickly. This makes finding a home to buy today challenging for many potential buyers. With an obstacle like this, those searching for their dream homes may be pressing pause on their searches as we approach the end of the year, but that could be a big mistake for many hopeful house hunters. Here’s why. 

According to the most recent Housing Trends Report from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB):

“The length of time spent searching for a home continues to grow.”

The report indicates that 62% of buyers now spend 3 months or more looking for a home, an increase from 58% one…

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Your House May Be High on the Buyer Wish List This Holiday Season | MyKCM


Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to sell their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the spring. Let’s unpack the top reasons why selling your house now, or keeping it on the market this season, is the best choice you can make. This year, buyers want to purchase homes for the holidays, and your house might be the perfect match.

Here are seven great reasons not to wait to sell your house this holiday season:

1. Buyers are active now. Mortgage rates are historically low, providing motivation for those who are ready to get more for their money over the life of their home loan.

2. Purchasers who look for homes during the holidays…

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Homeownership Is a Key to Building Wealth | MyKCM


For years, real estate has been considered the best investment you can make. A major reason for this is due to the net worth a household gains through homeownership. In fact, according to the 2019 Survey of Consumer Finance Data from the Federal Reserve, for the average homeowner:

“…a primary home accounts for 90% of the total wealth of a family in the U.S.”

How do homeowners gain wealth?

Most large purchases, like cars and appliances, depreciate in value as they age, so it’s understandable to question how owning a home can increase wealth over time. In a simple equation, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) explains how the combination of paying your mortgage and home price appreciation grow overall wealth:


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Virtual School Is Changing Homebuyer Needs

Virtual School Is Changing Homebuyer Needs [INFOGRAPHIC] | My KCM

Some Highlights

  • With remote learning sweeping the nation this academic year, organized spaces with enough room for kids to learn effectively are high on buyer wish lists.
  • If you’re trying to make room for your family’s growing needs, multi-purpose rooms and dedicated workspaces may be features to consider in your next home.
  • Let’s connect today so you can find a home where your kids feel confident and comfortable too.

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