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Why It Makes Sense To Move Before Spring | MyKCM

Spring is usually the busiest season in the Boston housing market. Many buyers wait until then to make their move, believing it’s the best time to find a home. However, that isn’t always the case when you factor in the competition you could face with other buyers at that time of year. If you’re ready to buy a home, here’s why it makes sense to move before the spring market picks up.

Spring Should Bring a Wave of Buyers to the Market

In most years, the housing market goes through predictable seasonal trends in activity. Winter is typically a quiet point in the year, while spring sees a surge of buyers begin their search. And experts project that this year will be no exception.

Right now, buyer demand is low due to a combination of normal

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2023 is here and we couldn’t be more excited about the new year! There are some exciting new developments coming to completion this year which Nick discusses this month. And, he gives tips for those looking to buy in one of these new communities.

What are some of the new buildings you are excited about being completed this year?

The two buildings that I’m really excited about are Raffles Residences and Winthrop Center.  

Raffles Boston Back Bay is going to set a new bar for luxury in the Boston real estate market.  This ultra-premium, 33-story Boston condo building features 146 luxury condos on the upper floors and 147 hotel rooms on the lower floors.  Owners will enjoy the amenities and services provided by the Raffles hotel as well as

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Pre-Approval in 2023: What You Need To Know | MyKCM

One of the first steps in your homebuying journey is getting pre-approved. To understand why it’s such an important step, you need to understand what pre-approval is and what it does for you. Business Insider explains:

“In a preapproval [sic], the lender tells you which types of loans you may be eligible to take out, how much you may be approved to borrow, and what your rate could be.”

Basically, pre-approval gives you critical information about the homebuying process that’ll help you understand your options and what you may be able to borrow.

How does it work? As part of the pre-approval process, a lender will look at your finances to determine what they’d be willing to loan you. From there, your lender will give you a pre-approval

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What Experts Are Saying About the 2023 Housing Market | MyKCM

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home soon, you probably want to know what you can expect from the housing market this year. In 2022, the market underwent a major shift as economic uncertainty and higher mortgage rates reduced buyer demand, slowed the pace of home sales, and moderated home prices. But what about 2023?

An article from HousingWire offers this perspective:

“The red-hot housing market of the past 2 ½ years was characterized by sub-three percent mortgage rates, fast-paced bidding wars and record-low inventory. But more recently, market conditions have done an about-face. . . . now is the opportunity for everyone to become re-educated about what a ‘typical’ housing market looks like.”

This year, experts agree

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We can’t believe that 2022 is coming to a close but are so thrilled about welcoming a new year! This month, Nick talks about some of his favorite things to do in Boston in the winter months and also how sellers can best prepare their homes for sale if they want to hit the spring market!

What are some of your favorite winter activities around Boston?

There are so many fun and interesting activities around Boston in the winter months. These are some of my favorites to enjoy with my family:

  • Ice Skating at the Frog Pond:  Located in Boston Common, the Frog Pond is a popular spot for ice skating during the winter months. Imagine hosting a holiday party and inviting guests to enjoy the magic of ice skating in the heart of the city.
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If you’re trying to decide whether or not to sell your house in the Boston area, recent headlines about home prices may be top of mind. And if those stories have you wondering what that means for your home’s value, here’s what you really need to know.

What’s Really Happening with Home Prices?

It’s possible you’ve seen news stories mentioning a drop in home values or home price depreciation, but it’s important to remember those headlines are designed to make a big impression in just a few words. But what headlines aren’t always great at is painting the full picture.

While home prices are down slightly month-over-month in some markets, it’s also true that home values are up nationally on a year-over-year basis. The graph below uses the

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What’s Going on with Home Prices? Ask a Professional. | MyKCM

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home around Boston this year, you may have questions about what’s happening with home prices today as the market cools. In the simplest sense, nationally, experts don’t expect prices to come crashing down, but the level of home price moderation will depend on factors like supply and demand in each local market.

That means, moving forward, home price appreciation will continue to vary by location, with more significant changes happening in overheated areas. Here’s a quick snapshot of what the experts are saying:

Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com, says:

“The major question on the minds of homeowners and aspiring buyers alike is what will happen to home prices. . . Soaring prices

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Top 5 Hidden Gem Neighborhoods of Boston

Boston is a vibrant and historic city with a wide range of neighborhoods to choose from. Whether you're looking for a bustling urban area or a quiet suburban community, there's something for everyone in Boston.

But with so many options, it can be tough to know where to start your search for the perfect place to call home. That's why we've put together this list of some of the hidden gems of Boston - neighborhoods that are often overlooked by homebuyers but offer a wealth of opportunities and amenities.

  1. Roslindale: Located in the southwestern part of the city, Roslindale is a diverse and family-friendly neighborhood often overlooked by homebuyers. But with its convenient location, excellent schools, and abundance of green space, it's a

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As 2022 winds down, Nick discusses the changes we have seen this past year and his predictions for 2023. He talks about what sellers should be doing to optimize their homes for sale and what buyers can expect as we see the market cool down a bit.

What will we see in the Boston real estate market in 2023?

The first quarter of 2023 will be much like Q4 of 2022.  We are in the middle of a transition period where buyer and seller expectations are not quite lined up.  Every month that goes by should get those expectations closer to reality, which will result in more and more transactions happening. 

What can sellers be doing now to optimize their listings?

Sellers need to be aware of the changes in the market and understand that pricing it

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What’s Ahead for Mortgage Rates and Home Prices? | MyKCM

Now that the end of 2022 is within sight, you may be wondering what’s going to happen in the housing market next year and what that may mean if you’re thinking about buying a home. Here’s a look at the latest expert insights on both mortgage rates and home prices so you can make your best move possible.

Mortgage Rates Will Continue To Respond to Inflation

There’s no doubt mortgage rates have skyrocketed this year as the market responded to high inflation. The increases we’ve seen were fast and dramatic, and the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate even surpassed 7% at the end of last month. In fact, it’s the first time they’ve risen this high in over 20 years (see graph below):

What’s Ahead for Mortgage Rates and Home Prices? | MyKCM

In their latest quarterly report, Freddie Mac explains just

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