Area Real Estate News & Market Trends

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Dec. 11, 2019

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Have You Outgrown Your Home?

Have You Outgrown Your Home? | MyKCM

It may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today – whether it’s your starter home or just one you’ve fallen in love with along the way – might not be your forever home.

The good news is, it’s okay to admit if your house no longer fits your needs.

According to the latest Home Price Insights from CoreLogic, prices have appreciated 3.5% year-over-year. At the same time, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports inventory has dropped 4.3% from one year ago.Have You Outgrown Your Home? | MyKCMThese two statistics are directly related to one another. As inventory has decreased and demand has increased, prices have been driven up.

This is great news if you own a home and are thinking about selling. The equity in your house has likely risen as prices have increased. Even better is the fact that there’s a large pool of buyers out there searching for the American dream, and your home may be high on their wish list.

Bottom Line

If you think you’ve outgrown your home, let's get together to discuss local market conditions and determine if now is the best time for you to sell.

Posted in Market Updates
Dec. 2, 2019

Buyers are looking for your home!

Buyers Are Looking For Your Home!!!

Buyers Are Looking For Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

Some Highlights:

  • Existing Home Sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.46 million.
  • The inventory of existing homes for sale remains below the 6 months needed for a normal market and is now at a 3.9-month supply.
  • Inventory remains low due to high demand from buyers who are still looking for a house to buy!
Posted in Market Updates
Nov. 27, 2019

Tips to sell your Home faster

Hey Gang!

  Here are four great tips to help you home sell faster. Although they forgot tip #5 - Call the Buskard Group and put our expertise to work for you! Have a safe and blessed thanksgiving everyone!!

 

4 tips to sell your home faster

Posted in Tips and Tricks
Nov. 22, 2019

Cost Across Time

Cost Across Time

Posted in Market Updates
Nov. 12, 2019

Why wait?

Why sell in the winter?

Sept. 30, 2019

Buy now or Later?

What Is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What Is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

Some Highlights:

  • The “cost of waiting to buy” is defined as the additional funds necessary to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
  • Freddie Mac forecasts interest rates will rise to 3.8% by Q4 2020.
  • CoreLogic predicts home prices will appreciate by 5.4% over the next 12 months.
  • If you’re ready and willing to buy your dream home, now is a great time to buy.
Posted in Market Updates
Aug. 29, 2019

Recession Facts

Hey Gang,

   Yes I am hitting on the hot topic of recession again! Why you might ask, one of our goals here at the Buskard Group is to be your source for everything Real Estate related. It seems like you can't have a conversation about the economy or housing without some talk of recession. So I just wanted to share some data that we have found insightful. Enjoy and have a great holiday weekend!

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Posted in Market Updates
Aug. 20, 2019

Just do it

Hey Hey Gang!

  So growing up in the 80's and 90's I will forever associate Nike with the "Just do it" slogan and mantra. As a team we recently spent a week in Anaheim California and we all walked away feeling energized and focused on doing more videos. One of the common things is "how". Over and over the question was asked what do I post, what do I say etc. The overwhelming answer was, don't overthink it and just do it! 

 As with all things, once you are locked in and focused on something you see it everywhere (Red sports cars for instance). So as I look over my email I come across this gem from author and speaker Jon Acuff about over thinking. Loved it and I will simply share what he said and let you enjoy! 

P.S. Comment below how many red sports cars you notice today :)

-Brett 



Here's Jon:

now three things:

  1. Everybody overthinks.
  2. Nobody thinks they can change that.
  3. Everybody can.

What is overthinking?

When what you think gets in the way of what you want.

Overthinking isn’t a personality trait. It’s the sneakiest, greediest form of fear.

It’s sneaky because overthinking masquerades as being prepared.

It’s greedy because overthinking gobbles up time, creativity and energy.

Overthinking steals books, businesses, diets and hope.

It’s the most expensive thing people and companies invest in without ever knowing.

Have you ever judged an idea as too dumb to even write down? That’s overthinking.

Have you ever told yourself a story about why someone didn’t text back? That’s overthinking.

Has it ever felt like you have a “pocket jury” with you, cross examining each new adventure until you dare not chase it? That’s overthinking.

Overthinking is like Novocain for your dream.

Posted in Leadership
Aug. 8, 2019

Real Estate Pre-licensing Course

Have you thought about a career in Real Estate. The big step is getting the 40-hr class under your belt. We are offering this class through Michigan Property Partners. Details and registration information below! 

 

 

https://michiganpropertypartners.com/classroom/ola/services/40-hour-real-estate-pre-licensing-class-4?olaT=2019-09-09T13%3A00%3A00.000Z&olaR=443589

Posted in Events
July 26, 2019

Personality types and Sales

Hey Hey gang,

  As I talk with people and tell them what I do most follow up with "I could never talk to people all the time." or "I wouldn't know what to say." I'll let you in on a secret....it's all about observation. You can learn so much about someone from observing them, then take those basic observations and ask about them. Do they look tan, ask if they have been on a vacation recently. There is one thing everyone likes to talk about, themselves. :) For those that want to go a little deeper down the rabbit hole here is another great read from the Black Swan Group. 

 

 

https://blog.blackswanltd.com/the-edge/using-personality-types-to-improve-your-sales-skills?utm_campaign=The%20Edge%20-%20Newsletters&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=74686557&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_qrTMURIz8EkOR1rLBLujDFtUb3hHur5CSTmyEUcSGmVd0sdkKQSY0ph6CSRVyJ53GVvCDE2gzkFUJRd2ct2_9RZc8MA&_hsmi=74686557

 

 

-Brett