Archive for January, 2013

5 Reasons You Should List Your House Today

Monday, January 28th, 2013

From our friends at the KCM Blog…

“Many homeowners are waiting until the Spring ‘buying season’ to list their homes for sale. …These are five good reasons why you should consider listing your house today instead of waiting.

1.) Demand Is High

Homes are selling at a pace not seen since 2007. The most recent Existing Home Sales Report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) showed that annual sales in 2012 increased 9.2% over 2011. There are buyers out there right now and they are serious about purchasing.

2.) Supply Is Low

The monthly supply of houses for sale is at its lowest point (4.4 months) since May of 2005. The current month’s supply is down 21.6% from the same time last year. Historically, inventory increases dramatically in the spring. Selling now when demand is high and supply is low may garner you your best price.

3.) New Construction Is Coming Back

Over the last several years, most homeowners selling their home did not have to compete with a new construction project ………. read the full post.

4.) Interest Rates Are Projected to Inch Up

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association has projected mortgage interest rates will inch up approximately one full point…………read the full post.

5.) Timelines Will Be Shorter

The dramatic increase in transactions caused many challenges to the process of buying or selling a home in 2012……………read the full post.”


Organization sells

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Which do you think will appeal to a buyer? Organization is important when selling a home!

Photo courtesy of Lowes®

Friday, January 11th, 2013


Trulia: Asking Prices Up 5.1% in 2012

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

From Trulia….

“The Trulia Price Monitor and the Trulia Rent Monitor are the earliest leading indicators of how asking prices and rents are trending nationally and locally. They adjust for the changing mix of listed homes and therefore show what’s really happening to asking prices and rents. Because asking prices lead sales prices by approximately two or more months, the Monitors reveal trends before other price indexes do. With that, here’s the scoop on where prices and rents are headed…”

Read the article

Tune up your furnace and get a $30 rebate

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Alliant Energy customers can receive a rebate for up to $30 when they have their furnace tuned up by a professional. Use the claim form below.

New Year, New Career

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Did your New Year’s resolutions include improving your career opportunities? We are looking for quality people interested in building their own business.

Check out our career page and try our simulator to see if a career in real estate might be right for you.