Real Estate Voted the Best Investment Eight Years in a Row

Real Estate Voted the Best Investment Eight Years in a Row | MyKCM

In an annual Gallup poll, Americans chose real estate as the best long-term investment. And it’s not the first time it’s topped the list, either. Real estate has been on a winning streak for the past eight years, consistently gaining traction as the best long-term investment (see graph below):

If you’re thinking about purchasing a home this year, this poll should reassure you. Even when inflation is rising like it is today, Americans agree an investment like real estate truly shines.

Why Is Real Estate a Great Investment During Times of High Inflation?

With inflation reaching its highest level in 40 years, it’s more important than ever to understand the financial benefits of…

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The Difference Between Renting and Owning 

The Difference Between Renting and Owning [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

Some Highlights

  • If you’re deciding whether to rent or buy, consider the many financial benefits that come with owning a home.
  • As a renter, you build your landlord’s wealth and face rising costs. As a homeowner, you build your own net worth and can lock in your monthly payments for the length of your loan.
  • If you’re weighing your options, remember that owning a home is a decision that has considerable financial perks. If you want to learn more, let’s connect to talk about the perks of homeownership.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Living in Huntsville, AL

We happen to think Huntsville is one of the best places to call home! If you're considering moving to the area, we have five things you'll want to know!

#1 - If You’re an Engineer, There's No Shortage of Jobs Here!

We call ourselves the Rocket City but we may as well call ourselves the City of Engineers. Huntsville has the highest # of engineering degrees per capita.

We have Redstone Arsenal, NASA, the Missile Defense Agency, FBI,Government Contractors, Adtran, an expanding automotive industry with a recent joint venture between Mazda & Toyota, Hudson Alpha Biotech and Blue Origin. 

#2 - It's Not An Earthquake.

We don’t have earthquakes here! When you feel the ground…

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The Rocket City - The Pros Outweigh The Cons

Huntsville is an amazing place to live. So much so that it ranked #3 on the list of the 25 best places to live in 2021 as reported by US News. The strong job market and affordability contributed to this jump from #15 to #3 in one year!

Like anything in life, there’s pros and cons to living in the Rocket City. We think the pros far outweigh the cons, but we'll let you decide for yourself why we think Huntsville really is, sweet home Alabama! 

Pro #1

The first pro to living in Huntsville is the affordability and cost of living. The average median sales price in Huntsville falls below $300,000, whereas the National average is above $360k. Property taxes are also low here, making it easier…

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Zillow's Forecast For The 2022 Housing Market

What will 2022 look like for the real estate market? While nobody but Marty McFly can definitively tell us what's in store for the upcoming year, just about everyone has their theory and Zillow is no exception. Matt Curtis breaks down Zillow's 2022 Housing Market Predictions and how they compare with his own.

Let's Break Down Zillow's Predictions 

The last few years in real estate have positioned us in the record books. We have seen historically low interest rates, supply shortages and a pandemic creating a seller’s market unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Zillow believes that 2022 will fall short of record-breaking but will remain strong.

According to Zillow the hot sellers market…

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What’s going to happen to the Huntsville housing market in 2022?

Matt Curtis breaks down his 2022 housing market predictions. While our crystal ball is broken we are ready to jump into the data to draw a conclusion together on where prices are headed in 2022. 

Let's Recap 2021

This past year we saw the demand for housing continue to exceed the supply. This was a direct result of the US under building by 4 to 5 million + homes after the 2008 recession. As of 2020 Freddie Mac estimated that the US was still short by 3.8 Million homes. Demographic expert Ken Gronbach estimates that number could be as high as 25 million

Because of this the last two years in housing have been anything but typical. We saw homes appreciating at an average…

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Why Waiting To Sell Your House Could Cost You a Small Fortune

Why Waiting To Sell Your House Could Cost You a Small Fortune | MyKCM

Many homeowners who plan to sell in 2022 may think the wise thing to do is to wait for the spring buying market since historically about 40 percent of home sales occur between April and July. However, this year’s expected to be much different than the norm. Here are five reasons to list your house now rather than waiting until the spring.

1. Buyers Are Looking Right Now, and They’re Ready To Purchase

The ShowingTime Showing Index reports data from more than six million property showings scheduled across the country each month. In other words, it’s a gauge of how many buyers are out looking at homes at the current time.

The latest index, which covers November showings, reveals…

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[Madison, Alabama: November 7, 2019] Matt Curtis Real Estate (MCRE) recently received two awards from REAL Trends ranking their website among the top-ranked websites in the country. Their website is ranked #7 for “Best Mobile” and #9 for “Best Community.”

Every year REAL Trends pinpoints the country’s largest and most successful real estate agencies, ranking them by closed transactions and separately closed volume of sales. Matt Curtis Real Estate’s mobile website design was ranked seventh in the country, attributed to the fluidity of their layout, images, and flexibility of their landing pages.

MCRE’s website was also ranked ninth in the country for best community website. Best community websites provide quick, efficient searches to make…

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(Madison, Alabama, July 8, 2019)— Matt Curtis Real Estate, Inc. was named one of America’s top real estate teams by REAL Trends, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. The Matt Curtis Real Estate team is now a 3-time member of the “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious, national award ranking sponsored annually by REAL Trends and advertised in The Wall Street Journal. Matt Curtis Real Estate, Inc. is now ranked in the top one-half of 1 percent of the more than 1.3 million Realtors® nationwide.

The Thousand real estate professionals were announced on June 28, 2019, with four separate categories honoring the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in:

  • Individual Sales Professionals—Sales volume

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Matt Curtis Real Estate, Inc. was ranked as having one of the nation’s best real estate websites for 2018 by Real Trends. Real Trends is the industry leader in real estate rankings and a trusted source of news, analysis, and information for the residential brokerage industry. Receiving the the distinction as being ranked the #22 overall best website in the country is a honor.

Matt Curtis Real Estate, Inc also received distinction as #9 in the country for best property detail, which means that information on the website is user friendly and comprehensive. The company also received an award in the category of Best Design, coming at #10 in the country from all websites that were nominated from around the country.

Real Trends top ranked real estate…

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