Archive for December, 2013

Your home: Say goodbye to historically low interest rates

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Finally, after much anticipation, the Fed announced last Wednesday that they would begin tapering the governments purchases of treasuries and mortgage backed securities. And when they say taper, they mean a slight taper. The purchases are set to go from $85 billion to $75 billion per month. Although it is not a huge change, the […]

Your home: Home sales fell last month – but why?

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

“Home sales fall in November.” That was the headline on CNN Money this week. The important question is why? Lawrence Yun, the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, shared a reason for the slow down. “There is a pent-up demand, but the bottleneck is in limited housing supply, due to the slow recovery […]

Your home: Prime time to buy investment properties

Friday, December 13th, 2013

High rental occupancy makes it prime time to buy investment properties. That’s right! Now is the time to purchase investment properties. Rental occupancy in Kansas City is at 94 percent according to the Kansas City Business Journal, making it very easy to find a tenant. And not just any tenant. Good tenants. When rental occupancy […]

Your home: Giving thanks for a great 2013 – and looking forward to an even better 2014

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

I feel it necessary to share some words of thanks and gratitude as I recover from my turkey hangover. We at the Taylor-Made Team are very grateful to our friends and clients in the northeast Johnson County area who have supported our business throughout the years. We feel privileged to have worked with so many […]