4 Ways Homeowners Can Use Their Equity | MyKCM

Your equity is a powerful tool that can help you achieve your goals as a homeowner. And chances are, your equity grew substantially over the past year. According to the latest Equity Insights Report from CoreLogic, homeowners gained an average of $51,500 in equity over the past year.

If you’re looking for the best ways to use your growing equity, here are four options:

1. Use Your Equity To Buy a Home That Fits Your Needs

If you’re finding you no longer have the space you need, it might be time to move into a larger home. Or, it’s possible you have too much space and would like something smaller. No matter the situation, consider using your equity to power a move into a home that fits your changing lifestyle. Moving into a larger home can…

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Why Now Is a Great Time To Sell Your House | MyKCM

As we near the end of the year, more homeowners are realizing the benefits of today’s sellers’ market. Record-breaking home price appreciation, growing equity, low inventory, and competitive mortgage rates are motivating homeowners to make a move that addresses their changing lifestyles.

In fact, recent data from realtor.com shows a larger share of homeowners are planning to list their houses this winter. So, that means more homes are about to hit the market, which will lead to more choices for buyers too.

According to George Ratiu, Manager of Economic Research at realtor.com:

“The pandemic has delayed plans for many Americans, and homeowners looking to move on to the next stage of life are no exception. Recent survey data suggests the…

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The 37th annual “Jingle Bell Rock” Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec.11, at 10 a .m.

The 37th annual “Jingle Bell Rock” Christmas Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Dec.11.

The floats will begin at the Downtown Destin Shopping Center and travel west down Harbor Boulevard (U.S. Highway 98) to Stahlman Avenue. Spectators are asked to stand on the north side of Harbor Boulevard to watch the parade.

For those who wish to participate in the parade, email Recreation@cityofdestin.com to request an application.

Applications must be received no later than Dec. 1 and can be dropped off in person to the Destin Community Center, 101 Stahlman Ave;, faxed to 850-654-8998, or email to recreation@cityofdestin.com.

In lieu of an entry fee, each applicant must donate a toy, which will be given to a local charity. All donations can be dropped…

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While the air is cooler, the water is still warm! As we wrap up 2021 and draw closer to conversion to hard contract, the excitement is building.  With the release of building 3 The Dogwood we are over $40,000,000 in sales, and have successfully reserved 61% of units in the Holly and Juniper buildings. There are still 1,2,3 and 4 bedroom units available at preconstruction pricing but prices will be increasing soon. Take advantage of this opportunity to own at The Grove in The Seascape Beach and Golf Resort with its 2,000 feet of beach and unparalleled amenities!!

To learn more about how you can own at The Grove, click the link below!


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Make sure to check out all of the Thanksgiving week festivities from Destin to 30A! 


Tuesday, November 23rd

  • 2:00 pm - Every Christmas Story Ever Told at Rosemary Beach

  • 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm- Wine & Song at NEAT in Alys Beach

Wednesday, November 24th

  • 10:00 am to 2:00 pm - WaterSound Holiday Farmers Market at WaterSound Origins

  • 5:30 pm to 8:45 pm - Red Bar Jazz band at The Red Bar in Grayton Beach

  • 4:00 pm - Santa & S'mores at AJ's in Grayton Beach

  • 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Wednesday Night Bonfire and Music at The Bay

  • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm- SoWal Bocce Tournament at North Beach Social

  • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm- 30Avenue Concert Series- The Shakedown

Thursday, November 25th

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Does Your House Have What Buyers Want? | MyKCM

The rise in remote work is changing what many Americans want in their homes. Many companies are choosing to delay reopening or go remote full-time, and today’s buyers are looking for homes with more space to support their work needs.

As a seller, if you no longer need the extra room you have in your home, rest assured there are buyers who do.

Remote Work Is Here To Stay

Remote work remains a reality for many Americans. A recent poll from Garter, Inc. shows many organizations have not yet returned their offices:

“. . . 66% of organizations are delaying reopening their offices due to new COVID-19 variants.”

And it’s not just companies that are choosing to remain remote for the time being – workers are seeking more…

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Sellers have a great opportunity this season as buyer demand still heavily outweighs the current supply of homes for sale. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), today’s housing inventory sits at only a 2.6-month supply. To put that into perspective, a neutral market typically features a 6-month supply. That places today’s market firmly in the sellers’ market category.

That same NAR data also shows today’s inventory of single-family homes is trailing behind the level we saw last year (see graph below):

Because of the ongoing supply challenges, buyers can feel like they’re wandering across a vast, empty desert when searching for their next home. That means your house could provide an oasis for buyers thirsty for options – and it…

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The Walton County Board of County Commissioners and the Walton County Tourism Department invites the public to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Scenic Gulf Drive Regional Beach Access on Wednesday,

Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. The new regional beach access will be located at 907 Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach.

“This new regional beach access will include a restroom building with a large plaza, an ADA accessible boardwalk to the beach, as well as vehicle, golf cart and bicycle parking,” said Beach Operations Director Brian Kellenberger. “There will also be a picnic pavilion with access to the beach.”

Since August 2016, Visit South Walton has purchased a total of seven parcels to be used as new regional access points, as well…

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