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Monthly Archives: June 2022

    Homeownership Could Be in Reach with Down Payment Assistance Programs

    By Kimmer Plunk | June 30, 2022

    A recent survey from Bankrate asks prospective buyers to identify the biggest obstacles in their homebuying journey. It found that 36% of those polled said saving for a down payment is one of their primary hurdles to buying a home. If you feel the same way, the good news is there are many down payment... Read More

    A Key Opportunity for Homebuyers

    By Kimmer Plunk | June 29, 2022

    There’s no denying the housing market has delivered a fair share of challenges to homebuyers over the past two years. Two of the biggest hurdles homebuyers faced during the pandemic were the limited number of homes for sale and the intensity and frequency of bidding wars. But those two things have reached a turning point.... Read More


    By Kimmer Plunk | June 28, 2022

    Thank you to Roger for his review! He and his wife bought a second home in Desoto County, and soon after, I represented his kids in their home purchases and sales in Memphis. Always a pleasure! Read More

    Monday Motivation

    By Kimmer Plunk | June 27, 2022

    Happy Monday! Try not to get discouraged when you feel you’re not smart or strong enough to do what it is you want to do. If you keep putting in the effort, you will get there. Or you will get somewhere better! Read More

    Creating a Recession-Proof Home

    By Kimmer Plunk | June 24, 2022

    While in classic terms a recession is only official after two quarters of declining economic growth, the current uncertainty makes a recession likely, if not inevitable. At the same time, real estate listings are still going on the market and fielding multiple offers. Virtual showing platforms have experienced exponential growth. In short, the buying and... Read More

    Take the Work Out of Your Yard Work

    By Kimmer Plunk | June 22, 2022

    Now that the early days of summer are here, you may be planning to spend hours in your yard mowing grass, trimming shrubs, and tending to your garden. It’s hard work, but it doesn’t have to be. If your lawnmower or hedge trimmers could use an upgrade, try some of the latest trends in landscaping... Read More

    How will the Fed interest rate hike affect you?

    By Kimmer Plunk | June 21, 2022

    Instead of a blog post today, I wanted to share this article with my readers. Many people don’t know the ins and outs of a federal rate hike. Hope this helps! How will the Fed interest rate hike affect you? Samantha Masunaga, Somesh Jha, Andrew KhouriLos Angeles Times (TNS) – Consumers are already paying more... Read More

    Why Achieving the Dream of Homeownership Can Be More Difficult for Some Americans

    By Kimmer Plunk | June 20, 2022

    Today we take time to honor and recognize the past and present experiences of Black Americans. When it comes to real estate specifically, equitable access to housing has come a long way, but the path to homeownership is still steeper for households of color. The Gap in Homeownership Rate in America It’s a more challenging... Read More

    5 Essentials for a Permanent Work-from-Home Space

    By Kimmer Plunk | June 16, 2022

    When the COVID-19 pandemic began, many people found themselves scrambling to create a work-from-home space that satisfied their needs. However, not many people could have predicted these temporary spaces would become permanent. Although this is not the new normal for every working adult, it certainly is for many. According to a recent survey from Gartner,... Read More

    Is the Housing Market Correcting?

    By Kimmer Plunk | June 15, 2022

    If you’re following the news, all of the headlines about conditions in the current housing market may leave you with more questions than answers. Is the boom over? Is the market crashing or correcting? Here’s what you need to know. The housing market is moderating compared to the last two years, but what everyone needs... Read More