First time home buyers find themselves pummeled with information when they start house hunting. Everyone suddenly becomes an expert and is more than happy to share their stories and tips. Research can give you more information but sometimes can leave you more confused and overwhelmed. Here are some things to consider when purchasing your first home.Read more →
There are many misconceptions about how to improve your credit for a mortgage. We all know that having a good credit score is crucial to being approved for a mortgage and can impact your monthly payments. However, there are many different theories on how best to improve your ailing credit score.Read more →
When it comes to some of the most common headaches associated with home maintenance, the tips that are quick and easy to use are the best medicine. Even if you have only owned a home for a week or two, many of these maintenance problems are easy to spot. Read more →
When it comes to the sale of existing homes, 2013 was the best year in the United States since 2006. That was the year during which the real estate boom peaked; 6.5 million homes were sold during that year.Read more →
“This is the one! Finally!” Often homebuyers walk into a house and finally know they have found the right home for their family. As real estate agents, we strive daily to make this connection for our clients. Read more →
Insights can be gleaned from January’s U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook from the economists at Freddie Mac. They offer some encouraging news about favorable real estate market conditions as the 2014 season unfolds. Read more →
A wood stove can be a useful heating alternative that doesn’t require the structural changes of a fireplace. It also adds a bit of traditional atmosphere, especially to rustic or country décor. To ensure that your works efficiently, follow these tips. Read more.
Are you thinking about buying a home? Buying a home can be a very exciting time full of dreams and expectations. However, there are several things you must have in order before you begin the mortgage process. Below are several ways…Read more.
You do not need any kind of homeowner’s insurance when buying or owning real estate in Washington – but only if you pay the full price of the house in cash. In most cases, however, you’ll need a mortgage to finance your purchase. So lenders require insurance coverage before they qualify you for a mortgage. Read more…
If you’re one of the many Seattle first time home buyers, you may not realize all the benefits that come with home ownership. Being a homeowner comes with a realm of great benefits, as well as improving your quality of life. Read more…