Buyers Tips

Sept. 9, 2018

Earnest Money Expained

Earnest Money Explained

What is Earnest Money?

Earnest money also known as good faith is something of value you give to the seller after a contract is accepted to confirm the contract.

What is earnest money for?

Earnest money is used as leverage for the seller to hold a buyer to the contract ...

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Aug. 15, 2018

Seattle Real Estate Market

The Seattle real estate market is slowly starting to cool off. We are still seeing a lot of full price offers and bidding wars but not like it was a few months back. 

The last week Seattle has 319 new listings and 34 homes back on the market. The ...

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May 6, 2017

Rising Interest Rates Making Homes Even More Expensive

The price of a house is only one of the costs you need to consider when purchasing real estate. In addition to the price that you decide to bid for a home, you will also need to think about the interest rate that you are going to have to pay ...

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Dec. 30, 2016

After The Home Closes

Home Buying Finance Tips – For After the Deal is Done

When you think about buying a new home from a financial perspective, your mind usually focuses on just one thing – qualifying for a mortgage (ideally, a mortgage with a great rate). When you are able to secure a ...

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Dec. 7, 2016

Tips To Land A Great Mortgage

Give Yourself a Great Chance to Land a Mortgage

When starting out on a search for a new home in a Seattle market like Olympic Hills or Phinney Ridge, you will probably have a range of emotions to deal with, including nervousness and excitement. Usually, the excitement comesMortgage Tips in when ...

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Oct. 27, 2016

Getting A Better Mortgage Rate

Want a Great Rate? Watch That Credit Score

For most people, the prospect of buying a new home comes along with the task of qualifying for a mortgage. Unless you have the money on hand to pay cash for your new home – and few do – you will need ...

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June 10, 2016

Easy Steps to Home Buying

Easy home buying in Seattle

Homebuying. It can be scary and apprehensive at the same time of being exciting and overwhelming. Whether this is your first time buying a home or your 10th time, I want your experience to be fun, exciting and well worth it. In today's unique home buying market, buyers no ...

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June 8, 2016

Seattle Buyers are Lining Up for Nexus Still 3 Years Out

Over the last weekend there was a line down first Avenue but it wasn't for a new restaurant or hot new technology gadget. It was for the Nexus condominium building that won't even break ground until later in 2016.Seattle Buyers are Lining Up for Nexus Still 3 Years Out

The sales room opened at 11:00 AM but ...

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April 25, 2016

Silicon Seattle? Why Our Prices Are Rising Rapidly

Silicon Seattle?

Is Seattle really the new San Francisco? In a new article by the Wall Street Journal and MSN Money, with Seattle's home prices and low inventory, bidding wars are heating up in Seattle has been referred to as the new San Francisco. Home sales in the Seattle Metro area ...

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April 6, 2016

Seattle Real Estate Market is Hot - How to Compete?

How to compete in a hot market

How can home buyers compete with cash investors in a market where the inventory is so low? The Seattle real estate market is one of the hottest in the nation right now but one of the major differences between this market and others such as San Diego, San Francisco or ...

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