Category: Disclosures

Category: Disclosures

Homebuyer FAQs: Mortgage and Closing Costs

July 11, 2016  /  Closing Costs  /  Marti Reeder

What You Need to Know about Mortgage & Closing Costs Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned homeowner ready for your next home, it is important to understand mortgage and closing costs. Here are some frequently asked questions… Read more

How Escrow Works

July 4, 2016  /  Closing Costs  /  Marti Reeder

Buying a home is a lengthy, complex process, including the ins and outs of escrow. Our friends at Rainier Title have provided this handy infographic to explain it all. Have questions? Ask your favorite Realtor. She can help! Compliments of… Read more

New Mortgage Disclosure Laws: What You Need To Know

November 23, 2015  /  Closing Costs  /  Marti Reeder

Starting October 3, mortgage lenders are required to start using new consumer disclosure forms that break down the costs and terms associated with home loans, said the New York Times. The new rules are designed to make the mortgage loan… Read more

Top 10 Reasons to Work with a Realtor

November 16, 2015  /  Disclosures  /  Marti Reeder

Did you know that not every real estate agent is a Realtor®? There is a big difference. A real estate agent is anyone who has a real estate license. A Realtor®, however, is a real estate agent who is a… Read more

8 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

August 10, 2015  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

Tired of apartment living? Have a growing family? Want a space you can call your own? Buying your first home can be complicated, but these tips will make buying your first home easy-breezy. Know how much home you can afford…. Read more

Who Puts YOU First in a Real Estate Transaction?

June 8, 2015  /  Commissions  /  Marti Reeder

We recommend that, when buying or selling a home, you work with not just a real estate agent but that you choose a Realtor® to represent you – someone who holds a real estate license but who also is a… Read more

Home Buyers: 10 Common Closing Costs

May 26, 2015  /  Closing Costs  /  Marti Reeder

When you’re planning to buy a home, you’ve already saved your down payment and maybe some money toward closing costs, but there are many costs that homebuyers don’t necessarily plan for, especially first-time homebuyers. Here are 10 common closing costs… Read more

7 Costly Selling Mistakes to Avoid

May 4, 2015  /  Disclosures  /  Marti Reeder

Buying a new home can be an exciting process, but first you have to sell your current home. Here are seven selling mistakes you can avoid to expedite the process, adapted from the National Association of Realtors®. Ignoring sales prep…. Read more

How real estate commissions work

June 23, 2014  /  Closing Costs  /  Marti Reeder

According to the National Association of REALTORS®, only 9% of homeowners in 2012 sold their home without the services of a real estate professional, and only 12% of homebuyers purchased their home without the help of a real estate professional…. Read more

Why You Won’t Find Some Listings on Zillow, Trulia, etc.

February 6, 2012  /  Disclosures  /  Marti Reeder

Here’s an interesting video from an agency in San Diego on why some real estate agents are no longer sharing their listings with companies like Trulia and Zillow online. According to this video, those services often provide inaccurate information and… Read more


Marti Reeder, Realtor, Managing Broker