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Category: Budgeting

Category: Budgeting

IS IT WORTH THE SPLURGE?

August 7, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Fingerprint Marketing

One of the most common questions I am asked by both buyers and sellers has to do with upgrades to a home. Sellers want to know if the investment they make will pay off. And buyers are wondering if they… Read more

WHAT SELLERS WANT TO SEE IN YOUR PURCHASE OFFER:

July 24, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

Over the past several years, we’ve been experiencing a strong seller’s market here in the Puget Sound, including the geographic market I specialize in (Covington, Kent, Maple Valley, and Renton). In almost every way, sellers called the shots. They were… Read more

Are You Really Ready to Buy Your Next Home?

November 7, 2018  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

If you’re in the market to buy a home in Covington, Kent, Maple Valley, Auburn, Black Diamond or Renton you’re probably spending hours of time on websites and apps, searching for your next home. But are you really ready to… Read more

6 Hidden Costs to Consider When Buying a Home

January 23, 2018  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

You’ve saved a down payment, chosen an experienced local Realtor, set your budget, and you know how much you can afford to pay for a home. But your mortgage is not the only cost you need to consider when buying… Read more

5 Tips to Help You Survive the Holiday Shopping Season

December 4, 2017  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

Shopping for the holidays can turn the most wonderful time of the year into the most stressful time, but a little planning and creativity can turn the season’s most dreaded task into a bearable (even a pleasant) one…and these tips… Read more

Get Closer to Your Dream Home in 2017 with These 3 Steps

January 9, 2017  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

Is buying a home in 2017 one of your New Year’s resolutions? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. Here I will tell you the top 3 things you must do this year to make your dream a… Read more

Homebuyers, Have You Saved Enough for Closing Costs?

January 2, 2017  /  Appraisal  /  Marti Reeder

Many homebuyers and home sellers believe they need at least a 20% down payment in order to buy a home or to move on to their next home. There are many loan programs where you can put down as little… Read more

The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know

October 31, 2016  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

As we said in our Oct. 17 blog post, this is a seller’s market, so it is important that you get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage. Here’s what you’ll need to qualify in the current real estate market: A… Read more

Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage: the 4 Cs

October 17, 2016  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

Right now we are in a seller’s real estate market, because the number of homebuyers exceeds the number of  homes for sale. This means that, to buy your dream home, you need to stand apart from other home buyers. Not… Read more

Financial Literacy: Setting Financial Priorities

April 12, 2016  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

April is National Financial Literacy Month, so we’ll be posting information throughout the month on our blog and social media channels to help you make smart money decisions as you plan for your future. Let’s start by talking about setting… Read more

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