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Category: Closing Costs

Category: Closing Costs

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

9 Steps to Take Now to Buy a Home Next Year

October 30, 2017  /  Closing Costs  /  Marti Reeder

You and your family are thinking of buying a new home – or your next one – in 2018. There are things you can do now to prepare yourself. Here are seven steps to get you ready for this exciting… Read more

FTC: Protect Your Mortgage; Beware of Scammers

July 31, 2017  /  Closing Costs  /  Marti Reeder

During National Home Ownership Month (June), the Federal Trade Commission and the National Association of Realtors issued a warning to homeowners, advising them to protect their mortgage closing from scammers. According to the FTC blog post, scammers sometimes use emails… Read more

Team Marti’s Top 10 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

June 19, 2017  /  Closing Costs  /  Marti Reeder

A seller’s market can be a tough place for first-time homebuyers to purchase their first home, but don’t despair. It is certainly doable. Educate yourself on what’s needed to succeed in a seller’s market and work with an experienced Realtor… Read more

Real Estate Lingo for Homebuyers: Part 1

May 15, 2017  /  Closing Costs  /  Marti Reeder

Buying a home can be a daunting and complex process, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right Realtor, you can feel confident that you are being well represented and that she has your back. It can also help… Read more

Honest Advice for First-Time Homebuyers in a Sellers’ Market

April 24, 2017  /  Closing Costs  /  Marti Reeder

  With home inventory so low, homes are selling quickly and above the asking price, in many cases. Here is some sound advice to help first-time homebuyers purchase a home in this sellers’ market: Get pre-approved from a mortgage lender…. 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

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

Financial Literacy: Shopping for a Mortgage

April 17, 2016  /  Closing Costs  /  Marti Reeder

This is our second blog post to celebrate National Financial Literacy Month and to help put (or keep) you on the road to financial success. Shopping for a new home is such an exciting process – touring other homes, imagining… Read more

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