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Category: Closing Costs

Category: Closing Costs

WILL RISING INTERESTS RATES DAMPEN THE REAL ESTATE MARKET?

August 21, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

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

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

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

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