IS IT WORTH THE SPLURGE?
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:
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?
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
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
9 Steps to Take Now to Buy a Home Next Year
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
8 Ways to Save Money for a Down Payment on Your Dream Home
Imagine never having to pay rent again. Instead of paying a landlord every month, your monthly housing budget could go toward owning your dream home. Unless you’ve got rich relatives or a trust fund though, coming up with a down… Read more
Team Marti’s Top 10 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers
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
5 Tips for Getting a Mortgage in 2017
Unless you’ve got a trust fund or buckets of cash lying around, if you want to buy a home this year, you’ll need a mortgage. Here are 5 tips to help you find a mortgage that meets your needs: Find… Read more
Get Closer to Your Dream Home in 2017 with These 3 Steps
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?
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