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Category: Down Payment

Category: Down Payment

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

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

8 Ways to Save Money for a Down Payment on Your Dream Home

October 9, 2017  /  Down Payment  /  Marti Reeder

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

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

5 Tips for Getting a Mortgage in 2017

March 6, 2017  /  Credit  /  Marti Reeder

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

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

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