Saying Goodbye to PMI!
. . . and why PMI in the first place? PMI or Private Mortgage Insurance, is the lender’s protection in case you default on your mortgage and your home goes into foreclosure. Homebuyers unable to come up with a 20%… Read more
7 Ways The New Tax Law Affect Homeowners!
SEVEN WAYS THE NEW TAX LAWS AFFECT HOMEOWNERS With new tax changes having come into effect in the past year, it’s a great time to revisit how some of those changes might affect homeowners. While everyone’s situation differs, there are… Read more
BEFORE YOU BUY…VISUALIZE!
I recently wrote about upgrades that are WORTH THE SPLURGE? , which got me to thinking about remodeling, refreshing, and rearranging your home. In the good old days, homeowners had few options when it came to “test driving” potential purchases… Read more
WILL RISING INTERESTS RATES DAMPEN THE REAL ESTATE MARKET?
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?
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
Real Estate Lingo for Homebuyers: Part 2
Continued from May 15, 2017 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… Read more
What Homeowners Can and Can’t Deduct on Their Federal Tax Return
One of the many advantages to being a homeowner is the ability to deduct certain home-related expenses from your federal taxes. Here are some tax deductions and credits you’ll want to be sure to take advantage of when you file… Read more
Top 10 Home Buyer FAQs: Part 2
This week we are continuing our top 10 list of home buyer’s most frequently asked questions! 6. Why should I buy a home instead of rent one? A home is a long-term investment that gives you secure long-term housing and… Read more