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
8 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score in the New Year
Whether you are planning to buy a home in 2018, or are considering refinancing your mortgage, you’ll want to make sure your credit is in tip top shape to get the best interest rate possible. Here are 8 ways to… Read more
Credit Tips to Qualify for a Mortgage
With mortgage rates at historic lows, it is tempting to buy a new home or refinance right now. But will you qualify? Here are some quick credit tips from Zillow to help you see where you fit in. – Your… Read more
Knowing Your Home’s Value
Here’s a great article from loan officer Susan Lipston on Knowing Your Home’s Value. Read on for more info. on selling your home, refinancing your home, making home improvements and reassessing your taxes: Knowing Your Home’s Value Your home is… Read more
Home Financing: ARM or Fixed Rate Loan?
When financing a home, you have the option of an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) or a fixed rate loan. What are the differences, and how do you choose the right loan for your circumstances? Watch this short video for some… Read more
Trouble with Mortgage Payments? Read this now!
Despite reports to the contrary, owning a home is STILL the American dream for most folks I know. But it is costly to own a house right now, particularly as home-related costs like fuel, electricity and insurance continue to rise…. Read more
Watch Out For Home Loan Scams!
With low interest rates, a lot of homeowners are considering refinancing their homes or taking out home equity lines of credit to pay for remodeling or other debts. While this can be a good deal for some homeowners, it is… Read more