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Category: Taxes

Category: Taxes

Saying Goodbye to PMI!

October 9, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

. . . 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!

September 25, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

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!

September 5, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

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?

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

What Homeowners Can and Can’t Deduct on Their Federal Tax Return

January 16, 2017  /  Finance  /  Marti Reeder

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

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

Homebuyer FAQs: Mortgage and Closing Costs

July 11, 2016  /  Closing Costs  /  Marti Reeder

What You Need to Know about Mortgage & Closing Costs Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned homeowner ready for your next home, it is important to understand mortgage and closing costs. Here are some frequently asked questions… Read more

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