Seattle

April 19, 2012 - 2:45 PM
by Andrew Saldana. There is an age-old question that looms overhead for thousands of people: Is it better to rent or to buy? As a Realtor, I feel compelled to share with all my clients that we have an amazing buying opportunity right now. Have you been deliberating about buying a home for sale in Seattle, or Read More
April 18, 2012 - 5:03 PM
First-time homebuyers pursuing ownership of one of the houses for sale in Seattle may wish to consider using a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan to finance their purchase. This option often requires less of a down payment than other traditional loans and can also allow you to be approved with a Read More

First-time homebuyers should consider FHA loans

First-time homebuyers pursuing ownership of one of the houses for sale in Seattle may wish to consider using a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan to finance the purchase.

April 17, 2012 - 11:09 AM
by Debra Hamilton. My clients and I always talk about what they can and can't do with their money while we are in the process of closing on their new home.  I know this is an exciting time and if we don't talk about it, then we could possibly run into problems right before closing.   Tip 1: First, if they Read More
April 16, 2012 - 4:35 PM
In 2006, I was working with a husband and wife to help them find and purchase a new home in Issaquah.  It was the height of the housing bubble: we’d looked at several homes for sale in Issaquah, and every one of them had multiple offers. We finally found the home in the Klahanie neighborhood – it had come on Read More
April 16, 2012 - 3:12 PM
If your budget allows and you have the right financing options available, consider purchasing a home with a price tag on the other side of a cool half a million. In the 98122 zip code area of the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue region, you're most likely to find some truly luxurious houses. These properties had Read More

Where to find pricey pads in the Seattle housing market

If your budget allows and you have the right financing options available, consider purchasing a home with a price tag on the other side of a cool half a million.

April 13, 2012 - 5:50 PM
Homebuyers combing through the market for the best deal possible may want to finance their new property with the one-two punch of smart financing. As expected, if you have great credit, you will have a better chance at receiving a mortgage at a discount rate. What’s the two punch of the equation? It Read More

Moving to Seattle? Consider getting a 15-year fixed rate mortgage

Homebuyers combing through the market for the best deal possible may want to finance their new property with the one-two punch of smart financing.

April 10, 2012 - 4:15 PM
The housing market may still be struggling, but low interest mortgage rates and discount prices make it a decent time to buy for consumers. What were once pristine communities with equally lofty prices are now lovely neighborhoods with drastically reduced price tags. Foreclosure properties made up 32.5 Read More

Tips for buying a foreclosed home in Seattle, WA

The housing market may still be struggling, but low interest mortgage rates and discount prices make it a decent time to buy for consumers.

April 6, 2012 - 4:15 PM
Homebuyers trying to get approved for a loan to purchase one of the houses for sale in Seattle may be on the receiving end of a recent development. Following the housing crisis, getting approved for a loan became significantly more difficult than in previous years. Even consumers with good credit were having Read More

Recent trend: Banks increasing loan value

Homebuyers trying to get approved for a loan to purchase one of the houses for sale in Seattle may be on the receiving end of a recent development.

April 6, 2012 - 4:13 PM
Real estate in Seattle offers a variety of opportunities for those homebuyers considering purchasing condos. High-rise condos in the downtown area are quickly becoming a hot commodity amongst buyers. The sales of existing condos indicate increased turnover rates in the Seattle-Bellevue area. According to Read More

Condos increase in popularity among homebuyers

Real estate in Seattle offers a variety of opportunities for those homebuyers considering purchasing condos.

April 6, 2012 - 4:12 PM
Government-insured Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans are a popular low down payment option for many first-time homebuyers. The flexibility offered makes it the second most utilized loan in the United States, according to Mass Real Estate News. In January, 26.7 percent of Seattle-area purchase Read More

Federal Housing Administration increases insurance premiums

Government-insured Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans are a popular low down payment option for many first-time homebuyers.

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