Purchase Guides

Are you buying a home and not sure what to do next? Our Home Buying Guide is designed to hold your hand every step of the way, from preapproval to closing on the home of your dreams.

Seattle Forecast: Buy or Rent in 2021 or 2022?

With high rent in Seattle, is a fixed-rate mortgage the answer? With high Seattle rent in 2021, a lot of renters in the area are now eying homeownership as a possible alternative. And here’s an...

Mortgage Application Documents Checklist: Get Your Loan Application Approved Easily

When it comes to applying for a home loan and getting your application approved, there are several documents that your lender needs to look at first. That's why it's so important for you to be fully p...

A Millennial’s Guide to Homeownership

The Millennial Generation is the largest generation in United States history. According to the US Census Bureau: “[Millennials] born between 1982-2000, now number 83.1 million and represent more th...

Seattle Mortgage Update: What Homebuyers Need to Know

How much income do I need to buy a home in the Seattle, Washington area? What are the minimum income requirements for getting a mortgage loan in Seattle? These are common questions among home buyers,...

Understanding the Different Offer Options When Buying a Home

After months of searching, you’ve finally found your perfect home. You sit in your Realtor’s® office and write up an offer. You initial every page and sign the last one. You write a check for the depo...

Navigating Home Prices in the Seattle Metro Area

Are you thinking of buying a house in the Seattle metro area in 2021? Do you have questions about current real estate trends and conditions? Then you’re in the right place! What to Know When Buying a...

The Truth About Credit Scores and Mortgage Finance

A number of researchers and journalists point to what they call the overly stringent credit requirements that the banks impose. The Chief Economist for Realtor.com, Jonathan Smoke, says that banks...

Realtor or Loan Officer? Where to Start

Is the time right for you to buy a home? If so, now you have to make your plan. While your first impulse may be to call your favorite Realtor® and start looking at properties, you should do some home...

Freedom From Bad Debt & Benefits of Mortgage Debt

Owing a lot of money can be a hard burden to bear. Much of the debt many of us have is what we might call “bad” debt, such as credit card balances. Not only is it very expensive (sometimes with rates...

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