Tag Archives: Mortgage

Your Stress-Free Guide to Shopping for Home Loans

With this super-simple breakdown of loan types, you won’t get overwhelmed — you’ll find the right mortgage. When it comes to buying a house, most people know what they prefer: a bungalow or a condo, a hot neighborhood or a … Continue reading

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Are Closing Costs Deductible?

The answer to whether closing costs are tax deductible — or mortgage interest and property taxes for that matter — is often maddeningly, “It depends.” Basically, you’ll want to itemize if you have deductions totaling more than the standard deduction, … Continue reading

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What to Know About Credit before Buying a Home

Like it or not, your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your life, ranking up there with your Social Security number, date of birth, and wedding anniversary. This three-digit number is your financial report card, except … Continue reading

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How to Find the Right Realtor

For every journey, there is a guide. To navigate his magical powers, Harry Potter had Dumbledore. To channel the Force and save the galaxy, Luke had Yoda. And to navigate the constantly shifting real estate market, you have a Realtor. … Continue reading

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To Zillow or Not to Zillow?

When looking for available homes in your area, the first website to appear on your browser will likely be Zillow. You may peruse the user-friendly site, find a home you love, and contact the listing agent only to find that … Continue reading

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Home Appraisals Step by Step

Most people have deeply personal reasons for wanting to buy a home. Maybe it’s the bathroom that feels like a dreamy, modern spa. Or that two-tiered deck just made for parties. Your lender doesn’t care about the freestanding tub. Or … Continue reading

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Needs vs Wants in a Home

When you embark on the home-buying process, your heart is filled with all the dreams in the world. It’s really easy to get caught up in the “I have to have ___________, so I’ll cut back somewhere else ” game, … Continue reading

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First-Time Home Buyer Tips

Buying your first home is a really big deal. How do you know which loan is right for you? How do you swing the down payment? How do you ensure your offer isn’t too low or too high? What don’t … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Mortgage Assistance for Washington Residents

Important Things To Know First If you can pay your mortgage, pay your mortgage. If you can’t pay mortgage, or can only pay a portion, contact your mortgage servicer immediately.You may need to stay on the phone for a while … Continue reading

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