5 tips for buying a house in Seattle

Buying in Seattle can be discouraging. It’s a hot seller’s market, and buyers are buying homes quickly and aggressively. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still tons of great homes out there! You just have to be willing to dig a little deeper and be prepared to make multiple offers—and possibly a few sacrifices. Is it a bad time to buy in Seattle then? We don’t think so.

Ready to started looking at houses and putting in offers? Here are our five tips for buying in Seattle. Continue reading “5 tips for buying a house in Seattle”

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Why you should avoid using your 401k for a home purchase

Dipping into your 401K is a common alternative to saving for a down payment. For many people, the ability to access that money easily, pay themselves back with interest, and the feeling that it’s already your money make it an attractive option for buying a home. Continue reading “Why you should avoid using your 401k for a home purchase”

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How Much House Can I Really Afford?

Knowing what you can afford is one of the first things you’ll need to figure out if you’re thinking about buying a house. The best way to find out how much house you can afford is by getting pre-approved with a mortgage lender. The lender’s loan officer will be trained to ask you the right questions to get the most accurate picture of your financial health. Continue reading “How Much House Can I Really Afford?”

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How to Choose a Real Estate Agent as a Buyer

You don’t necessarily have to use a real estate agent, but if this is your first time buying a home, it’s always a great idea to get one. Your agents’ entire job is to get you a good deal on a home you’re happy with. Since they work off commission, it’s always in their best interest to make your homebuying process as easy and stress-free as possible. Continue reading “How to Choose a Real Estate Agent as a Buyer”

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