Types of Home Loans: Which Is Right for You?

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Home loans are a crucial part of buying a home, and choosing the right one can make a big difference financially. There are various home loans available, each with its advantages and disadvantages. Your choice will depend on your individual needs. There are many options, fixed and adjustable rate loans, government-backed and conventional loans. It…

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5 Things to Know About Master-Planned Communities!

Aerial view of a master-planned community in Western Washington.

You may have heard the term “master-planned community?” A master-planned community is a large, self-contained neighborhood that is planned and developed as a whole and typically includes a mix of residential, commercial, and recreational areas. It typically includes amenities such as parks, shopping, fitness centers, and schools and is designed to provide a high quality…

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What are inventory shortages, and how will they affect 2023 home prices?

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An inventory shortage occurs when the demand for goods or services exceeds the available supply. Low housing inventory has, at some level, remained an issue since the 2008 housing crash. With fewer houses on the market than buyers, the inevitable result is an increase in real estate prices that could have long-term economic implications. Today…

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The Peace of Mind of Buying New – Warranties for New Homes

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  Buying a new home is one of the most significant investments you can make – and it takes a lot of research and consideration. There’s the current housing market – is it a buyer’s or a seller’s market? What sort of financing will you qualify for, and what will your mortgage look like? Will…

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2022 Recap & 2023 Housing Market Predictions

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It’s a new year, which provides an opportunity to observe the year behind us as well as the year ahead. It wasn’t that long ago that Seattle was considered one of the hottest housing markets in the country. Today, Seattle is one of the fastest-cooling housing markets, with Seattle-area prices declining about 3% from August…

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End of the Year Super Savings with Soundbuilt

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Although the year is coming to a close, there’s still a chance for you to secure a new home with a comfortable monthly payment! We know that rising inflation and mortgage rates make it impossible to buy a new home. But don’t despair! We can help you lock in a favorable rate with our Price…

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5 Reasons to House Hunt During the Holiday Season

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Ring in the cheer with egg nog, string lights, holiday cookies…and a new home? While it may sound strange, trust us, it’s not! The holiday season is an excellent time for you to go house hunting. Today we’re providing 5 solid reasons to house hunt during the holidays. So, if you’re ready to get the…

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Steps to Buying a Home in Western Washington in 2021

With the new year, comes new year’s resolutions. On the personal side you might want to maintain a healthier diet this year, on the business side, you might want to work toward that promotion at work. But what about home buying goals? If becoming a home owner this year is one of your resolutions, follow…

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Virtual Home Buying in 2020

2020 will always be known as a peculiar year, as COVID-19 and the virtual lifestyle became the way of life. But going virtual as a home buyer has its advantages. From convenience to closing timeframe, virtual home buying is an appealing option for many home buyers that’s sure to stick around for years to come.…

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