Discover West Hill, Auburn: Ideal Community for Professionals and Families

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Nestled in the heart of Auburn, Washington, lies West Hill, a vibrant community that offers a perfect blend of urban convenience and suburban charm. Home to a diverse population and a wide array of amenities, Auburn is becoming a sought-after destination for young professionals and families alike. The Growing Community of West Hill Located conveniently…

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Understanding the Process of Buying a New Construction Home

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When purchasing a new construction home, it’s essential to understand what lies ahead and how the entire process works. We’re here to help! We’ll guide you through each step, share important things to consider, and provide valuable insights to ensure your home-buying experience is smooth and informed. So, let’s dive in and uncover everything you…

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Why Buy When Rates Are High or Fluctuating?

Interest rates play a significant role in the homebuying journey. Many potential buyers may hesitate to purchase a home when rates rise. However, it is essential to debunk the common misconception that buying during these times is unfavorable. Understanding the dynamics of interest rates and their impact on homebuying can provide valuable insights that may…

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How to Prepare Financially When Buying a New Home

Buying a new home is an exciting and life-changing decision, but it can also be a significant financial undertaking. It’s essential to be financially prepared before taking the leap to ensure that you can comfortably afford your new home and avoid financial stress down the road. Proper financial preparation can also help you secure a…

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Changes to FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums in 2023!

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If you’re looking to purchase a home with a down payment of less than 20%, you may have considered an FHA loan. And if you’ve done a bit of research, you’ve probably also heard of PMI and MIP. PMI, or private mortgage insurance, is a type of insurance that lenders require borrowers to pay when…

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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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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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Priorities for Home Buyers in 2020

In 2020, Americans have spent more time in their homes than ever before (due to a global pandemic), and have begun to reevaluate their relationship with their current living spaces. Because of this, house design trends are changing. Here are the top 4 priorities for home buyers in 2020. Priorities for Home Buyers in 2020…

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