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Whether you're buying or selling a home, our goal at Soundbuilt Homes is to make your journey as smooth as possible. Therefore, we've included some common topics and questions from many buyers and sellers. Enjoy, and have an amazing day!

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Mortgages 101: Basics For All Home Buyers

Sep 8, 2022

Buying a home is a huge decision! As the cost of rent continues to increase, you likely question whether you should just take the leap from being a renter to a homeowner. You’re not alone: according to a recent Residential Real Estate report from Statista, first-time home buyers accounted for about 34% of all home…

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New Construction vs Resale

Sep 2, 2022

Buying a home is a big life decision, with a lot of considerations. What’s your budget? Where do you want to buy a home? What neighborhood will be best for your family? Do you want to buy a newly-built home or a resale home? This last question was asked in the latest “What Home Buyers…

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Top 3 Benefits of a Lock-and-Leave Lifestyle

Aug 16, 2022

Homebuyers want a home that reflects their lifestyle. Whether you’re an active retiree or a busy parent on the go, the lock-and-leave lifestyle may be very appealing to you. This recent trend in the housing market is exactly what you would expect from the name: homeowners can exercise the freedom of locking up their homes…

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Built To Last

Jul 22, 2022

One of the many benefits of buying a new home is that everything is, well, new! This means you don’t have to worry about replacing an aging roof, fixing a broken pipe, updating an out-of-date bathroom, or anything else on a long list of much-needed upgrades that often befall older homes. We’ll ensure your Soundbuilt…

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Rockin’ the Home Office

Jul 8, 2022

Over the past two years many companies have shifted to allow their teams to work from home full time, while others have employed a hybrid schedule. According to a recent Pew Research Study, about six in ten U.S. workers say all or most of their jobs can be done at home. Prior to the pandemic,…

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5 Great Benefits of Working from Home

Jul 6, 2022

Although the concept of working from home is not a new one; it’s definitely a trend that has increased significantly over the past few years. According to a Pew Research Center study, before the COVID -19 pandemic, only 20% of people who could work from home were actually working remotely. The global shutdowns as a…

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Hidden Wonders of Washington

Jun 13, 2022

Western Washington is an outdoor paradise. From expansive shorelines to the tallest mountain peaks, your eyes won’t know which scenic view to take in first. The smell of the sea mixing with cedar and pine trees will have you wanting to bottle it up into the perfect candle. And the food… salmon, clams, and crab.…

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Combat Rising Interest Rates With A Rate Buy Down

Jun 6, 2022

No doubt you’ve been hearing in the news about rising interest rates. The Federal Reserve is indeed raising interest rates, but don’t let that discourage you from your dreams of buying a new house this year. Soundbuilt and our preferred lenders have teamed up to create a rate buydown program; let’s look at how this…

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Drive a Little, Save a Lot

May 23, 2022

“Where are we going to live?” As a newly stationed military member or someone who’s been living on base for a while, it’s a question that has likely come up a time or two. While on active duty, there are several housing options available to you. Typically these included government-owned and privately-owned on-base housing and…

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Mortgage Rates May Be Rising, But They’re Still At An All-Time Low

May 11, 2022

It’s no surprise the average American is experiencing the effects of inflation in their everyday life. Everything from groceries and gas to rent has seen an uptick in price due to the shift in the market – creating an unfortunate reality of inescapable rising prices. At Soundbuilt, we have a new reality to consider to…

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