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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!

How to make your new home yours!

May 1, 2023

The journey of purchasing a new construction home is thrilling and gratifying. The opportunity to personalize and transform your living space from a blank slate to suit your unique tastes and lifestyle is extremely rewarding. At Soundbuilt Homes, the possibilities are endless.  Whether you’re drawn to a classic or contemporary aesthetic, our team of designers…

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Multi-generational family enjoying their outdoor living space in a Soundbuilt new construction home

5 New Home Musts for Multi-Generational Living

May 1, 2023

Multi-generational living is a wonderful way to bring families closer together and has grown in popularity in recent years. Having multiple generations living under one roof means stronger family bonds and allows families to rely on each other for support, care, and companionship. Multi-generational living allows grandparents, parents, and children to spend quality time together…

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Changes to FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums in 2023!

Apr 4, 2023

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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A couple sitting on the couch, discussing whether they should remodel or upgrade to a new Soundbuilt home instead.

Remodel or Upgrade?

Apr 1, 2023

Dreaming of creating a more stylish and functional space? You’re not alone! Homeowners often wonder whether to take on a full-scale remodel or upgrade to a new home. Your home is one of your greatest assets, and making the right decision can save you money and time and bring you peace of mind. Whether you…

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Spring Cleaning Tips – 5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home

Mar 2, 2023

Spring is the season of renewal and what better way to kick it off than by giving your home a fresh start? Spring cleaning is the time-honored tradition of giving your home a deep clean and a refreshing start to the new season. You can quickly transform your living space into a clean and inviting…

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Types of Home Loans: Which Is Right for You?

Mar 1, 2023

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

5 Benefits of Master-Planned Communities!

Feb 6, 2023

You may have heard the term “master-planned community?” Master-Planned Communities are large, self-contained neighborhoods planned and developed as a whole. It typically includes a mix of residential, commercial, and recreational areas. It also includes amenities like parks, shopping, fitness centers, and schools. These communities are designed to provide a high quality of life for the…

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Home inventory shortage neighborhood

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

Jan 12, 2023

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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Welcome mat that says “Home Sweet Home” placed in the doorway of a new home with a person standing nearby surrounded by moving boxes.

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

Jan 1, 2023

  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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Three outlines of homes imposed over a series of numbers depicting the real estate market, with lines indicating increases and decreases.

2022 Recap & 2023 Housing Market Predictions

Jan 1, 2023

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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