Buyers

Sep 04

Homebuying Step 3: The Search

STEP 3 The Search You’re really doing it! You know what you can afford and you’ve got your pre-approval letter. But before you buy the home of your dreams, you’ve gotta find it first. Don’ts – Don’t worry about color. It can be changed. It will be changed. Assume you will have to paint when moving …

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Aug 26

3 (of 6) Important Things You Should Consider Before Buying An Income Property

3 Important Things You Should Consider Before Buying An Income Property Over the past few years, an increasing number of buyers have become interested in purchasing real estate specifically as a way to help make money. Last year, investment-home sales reached an estimated 1.09 million, a 7% jump over 2014 figures, according to a survey from the …

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Jun 30

Home shoppers! Here are 6 tips to help save for your new home

In recognition of American Housing Month, Housing Wire reports on the American Bankers Association Foundation  six tips to help consumers cut costs and start saving. 1. Develop a budget and timeline Start by determining how much you’ll need for a down payment. Create a budget and calculate how much you can realistically save each month – that …

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Jun 08

Bidding Wars: Homebuyers fight to pay more for homes

​ Bidding wars: Homebuyers fight to pay more for Seattle homes Across the Seattle metro area, about 75% of home sellers have received multiple offers so far this year as reported by The Seattle Times.​ That’s pushed the majority of homes to sell above their list price, and has left many buyers frustrated and shellshocked by …

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May 04

Your buyer ‘cheat sheet’ for today’s seller’s market

In a seller’s market, home buyers need to be willing and able to act fast to snag the home they want. This spring, areas across the country are facing a limited number of homes for sale. Realtor.com® offers up a cheat sheet for surviving a seller’s market. Check out the seller’s market survival tips below to …

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May 02

Survey: Real Estate Is the Best Investment

Americans ranked real estate as the best long-term investment, even over stocks and gold, according to a recent Gallup Poll of about 1,000 U.S. adults. Real estate has been the top investment choice for the past two years, and it’s lead is increasing over four other popular investment choices. Thirty-five percent of Americans selected real …

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Jan 29

How to buy a home without a 20% down payment

Don’t have tens of thousands of dollars in savings? That doesn’t mean there’s no hope of becoming a homeowner. Home prices are on the rise, making it harder for buyers to cobble together a 20% down payment. With the national average listing price for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at $302,632 home buyers need to come …

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Dec 04

Bellevue Condo For Sale!

Dec 01

24% of Recent Home Buyers Were Single

Nov 12

Buying a Home 35% Less Expensive than Renting

In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage throughout the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is from an average of 16% in Honolulu (HI), all the way to 55% in …

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