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May 2017

Secrets for a Smooth Loan Approval.

By |May 14th, 2017|

Do
• Continue making your mortgage or rent payments
• Stay current on all existing accounts
• Keep working at your current employer
• Keep the same insurance company
• Continue living at your current residence
• Continue to use your credit as normal
• Call us if you have any questions

 
Don’t
• Make any major purchase (car, boat, fur, jewelry, furniture, […]

Will I Ever Own a Home?

By |May 14th, 2017|

If you are struggling to become a homeowner, it might be time to really understand how your spending habits determine when, or if, that may happen for you. Being able to borrow money at a reasonable mortgage rate is key to giving you a monthly payment you can afford.  There is nothing worse than […]

Pre-approved or Pre-qualified?

By |May 14th, 2017|

Shopping for a home is quite a bit different than shopping for other items. It is such a long term and expensive commitment that you must first show that not only do you have enough income and/or assets to afford the home you want to buy, but you also must demonstrate the ability and […]

April 2017

Home Shopping? Check This!

By |April 14th, 2017|

You’ve been daydreaming of a new home. You’ve spent hours online perusing the latest listings. And you’ve decided you’re ready to make the big move. But have you taken the time to financially prepare for this major undertaking? We’ll help you get ready and set to shop with a list of must-do steps.

Get your […]

The Twofer

By |April 14th, 2017|

For many, the Spring tax return marks a new chance to catch up on bills or to treat yourself. If you are expecting money back why not begin the year taking action toward building your personal wealth? One of the most practical ways to begin to increase what you are worth is to buy […]

Finding a Buyer’s Agent in a Seller’s Market

By |April 14th, 2017|

In the current seller’s market, it is essential to find an agent with a strong record of successfully closing deals. As a home buyer, this is paramount for your offer to be accepted. When beginning the home search, friends and acquaintances will suggest an agent, but connecting with an agent who is seasoned is […]

March 2017

What’s an escrow? (And other terms every homeowner should know.)

By |March 14th, 2017|

You made it through the complex and lingo-infused process of shopping for and purchasing a home. Whether that was five months or 15 years ago, you may still have some questions about terms related not only to your home loan, but also to your home itself. We’ll shed some light by defining 12 terms […]

Living In Your Staged Home

By |March 14th, 2017|

Timing the selling of your home (and buying your next one) can be tricky. At times the only way to make the transition is to show and sell your home while you are still living in it. Whether you have staged your home with your own furniture or have had a professional stager redesign […]

The Home that Got Away

By |March 14th, 2017|

Dear Advantage Home Plus,

We just lost a bidding war on a home we loved. We are first time buyers and feel that we will never be able to live in our beloved city. Do you have any tips that can help us to be serious competitors?

Signed,

Sad in Seattle

 

Dear SIS,

The Seattle market, like […]

February 2017

Low Rates = More Purchase Power

By |February 15th, 2017|