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Can you buy or sell a house during the COVID-19 crisis?

Governor Inslee issued a statewide, “Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order,” which became…

 

Can you buy or sell a house during the COVID-19 crisis?

Governor Inslee issued a statewide, “Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order,” which became…

 

Agents, Brokers, and REALTORS®: What’s the Difference?

“Real Estate Agent” is a catchall phrase used, in casual conversation, to…

 

Do Most Americans See Homeownership as a Good Investment?

Eighty-four percent of Americans believe purchasing a home is a good financial decision. Yet six in ten said they are concerned about affordability and the… Continue reading

Agents, Brokers, and Realtors®: What’s the Difference?

“Real Estate Agent” is a catchall phrase used, in casual conversation, to describe the three types of professionals who buy and sell real estate: agents,… Continue reading

What Should You Really Know About Browsing for Homes Online?

Oh, let’s just admit it, shall we? Browsing for homes online is fun and exciting! However, it is important to take everything with a grain… Continue reading

Should you sell your home this holiday season?

The holidays are closing in, and so has the time of year when home sellers wonder whether they should keep their properties on the market… Continue reading

When can I refinance and get cash out?

You must first determine if you have enough equity in your home. For your primary residence, it is a common guideline that the maximum loan… Continue reading

Does Homeownership Matter?

From city hall to the U.S. Capitol, REALTORSĀ® are actively involved in a wide range of issues related to the health and well-being of the… Continue reading

What Obstacles do First-Time Buyers Face on the Path to Homeownership?

For people with good jobs and strong credit, today’s real estate market is an attractive one. However, some buyers, especially first-time buyers, are struggling to… Continue reading

Do You Know Who We R? The Difference Between a Realtor® and Other Real-Estate Agents?

While many people know a Realtor® helps buy and sell homes, what they may not know is only a Realtor® is a member of the… Continue reading

What is a jumbo mortgage loan?

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are large agencies that purchase the bulk of U.S. residential mortgages from financial institutions to allow them to free up… Continue reading

Do Most Americans See Homeownership as a Good Investment?

Eighty-four percent of Americans believe that purchasing a home is a good financial decision, the highest number in ten years. Yet six in ten said… Continue reading

Why Does Homeownership Matter?

June marks National Homeownership Month, which recognizes the value of homeownership and its positive impact on families, communities and the nation’s economy. This month allows… Continue reading

Looking for a fresh start in your home search?

Consider some of the many open houses during our community event this spring. Come join the fun at the big Open House Weekend on April… Continue reading

What are the rules for using gift funds for a down payment?

A Purchase Money Second (PM2) Home Loan* is a second mortgage that closes with a corresponding first mortgage from the same lender. The first mortgage… Continue reading

What is the Fair Housing Act and Why Does It Matter?

For decades, Realtors® − members of the National Association of Realtors® − have supported a free, open market that embraces fairness and equal opportunity for… Continue reading

How does Help-U-Sell Real Estate Work?

Help-U-Sell® Real Estate Brokers and agents are fully licensed professionals, members of their local Board of Realtors and of the National Association of Realtors®, work… Continue reading

How important is neighborhood walkability to potential homebuyers?

Identifying their preferences for the type of home and neighborhood to live in are typically among the first things potential homebuyers do. Debating between the… Continue reading

What can we expect in the housing market in 2018?

The start of the new year is a time when many people reflect on their goals and pledge personal resolutions for the next 365 days.… Continue reading

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