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    Monday, June 29, 2020   /   by Lindsey Gudger

    Q: What 5 Steps Should Every Homebuyer Take?

    Every home purchaser should do these five things, in order.

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    Here are a few important steps you should always take when buying a home:

    1. Find a good agent. You want a full-service agent who is trustworthy, knows the market, and knows how to negotiate.

    2. Speak with a lender. It’s the most empowering part of the process. They will let you know exactly what you can afford and exactly what your bill will be every month so there’s no more guesswork involved.

    3. Find a house. Your agent will take your price point, location, desires, and needs, and help you find the perfect match based on what’s out there.

    4. Make an offer. This is where a good agent really comes into play. It isn’t always money that wins the day, but a good negotiator and a strong team on your side will help make your offer more attractive.

    5. Escrow. This is the ho ...

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    Monday, June 15, 2020   /   by Lindsey Gudger

    3 Reasons to Buy a Home in This Market

    There are three special conditions in our market that buyers should know.

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    Why is now a great time to buy a home? Interest rates are very low, which allows you to buy more home for less money. Since interest rates are very unpredictable, we can’t say with certainty what they’ll look like in the future, but we do know they’re remarkable right now. We’re also not seeing the crazy multiple-offer scenarios that characterized our market just a short while ago, which means getting into the home you love will be easier. Lastly, rents only have one way to go, and that’s up; why pay 100% interest on your rent to your landlord when you could be using that money to build equity in your home? 
     
    If you have questions about how to navigate our market as a buyer or want to discuss anything regarding your personal real estate goals, reach out vi ...

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    Thursday, June 4, 2020   /   by Jason Gasbarra

    June Newsletter

    EMERGING MARKETS

    We may have entered 2020 with a white-hot housing market, but the pandemic has taken its toll. As America opens back up, you can expect to see the market fight to stabilize, new potential markets emerge, and homeowners strive to make the best decisions for their portfolios.



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    Whether we’re working with a first-time homebuyer or someone who is on their seventh purchase, there are three things that we find ourselves reminding buyers over and over:

    1. Focus on what you can’t change.
    2. Don’t wait to see what the market does.
    3. Ask questions.


    Every Door Broker Katie Melton covers each of these points and why they’re so important. Read the blog or watch the 2-minute video here.



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    COULD COVID-19 SPUR MILLENNIALS TO BUY?


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    Tuesday, June 2, 2020   /   by Lindsey Gudger

    Avoid These 4 Home Buying Mistakes

    When it comes to buying a home, there are four things you should definitely not do.

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    When you’re in the market to purchase a home, be sure to avoid making the following four mistakes if you want to guarantee your success:
     
    1. Becoming self-employed or quitting your job. Lenders need two full years of your employment history in order to give you a pre-approval for your home loan.
     
    2. Creating more debt for yourself. Don’t make any major purchases that would affect your debt-to-income ratio, including buying a car, excess use of your credit card, signing up for a new timeshare, or applying for another loan. Lenders look at your debt-to-income ratio to determine how much you can afford; the more debt you have, the less purchasing power you have.
     
    3. Spending the money you have set aside for closing costs. Closing costs are typically around ...

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    Friday, May 8, 2020   /   by Jason Gasbarra

    May Newsletter

    A CHANGING MARKETPLACE

    The pandemic may be affecting the economy, but one thing remains: real estate in Washington state is holding steady. Inventory is low, but buyer demand is strong. We continue to see multiple offers on most well-priced homes. Here’s what you need to know to stay informed so that you can make the best decisions for your goals and portfolio.




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    WORKING WITH AN AGENT

    Real estate has been declared an essential business. While we may have to practice social distancing when touring homes, most of the steps to ownership remain the same:

    1. Know who you’re working with.
    2. Know your budget.
    3. Know your focus.


    Every Door Broker Liz Hake walks us through each of these important steps. Read the blog or watch the 3-minute video here.
     


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