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What is a Short Sale and is it better than a Foreclosure?

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In life, you may sometimes find yourself in a crisis that is beyond your wildest imagination. Events like a sudden illness, divorce, job loss or some major unanticipated expenditure can put your finances into total disarray. These are traumatic times in themselves, but the financial impact and the inability to meet your commitments make them […]

What Credit Score do I need When Buying a House

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General Credit Overview When Purchasing a House If you are trying to buy a new home, you have probably heard that your credit score or home buying credit affects this process. However, you may be wondering exactly how it affects your ability to buy a home. Generally, you will need a credit score of 660 […]

Top Tips for Creating an Energy-Efficient Home

How To Create an Energy Efficient Home

Regardless of whether your home is newly built or has seen generations of people pass through its doors, it is important – for many reasons – to ensure that your house is designed to save energy and money for you and your family. New housing developments seem to be popping up like dandelions in spring, […]

4 Reasons for Getting a Professional Property Valuation

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1-800-805-8354 to Connect with a Top Real Estate Agent in Your Area – ANYWHERE! Unless you’re extremely familiar with the current condition of the local real estate market as well as have a thorough understanding of its recent past, you’ll probably not be able to come up with an accurate valuation yourself. The most common […]

Avoiding Foreclosure with a Short Sale

Short Sale

Foreclosure is an ugly word which is heard more often during uncertain economic times. Foreclosure means dreams destroyed, homes lost and families in chaos. Foreclosure seems to be an almost inevitable result of homeowners in debt too deep with more house than they can afford. But foreclosure can be avoided in many situations using a […]

Types of Deeds for Properties

Types Of Deeds

Property deeds are the legal documents that are used to transfer real estate property titles from one party to another. The property deed must be executed in the presence of a notary in order for it to be legal. Plus, it must be recorded at the County Recorder’s office. Once both of these steps are […]

How Much Can I Afford When Buying a House?

Pros and Cons of Buying a House

First-Time Home-Buyers: Know What You Can Afford The hardest part of the home-buying process is figuring out what is affordable. Some first-time buyers rely on the amount the bank is willing to lend. Others use a lender’s mortgage calculator to crunch a couple of numbers. However, banks are often willing to lend much more than you can […]

Private Mortgage Insurance 101: What You Need to Know

Private Mortgage Insurance

Private Mortgage Insurance 101: What You Need to Know Most people don’t have the cash necessary to go out and buy a property outright. Instead, they take out mortgage loans and pay for their homes little by little over many years. If you’re thinking of doing this, your lender might want you to get private […]

The Home Buying Process – What Every Real Estate Buyer Must Know

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How much Can I Afford When Buying a House? Private Mortgage Insurance 101: What You Need to Know 11 Ways to get Cheaper Home Insurance Premiums 4 Mortgages with low Money Down 6 Steps to Buying a Home Buying A Brand New House? Keep these 7 Tips in Mind. Buying in a Particular School District […]

Is Buying A Model Home A Good Deal?

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When you’re in the market for a new home, you want to save money where you can and still get a beautiful home. For some couples, buying a model home with all the extras is the answer. They are beautifully appointed and have all the top-of-the line finishes. Model homes also include upgrades that would […]

House Not Selling? 5 Possible Reasons Why and How to Fix Them

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Selling a house in today’s market can be a gamble. You may sell within 30 days or wait a year to close. You may get your asking price right away or have several rounds of counter-offers before an agreement is reached. If you put your house up for sale months ago and have had no […]

Real Estate Investing: A Complete Beginner’s Guide

Real Estate Investments

As almost any successful entrepreneur will tell you, true wealth lies in owning capital. Even if you’re on a top wage, there are few better ways to secure your financial life and that of your family and future generations than by building a real estate portfolio. Forget about so-called get-rich-quick schemes and hugely risky investments […]

Get those home buyers off the fence!

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Prospective homebuyers are a diverse breed. There are those who know what they want and will make a good offer the minute they find a home meeting their criteria. There are those who need to buy right now, perhaps due to a job relocation, retirement or divorce. And then there are those who sit on […]

Shopping for your first home? Stop here first

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Buying your first home is a major commitment, and not something to be taken lightly. No matter how much or how little you have to spend, there are some key things you need to look for in that starter property. You do not need granite countertops or a hot tub in the master bathroom to […]

Key Things to Look for When Buying a First Home

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Buying your first home is a major commitment, and not something to be taken lightly. No matter how much or how little you have to spend, there are some key things you need to look for in that starter property. You do not need granite countertops or a hot tub in the master bathroom to […]

Bellevue WA Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

Bellevue WA Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

See all homes for sale in Bellevue, Washington and browse YOUR way by size, feature, location, area, price, map, school and more. Call 1-800-805-8354 to buy or sell a home in Seattle or anywhere in the nation. The city of Bellevue is located in King County WA and is a mecca of cosmopolitan living due to the diverse employment and housing options available, ranging from […]

Home for Sale in Renton, WA

Home for Sale in Renton, WA

See More Homes for Sale in Renton, WA 4 Bedrooms, 2220 Square Feet, 2.5 Bath, $479,800King County This spacious Renton Highlands home is in impeccable condition, with 4 beds, 2.5 baths, backyard and 2-car garage. Home features 20 ft cathedral ceilings in the living space. The formal living & dining areas are perfect for entertaining. […]

Important Real Estate Trends for 2016

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Real estate trends vary a little from year to year. Sometimes it’s a buyer’s market, and other times sellers are favored. Knowing what is going on in financial and investment sectors can often signal you whether it’s time to buy or sell. 2016 is starting off with some great inventory available in some pockets, while […]

Horse Property for sale in Arlington Heights, WA

Horse Property for sale in Arlington Heights, WA

Home For sale in Arlington Heights $849,000: 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths, 1936 s/f Living Space on 21.47 Acres TAKE ME TO MORE PHOTOS North Star Farm a premier working horse property, home of one of North America’s top sport horse breeding & training programs for 30 years.The total ground area is 21.5 acres, 150×250 outdoor arena, […]

Snohomish Horse Property For Sale on 6.6 Acres – 8609 139th

8609 139th

8609 139th Ave SE, Snohomish, WA 4 BEDROOMS 3 BATHROOMS 3426 SQUARE FEET $1,588,000 Call 1-800-805-8354 Sweeping grounds, paddocks and barn comprise this Snohomish Equestrian Estate. 15,000 square foot indoor riding arena is a rarity. Sited on over 5 acres, the property is professionally landscaped with a water feature and a trout stocked pond. Home […]

What is a C.L.U.E. Report?

What is a C.L.U.E. Report?

When selling or buying a home, a C.L.U.E Report may be of value. A C.L.U.E. report is a report generated by LexisNexis®, a consumer reporting agency. C.L.U.E. stands for Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange. A C.L.U.E. report contains information from insurance companies regarding claims filed and/or paid against a personal property for the past five to […]

Seattle Meal Plans. Where to get Healthy Prepared Meals!

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When you live in Seattle, Washington, you understand the importance of fresh foods. Seattle is known for its Farmer’s markets, glorious gardens, and fresh food options. But what if you simply don’t have the time to plan out well-balanced meals, fight the crowds at the markets, and cook after a hard day’s work? Maybe it’s […]

Boca Raton Las Vegas High Rise Condos

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Boca Raton Condominiums are resort-style homes dedicated to providing luxury, privacy, and security. With easy access to the 1-15 and 1-215, residents travel throughout the city and reach the valley’s mountains with ease. —>>> See All of the Real Estate Listings in Boca Raton Now Crafted in 2007, Boca Raton Condos in Las Vegas features […]

Why Living in a Tiny House is More Expensive Than You Think

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The tiny house movement is very attractive to people who are searching for ways to lower their cost of living in order to work less or avoid a mortgage. While it’s common to see claims on the internet of tiny homes being build for only $5,000, less than one year’s rent for many people, these […]

Cherry Creek Homes – Denver Colorado

Cherry Creek Denver

Gated Communities that are located within Cherry Creek include but are not limited to: Cherry Creek Country Club, Cherry Creek Meadows, Cherry Creek North – gated communities tend to cost more to reside in due to the extra level of security they provide. Typically, these community feature a 24/7 guard posted at the gates. It […]

The Worst (and Best) Home Improvements for Increasing Your Property Value

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If you’re embarking on a home improvement project to simply make your home more comfortable and enjoyable to live in, then when you’re looking at the cost it’s a matter of what you can afford, and what you’re prepared to pay for the benefits the improvements will bring. 1-800-805-8354 to Connect with a Top Real […]

10 Considerations to Make When Preparing a House for Sale

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  Putting a house on the market is not a simple task.  There are many considerations to make before your actual listing is placed on the market with a real estate agent or advertisements are placed.  Aside from the major, obvious repairs needed to sell the home, it is important to pay attention to the little things as well when […]

Choosing the Right Mortgage Lender When Buying a Home

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By the time you get the point where you are in need of a mortgage lender, you have done some research and understand the basics of a mortgage loan. This is one of the most important relationships you’re going to have during the process of buying a home. It’s important to choose the right mortgage […]

3 Types of Motivated Sellers To Keep An Eye Out For

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If you’ve been perusing house listings online or have begun your search for your dream home, odds are good that you’ve run into the term “motivated seller” on more than one occasion. This is a somewhat strange term to use to describe the seller, since you would think that every seller would be motivated. If they’re […]

5 Crucial Tips Anyone Buying a House Should Know

Purchase Power when Buying a House

You’ve made up your mind to purchase a new home. You’re tempted to start looking at online listings to get a feel for the types of houses that are currently available. Before you give into those real estate temptations, there are a few crucial tips you need to bear in mind. Know your Purchase Power Before […]