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Buying Federal Way Home Market Stats – The last 4 years You've probably heard it from everyone…the market is getting better. While it's nice to hear, it is even better to SEE and UNDERSTAND. I'm going to show you a few graphs that show you exactly WHY the market is better and why you may reconsider jumping in to buy or sell. Please keep in mind […]
Buying Free Money for a Down Payment! Through the NHF Down Payment Assistance Program, you can basically get FREE MONEY through a GRANT! You don't have to pay it back, and it's not hard to qualify! Last week I met with some clients and a Mortgage Lender whom I've worked with on several occasions. As I heard him explain this program to […]
Buying Why short sales are so terrible. Today I'm in a mood. Not for myself, but for my clients.  I am sad that they are being dragged around for months with no end in sight. I am sad that we have little control in a tough situation. I am sad that through everyone else's garbage, they are doing the right things and […]
Buying 2015 Mortgage Rates Lets face it, morgage rates continue to blow my mind. Early 2014 projections saw rates slowly increasing as the government started "tapering." By 2015, rates were projected to be mid 5%. However, buyers and refinancers alike have been blessed with the continuation of low interest rates.  If you are waiting for interest rates to drop […]
Buying The Craziness of the 2014 boom is Slowing Since the real estate crash, the market has been slowly gaining momentum. Homeowners are feeling more confident as their equity is starting to increase. From 2013 to 2014, the average sales price in King/Pierce County has risen 8.3%. On the other side of the coin, mass amounts of 1st time homebuyers entered the market. Recent […]
Buying How to Combat Cash Offers as a Buyer As a seller, you dream of seeing those Benjamin's on the table. They are simple, easy, and close quickly. However, if you are a buyer trying to compete for investment properties or even owner-occupant homes, cash buyers may easily beat you out if you don't know what you are up against. What are cash offers? […]
Buying How Long Buyers Must Wait to Obtain Financing In today's market, it's common to meet someone who went through a forclosure, short sale, or bankrupcy. In fact, it may have been you! Since the market crash in 2007-2008, thousands of people have had to face these difficulties, and it's nothing to be ashamed about. Many may think that they have to wait a […]
Buying Infographic: History of Mortgage Rates It is interesting to see the trends of mortgate rates since 1971. You can really see the correlation of events in history to these rates. I know people who during the 80's, were excited that their interest rates hit 13%! What a change since then. Enjoy!  
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