May 2018

Found 2 blog entries for May 2018.

We work with many buyers in the Seattle market and here are the most common questions regularly asked by Seattle home buyers:

Q: Will I be able to buy a house in this market?

A: I think this question comes from many reports on just how tight the Seattle real estate market is and how difficult it is for some buyers to make a home purchase due to the increasing competition amongst buyers. The short answer is: Yes, you will be able to buy a home in this market, that is if you look at the market realistically and do what is necessary. The key is to be Market Ready. I see frustrations come from buyers that try to bend the market to their will, this simply will not work. You must bend to the will of the market or you simply will not be able to buy a

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By Melissa Holt, Cardinal Financial

With the different terminology floating around it is difficult to decipher exactly what type of a loan approval you have.  And why does it matter?  Imagine you are fully packed, the moving truck will arrive in 2 days and you’ve got the vision of your new life dancing in your head.  Suddenly you receive a phone call from your lender stating that you are no longer approved for a home loan.  Now what?  

How do you protect your dream?  How do you give the seller confidence that your financing will not fall apart?  How do you negotiate better so your offer stands out amongst the competition?  It’s easy!

The key is to understand the process and know what to ask for.  In the typical pre-approval process, the loan

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