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May 19, 2016

Seattle Named 7th Best Place to Live in the US

We have all heard the claims – It rains in Seattle. Amazonians work too much in Seattle. Seattle has too much traffic! While there may be […]
April 28, 2016

Bellevue Named No. 4 Among Top 10 Downtowns

Around here, we know our home is fantastic. The mountains. The water. The food. The quickly growing commerce. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t love to […]
February 11, 2016
Mortgage Rates are About to Change

Will Mortgage Rates Go Up Soon?

Your dad’s telling you to buy a house right now. Your Aunt Jane in North Dakota is telling you to buy a house right now. The […]
October 15, 2015
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What You Need to Know About TRID

Early this month, October 3 to be precise, the mortgage industry saw a big change. The TILA / RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule was implemented by the Consumer Financial Protection […]
August 19, 2015
Dropping Interest Rates

Dropping Interest Rates Make Now a Great Time to Buy

In early July, Yahoo! Finance reported the average US rate on a 30-year mortgage fell to 4.04 percent. For prospective buyers, this is huge news. For […]
February 10, 2015
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Reasons to be Optimistic About the Real Estate Market

After the brutal conditions the real estate market experienced six years ago, economists are predicting a banner year for 2015. According to economists, there are several […]