Buying a home is one of the most exciting things you’ll do in your life. It’s also likely the most expensive. Unless you have a swimming pool full of cash, you’ll need to take out a mortgage to help finance the purchase of a home. Applying for a mortgage can be nerve-wracking, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. Applying for a home loan is never simple and always causes a lot of anxiety. No one wants to spend months searching for that dream home only to find out late in the process that they can’t get sufficient or any financing. The best thing you can do, then, is to do everything possible to stack the odds in your favor early on. So check out these 5 things you can do right now to secure a home loan in Shoreline, WA.
Author: Emily Cressey
When you show your home, you’re trying to present it in the best possible light so buyers will be able to imagine themselves living there and be eager to buy it. Since buying a home can be a decision based more on feeling than on logic, try to make your home appealing to potential buyers by engaging all five senses. Why are showings such an important part of the selling process? Showings give potential buyers an opportunity to see and fully experience your home in person. And that’s why you have to make sure you’ve presented it in the best light possible: to allow buyers to envision your house as their home and imagine living there. The problem, though, is that it’s too easy to go overboard and unnecessarily complicate matters. So let’s see how to simplify showing your home in Shoreline, WA while still making it an effective selling tool.
No doubt, you’ve heard all the financial benefits of homeownership: equity-building potential, substantial tax breaks, set monthly payments, and more. But there are probably even more intangible and non-financial benefits of owning a home – benefits that may actually outweigh the ones that affect only your finances. Not convinced? Well, here are 5 benefits of … Continued
Need More Help Choosing The Right Seattle Neighborhood For You? Emily Cressey is here to help you. Finding the right Seattle or Bellevue neighborhood to call home can involve a lot of intangibles that can be hard to quantify. As a Seattle native and active participant in the community, Emily would be happy to help … Continued
You’ve decided to sell your house. Now all you need to do is list it, wait for the best offer, and then collect your money. Well, not quite. Before you think about listing, you need to get your house ready to sell. And, unless it’s a brand-spanking-new house, that means making some repairs. Making repairs … Continued
The consumer price index is up 6%, and the producer price index is up 8%, on track to get to 10% by the end of the year. So if the producers are having their costs increased by 10%, there’s a gap there between the increased cost that they are paying (10%) and the increase we … Continued
Is the market run-up that we’ve seen over the last year starting to taper off? We are still seeing 1-week Days On Market, as an abundance of buyers vie for a paucity of homes, but that doesn’t mean you can over-price your property with impunity. We had fewer listings over Thanksgiving, then a surge in … Continued
The federal CARES Act provided mortgage-payment relief for millions of American home owners experiencing pandemic-induced financial hardship. It was truly a lifeline for these many homeowners who wouldn’t have been able to keep up with mortgage payments. But the one-year end date for many of the forbearance plans is fast approaching – and it will … Continued
There’s a new wave of home buyers out there. They differ in the way they shop for homes, they know exactly what they want. Millennials are currently the largest purchasing group in this country. And, estimates say, they will account for 43% of home buyers taking out a loan by the end of 2018. In … Continued
Kirkland Homeowner’s Report For December: How Much Is YOUR Home Worth? Sales, Prices, and Predictions… Everything you need to know about Shoreline, WA for the month of DECEMBER 2021. Before you know it, Christmas and New Year will be upon us… is the Kirkland real estate market going into hibernation? Let’s find out!