Dos and Don’ts During the Home Loan Process

Anyone who has applied for a home loan knows how big of a process it can be. Even if your finances are in great shape, there are a lot of documents you must be able to provide, a lot of communication, and it requires some patience. The good news is that there are a number … read more “Dos and Don’ts During the Home Loan Process”

Tips on Purchasing Your First Investment Property

Buying a piece of property as an investment may be a good idea, especially now, when interest rates are relatively low and the housing market is strong. If you are thinking about purchasing a home for rental purposes, there are a number of things that you should think about first. Here are some tips when … read more “Tips on Purchasing Your First Investment Property”

How Much Do I Need for a Down Payment on New Home Construction?

Buying a new home is a very exciting process. Perhaps even more exciting than buying something new is building something new, which puts you in charge of exactly where you want to live and precisely what you want to see in your brand new home. But rather than going to the bank and applying for … read more “How Much Do I Need for a Down Payment on New Home Construction?”

Mortgage Rate Predictions for 2018

The mortgage rates in 2017 remained low, making it the ideal time to buy or build something new for those living throughout the Pacific Northwest. But will the trend of buyer and builder-friendliness continue? Or are mortgage rates and new home construction loan rates expected to increase in 2018? What’s more, do you understand how … read more “Mortgage Rate Predictions for 2018”

What the Custom Home Market Looks Like in 2018

Thinking of building in 2018? The market for Custom Homes is growing, and according to Builder Magazine, isn’t slowing any time soon. The custom home building market continues to expand, despite a growing industry focus on entry-level homes. Demand for custom homes—both owner- and contractor-built not-for-sale homes—has been solid in recent years due to home price … read more “What the Custom Home Market Looks Like in 2018”

Ways to Start Saving for Your Future Dream Home

Before you can build your dream home, you’ll need some savings. Of course how much savings you’ll need completely depends on the type of home loan you are able to get. Some require more savings than others, and your credit score, debt to income ratio and other financial factors play into it as well. But, … read more “Ways to Start Saving for Your Future Dream Home”

Tips on Choosing a Great Home Builder

When you are dreaming about building your own home and are ready to hire a home building company in the Northwest to turn that dream into a reality, there are several factors you should consider. After all, you want to ensure that you are getting the highest quality home building services at the most affordable … read more “Tips on Choosing a Great Home Builder”

Tips for Saving for a New Home

If you want to build a new home, you’ll want to start saving your pennies now in order to have funds for a down payment. But don’t worry, there are manageable ways of doing it! Saving for a new home doesn’t have to be difficult. Embracing the mantra, “fix it up, wear it out, make … read more “Tips for Saving for a New Home”

10 Reasons to Sell Your Home and Build New

If you are thinking about selling your old home and building a new one, but aren’t sure if doing so is the right choice for you and your family, consider this list of reasons to say goodbye to your current abode. You’re Expanding Your Family If you’re expanding your family, your current home may not … read more “10 Reasons to Sell Your Home and Build New”

Location, Location, Location: What Does it Mean…Really?

You’ve probably heard people say, “Location, location, location,” a time or two. But what does this mantra, that is so often repeated, really mean? And how does it apply to you? Essentially, location, location, location, means that even if homes are the same size, built in the same year, and share many of the same … read more “Location, Location, Location: What Does it Mean…Really?”