SEATTLE: America’s Top Business City

What happens when a single American city boasts an annual gross domestic product of $288.5 billion, annual job growth of 2.7 percent over the past five years, and a 4.7 percent increase in income over the same period?   Well, you name it the best city in the U.S. for business and careers, obviously.   [...]

SEATTLE’S SLUMP: Why buyers are looking North and South for more home for their buck

After a record-breaking period of pedal-to-the-metal acceleration, the Seattle- and Eastside real estate market is finally beginning to pump its brakes a bit. According to Case-Shiller’s recent home price index, while single-family homes increased in price across the metro area that includes King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties by 12.1 percent over the past year (which [...]

The Mortgage Process – Documentation

Providing Documentation Whether you’re getting pre-approved or a final approval, you’ll need to document your assets by providing bank and investment statements, pay stubs, a credit report, and tax information such as a W-2 or tax return. If you’re self-employed or a small-business owner, you might need to provide more documentation about your income over [...]

Is Renting Better Than Owning?

There’s more to comparing the costs of renting and owning than the dollar cost of payments. “Investing in a home is riskier than renting.” No risk, no reward. Besides, even studies conducted by the Federal Reserve show that owning can provide a net worth that is from several to hundreds of times higher than that of renters. [...]

2013-09-10T20:15:45+00:00 Categories: First Time Home Buyer, Home Loans|
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