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 [...]

UNTAPPED EQUITY: Why Americans are hesitant to dip into their vast resources

UNTAPPED EQUITY: WHY AMERICANS ARE HESITANT TO DIP INTO THEIR VAST RESOURCES We are living in a unique moment when many of us have vast sums of money at our disposal that we are deliberately choosing not to access. According to Black Knight’s recent report, America’s 44 million homeowners have more tappable equity — $6 [...]

Clients Can Qualify for a Mortgage if on “Temporary Leave” from a Job!

Clients Can Qualify for a Mortgage if on “Temporary Leave” from a Job!       You may not realize that temporary leave income can be counted toward helping a borrower qualify for their mortgage even if they won't be returning to work prior to their loan closing. Examples include:    maternity leave parental leave short-term medical disability [...]