The Cost Across Time

The Cost Across Time

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Some Highlights:With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years.Rates are projected to climb to 5.0% by this time next year according to Freddie Mac.The impact your interest rate makes on your...

Homesnap – The Most Accurate Home Search App

Homesnap – The Most Accurate Home Search App

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By Ben Davidson With a plethora of home searching apps: Zillow, Redfin, Trulia, Realtor.com, Homesnap, Homespotter, etc…are they all created equal? While they all cover the basics, the answer is no. Each app has slightly different features and can deliver...

4 Tips for Financing Your First Home

4 Tips for Financing Your First Home

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By Ben DavidsonIt is an exciting time to be purchasing your first home, especially in the South Sound and Tacoma area. What does Tacoma have to offer a first-time home buyer? Affordable prices, massive short-term and long-term equity growth, a blossoming city,...

Buying a Home in Tacoma, but Worried About a CRASH!?

Buying a Home in Tacoma, but Worried About a CRASH!?

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An experienced home buyer understands the ebbs and flows of the market, but the first-time home buyer may be overwhelmed with inflated prices and the alleged premise of a housing market crash. The purpose of this article is to provide easy-to-digest pieces of...

Is Solar Energy in Washington Worth the Cost?

Is Solar Energy in Washington Worth the Cost?

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Growth in the solar energy sector has been exponential in the last decade. As the cost for manufacturing these systems decreases, the short-term economic advantages becomes increasingly beneficial; but what about the long-term benefits of reducing greenhouse gas...

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in TacomaWhats Going on with That?

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in TacomaWhats Going on with That?

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Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) have received overwhelming support by the City of Tacoma and her residents as a response to the housing shortage crisis. Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (DADU) regulations are undergoing major changes, ideally to make it easier for home...

Dealing with Financing

Dealing with Financing

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As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing with the dollar signs so that you can take down that “for sale”...

Preparing to Sell

Preparing to Sell

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Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time.Repair. Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls and...

5 Tips for Buying a Home

5 Tips for Buying a Home

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Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible.Get your finances in order.Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your credit report. Make sure the facts are correct, and fix any problems you...