Your credit report and score are integral to securing the best terms for a mortgage.
Here are some tips from the president of credit bureau TransUnion.
SARAH SKIDMORE SELL
The Associated Press
It may be winter now, but the spring house-hunting season is just ahead. John Danaher, president of consumer interactive at credit bureau TransUnion, says that makes this the perfect time for home-seekers who want the best terms and rates on a mortgage to take control of their credit.
TransUnion is one of the three major credit bureaus, which keep track of and provide consumer credit reports. Your credit report and score are integral to securing the best terms for a mortgage.
Scammers are hacking into agent email accounts to track transactions and closings
BY MARIAN MCPHERSON Staff Writer - Inman
Although technology has made real estate transactions quicker, more seamless and increasingly transparent, it has also made buyers and sellers vulnerable to hackers and scammers looking to make a quick buck.
In many cases, scams involve criminals posing as real estate agents asking naive buyers for an upfront fee for services in exchange for a quick turnaround time. Other tactics include sending fake emails from associations as a way to gain access to an agent’s personal information.
According to the Miami Herald, real estate agents and their clients have yet another form of
Conditional Use permit approved - Snoqualmie Affordable Housing Project finds itself one step closer to reality.
In Danna McCall's recent article in Living Snoqualmie, she details that the proposed Snoqualmie Valley affordable housing project has moved one step closer to reality.
"The City of Snoqualmie posted a Notice of Decision this week stating that a Hearing Examiner has signed off on a Conditional Use Permit requested by Panorama Apartments, LLC for their proposed 191-unit Affordable Housing development to be located in the Eagle Pointe neighborhood of Snoqualmie Ridge. Panorama is a subsidiary of DevCo, which also built Discovery Heights in the Issaquah Highlands". You can read the full details of her story HERE.
Buying your first home can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. But it can also be one of the scariest. Buying real estate is a complicated process. And if you've never purchased a home before, the fear of all those unknown variables can make the experience stressful, frustrating, and downright terrifying. If you're thinking about purchasing a home but are dealing with the fear that comes along with it, don't worry! You're not alone. Most first time home-buyers deal with a certain level of fear as they get ready to buy their first home. But that fear doesn't have to hold you back. Here are three of the most common fears of first time home-buyers (and how you can overcome them).
As unfortunate as it can be when homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments and must face the possibility of losing their homes, short sales and foreclosures provide them options for moving on financially. The terms are often used interchangeably, but they’re actually quite different, with varying timelines and financial impact on the homeowner. Here’s a brief overview.
A short sale comes into play when a homeowner needs to sell their home but the home is worth less than the remaining balance that they owe. The lender can allow the homeowner to sell the home for less than the amount owed, freeing the homeowner from the financial predicament.
On the buyer side, short sales typically take three to four months to complete and many of the closing and
Been wondering what is going on by the Safeway across from Umqua Bank? Take a read below!
Lennar Multifamily Communities has announced leasing plans for Atlas, its new 344-unit apartment home community on Northwest Gilman Boulevard.
Pre-leasing for Atlas will begin this month, with the first move-ins slated for June.
Janie Prill-Gonzalez, a regional property manager for Lennar Multifamily, said leasing prices start at $1,350 a month for a studio apartment; $1,500 a month for a one-bedroom; $1,775 a month for a one-bedroom with den; $2,189 for a two-bedroom; and $2,480 for a two-bedroom with den.
Currently nearing completion of its first phase, Atlas is Lennar’s first Issaquah development. The apartments all boast quartz countertops,…
This mornings News Tribune published a very informative article about the supply of available homes in King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties. This is how bad it is if you're looking for a house. The shortages are now reaching critical levels states the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. I'll bullet point some of the article and for the full story you can read it online at The News Tribune.
*Gridlock in the Puget Sound housing market. Virtually sold out of inventory and there's a pipeline of stalled buyers.
*Shortage of available homes is causing a Frenzy. This continue to be an historic time for the real estate economy.
*The figures tell the story. See The News Tribune Article. Very informative!