Entries by Sophia Peterson

The Advantages of Buying a Home Vs. Renting

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Share this:For many years, renting a home was a less expensive alternative to buying a home. While renting is more flexible, buying has the bigger potential long term payoffs. Here are 4 advantages of buying a home vs. renting. The Advantages of Buying a Home Vs. Renting Home Ownership is a Built in Savings Account […]

VA Loan Benefits Video

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Share this:In this video, I speak on the Top 7 VA loan benefits. From credit score flexibility, to no private mortgage insurance, there are a ton of VA Loan benefits. 1. $0 down payment 2. Possible $0 closing costs + prepaids 3. No private mortgage insurance 4. Higher debt to income ratio 5. More relaxed […]

Reasons to Buy a Newly Built Home in Western Washington

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Share this:Buying a newly built home in Western Washington offers more benefits than ever before. From personalization, to community amenities, to overall safety, here are 6 reasons to buy a newly built home in Western Washington. Reasons to Buy a Newly Built Home in Western Washington Personalization One of the top reasons to buy a […]

Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent

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Share this:Buying a home, especially for the first time, can be a stressful and confusing process. From gathering documentation for your mortgage lender, to house hunting, to negotiating the price of your home, it all may seem foreign to you. Some do fine on their own, but many people could have simplified their home buying […]

5 Ways to Reduce Costs in Your Home This Winter

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Share this:Winter is notorious for being associated with high energy bills. From turning up your thermostat, to running the gas fireplace for hours, you’ve probably experienced a spike in your bills during the winter months. Here are 5 ways to reduce costs in your home this winter. 5 Ways to Reduce Costs in Your Home […]

How Much House You Can Afford

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Share this:Buying a house is one of the largest purchases you’ll ever make, so it’s important to have a plan. If you’re wondering, how much house you can afford, here are a few tips to help you calculate your answer. How Much House You Can Afford Know Your Market Before falling in love with a […]

4 Surprising Things That Affect Credit Score

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Share this:When deciding to buy a home, it’s important to understand all the factors that go into being approved for a home loan. While you’ve probably been told to keep you credit score high, you may be wondering if there are any sneaky ways to ding your score. Here are 4 surprising things that affect […]

How to Save For a Home in 12 Months

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Share this:One of the largest hurdles for prospective homebuyers is coming up with the down payment and closing costs. The idea that you have to front thousands of dollars can seem daunting and discouraging to some. But as long as you and your family are focused and disciplined, you can save for a home in […]

Eastside Market Update October 2018

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Share this:It appears that balance is slowly returning to the local housing market. Home price growth slowed in September. Inventory continued to climb, but is still far short of the four to six months that indicate a normal market. Homes are staying on the market longer, giving buyers the breathing room to make the right […]

Digital Strategy: Targeting Homes For Your Buyers

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Share this:Whether reaching overseas buyers or local agents, I’m committed to promoting your home using digital platforms that go beyond the usual real estate websites. Here are 4 digital strategies that target homes for your buyers. Buyer-targeted advertising Through a partnership with Adwerx, I will promote your home to local buyers on high-traffic websites such […]