Entries by Sophia Peterson

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 […]

5 Common and Profitable Home Improvements

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Share this:Return on investment is one of the top things to think about when remodeling your home. Whether you’re looking to sell your home, or simply want a change, here are the top 5 most profitable home improvements to add to your space. 5 Common and Profitable Home Improvements Deck Addition Having a private and […]

South Sound Labor Day Activities

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Share this:Labor Day is just around the corner, and while you could get a lot done around the house this weekend, wouldn’t you rather spend your time celebrating the end of summer and the beginning of Fall? Check out these 8 South Sound Labor Day Activities for you and your family. South Sound Labor Day […]

10 Mortgage Commandments

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Share this:Whether you’re ready to buy a new home or you’re looking at refinancing your current home, it’s important to stay compliant with your loan guidelines to get the best rate for your home. Here are 10 mortgage commandments to follow as you prepare for your next chapter. 10 Mortgage Commandments Commandment 1: Thou shalt […]

Breaking Down Your Credit Score

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Share this:Your FICO credit score ranges from 300-850, where a higher number indicated lower risk. As you apply for a home loan, your credit score is a large factor in determining the amount of your home loan. Here are 5 factors that make up your credit score. Breaking Down Your Credit Score Payment History Payment […]

Mortgage Terms Explained

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Share this:Whether it’s your first time buying a home, or your third, it’s important that you understand the mortgage terminology so you can feel confident about your home loan. Here are the top 8 mortgage terms explained. Mortgage Terms Explained Fixed Rate Mortgage A fixed rate mortgage is a mortgage where the interest rate and […]