Entries by Sophia Peterson

Home Renovations: When to Hire a Pro and When to DIY

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Share this:You are a creative person and consider yourself handy by nature. But even still, it can be difficult to decide whether to attempt a DIY home renovation project, or whether it’s best to consult a professional. Take a look at these common home renovations broken down by DIY projects and professional projects. Home Renovations: […]

Understanding Home Owner’s Insurance

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Share this:Before you buy a home, it’s important to know about home owner’s insurance and what it covers. While you’re basking in the joys of buying a new home, the last thing you want to think about is the chance of any destruction or vandalism against your property. Here are 5 things to understand about […]

5 Tips to Buying a Home in a Hot Housing Market

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Share this:Buying a home, especially your first, can be overwhelming, especially when in a hot housing market. As the Pacific Northwest market heats up, here are 5 tips to buying a home in a hot housing market. 5 Tips to Buying a Home in a Hot Housing Market Get pre-qualified Getting pre-qualified is one of […]

4 Signs It’s Time to Move

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Share this:Your home is where you spend most of your time, so you deserve to enjoy every minute of it. If home isn’t where the heart is anymore, and you’re finding yourself daydreaming about moving into a new home, it may be time to get packing. Here are 4 common signs it’s time to move. […]

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 […]