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26
Jun

Tips for Budgeting on How Much Home You Can Afford

Owning a home can be a blessing. If you don’t budget properly, however, you’ll quickly find yourself grasping at straws to financially stay afloat. To prevent this from happening, keep the following tips in mind when budgeting for your new home. Create a Monthly Budget You can’t stick to a budget if you haven’t drawn one up. To make that

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21
May

Important Tips for Millennial Homebuyers

According to Aperion Care, 85 percent of millennials (those who are 21 to 37 years old in 2018) expect to own a home at some point in their lifetime. However, having the intent to buy a home in some vague, distant future is hardly the same as having a plan ready to make home ownership a reality. Here are a

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15
May

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Seward Park

Seward Park is southeast of downtown Seattle, snugly set between Columbia City and Lake Washington. It is well out of the way of major traffic arteries, but close enough to make a quick jaunt up to the main city when needed. The fact that the Bailey Peninsula constitutes Seward Park’s eastern side makes it the perfect place to get both

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7
May

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Bitter Lake

The Bitter Lake neighborhood is becoming a popular place to live. In addition to rows of established lovely homes lining the neighborhood, new condos are springing up and old ones are being renovated. Just north of Greenwood it’s within earshot of downtown Seattle but far enough north to avoid much of the frantic hustle and bustle of the city. Bitter

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21
Mar

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Delridge

Delridge, which is located in West Seattle, offers a short commute downtown while providing less expensive rent prices than other Seattle neighborhoods. Delridge Boundaries Right off Route 99, Delridge is bordered by SW Roxbury Street to the south, WA-509 to the east, Duwamish Waterway and Elliot Bay to the north, 35th Ave SW and Harbor Ave SW to the south

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1
Mar

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Laurelhurst

Northeast of downtown Seattle is the prestigious and historic neighborhood of Laurelhurst. It’s a high-end neighborhood filled with beautiful, traditional homes, as well as new modern developments with wonderful views of the mountains and the waterfront, creating a surprising feeling of space and privacy so close to bustling downtown. Laurelhurst Boundaries Much of Laurelhurst is a peninsula looking out to

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1
Mar

Facts About Buying a Home with Bitcoin

One popular misconception about Bitcoin, the original digital cryptocurrency, is that you can’t use it for any real-world purchases. Many people mistakenly assume that you can only use Bitcoin to make purchases on the dark web. In reality, Bitcoin is now traded on many popular investing forums and is even accepted at certain restaurants and ATMs. Digital currencies, which are

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10
Jan

Conforming Loan Limits Increase in 2018, What That Means for Seattle

Following rising house prices around the country, the Federal Housing Finance Agency has announced an increase in conforming loan limits for 2018. But what does that mean for home buyers in the Seattle area? An increase in conforming loan limits means it will be possible to secure an even larger housing loan and still conform to federal loan guidelines. Mortgage

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22
Dec

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Alki West Seattle

The neighborhood of Alki West Seattle is a hip, relaxed and high-end neighborhood loved as much by tourists as it is by the people who live there. The long stretches of gorgeous beach gives residents glamorous views of downtown Seattle and a place to breathe and escape from the stress of life and work. Consequently, working downtown can mean a

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7
Dec

Seattle Startup Loftium Is Changing the Home-Buying Process

Loftium is a new Seattle startup that has unique processes in place to help young professionals and first-time homebuyers purchase a new home without a crazy downpayment. Learn more in this article.