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Curb appeal on a budget: 5 updates to help make your home stand out

Over time, your home’s exterior can start to look shabby, but simple changes can have a big impact. Check out these five ways to boost your curb appeal quickly and afford...

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Which fixed-rate home loan is right for you?

At the end of the day, it depends on your finances and your situation. Which is more valuable to you: total money in your pocket over decades or monthly income?

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Can you get a mortgage with bad credit?

If you’re wondering, “Can you get a mortgage with bad credit?” you’re not alone. Many people have bad credit and still would like to buy a home. Luckily, there are things...

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How do I compare refinance rates to find the best option?

When finding the best refinance rates in Washington State, start by understanding current market conditions and the average rates for the product you want.

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5 tips for planning your monthly budget for homeownership

Use a loan payment calculator to assist you in estimating your potential monthly home loan payment and determine if you can truly afford the house you want.

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First-time homebuyer? Are you ready to buy a house?

Are you a first-time homebuyer in WA? This is a big step, but with a little bit of research, you can figure out whether buying is the right choice for you.

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How does a cash-out refinance work?

How does a cash-out refinance work? It turns home equity into cash by replacing your original home mortgage with a new, larger mortgage. That extra goes to you.

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6 facts about a cash-out refinance home loan

A cash-out refinance replaces an original home loan with a new loan for a larger amount, and borrowers are able to pocket the difference.

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Where to start when buying a home

Wondering where to start when buying a home? Begin with a budget and saving up, shop around for good rates and then be sure to find the right lender.