Should I Refinance My Home?

Should I Refinance My Home?

With the recent lower interest rates, many homeowners are wondering if they should refinance. To decide if refinancing is the best option for your family, start by asking yourself these questions….

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Tips for Selling in Summer

Tips for Selling in Summer

With more homes on the market, how can you maximize your potential for a great offer among the options? Fortunately, you can take a few steps to ensure your home stands out from the crowd…

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Renting Or Owning, What Is Better For You?

Renting Or Owning, What Is Better For You?

In a real estate market where home prices are rising, many have begun to reexamine the idea of buying a home, choosing instead, to rent for a while. But often, there is a dilemma: should you keep paying rent, knowing that rent is rising too, or should you lock in your housing cost and buy a home?

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Choosing The Right Offer

Choosing The Right Offer

Congratulations, you have multiple offers on your home listing. It’s exciting to hear that you have a choice in buyers. Yet, how can you make sure that you choose the right offer?

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4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer

4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer

So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call ‘home,’ and you’ve finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comes true!

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Top 12 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Top 12 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Since most home-buyers will be financing a large part of the purchase price, it’s important understand the process of a mortgage to get the most of your money. Here are Mindful Brokers’ top 12 tips for first-time home-buyers…

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The Breakdown on Closing Costs

The Breakdown on Closing Costs

If you’ve been sniffing around for information on the home-buying process, you’ve probably come across the term “closing costs” at least once or twice by now. You may be wondering what exactly this means. I mean, if you’re already paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy a home, why should you have to pay even more to close on the home?? This article is meant to help answer that very question, and break down the different types of closing costs…

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Seattle's New Waterfront and What it Means for Property Owners

Seattle's New Waterfront and What it Means for Property Owners

We’ve all heard the buzz about the new Seattle Waterfront, but what does it mean for property owners in the area? Seattle City Council unanimously passed a $160 million special assessment tax to fund the project. What are the benefits of the imposed $160 million property tax? Let’s take a closer look…

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Top 7 New Year’s Resolutions for Home Sellers

Top 7 New Year’s Resolutions for Home Sellers

With the start of the New Year, thoughts naturally turn to change. If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to sell your home, then making the right resolutions can help you sell your home quickly and for the best possible return…

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How to Save Thousands of Dollars in Interest on Your Mortgage

 How to Save Thousands of Dollars in Interest on Your Mortgage

One of the most common loans you can get to buy a home is a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. If the thought of paying for your home over the course of 30-years seems daunting, here are some easy ways to shorten that term which will actually end up saving you money over the life of your loan…

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4 Quick Reasons NOT to Fear a Housing Crash

 4 Quick Reasons NOT to Fear a Housing Crash

There is a lot of uncertainty regarding the real estate market heading into 2019. That uncertainty has raised concerns that we may be headed toward another housing crash like the one we experienced a decade ago.

Here are four reasons why today’s market is much different…

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2008 vs. Now: Are Owners Using Their Homes as ATMs Again?

2008 vs. Now: Are Owners Using Their Homes as ATMs Again?

Over the last six years, we have experienced strong price appreciation which has increased home equity levels dramatically. As the number of “cash-out” refinances begins to approach numbers last seen during the crash, some are afraid that we may be repeating last decade’s mistake…

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