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Property-tax deadline is here

Property-tax deadline is here

A reminder that if you pay property taxes semiannually directly to your county treasurer’s office, the second-half payment is due or must be postmarked by Monday (April 30) to avoid delinquency charges.

What questions should you ask at the open house?

Are you planning to take advantage of this weekend’s Nationwide Open House? Here are some great tips when you are out enjoying looking at homes…

What questions should you ask at the open house?

Open houses can be a wonderful way to find your next house. They can be just as helpful in gathering intelligence about a neighborhood, getting a feel for its housing stock or simply scoping out real-estate agents with whom you might like to work.

But what should you ask when you pay a visit?

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Open House Etiquette for Homebuyers

Are you planning to take advantage of this weekend’s Nationwide Open House? Here are some great tips when you are out enjoying looking at homes…

Open House Etiquette for Homebuyers

You’re driving home leisurely on a Sunday afternoon when suddenly your wife turns down the radio and points, “Look, there’s an open house. Let’s stop and take a look.” Is it all right to drop by if you’re not interested in buying the property? What if you just want to get an idea of prices in the area and chat with a real estate agent? What are the basics of open house etiquette?

Read Story on REALTOR.com…

REALTORS® Nationwide Open House

REALTORS® all across the state are getting ready for the biggest housing event ever…the REALTOR® Open House Weekend. It’s happening all over the nation April 28th and 29th.

There will be over 100,000 homes featured across the county with very motivated sellers, the best selection of homes and extremely low interest rates…And don’t underestimate how important interest rates are right now. For example, if they go up just one percent – it could add over $50 thousand dollars to the life of your loan.

The time to act is now. So go see your lender and get pre-approved for a loan and then lets go look at some houses! It’s fun it’s free and now is the time, during the REALTOR® Nationwide Open House Weekend April 28th and 29th!

For a listing of Open Houses near you, contact your local REALTOR® Association or a REALTOR® near you. Find a REALTOR® in your area.

Lay groundwork carefully on buying your first home

Lay groundwork carefully on buying your first home

As a young adult, there are few occurrences that make you feel more like a “grown-up” than when you purchase your first home. It’s a process that’s frightening, somewhat frustrating and fun — all at the same time.

With the economy and the housing market wreaking havoc with emotions, even considering a first house can leave you wondering, “Is there ever going to be a right time?”

Read Full Story on The Seattle Times…

Are you dreaming of buying a home? Check out our Homeownership Simplified section a for information & tips on buying a house and our handy calculators to figure out potential mortgages, closing costs, and more!