There’s No Reason To Panic Over Today’s Lending Standards

Today, some are afraid the real estate market is starting to look a lot like it did in 2006, just prior to the housing crash. One of the factors they’re pointing to is the availability of mortgage money. Recent articles about the availability of low down payment loans...

Are you paying too much interest for your home?

Sign up for Homebot today and start treating your home like the investment it is. Why Homebot? Most Americans net worth primarily comes from their home equity. Learning how to maximize your home equity is key to growing your net worth. We have this tool available to...

How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying Budget

Mortgage rates are on the rise this year, but they’re still incredibly low compared to the historic average. However, anytime there’s a change in the mortgage rate, it affects what you can afford to borrow when you’re buying a home. As Sam Khater, Chief Economist at...

What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage?

According to data from the most recent Origination Insight Report by Ellie Mae, the average FICO® score on closed loans reached 753 in February. As lending standards have tightened recently, many are concerned over whether or not their credit score is strong enough to...

How much does it cost to buy a home in Renton?

Buying a home is exciting, and it’s nerve racking too. You’ll hear lots of new terms and if you are like most home buyers, every time you hear a new term, you’ll be thinking, “How much is this going to cost me?” We have a great mortgage...