Home & Real Estate

5 things buyers should know about home inspections

Home buyers tend to have a lot of questions about home inspections. Are they required? How are they different from appraisals? When does it...

Habitat for Humanity to hold home buying seminar June 16

Habitat for Humanity will host a home buying seminar on June 16. The talk, titled "Realizing the American Dream," will discuss how attainable home financing...

Five reasons to stage your home before buyers visit

Sellers seem to have mixed reactions when they hear the word "staging." Some go all-in, while others are somewhat resistant to the idea. The...

How to determine the market value of a home

Home prices in the U.S. have risen more or less steadily over the last few years. In many cities, home values are now at...

Median Snohomish County home price over $500K; poll shows cost of living a major...

The sky-high cost of living has overtaken traffic as the most-hated part of living in the Puget Sound region, as local home prices continue...

5 tips for making an offer in a hot real estate market

Steady demand. Limited supply. That's what we are seeing in real estate markets across the country right now. Inventory is particularly tight within the...

What income do you need to qualify for a mortgage loan?

When you apply for a home loan, the mortgage lender will conduct a thorough review of your income situation. Income is one of the...

Mortgage rates rise to their highest level in over four years

Are you thinking about buying a home in the near future? Do you need a mortgage loan to finance your purchase? Here's a trend...

Buyers, prepare for competition: Homes expected to sell fast in 2018

A recent report showed that homes across the U.S. sold faster than ever during 2017. And experts believe that 2018 could be an even...

Coldwell Banker Bain launches ‘Bring Hope Home’ domestic violence initiative

Coldwell Banker Bain real estate brokerage services has launched a new referral initiative, “Bring Hope Home,” to benefit Domestic Violence Housing First. A program facilitated...