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20 Mar 20

Amy Schmitt

5 Cheery Living Room Decor Ideas We Stole From Instagram While Self-Quarantining

With spring’s recent arrival, it’s a hard time to be stuck at home. If you’ve joined the millions of Americans

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10 Mar 20

Amy Schmitt

Weekly mortgage refinances spike 26% as interest rates tank on coronavirus fears

Key Points -The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages fell to 3.57% from 3.73% last week. -That drop

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18 Feb 20

Amy Schmitt

Are you waiting for house prices to drop during the next recession? Why you could have a very a long wait

The last recession was caused in part by a downturn in the housing market. It’s unclear when the next recession

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13 Feb 20

Amy Schmitt

Buying a home? Here’s how the housing market is looking in 2020

The housing market in the Seattle area is starting off the year with record-low inventories, rising prices and signs pointing

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25 Jan 20

Amy Schmitt

Will 2020 Be the Year Seattle’s Housing Market Starts Rising Again?

Home prices in the Seattle metro are have fallen over the past year or so, a trend we’ve covered in

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03 Jan 20

Amy Schmitt

These 5 Living Room Ideas From Instagram Will Chase Away Your Post-Holiday Blues

Everything always seems to slow to a crawl after the holidays, just as the long winter months are settling in.

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20 Dec 19

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Hoping to Buy a Home in the New Year? January Is the New Hot Month to Start Looking

The home-buying season used to kick off sometime in spring, as the snow began to melt and people tried to

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01 Dec 19

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Step 10. Building Wealth through Homeownership

Buying a home is viewed as a symbol of the “American Dream” for many and provides a sense of security

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19 Nov 19

Amy Schmitt

Could The 30-Year Mortgage Be Detrimental To Your Financial Wellness?

Which mortgage loan is best: the 15-year or the 30-year? It’s one of the most common questions we receive in

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