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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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13 Nov 19

Amy Schmitt

How mortgage recasting works and how it can save you money

Homeowners who want to shave off dollars from their monthly mortgage payment as well as save money on interest, might

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