How strong is your credit? Cleaning up your credit is essential before you make any major financial moves. Having a bad score can hurt your chances of being able to open a credit card, apply for a loan, purchase a car, or rent an apartment.
It is especially important to have clean credit before you try to buy a home. With a less-than-great score, you may not get preapproved for a mortgage. If you can’t get a mortgage, you may only be able to buy a home if you can make an all-cash offer.
Whether you're putting your home on the market this year or in the next five years, it is a smart decision to start building your home's resale value now. Here are some ways to create a comfortable home while making it easier to put more money into your bank account on closing day.
Waterfront Seattle will fulfill the community’s vision for a central waterfront for all of Seattle: Beautiful public spaces for all, a salmon-friendly seawall, and year-round cultural, educational, and recreational activities. After more than a decade of public input, the Seattle waterfront is on its way to becoming a 26-block park and lively mixing ground that embraces our working waterfront while restoring health of the nearshore environment.
It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying a home. Once you’ve had an offer accepted on your dream house, you’ll probably be anxious to move in. However, before you make a significant financial commitment, it’s best to know exactly what you’re buying.
2018 came to a close with buyers having more options than they have had in a long time. The number of active listings were up significantly from a year ago. After years of few homes to choose from, buyers who bought at the end of 2018 had far less competition.
Great curb appeal not only makes your home the star of the neighborhood, it can also improve its value and help you sell it for more. Whether you’re thinking of listing your home or just want to make your home the envy of your neighbors, here are several ways to increase your home’s curb appeal.
If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably received your share of advice from family and friends. Add to that the constant stream of TV shows, news segments, and social media posts that over-simplify the home buying process for easy entertainment.
With so much information to sift through, it can be tough to distinguish fact from fiction. That’s why I’m revealing the truth behind some of the most common home buyer myths and misconceptions.
Owned by Badass Boss Babe, Shandon, the hippest gift shop in West Seattle is my local business spotlight this season. Alair, found in the Admiral neighborhood, specializes in unique and small batch gifts, with an emphasis on locally made products and companies that give back.
Wealth is within reach for many people; however, according to a recent study,63 percent of Americans said it’s not likely they’ll become rich.1While younger people are more likely to say they’ll achieve wealth one day, only 34 percent of people aged 30 to 49 and 21 percent of people aged 50 or older say the same. There is no secret to becoming rich: it takes time, sacrifice and good financial sense. Here are a few ways to build your household’s wealth.
Many of you have purchased plants from garden catalogs thinking that you were going to get this lush, green thriving plant from the grower, only to find that you got a moist bag with what looks like sticks in it? These are bare root plants that have been dug up from the field, packed in a bag and sent to you