Finance

Finance The Ultimate Guide for First-Time Home Buyers Buying your own home is probably one of the most exciting moments of your entire life and something you’ll remember forever. It’s a start of a new life and a way to leave all your troubles behind. However, not all homes are the same and you need to think long and hard before making the […]
Finance 5 Factors that Can Influence Comps Ah, the Comp.  It’s a word you’ll hear over and over again in real estate.  Comp is short for comparable property, and it is how a real estate agent will arrive at a market value for your home.  If you are the seller, your agent will use comps to arrive at a recommended list price. […]
Finance Buying Soon? Make Sure Your Credit is in Order Here’s one that I know my friends in the mortgage industry can get behind. There’s no more important time to work on your credit score than when you’re about to apply for a mortgage. There was once a time when if you could fog a mirror, you could get a loan (hello 2006!) but those […]
Finance Is Now the Right Time to Refinance? Even though interest rates are on the rise, they are still at historic lows. If you have an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM), it may be a good time to consider refinancing your home.  If you have thought about refinancing in the past, but were worried about being locked into a rate, getting in on the current […]
Finance Rent vs. Buy. Which Makes More Sense? The title of this post is a question that if I had a dollar for every time someone asked me, I could probably already be retired.  Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer that applies to everyone.  One of the biggest determiners is location.  For instance, here in Portland, the rental market has gotten so out of […]
Finance What Does the Future Hold? 2016 Economic & Housing Forecast There are so many things I love about working for Windermere, but what I love most is the access we get to information that I can pass along to all of you.  Now that 2016 is officially upon us, and we’ve started to settle back into post-holiday life, I wanted to share with you guys […]
Finance What Does the Future Hold? 2016 Economic & Housing Forecast There are so many things I love about working for Windermere, but what I love most is the access we get to information that I can pass along to all of you.  Now that 2016 is officially upon us, and we’ve started to settle back into post-holiday life, I wanted to share with you guys […]
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