Financing & Insuring

Applying for a Mortgage Soon?

February 15, 2019
Get your credit mortgage ready with these 8 tips

We’ve created this handy infographic to help you understand and work to improve the factors that affect your credit score—an important consideration for any lender reviewing your mortgage application. Your credit score may influence what types of loans you can qualify for and what rate lenders will offer you, so it’s best to make it a priority as soon as possible in your home search. For more detailed information, download our free guide, 8 Credit Score Management Tips.

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Life at Home

5 Ways to Fall in Love with Your Home

February 12, 2019
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You were immediately drawn to your home. From the moment you stepped inside, you felt an undeniable connection, and you still swoon over its thoughtful layout, designer details and incredible included features. But to really, truly fall in love with your home, you have to make it your own. Following are five ways to take your relationship with your abode to the next level: Clear the clutter. It’s hard to appreciate all the impressive details of your home when you can’t see past the stacks…

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Financing & Insuring

Home Buying Infographic: The Mortgage Process

February 8, 2019
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Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or it’s just been a few years since you last looked into home financing, this infographic is for you! It gives a very simple overview of the mortgage process from start to finish and, if you want to dive deeper, a link to get our Mortgage Quick-reference Guide. Knowing what to expect—the steps involved, the questions you’ll be asked, the documentation you’ll need to provide—will help you plan ahead and stay on track for a smooth closing. DOWNLOAD AND SHARE…

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Buying a Home

The House Hunting Experience: New vs. Resale

February 5, 2019

Homebuyers often think of buying new construction as a mysterious process. And as with many things, the unknown can make people nervous. But fear not! Buying a new construction home can be different than buying a resale one, but we’re here to get you up to speed on the differences—and similarities. New vs. resale: Financing With a resale home, prequalifying can help you determine your budget and may help the loan process go more smoothly when you move forward with a purchase. Buying a new…

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Local Stories

Natural Beauty & Vibrant Community: Living in Beaverton, Oregon

January 31, 2019

Showcasing an incredible mix of natural beauty and exciting attractions, Beaverton, Oregon, is a fantastic place to call home. With a population of 90,000, Beaverton is home to everything from wineries and international restaurants to Nike’s global headquarters. Living in Beaverton, Oregon, is the best kind of adventure—keep reading to find out why! Outdoor activities Beaverton has a network of more than 30 miles of hiking trails, 25 miles of bike paths and 100 parks—the city prides itself on having a park within a half…

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