Buying a Home

4 Reasons to Contract This Month

October 3, 2019

When school is back in session, many people who’ve been considering a move put their plans into action. And why not? Fall is a popular time to jump into the real estate market. If you think this might be the month to make your move, we’re here to help you decide. Find out why October is a great month to put ink to contract: The holidays are coming. No matter what holiday you celebrate in December, the month is full of hustle and bustle. There…

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Financing & Insuring

Lock in a Mortgage Rate Through Late 2020

October 1, 2019
Extended rate lock

Planning to buy a home this year? If you’ve been keeping a nervous eye on news from the Federal Reserve, wondering if you’re missing out on your best mortgage rate because you’re not ready to close, an extended rate lock might be just the thing you need to move forward with confidence. What is an extended rate lock? A buyer typically has sixty days to close a loan after locking in a mortgage rate. With an extended rate lock by HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation, you can…

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Local Stories

Small-town Charm near Mount Rainier: Living in Buckley, WA

September 27, 2019

Against the stunning backdrop of Mount Rainier, Buckley, Washington, offers a welcoming community and a range of exciting attractions. From a quaint Main Street and drive-in movie theater to the notable White River School District, living in Buckley, WA, has many charms—read more about them below! VIBRANT COMMUNITY One of the perks of living in Buckley, WA, is the tight-knit community. Residents enjoy events like the annual Log Show, featuring logging competitions and a parade that serves to “honor the community spirit of Buckley as…

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Buying a Home

Things to Bring for a Smooth Model Home Tour

September 24, 2019

Touring model homes can lead to one of the most rewarding experiences of your life—homeownership. Floor plans, finishes, fixtures and future furniture arrangement… these are the elements that get a prospective homebuyer’s heart racing. It’s fun (and perfectly normal!) to get caught up in the fantasy of buying a new home. But it’s important not to lose sight of some of the more practical aspects of house hunting, including being prepared for your model home tour. To ensure your model home tour goes off without…

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Life at Home

How to Clean Natural Stone Kitchen Countertops

September 23, 2019

Taj Mahal Quartzite Kitchen Countertops from Arizona Tile Natural stone countertops are the star of any kitchen. From classics like granite and marble to unique options like quartzite, stone slab countertops are timeless, beautiful and one-of-a-kind. If you’re considering installing natural stone countertops in your kitchen, you’re probably wondering how to properly maintain and clean them. Let’s take a look at some top tips from our vendor Arizona Tile for ensuring your natural stone kitchen countertops look their best for years to come. A Word…

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