18

Nov
2016
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Home loans

What is a PITI Payment?

Two-story Citrine model home

Buying your first home? Be prepared to learn a list of delightful new acronyms—APR, PMI, FICO, FHA, LTV and DTI, just to name a few. When it comes to establishing your home buying budget, PITI is the first term you should tackle. What is PITI? PITI stands for Principal, Interest, Taxes and Insurance, and calculating …

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15

Nov
2016
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Homeowner resources

8 Gadgets That Make Thanksgiving Easier

Thanksgiving tablescape

The telephone may be the gadget of choice for those who prefer to make reservations for Thanksgiving dinner. But if you, like many, look forward to hosting family and friends in the comfort of your home, we have identified eight must-have kitchen tools that can help simplify your holiday meal prep. Check out these gadgets …

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01

Nov
2016
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Local homebuying

New Home Communities Across the Puget Sound

The Lennon home exterior at Sunrise at Mill Valley

From the lush, green landscape and breathtaking beauty of Mt. Rainier to the abundant outdoor recreation and booming job market (opportunities abound at top aircraft, tech and telecommunications companies!), it’s no wonder so many people are choosing to call the Puget Sound home. If you’re looking to settle down in the state known for its …

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25

Oct
2016
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For buyers

Preparing for a Cross-country Move

prepare for moving

The clock is ticking, and pretty soon you’ll be moving to a brand-new home in a brand-new state. But along with the excitement of your upcoming adventure (just imagine the possibilities!), you can’t help but feel a bit nervous… Moving jitters are perfectly normal—especially if you’re relocating your whole life clear across the country. But …

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