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Tips for Buying Your First Home

August 5, 2020

Buying your first home can be an exciting process, or it can be a daunting one. It all depends on your level of preparation. But not to worry! We’re sharing some simple strategies to help make your first home purchase as seamless (and enjoyable) as possible. Get your finances in order. Generally speaking, the higher the credit score, the lower the mortgage rate. Therefore, it’s best to reduce or eliminate debt before applying for a home loan. It’s also wise to start saving for a…

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Explore the Top-rated Beaverton School District in Oregon

June 11, 2020

Shopping for a new home in Beaverton, Oregon? Whether you have kids or not, knowing a little more about area schools is a good idea: living near a high-performing school could positively impact the resale value of your home down the road. We rounded up six schools from the Beaverton School District, each rated an 8/10 or higher by GreatSchools.org, the “leading national nonprofit empowering parents to unlock educational opportunities for their children.” Ratings are determined by test results in reading, writing, science and math,…

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Ways to Jumpstart Your House Hunt Online

March 27, 2020
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Good news (and we could all use some right about now)! Not everyone can make it out to a sales center at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you have to put your home search on hold. Regardless of current circumstances, you can ramp up your house hunt right now, from the comfort of your couch. And when the dust settles, you’ll be that much closer to closing on your dream home. We’ve mapped out three ways to jumpstart your house hunt online. All pajama…

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Infographic: What Homebuyers Need at the Closing Table

March 8, 2020

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a repeat buyer who’s a little fuzzy on closing-day details, this infographic could help you prepare for a smoother experience at the closing table. These tips (and more) are included in our Ultimate Moving Pack, a free resource that you can download here. NOTE: Curbside or other limited-contact closing options may be available to address health concerns. Ask your sales associate or loan officer for more information.

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