Based on numbers alone, it might seem counterintuitive to refinance into a higher interest rate. Higher interest means higher payments, right? Not necessarily.Read More
Can we use ADU or Boarder Income?
In general, this type of income cannot be used when the subject property is a Single-Family Primary Residence.Read More
There’s no question, winter is arriving in full force this weekend throughout the Pacific Northwest. With snow expected and temperatures dropping into the low 20s, even the teens in some places, it’s a good idea to take these steps to protect your home from those freezing temperatures, and all the problems that go with it.Read More
Every January it seems like a wave of "New Year, New You" ads and articles hits our social feeds and inboxes. The idea is that we've crossed a threshold and can focus on self-improvement. We can really get serious about losing that weight, starting a yoga practice, learning a foreign language, writing that book, etc., etc., etc.
Did you close on a mortgage in 2018? Here is a general overview of some information that may be helpful to you and your CPA as you prepare your 2018 tax returns!Read More
There’s no question, we are living in an environment of rising interest rates. But what does that actually mean? Many consumers start to worry about their buying power when they see the news reports of increasing rates.Read More
The Federal Housing Administration announced its new loan limits for 2019, and it looks like most of the country will see an increase.
In high-cost areas, the new FHA loan limit ceiling increased to $726,525, up from $679,650 in 2018. The FHA will also increase its floor to $314,827, up from 2018’s $294,515.Read More
The calendar rolling over into December always signals the start of the holiday season. The Pacific Northwest has everything to offer from extravagant light displays to Santa themed pub crawls. Here is a list of the best holiday events in your region.Read More
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages will increase in 2019. In most of the U.S., the 2019 maximum conforming loan limit for one-unit properties will be $484,350, an increase from $453,100 in 2018.Read More