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Selling a House | 12 Posts
May
21

Home Buying PMI

What is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?

There are a whole bunch of new terms you'll hear when you decide to start shopping for your first home. One you may have heard of is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). Here's what you need to know about PMI and how it can help you buy a home.

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April
17

PRO TIPS FOR MAKING A HOME OFFER
There's an art to buying homes, and while there are certainly exceptions to every "rule," you can increase the probability that your offer will be accepted if you do your homework.  

Our team works hard to provide clients with as much information as possible once they've found their dream home to help them make strong purchase offers.  

While factors like length of time on the market and price decreases are certainly important data points to know when writing a purchase offer, it's always a good idea to work with the seller's agent to determine the homeowner's reason for selling.  Here are some of the things we help you determine to make the right offer for you: 

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April
3

Use a CMA to Price Your Home for Sale
If you've made the decision to sell your home, you are probably wondering how to begin the process.  
Selling your home can be an exciting venture, but an overwhelming one if you're not equipped with the best strategy.

One of the best tools available to sellers is a comparative market analysis. Our team at SheriGoldman.com wants nothing more than to help you achieve success in marketing and selling your home quickly in the South King County area. Ultimately, you decide the listing price of your home, however, a comparative market analysis prepared by our real estate professionals will help ensure that your asking price is in line with the current market.

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March
6

Newlywed Home Buying Advice
The big day has come and gone! The vows are exchanged and the cake is cut. Now, it's time to move forward to one of the most exciting parts of married life: Your first home together. 

About 35 percent of married Americans buy a home together within two years of tying the knot.

That said, the process can take anywhere from a few weeks to months. Knowing what you're getting into early on will help smooth the process and make it go faster. Every bit of effort you put into it can make things easier.

After all, your home is one of the first – and among the biggest – things you need to agree on.

With that in mind, let's look at five of the most valuable tips for newlyweds buying a home:

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February
6

Last Minute Credit Checks
You have followed every rule; you saved hard, kept impeccable credit before your home purchase, and listened to your professional real estate agent. Your sellers accepted your offer, and you have a closing date. You and your partner decide to splurge. To the appliance store! In one buying spree, you buy a washer, dryer, refrigerator, oven, microwave, dishwasher and freezer. You know your credit card can handle it. But can your credit report handle it? On the day of closing, you discover to your horror that your lender pulls a day-of-closing credit report, and now your loan is at risk.

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January
2

Home Buyer Mistakes to Avoid
Welcome to homeownership! Whether you just bought your first house or you're still looking at homes for sale in South King County, you're about to begin a very important year. Your first twelve months as a homeowner will set the stage for your financial future, whether you make smart choices that pay off or impulsive choices that hurt your budget. We want to make sure you avoid the most common missteps.

Many new homeowners make purchases and changes they later regret, but you don't have to learn these lessons the hard way. Instead, our team can help you form your own game plan! Start by avoiding these five mistakes during your first year:

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December
11

Use These Tips to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early Without Destroying Your Budget 

Hacks to Pay Your Mortgage Off Early

Your home mortgage is probably the largest debt you will ever take on, so it's no surprise that many homeowners are motivated to pay off their mortgage as quickly as possible. Depending on your financial situation, it may be possible to shave months, years, or even decades off your mortgage.

If you're interested in getting out from under your mortgage as soon as possible, our team at SheriGoldman.com is here to help. Here's how you can pay off your home loan early without destroying your budget:

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November
21

Buy a Home at the HolidaysAre you planning to buy a new house after the holidays? If you're looking for real estate, you might not want to wait. In fact, next time you hear "happy holidays", think "happy house-hunting" too. This time of year is actually a great time to buy a house, in part because most buyers shy away from it. Here are some of our team's favorite reasons to buy a house during the holiday season:

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November
7

Paint Colors Matter When Selling Your Home
Paint Color Matters When You're Selling Your Home

Next to location, curb appeal is one of the most important factors you can focus on when you're selling your home. It helps you make sure your home is sold quickly and at a price you're happy with. Why? The answer is simple – curb appeal creates the first impression any potential buyer gets of a property.

While you can't pick up a house and move it to a better neighborhood, you can update its exterior. Naturally, the first thing to consider is a new paint job. Then, you can refresh your interior spaces in the same way.

A quick coat of paint on the outside of a home completely changes its look. Not only can it revitalize an aging exterior, it also sets expectations for the kind of space you're about to enter when you step through the door.

People know they need to tone down "unique" colors when they are ready to sell. Very few, however, have a clear idea what to switch to. An analysis by Zillow using more than 32,000 photos of recently sold homes provides interesting clues.

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October
17

Protect Your Home's Value
Owning a home takes time, effort, and care – you're sure to find yourself thinking about things you never considered before. Take your home's rain gutters for example. They're so easy to forget, but the truth is your whole house could depend on them.

The purpose of rain gutters is to stop water from pooling and collecting on your roof where it can cause damage. When gutters are clean and well-maintained, they let rain water run off freely. With proper landscaping, water is deposited safely away from the house.

But that's only part of the story.

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September
6

5 Ways You Could be Sabotaging Your Home Sale

Have you outgrown your current home and are considering listing it for sale? Regardless of your reason for selling your home, you undoubtedly want to make a profitable and swift sale.  To sell your home quickly and for the most amount of money, you need to do everything right. Our team at SheriGoldman.com has put together a list of five common seller mistakes.  By correcting these things before you list your home, you can save yourself money in the long run.

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August
21

Living in Kent Washington
Situated 19 miles south of Seattle, Kent, Washington features stunning views of Mount Rainier and the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. Home to Boeing, REI and many other American companies, Kent is the fourth-largest manufacturing and distribution area in the United States, and boasts one of only five Starbucks roasting plants in the world.

An extraordinary place to live, work and visit, our team can help you find a home you'll love.

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August
8

Renton Farmers Market
Situated along spectacular Lake Washington about 10 miles south of Seattle is the vibrant and bustling lakeside community of Renton, Washington. In addition to its stunning natural beauty and plentiful opportunities for outdoor activities, this close-knit community boasts a wide range of events that offers something for everyone.

Located at the Renton Piazza next to the King County Transit Center, the Renton Farmers Market runs Tuesdays from 3-7 pm from June until the end of September. Its convenient location provides easy access via public transportation, and two-hour free parking is available at Renton's City Center Parking Garage.

The Renton Farmers Market not only features fresh, local food, it is a community gathering place for the residents of Renton and visitors. From food demonstrations to live entertainment, the market features a variety of activities that are free and fun for the whole family.

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June
6

Renton Neighborhood


Always mind your surroundings. As you're looking at homes in Renton--or anywhere for that matter--it's important to keep in mind that it's not just the house that matters, but also the neighborhood. At the Sheri Goldman Team, we want to make sure your dream home has a dream neighborhood to go along with it.

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May
15

Knowing How to Find the Right Home for You

Beginners

 

Ranking number six in the list of Washington's largest cities, Kent, WA is a thriving suburb of nearby Seattle. Home to the headquarters for several corporations, Kent offers affordably-priced living in close proximity to Seattle. It's also surrounded by beautiful, mountainous views and has a variety of parks and outdoor recreation areas that can be enjoyed throughout the year.

If you're thinking about buying a house in Kent, Washington, the Sheri Goldman Team has created this Beginner's Guide for Buying a Home to get you started.

Deciding to Take the Plunge

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May
3

Taking the Hassle Out of Your Home Search

Streamlining Your Home Search

House hunting is an exciting adventure, but it can also be frustrating, time-consuming, and emotionally draining. Our Team makes it our mission to do everything possible to make it easy for you to find your perfect home, and that includes streamlining your house hunt.

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