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Buying a House | 25 Posts
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Kent WA | 3 Posts
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Renton WA | 4 Posts
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
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
19

South King County Easter Events
When we're showing homes to potential buyers, people typically ask us about the local neighborhoods, events, and things for the entire family. It's important to consider the community you might be moving to and to make sure it fits with your family's lifestyle. If you're searching for homes in South King County, you'll want to get to know the neighborhood by experiencing some of our local fun. There are plenty of family-friendly options for Easter weekend in the local area. Enjoy one or more of our eggs-cellent Easter egg events to make your holiday extra special.

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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
16

FHA Loans - What Home Buyers Should Know
We hear a lot of chatter in the news these days about the pros and cons of our government; however, for prospective home buyers, Uncle Sam can be a mighty good friend. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is one of our country's most enduring gifts to its citizens. FHA mortgage insurance backstops your FHA loan with the full faith and credit of our country. Without using taxpayer money, FHA insures mortgages on single-family, multi-family, and manufactured homes.

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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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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
19

Home Buying Facts
Buying a home is probably the most expensive investment you make in your lifetime. A word of advice ... make sure to do your research before jumping in. The right information will prove invaluable when obtaining financing, searching for a house, and closing the deal. On the other hand, remember not all the information you may hear is reliable.

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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
20

July 4 Kent WA
Sunny days are here in Kent, WA, and that means one thing for patriotic families ... Time to head to the lake for a summer splash! Every Fourth of July Kent celebrates the stars and stripes with a day of lakefront fun including water sports, contests, games, performances, and plenty of good food at Lake Meridian Park. Of course, our July 4th celebration ends with a bang, but not before a full day of free entertainment. Don't miss these fantastic events at this year's Fourth of July Splash in Kent, WA:

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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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