There has been lots of chatter regarding financing for home purchases as well as changes in a Purchase Agreement that affects any aspect of buyer’s loan which in turn affects closing. Amy Benedetti of Vitek Mortgage (206-459-5747 or abenedetti.teamvitek.com) has generously agreed to discuss this matter in further detail.
There’s nothing like features when the light is just right.
Peter of Fairway Mortgage shared a program that allows for a non rush 15 day closing. In this day and age of competition for nice homes, this helps bridge the gap for all cash offers.
I’m here with a foundation contractor who is kind enough to take the time to share a few signs that a house may have foundation problems.
This information comes via Rosa Briggs of American Pacific Mortgage and felt it was important enough to share…”I wanted to get this news to you right away! Currently those buyers with a prior short sale can buy again in 2 years using a Conventional loan with 20% down.
This is changing, effective August 16th (guidelines change by Fannie Mae). The waiting period after a short sale will be increased to 4 years, unless they qualify under the extenuating circumstance guideline.
I know I have clients this will affect as I’m sure you do too. So between now & August 16th is the sweet spot to buy. (Note: loan application must be made prior to 8/16, but can close after 8/16)
There are some other changes but this one will have the most affect right now! “
“I first met Sandy several years ago when the realtor handling my condo short sale decided to retire, and passed me along to Sandy. I was uncomfortable with the idea of working with someone I didn’t know, especially on such an personal situation (losing my job and having to sell my first home).
I couldn’t have been in better hands. Sandy navigated the difficulties of a short sale professionally and reliably, and the outcome was positive. Over the years that followed, Sandy always stayed in contact and remained interested in my family and our activities. When it was time to start looking for a house again, Sandy was ready to devote time, thought and attention to our search for the perfect house.
He was prompt at answering calls and texts, and was always willing to work at odd hours when time was of the essence. We closed on our perfect family home last month, and are grateful to Sandy for his knowledge base, as well as his helpful personality, that made it possible for us to get everything we wanted. We highly recommend him to anyone looking for a real estate professional!”
Odors due to ethnic cooking can permeate and linger as well as cooking certain types of food or cooking a certain way (i.e. frying). Oils and other substances start as a solid and upon reaching a certain temperature, turn into a gas and the return to a solid form upon cooling.
A quick and easy preventative is to cook these food items outside. Once it permeates interior soft surfaces, it can be a bear to clean thus the result is a lingering odor. Here I am interviewing Chris Zehner, who is an industrial hygienist, about mold.
If you have other issues, please reach out and I would be happy to put you in touch with Chris.
About a 3 hour drive from Sammamish is a kept secret by those living in Eastern Washington.
Wide open spaces with the Yakima & Columbia Rivers meandering through, it’s an easy place to call home. Photo courtesy of Theresa Marty Clary
When talking ants, most people think of carpenter ants.
Here I’m with Jesse Longman of Inspections By Jesse to discuss his finding of moisture ants. If caught early, you can usually head off the problem by eliminating the thriving environment of moisture ants.