Category: Financing

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Episode #170 – Should I Attend a BRRRR (Buy, Renovate, Rent, Refinance) Seminar?

On this week’s episode of “Open House with Team Reba”, we discuss the recent trend of BRRRR seminars–the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. BRRRR stands for “buy, renovate, rent, refinance”, and is the new “flip-it and get rich” system being touted online and in ads. We discuss this...

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Episode #160 – PMI Tax Deductions, Local Market Snapshots, Refinancing, and DADUs

On this past weekend’s episode of “Open House with Team Reba”, Reba and Eric covered a number of really great topics, including PMI tax deductions, local market snapshots, refinancing, and detached additional dwelling units (DADUs). First up, PMI Tax Credits: Congress actually did a good thing, can you believe it!?...

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Mike Olden: VP Sales & Education at the American Reporting Company

This Week on ‘Open House’, Reba and Eric welcomed Mike Olden, Vice President of Sales and Education for the American Reporting Company. They provide credit reporting and settlement services to the mortgage lending communities. Together they covered topics including: Credit reporting updates that affect consumers and lenders. Are all credit scores...

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Episode #152 – Nella Hawks, President of Daffodil Scholarship Foundation

This week, Reba and Eric welcomed to the show Nella Hawks, President of the Daffodil Scholarship Foundation. She spoke about the Pierce County Daffodil Festival, and the Scholarship Foundation which awards each of the 23 Daffodil Princesses with a $2,000 scholarship to the post-secondary school of their choice. Held on...

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Is This Your Situation: How Much Money Should I Put Down on a Home?

If you’re shopping for a mortgage right now, chances are you’ve heard a lot of opinions about how much you should spend on a down payment. Many people think that the more you can spend on a down payment the better, but there are some factors at play that may...

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Episode #158 – Pre-Approvals, BRRR Seminars, and Turning a 30-Year Mortgage Into 18

On this episode of “Open House with Team Reba”, we welcome Reba back from her trip to Bali. She’s all refreshed and amped up for our upcoming first-time homebuyer class on Feb 29th, leap day, from 9:30am-1:30pm. If you or someone you know wants to leap into homeownership, this class...

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Episode #157 – Your Real Estate and Mortgage Market Update

On this episode of “Open House with Team Reba”, Reba and Eric give you an update on the local real estate and mortgage markets. Eric starts out by describing what he’s calling “The Corona Rally”, which is how the Corona Virus (and other viruses and events) affect the mortgage market...