Category: financial matters

Is This Your Situation: You Want to Save for a House?

Purchasing a home is a big financial responsibility, but the rewards of homeownership are many. Particularly for first-time homebuyers, coming up with the down payment needed to see your dream to fruition can often seem overwhelming. There are many strategies, however, that can help you save for your down payment....

Is This Your Situation: What Questions Will a Mortgage Lender Ask of Me?

While you may be eager to start searching for your dream home right away, the first step in preparing to buy a home is understanding how much home you can afford. To figure this out, you should get prequalified or preapproved by a lender, who will tell you the maximum...

Listen to this week’s ‘Open House’: Andy McDonough, SVP of Homestreet Bank

On this week’s ‘Open House with Team Reba’ radio show, Reba and Eric welcomed to the show Andy McDonough, SVP of Homestreet Bank. Andy is the Divisional manager for residential lending in the Puget Sound and Northern California areas. Andy and Eric prognosticate on what to expect for interest rates...