Category: First-Time Homebuyer

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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...

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Episode #151 – What’s Going on with Boeing, and Other Local Updates.

This week, Reba and Eric start out the show by discussing Boeing; what will happen now that they have halted production of the 737 MAX? Will employee’s who are able to retire take retirement? And which local college is training students on how to replace those retirees? Eric gives some...

Playback: ‘Open House’: Corinna Obar, WA State Housing Finance

This week on ‘Open House’ we talked about things were thankful for, programs like the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. We had Corinna Obar on the show, she told us us about programs that can help a home buyer get into a home much quicker, with low down payment, and...