Category: Loans

Reba Haas and Eric Aasness

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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Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Allow Non-FICO Score

Surprising mortgage watchers, the Federal Housing Finance Agency will allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to use VantageScore as an alternative to the FICO credit scoring model. How will this affect you when you are scouting out a new home purchase? By allowing new entrants into the credit scoring game,...

Reba and Eric

Guiding Clients through Real Estate Pitfalls: This week on ‘Open House’.

On this week’s episode, Reba and Eric discuss how an important part of each of their jobs is acting as guides for their clients, before, during, and after a transaction. They talk about how this extends to modular homes, “click to show” showings, and recent transactions like Reba’s most recent,...

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...

‘Open House’ Playback: Andy McDonough, producer of “Dirtbag”.

On this week’s radio show, Reba and Eric welcomed to the show Andy McDonough, SVP of Homestreet Bank. Andy is producer of the movie “Dirtbag”, a story about Fred Beckey, one of the most famous mountain climbers that you’ve probably never heard of. They¬† discussed the movie and how Andy...

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...