Jul 25, 2014
House shopping can be fun, scary, interesting, exciting, and overwhelming. It can easily turn into an emotional roller coaster. But there are a few things to watch for when you house shop that can hel...
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Jul 14, 2014
Before you start hunting (or building) that dream home, you'll want to think about the traits that you're looking for in a neighborhood. You can change, remove and remodel a lot of things in a home, b...
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Jul 10, 2014
How does a lender decide whether to approve a mortgage? Here are the factors that count the most. Income: When it comes to a home loan, it’s gross monthly income (your pay before taxes) that is ...
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Jun 27, 2014
You've budgeted, you've shopped and you've likely spent a lot of time thinking about making that major purchase – a new home. So you decided you’re ready to apply, but now what? You’...
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Jun 20, 2014
Determining how much money to put down is a major step in the home buying process and will likely be the largest up-front cost when it comes to purchasing a home. A smart down payment percentage varie...
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Jun 13, 2014
If you've done any research on the home-buying process, you know it’s just that – a process. And for many potential home buyers, this process starts before they’re even aware. Unfort...
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Jun 05, 2014
At Washington Federal, nothing makes us happier than putting people in their dream home. Buying a home is a big commitment and there are a lot of steps that need to happen to take you from looking at ...
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Jun 02, 2014
We'd like to congratulate the recent Idaho and Nevada high school students that completed the Washington Federal Financial Scholars Program! This financial education course is designed to empower...
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May 15, 2014
When you're fortunate enough to find yourself with extra spending money (it doesn't happen a lot for us!), how do you typically choose to spend it? A fancy dinner, shopping spree, that extra latte in ...
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Mar 25, 2014
We love teaching people, young and old, about how banking works. One of our favorite, most fun families recently stopped by their neighborhood Washington Federal branch to give their kids a hand-on le...
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