Sep 27, 2011
The house looks perfect.  You’ve always wanted a wrap-around porch, and the freshly painted shutters pop against the exterior. But there may be problems you can’t see.  Problems ...
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Sep 25, 2011
We're committed to protecting you and your finances from fraud and identity theft. This is the first blog in a four-part series on fraud, identity theft and swindles. It is our goal to...
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Sep 23, 2011
When planning the budget for your custom home, a good rule of thumb is that you’ll pay about $100 per square foot for a basic home. But that’s just a starting point.  Costs could chan...
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Sep 15, 2011
Looking to complete your clock-hour requirements while advancing your real estate education? Washington Federal and American Reporting Company are teaming up to offer a series of classes for real esta...
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Sep 15, 2011
You know to consider costs such as real estate agent fees and your mortgage payments. But when you’re caught up in the excitement of buying a home, it’s easy to overlook the additional cos...
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Sep 06, 2011
Purchasing a home is likely the single largest investment you will ever make. Although there are many positive aspects to buying and renting, both also have some drawbacks. By carefully reviewing the ...
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Sep 01, 2011
To be a knowledgeable home buyer, it helps to understand some of the terminology used in the mortgage industry. Of course, a good loan officer will make sure you understand the process and ensur...
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Aug 26, 2011
You chose your new home with care. It's important to take the same care to find an experienced and knowledgeable loan officer. Applying for a mortgage can be complicated, and an experienced lend...
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Aug 23, 2011
Working with a qualified real estate agent is an essential part of both purchasing and selling a home. Before you decide on a particular agent, talk to neighbors or friends who have recently moved for...
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Aug 18, 2011
When considering building a new home or addition, you must know how to choose an architect who will help design and implement your ideas. Building projects involve an extensive number of steps, regula...
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