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Thinking About Buying? Know Your Credit Score

Knowing your credit score or getting a recent copy of your credit report is one of the first steps that you can take toward knowing how ready you are to start the home buying process. Make sure all the information listed on your report is accurate and work to correct any mistakes. The higher your [...]

November 6th, 2017|

Just Listed in Fircrest

Charming and stylish in desirable Fircrest locale. Many fine features in this meticulously maintained home – hardwood flooring throughout, double-side gas fireplace, granite countertops, and a spacious master on the main. 2nd level has 3 bedrooms, full bath and a 200 sf ft. bonus loft with so many useful options. Attached 2-car garage, fenced yard [...]

November 1st, 2017|

What All Buyers Need To Know About The Home Appraisal Process

By Lighter Side Staff  |  Read More Do you know what a home appraisal is, or why it’s so important for you to have? Many people misunderstand this crucial component of the home buying experience. In a nutshell, an appraisal is a valuation of your home; it’s a way for lenders to ensure that they aren’t providing [...]

October 30th, 2017|

The #1 Reason to List Your House, NOW!

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest Existing Home Sales Report which revealed that sales rose 0.7% month-over-month, but remain 1.5% lower than they were a year ago. Some may look at these numbers and think that now is not a good time to sell their house, but in fact, [...]

October 25th, 2017|

Saving To Buy A Home?

Some Highlights: 95% of first-time home buyers are willing to sacrifice to make home ownership a reality. The top item that buyers sacrifice is new clothes, at 54%. Even repeat or experienced buyers say they sacrificed taking a vacation or buying a new car to buy their last home.

October 24th, 2017|

Buying Remains Cheaper Than Renting in 39 States!

In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers show that the range is an average of 3.5% less expensive in San Jose (CA), all the way up [...]

October 23rd, 2017|

Tacoma Restaurant Week

Great dining deals in Tacoma for the next 2 weeks – hope to see you at one of these fine dining establishments. Tacoma Restaurant Week October 15-19 and October 22-26, 2017 By Volcano Staff on August 31, 2017 Tacoma Restaurant Week is back with the best darn dining deal in Tacoma, October 15-19 and 22-26, [...]

October 16th, 2017|

Ten Commandments of Selling Your Home

So your home’s on the market — are you jazzed about getting it sold? Good. But there are a few things you need to know. More specifically, ten things. They’re called “The Ten Commandments of Selling a Home.” Read them. Absorb them. Emblazon them to memory, because one tiny mis-step can make your dream of [...]

October 13th, 2017|