Seattle Real Estate Chat [Video] on Preapproval and Commitment Letters

In this episode, Jim Reppond and I discuss Commitment Letters.  A commitment letter is kind of like a preapproval letter on steroids. And in this hot sellers market that the greater Seattle area is currently experiencing – many buyers can use a little extra help to stand out from a similar competing offer.  A Loan Commitment Letter may be the extra boost that could help some home buyers.

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Home Buyer Class in South Seattle

Seattle Home Buyer ClassesI will be teaching a Home Buyers Education Class with Ira Sacharoff of Better Properties Real Estate Seattle on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the Skyway Public Library. This class is sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission.

Students will learn about the home buying process and will receive a certificate at the end of the class making them eligible for:

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Washington State Down Payment Assistance Programs and Grants

2013-03-07_0746Washington State home buyers have several various down payment assistance programs available and they’re not just limited to first time home buyers.  These funds can go towards closing cost and the down payment of primary residence.

Here’s an updated list of what I have available.

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Home Buyer Education Class in North Seattle

Seattle Home Buyer ClassesI will be teaching a Home Buyers Education Class with Jim Reppond of Coldwell Banker Danforth on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Northeast Public Library. This class is sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission.

Students will learn about the home buying process and will receive a certificate at the end of the class making them eligible for:

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Should I attend Seattle Agent ReBoot or Greater Seattle RE BarCamp?

Easy answer: BOTH! :)

Full disclosure, I am one of the organizers of this years Seattle RE BarCamp which will be taking place next week, Thursday, March 13, 2014. And I am planning on attending both Seattle Agent ReBoot and Seattle RE BarCamp next week.

Why? Because these two events offer two unique experiences.

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What May Impact Mortgage Rates this Week: February 3, 2014

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Mortgage Master representing the 12th Man!

SEA – HAWKS!!! SEA – HAWKS!!! Yes, I’m still very excited and thrilled over our team’s incredible Super Bowl win. Although trouncing the Denver Bronco’s in the big game won’t impact mortgage interest rates, it certainly influences the mood here in Seattle and for all Seattle Seahawk fans. We did it!!

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Seattle Home Buyer Education Seminar on September 28, 2013

iStock_000020110629XSmallI will be teaching a home buyer education class on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Columbia City Library located at 4721 Rainier Avenue South in Seattle. My co-instructor is non-other than Ira Sacharoff, Real Estate Agent with Better Properties Real Estate. Class begins at 11:45 am and ends around 4:45 pm.

We will be serving lunch. Please bring a snack if you have dietary concerns as we will not have a lunch break.  Sign up for this class by clicking here. 

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Two Home Buying Seminars Coming Up!

iStock_000020110629XSmallIf you are considering buying a home and want to learn more about the process, I invite you to attend one of upcoming seminars I have scheduled. Both classes are sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC) and attendees are eligible for down payment assistance programs offered through WSHFC.

I’ve just scheduled the following seminars:

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