EveryHome: A match maker for home buyers and sellers [Video]

On our last episode of Seattle RE Chat featured Bryan Copley, CEO of EveryHome.

Everyhome’s concept is based on the idea that every home is for sale for the right price. Bryan thinks of EveryHome.co as a “match maker” between home buyers and home owners – even homes that are not yet listed (off market).

Check out our interview with Bryan and learn more about EveryHome.


Affordable homes in Seattle?

2015-03-21_0844This month, Seattle Magazine released their annual edition that covers the best neighborhoods in the greater Seattle area. This year, they featured the “most affordable neighborhoods” near Seattle. It’s no secret that home prices and rents in Seattle have been climbing due to lack of inventory. However, there are neighborhoods that are not located too far from Seattle where home buyers can get more for their money.

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Rent or Buy in Seattle: Seattle RE Chat [Video]

In this episode of Seattle Real Estate Chat, Jim Reppond and I compare renting in Seattle to buying a home. With rents on the rise and mortgage rates at very low levels, it may be worth considering making the move to buy a home.

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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.

Check out our last episode!

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Grant Down Payment Assistance: a Seattle Real Estate Chat Video

I’m real excited that we’re able to offer the NHB Grant Program at our company.  During this week’s episode of Seattle Real Estate Chat with Jim Reppond, we covered some of the details about this down payment assistance program that home buyers do not pay back.

If you are interested in this or any mortgage program for homes located in the state of Washington, please contact me.

Seattle RE Chat: What’s going on in the Seattle real estate market?

In this episode of Seattle RE Chat, Jim Reppond of Coldwell Banker Danforth and I discuss what’s going on in the Seattle real estate market, including the lack of inventory.

Side note: if you have been considering selling your home, today’s lack of inventory could make this a prime time for you to sell your home.

Seattle RE Chat is a Google Hangout that takes place on Tuesdays at 10am Seattle-time. You can follow us on Twitter at @Seattlerechat or #seattlerechat

Seattle RE Chat: Qualified Mortgage (QM) and Ability to Repay (ATR) Rules

In this episode of Seattle Real Estate Chat, Jim Reppond and I discuss recent changes to mortgages with “qualified mortgage” and “ability to repay” which rolled out earlier this month.

Seattle RE Chat is a weekly live show that Jim Reppond and I co-host every Tuesday morning at 10:00 am PST at www.seattlerechat.com via a Google Hangout.  Join us next Tuesday!

When an Appraisal Comes in Low: Seattle Real Estate Chat

In the last episode of Seattle Real Estate Chat, Jim Reppond and I discuss what happens when an appraisal comes in low for a home purchase. Since appraised values are based on comps (recently closed homes), the data used to determine an appraised value is often “lagging” behind current home prices. Factor in bidding wars when prices may be escalated along with HVCC (regulations that do not allow lenders to select appraisers) and it’s not entirely uncommon to have an appraisal come in lower than the offer price.

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