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The 5 Worst Things You Can Do Before Buying a Home

     

Cynics may scoff, but getting under contract on the right home can turn even the most stoic shopper into a bit of a dreamer. From paint colors to planting a garden, picturing yourself in that property is critical for many buyers.

But leave a little room for pragmatism. Remember that getting pre-approved for a mortgage and even under contract isn’t a guarantee. That prefix is there for a reason. Loan pre-approval is not loan approval.

You’ll have more hurdles to clear before a lender legally commits to funding your home loan. Buyers who don’t know any better can inadvertently add obstacles to that path — or even kill the entire deal —between contract and closing day.

Some

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$409,000 - 7244 Autumn Avenue SE, Snoqualmie

   Bedrooms: 4
   Bathrooms: 2.5
   Sq. Footage: 2,420
   Year Built: 1998
   Garage Spaces: 2
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 595542
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Diego Vitelli
Real Estate Broker/Property Manager
206.529.7728
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Snoqualmie Ridge resale, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath with loft on one of the thee most highly desirable quiet flat streets in The Ridge. Interior finishes include white trim and white 6-panel doors, hardwood entry, maple cabinetry and upgraded lighting
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Shopping for a mortgage? Before going the ordinary route, take some time to consider an FHA loan, which comes with a benefit that can be especially appealing at a time of rising interest rates: assumability.

In other words, when it comes time to sell your home, a potential buyer may qualify to simply take over your mortgage at today's relatively low interest rate rather than resorting to a new loan, minimizing your buyer's monthly payment. That could be a strong selling point if, at that time, new mortgages charged more. Assumability could make it easier to find a buyer, and perhaps to get a higher sales price.

Unfortunately, FHA loans carry some heavy upfront costs, which need to be weighed against the uncertain

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Check out this great new Mesa home for sale listed by Shawn Berkram.  For more information on Mesa real estate or other listings in the area, contact Shawn at 480.374.0994.

$95,000 - 2014 E. Arbor Avenue, Mesa

   Bedrooms: 2
   Bathrooms: 1
   Sq. Footage: 875
   Year Built: 1961
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 5072530
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Shawn Berkram
Realtor, CDA, RLS
480.374.0994
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Own a cozy, move-in ready, block home in Mesa, AZ.  All appliances included! Recent upgrades: bathroom remodel, kitchen upgrades,
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$624,000 - 17037 NE 181st Court, Woodinville

   Bedrooms: 4
   Bathrooms: 2.5
   Sq. Footage: 2,826
   Year Built: 1998
   Garage Spaces: 4
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 594944
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Shannon Woodcock
Real Estate Broker
206.484.5330
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For a showing contact Shannon Woodcock 206-484-5330. Stunning 1998 Craftsman-Inspired Woodinville Dream Home! Everything you could want & MORE: Set back off the road for super curb appeal, interiors flooded with light, 4 beds, office/den + bonus, 4-car
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Let’s check in again on the cheapest homes around Seattle proper. Here’s our methodology: I search the listings for the cheapest homes currently on the market, excluding short sales, in the city of Seattle proper. Any properties that are in obvious states of extreme disrepair based on listing photos and descriptions will be excluded. This includes any listing that uses the phrases “fixer,” “rehab loan,” or “value in land.” I post the top (bottom) three, along with some overall stats on the low end of the market.

Please note: These posts should not be construed to be an advertisement or endorsement of any specific home for sale. We are merely taking a brief snapshot of the market at a given time. Also, just because a home makes it onto the “cheapest”

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$415,000 - 22710 30th Court SE , Bothell

   Bedrooms: 3
   Bathrooms: 2.5
   Sq. Footage: 2,122
   Year Built: 2003
   Garage Spaces: 1
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 594413
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Damian Husak
Real Estate Broker
425.208.9001
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Breathtaking northwest beauty! This home features 3 bedrooms and plus office, an open floor plan, soaring ceilings, an updated chefs kitchen with granite and s/s appliances, updated bathrooms, and a sought after floor plan that makes the home feel, airy and
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$2,350 - 22545 SE 12th Street, Sammamish

   Bedrooms: 4
   Bathrooms: 2.5
   Sq. Footage: 2,070
   Year Built: 2001
   Garage Spaces: 2
   Type: Rental
   MLS® Number: 594168
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Leanna Young
Real Estate Broker
425.829.1029
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Fantastic 4 bedroom home plus den in a great neighborhood with close proximity to all that Sammamish has to offer. Main floor features hardwood floors, a spacious kitchen with island and granite counter tops. All bedrooms upstairs including large master suite with 5 piece
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