Entries by Sophia Peterson

Frequently Asked Mortgage Closing Questions Answered

When buying a home, you hear about the fun home search, the gathering of the documents, and the negotiations. But what about what happens after all of that? Here are some frequently asked mortgage closing questions answered. Frequently Asked Mortgage Closing Questions Answered What exactly is a mortgage closing? A mortgage closing is the pinnacle […]

A Simple Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

We’ve all heard of spring cleaning, but what about spring home maintenance? The combination of snow, ice, wind, and cooler temperatures can do a lot of damage to your home and yard, so it’s important to fix these damages right away. Here’s a simple spring home maintenance checklist you can use when warmer weather is […]

Reasons to Retire in Washington State

For some it’s hard to overlook the rain in Washington, and can paint an unideal picture of retirement. But the truth of the matter is there are a significant number of beautiful days to enjoy local beaches and outdoor opportunities. The Pacific Northwest may be more like a dream come true for seniors who enjoy […]

What a Drop In Interest Rate Means For You

The Federal Reserve’s signal that it doesn’t plan to raise interest rates for the rest of the year is quickly sending mortgage rates lower. Swings in mortgage rates frequently make or break your home buying options. When rates rise, it can squeeze your home budget to its limits, narrowing your home buying selection. But when […]

Getting to Know the VA Home Loan

In surveys of military personnel – active duty, reserve component, and veterans – the VA loan program consistently ranks as one of the most valued benefits of military service. Most service members have heard of a VA home loan, but usually don’t learn much about them until they are actually thinking about buying a home. […]

Reasons Buying is Better Than Renting for Service Members

In today’s market, service members have more reasons than ever to consider home ownership. From the low interest rates, flexible VA Loan guidelines, and rising rents, buying a home is a better option. Let’s take a look at 5 reasons buying is better than renting for service members. Reasons Buying is Better Than Renting for […]

How to Minimize the Stress of a PCS

Moving around is a reality of being in the military, as you already know. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders have a way of reminding you that moving trucks and house-hunting are almost as much a part of your service life as your ID cards and uniform. Moving can be stressful, but at the same […]

Veteran Home Buying Options

If you’ve decided you want to buy a home rather than renting or signing up for quarters on your military installation, the next important step is to determine which type of loan is the right one for you. As an active duty service member or veteran, you have more options when it comes to shopping […]

The Military History of the Seattle-Tacoma Area

Welcome to the Seattle-Tacoma area! The Pacific Northwest is an incredible place to call home and we have a long history of living and working with the U.S. military as neighbors and community partners. This region has hosted military installations for more than a century now. Service members of every branch, along with personnel of […]