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How fixed-rate and adjustable-rate loans work

How fixed-rate and adjustable-rate loans work

Off the bat, it’s clear that the difference between fixed-rate and adjustable-rate mortgages is that one rate will stay the same while the other will vary. While that’s simple enough, the real-world effects of each mortgage option will vary. Read on to learn more...

Homeowner equity soars to new heights

Homeowner equity soars to new heights

Nearly three trillion dollars. That’s how much homeowners gained on their home equity in the second quarter alone of 2021. Home equity is simply the market value of the home minus the loan balance. As prices rise, more and more homeowners are building wealth through...

4 delicious ice cream shops to visit in Federal Way

4 delicious ice cream shops to visit in Federal Way

In a cone or in a bowl, it’s hard to pass on ice cream. If you enjoy traditional flavors or crave something new, Federal Way has several ice cream shops that will satisfy all sweet tooths. So the next time you’re out and about, make sure to swoop on by these locations...

5 ways homeowners can increase equity

5 ways homeowners can increase equity

As a homeowner, you enjoy a number of perks. This includes the ability to build equity and wealth. Equity is simply the home’s fair market value subtracted by how much is owed on the home. In today’s market, many homeowners are enjoying a surge in their equity as...

Following short pause, home sales gain steam this summer

Following short pause, home sales gain steam this summer

For a moment this summer, home sales fell short of expectations. The real estate market’s red-hot performance cooled off but rebounded in June, when sales of single-family homes rose by 1.4%. Single-family home sales, in fact, jumped by nearly 20% on an annual basis...

5 tricks to win in today’s competitive real estate market

5 tricks to win in today’s competitive real estate market

Make no mistake, the real estate market remains ultracompetitive. Following a mini slump in sales, the market bounce back is fueled by eager homebuyers and low interest rates. At the same time, would-be buyers are facing limited inventory and ever-rising home prices....

5 burger restaurants to visit in Federal Way

5 burger restaurants to visit in Federal Way

How do you like your burger? Well done, medium, with a side of onion rings? However you take your burger, here are five local restaurants that will surprise and delight you with their creative and flavorful burgers. Katsu Burger Federal Way For a unique burger...

5 pizzerias in Federal Way that you’ll love

5 pizzerias in Federal Way that you’ll love

Whether it comes from a box or it’s sliced and served piping hot, nothing quite beats a delicious pizza pie. No matter if you’re planning an evening out or a fun pizza night at home, here are five local pizzerias that will not disappoint. Pizza Pizazz Its first pie...

What self-employed applicants should know about mortgage process

What self-employed applicants should know about mortgage process

Perhaps working from home during the pandemic inspired you to start a business. As any self-employed individual knows, there’s nothing quite like being your own boss. Self-employment means you can work from almost anywhere, set your own hours and make other important...