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August Home Sale Rise at Snoqualmie Ridge As Inventory Drops

snoqualmie ridge home pricesAugust Home Sale Rise at Snoqualmie Ridge - Upward Momentum Building Again?

After a somewhat surprising early-summer cool down, and the slight bounce-back we spoke about in August's real estate update for Snoqualmie Ridge, it appears we've picked up momentum again, as homes sales for pre-owned, single-family homes in August jumped up, with more closings than we've seen in over a year! (How quickly things change...) Typically, fewer potential sellers list their homes in the fall, so this could mean that the housing market will get even tighter in the coming months, which will likely cause prices to begin to creep up, once again. This is continued good news for current home-owners hoping to recapture some of...

Keep Your FICO Score High For Best Mortgage Rates

Thinking of buying a home in Seattle soon? For today's home buyers, the value of "good credit" has never been higher. Virtually all Mortgage loan approvals will depend on your FICO score, as does your final mortgage rate, which varies depending on what range your FICO score falls into.

If you're shopping for a home in Seattle, or contemplating a refinance, be aware of how credit behaviors can affect your FICO score. Even small events can make a big impact. For example, we often work with clients who's score is only off by a couple points from getting a the "best rates." Do you think the lender is going to make an exception? Probably not... So, it pays to know where you stand with your FICO score several months in advance.

Tips to Improve Your FICO Score


New Home Prices Increase at Issaquah Highlands' Forest Ridge

Hot DealsHome prices continue to rise nationwide and in the entire Seattle metro area - and in our observation, this is clearly evident in the prices for new homes in the Issaquah Highlands.

New home construction in the Highlandshas really taken-off during the past several months - and in at least one particular case, since March, new home prices are up as  high as 17.5% - yes... you read that right.

Huge Demand for Polygon Homes at Forest Ridge

One community in particular, is the very popular Polygon Homes community...

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