Buying a home is an exciting experience, but it can feel a bit overwhelming if you don’t have the right information. Check out these helpful resources about the home buying process. When you’re ready, give The Eastside Real Estate Team a call at 425-200-4093 to tour available homes in the King County and Bellevue areas.

Buying a House in Bellevue with Mold Damage

Purchasing a home with a mold issue isn’t desirable, but it also needn’t be a deal breaker. Mold can be removed, walls or other features replaced (if it comes to that), and the moisture issue that led to the mold growth can be repaired. Even so, buyers need to understand any mold problems that might … Continued

How to Raise Your Credit Score to Buy a House

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you may be surprised when you apply for your first mortgage. You suddenly find out your credit score is too low and your dream of owning a home seems to be disappearing. Unless you can find a way to raise your credit score, but how? Many first-time home … Continued

What Do I Need to Know About Homeowners Associations?

A homeowners’ association (HOA) is a common element in many communities. The HOA is an organization designed to improve the quality of life for everyone within a community by enforcing certain rules and restrictions within the community. Some associations are very restrictive about what property owners can and cannot do with their property. The level … Continued

What Does it Cost to Close on a House

Purchasing a house can include a myriad of costs for which one must be prepared. These costs are typically assessed in the form of fees that are paid when the real estate transaction is closed, meaning when the title or deed is transferred to the buyer. While there are closing costs that typically need to … Continued

How to Buy a For Sale by Owner Home

Your new home is one of the biggest investments you’re likely to make. Typically, such an investment requires some type of financing. The most common type of financing is a traditional bank loan. However, for those who are unable to get traditional financing, alternatives exist. One such alternative is seller financing. If you’re in the … Continued

How to Buy a Foreclosure Property

Buying a foreclosure property may seem like a wise investment. You might see dollar signs racking up before your eyes, money that you could apply towards renovations or furnishings – or even college fund savings for the future for your loved ones. When you’re willing to consider buying a foreclosure property, you have the chance … Continued

How to Buy a House with Cash

Offering a variety of benefits, buying a home with cash prevents the need to seek out financing. Without the requirement to secure a mortgage, buying a home with cash avoids the interest payments needed for a mortgage. The cost of the home may be significantly reduced by avoiding interest payments. Carefully evaluating a buying opportunity, … Continued

How to Buy a House When Selling Another

Buying a house is hard work that requires a lot of focus and a lot of financial investment. Selling a house is a tough job that demands much of your attention and financial risk. But buying one house while selling another at the same time? Well, that takes the skill of a real estate ninja. … Continued

What Happens When You Buy New Construction

New construction housing has undeniable intrigue. Maybe it’s the fact that all the materials are clean and fresh. It’s that new carpet smell. Perhaps it’s the psychological bonus of knowing that yours will be the first energy to occupy a space. But buying new construction isn’t as simple as finding a house whose architectural style … Continued

How to Buy a House with a Realtor

You’re thinking of buying your first house, and it’s more than a little exciting. But don’t let your enthusiasm get the better of you. It’s not the time to start looking at homes just yet, nor is it time to reach out to a real estate agent. You’re only ready to work with a real … Continued