Entries by Sophia Peterson

Elk Run – Soundbuilt Homes in Buckley, Washington

Explore “Elk Run – Chinook Meadows” a Soundbuilt Homes community in Buckley, Washington. Elk Run is the third phase of Chinook Meadows. This community has mountain views, modern design schemes inside and out, fantastic finishes, just minutes from Highway 410, Bonney Lake, and Lake Tapps–and that’s just the beginning! Pre-sales, under construction, and move-in ready […]

Buying a Manufactured Home with a VA Loan

If you’re a first time home buyer, you’ve probably had the idea to purchase a manufactured home since they are significantly less expensive than single family homes. And a lot of the time, it’s hard to tell them apart from a traditional home in appearance and quality. Here’s how to go about buying a manufactured […]

Questions Most First Time VA Home Buyers Have

The questions you have as a first time VA home buyer may differ than if you were a first time home buyer for another loan type. First time VA home buyers will probably have questions about the mortgage program and why so many people use it to buy a home. Questions Most First Time VA […]

Signs You’re Ready to Own a Home

The VA home loan is out there, ready for you to take advantage of all it has to offer. But there’s only one problem: you aren’t sure if you’re ready to own a home. If you’re worried you may not be able to afford it, or have a high enough credit score, the idea of […]

Taking Advantage of Your Military Discount

Military discounts are a tremendous benefit available for active military families, active service members, and retirees. From shopping online to dining out, saving 10% here and 15% there can really add up. Follow these tips to taking advantage of your military discount. Taking Advantage of Your Military Discount Find the Discount One of the first […]

Tax Benefits of VA Home Loans

VA home loans bring a wide array of benefits. From no down payment, to lower interest rates, to no mortgage insurance, VA home loans can help Veterans and Service Members achieve their goal of home ownership. Let’s take a closer look at three tax benefits of VA home loans. Tax Benefits of VA Home Loans […]

Can I Get a VA Home Loan if Self-Employed?

Do you own a business and want to buy your own home with a VA home loan? Good news, it’s possible. Self-employment can pose challenges when purchasing a home with any loan type. The income of self-employed individuals can be variable which requires more documentation than those receiving fixed monthly salaries. Continue reading to see […]

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 […]