Entries by Sophia Peterson

The Pros and Cons of Living with an HOA

Have you ever considered buying a home with a homeowner’s association (HOA)? If you have then you’ve likely heard that there are benefits and downfalls. But if you haven’t you may be wondering what being a part of HOA means for you. While many people love this type of arrangement, HOA’s are not for everyone. […]

What is Verification of Employment?

When applying for a home loan, one of the pieces of documentation your lender needs from you is verification of employment. Your lender is combing through your finances to make sure you’re a good candidate for a home loan and your employment is a big part in determining that. But what is verification of employment […]

The Items Mortgage Lenders Review on Bank Statements

When applying for a home loan, mortgage lenders take careful time to review your finances before approving your loan. This is to make sure you have enough money for a down payment and that you’re able to make your monthly payments. Part of how they do this reviewing your statements. Here are the items mortgage […]

5 Smart Ways to Build Equity

One of the largest benefits of owning a home is the opportunity to build equity. Home equity is the percentage of your home’s value that you own, and is a crucial part in building wealth through ownership. Here are 5 smart ways to build equity. 5 Smart Ways to Build Equity Make a larger down […]

Guild Employee Spotlight – Sara Bublitz

Guild Tacoma Branch spotlights one employee every month to talk about their position, passions, and hobbies. This month’s spotlight employee is Sara Bublitz. Interviewer: What is your position? Sara Bublitz: I am a loan processor on Keri Reyes’ team. I do work with loan officers: MK Bruce and John Cassels. I review new loans, look […]

5 Tips to Simplify Entertaining

With the holidays just around the corner, this season calls for a lot of gatherings. Instead of being stressed about how you’re going to host multiple sets of people over at your home in a tight time frame, let’s look at the 5 tips to simplify entertaining. 5 Tips to Simplify Entertaining Make room With […]