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 Jeremy Mellick a call at 206-260-1260 to tour available homes in the King County and Maple Valley areas.

4 Tips For Downsizing To A Smaller Home

4 Tips For Downsizing To A Smaller Home

You can make the most of a small home with smart design strategies and careful planning. Maybe your youngest has finally gone away to college, and you have much more space than you really need. Or perhaps you want to minimize your lifestyle and shrink your carbon footprint. Whatever your reason for downsizing, you can … Continued

Top Real Estate Predictions You Should Know About

Top Real Estate Predictions You Should Know About

Whether you are a homeowner looking to get the maximum return on investment, a buyer interested in fair market value or an industry insider grappling with the moving parts of the real estate industry, these are some trends and predictions you should know about.   Lower Home Supply Causing Significant Value Growth Indicators point to … Continued

Understanding the Factors That Impact Your Credit Score

Understanding the Factors That Impact Your Credit Score

Most consumers believe if they pay their bills on time, they need not worry about their credit score. Oftentimes, it is a rude awakening when they apply for a mortgage loan, car loan, or any revolving credit to learn they are not going to get the lowest rates available. This is because paying bills on … Continued

Surprising Things That Can Derail A Closing

Surprising Things That Can Derail A Closing

Once you and the seller have negotiated an offer and you’ve been pre-approved for a mortgage, you might think that you are definitely in the clear as far as closing goes. However, that is not always the case. Many surprising things can put a halt to closing. Some may ultimately stop the closing while others … Continued

3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Time House Hunting

3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Time House Hunting

In the ideal home-buying scenario, you’d have plenty of time to find the perfect home. However, this is not always possible. Maybe you are relocating for a job and have to buy a house from across the country. If this is the case, you might have to limit the time that you spend house hunting. … Continued

Is It A Good Idea To Buy A Remodeled Home?

Is It A Good Idea To Buy A Remodeled Home?

If you watch popular TV shows like Property Brothers, Flip or Flop and Fixer Upper, you might believe that buying a remodeled home is a great idea. These shows always have happy endings. The process looks fun and easy, and the houses turn out beautiful. However, it is rarely this easy when buying a real-life … Continued

Fix and Flip: Forget What You See on Television

Fix and Flip: Forget What You See on Television

The drama of home and garden TV shows may be fun to watch, but no matter what you think, reality shows are not at all like real life. If you think it’s easy to buy a house that needs updating and turn it quickly for substantial profit, you might want to think again. That doesn’t necessarily … Continued

House Hunting When You Are In A Time Crunch

House Hunting When You Are In A Time Crunch

In an ideal world, you’d have plenty of time to find the perfect home. However, that does not always happen. Maybe you are relocating because of a job transfer. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to take months to find the perfect home. You can speed up the process of buying a home with these tips.   Find … Continued

5 Critical Tips For Buying In A Seller’s Market

5 Critical Tips For Buying In A Seller's Market

This summer, quality homes are being scooped up almost as fast as they’re being listed – and for top price. Yes, it’s a seller’s market out there, which is great news if you’re planning to list your home. Conversely, for those looking for a home, it can be frustrating and aggravating. Frustrating as it may be, … Continued