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.

Millennial Home Buyers: What You Need To Know

Millennial Home Buyers: What You Need To Know

In the past, you’ve likely read about how the Millennial generation is opting to rent rather than buy property. While this still holds true for many Millennials, the fact is that a growing number of this generation is making the leap into buying. In fact, according to Inc., Millennials today represent the largest demographic of … Continued

When It Makes Sense To Buy An Ugly Duckling

When It Makes Sense To Buy An Ugly Duckling

“Move-in ready” homes are desirable — there’s no doubt about it! But sometimes it makes better financial sense to opt for a house with dated decor and a less than trendy kitchen or master bath. You may not get your dream home immediately, but the opportunity to transform a property into your own swan can … Continued

Buying A Home? Take Stock Of These Things

Buying A Home? Take Stock Of These Things

What are some of the most important factors that buyers take into consideration when looking for a new home? There are the obvious – things like price, square footage, location and lot size. Those are the basics. Other things that are often weighed are garage size, how updated the kitchen and baths are, and whether … Continued

4 Great Reasons To Make The Largest Down Payment You Can Afford

4 Great Reasons To Make The Largest Down Payment You Can Afford

If you’re looking for a new home, you’ve probably heard lots of advice about down payments. About how it’s okay to just have a five percent down payment – you’ll still get approved. About how you should make the down payment as small as possible to avoid cash flow problems. In truth, you’re actually better … Continued

5 Tips to Make Moving With Kids Easier

5 Tips to Make Moving With Kids Easier

Sometimes a move is unavoidable, regardless of how much you or your kids’ would rather stay in your current home. If your young ones are not looking forward to a change in scenery, here are a few tips to help them make a smoother transition into their new home:   1. Involve Them Involving your … Continued

Spouse with Bad Credit? 3 Reasons You’ll Want to Consider a Co-signer

Spouse with Bad Credit? 3 Reasons You'll Want to Consider a Co-signer

Obtaining a mortgage can be quite a complicated process even without the financial hurdles, but if your spouse’s credit has experienced a number of difficulties, acquiring a mortgage can be even more of a burden. If you’re concerned about what bad credit will mean for your mortgage and are weighing your options, here are some … Continued

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