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How Do I Choose a Mortgage Lender?

You’re finally ready to buy a home!!  It’s important to figure out what you can afford and choose a lender that can get your loan closed on time and without any surprises.  The mortgage lending business is competitive and loan officers come in all forms of education, training, experience and affiliation.  Buying a house is a complicated process so making sure you choose the right lender, loan program and terms will ensure your home buying“How Do I Choose a Mortgage Lender?”

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What are owner occupancy rates and why do they matter when buying a condo?

Owner occupancy rates disclose what percentage of a condo project is occupied by owners and what percent is occupied by tenants.  Some buildings don’t allow rentals, like Harbour Heights in Belltown, Mosler Lofts has a rental capacity so only a small percentage of units can be rented at one time and other buildings like Belltown Court don’t have a rental capacity at all. As a buyer there are several things to consider when it comes“What are owner occupancy rates and why do they matter when buying a condo?”

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