Category Archives: Announcements

Mortgage Interest Rates & Home Values

Brenda Alfano, guest blogger and mortgage expert, shares some interesting scenarios regarding mortgage interest rates and home values, and how it could affect home sellers and buyers.

Hello from Brenda Alfano, Mortgage Consultant!

Last month I gave you some industry news of the moment. Hope that might have interested some of you.

The news lately is that rates are staying steady but they are expected to start going up slightly next year as the Federal Reserve recently mentioned. What does this mean to the home buyer? Read More >>

Happy Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving eve I wanted to take a moment to reflect and say how grateful I am for each and every one of you. We are very blessed to have such terrific customers, home service professionals, and an amazing support team of friends, family and talented entrepreneurs and local businesses. Each of you are so appreciated, I know we couldn’t do it without you.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Read More >>

Mortgage and Real Estate Trends

If you are considering purchasing, selling, or re-financing a home, having some knowledge about mortgage interest rates and home value trends is important. Guest blogger and mortgage expert, Brenda Alfano, shares some interesting facts.

Brenda Alfano here, bringing you Mortgage news and info for November. I thought this month I would share what is going on in the Mortgage and Real Estate world. Here is a brief synopsis: Read More >>

First Mortgage Low Down Loan Options

If you’re in the market to purchase a home with less than 20% down, following is some very useful information. Brenda Alfano of Absolute Mortgage does a great job of sharing her wealth of knowledge in layman’s terms.

Wow, is it October already?!? So last month I mentioned that I would talk about Purchase 1st Mortgage options that do not require a 20% down payment – so here they are:

CONVENTIONAL
A Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac Conventional 30 year fixed mortgage requires as little as 5% down payment, a bit easier to come up with than 20% down, don’t you think? Read More >>

Contest Winner!!

Congratulations Anna R. of Lynnwood! Anna won the toolkit we were giving away at the Everett Home Show last weekend. She guessed 288 packing peanuts, and the actual number was 287! Way to go Anna!!