• Boomerang Homebuyers Get a Shorter Ride Home

    HUD recently announced that people who lost their home through a foreclosure, short sale or bankruptcy, may be eligible to finance a home again in as little as 12 months. This is a reduction from the previously required minimum of 36 months from the... Read More

  • Mortgage Rates after the Bernanke Announcement

    Last week, Bernard Bernanke startled many by announcing that the Fed will not wind down their bond buying program right now. The program is part of an overall stimulus package geared at bringing back the national economy. The... Read More

  • Top 4 Myths About Home Buying Today

    The fact is, buying a home today is absolutely, totally different from buying one in 2003. And right there is why so many myths swirl around a process that, in many ways, is utterly novel from what it has been. What was true isn't anymore. Be ready... Read More

  • Why do American families buy a home?

    There is a plethora of opinions voiced by real estate gurus as to why the dream of home ownership is so important to most Americans. However, study after study reveals the same five reasons families decide to buy a home. They… * Want a good... Read More

  • A few comments on the impact of rising interest rates

    Here are a few interesting comments on how rising interest rates might impact the real estate market as we move forward. Zillow Dr. Svenja Gudell, Senior Economist “As long as mortgage interest rates don’t rise too far and... Read More

  • A few comments on the impact of rising interest rates

    Here are a few interesting comments on how rising interest rates might impact the real estate market as we move forward. Zillow Dr. Svenja Gudell, Senior Economist “As long as mortgage interest rates don’t rise too far and... Read More

  • Selling a House? 5 Reasons You Should Do It Now!

    Many are talking about why now is a great time to buy a home. Today, we want to look at why it might also be an opportune time to sell your house. Here are the Top 5 Reasons we believe now may be a perfect time to put your house on the market. 1.)... Read More

  • Real Estate without Freddie and Fannie

    “The good news is right now there’s a bipartisan group of senators working to end Fannie and Freddie as we know them. And I support these kinds of reform efforts.” - President Obama, August 6th Ending Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae... Read More

  • Client Wowed by Presentation: Total Cost Analysis

    This borrower had some specific needs as the family is growing and they might be moving in 2-3 years or they might expand the square footage of their existing house.  They wanted to know what a cash-out refinance looked like and what a 15 year... Read More

  • More Good Housing News!

    More good housing news…home prices are up the most since 2006!  Thinking about buying or selling?  It’s time to make your move!!!    Home prices are beginning to climb, but there are still some great opportunities out there, and rates are... Read More

  • W&V Makes Donation To Her Restore at Still Creek Ranch

    Wallick & Volk announced today that they have made a $10,000 donation to Restore Her at Still Creek Ranch.  Restore Her is a comprehensive program for minor girls who have been rescued by local, state and Federal law enforcement from the horrendous... Read More

  • John Paulson's advice: Buy a house

    This is a great article that deserved to be posted.  Click the link below for the full article: Click Here: John Paulson's advice: Buy a house... Read More

  • Mortgage Interest Rates: Where Are They Headed?

    Today’s $20,000 question is…Where are mortgage rates headed in the near future? Most believe the rapid rise in rates experienced over the last month will not be sustained and that they will level off into a range between 4% and 5%. When... Read More

  • Data Shows Rising Rates Not Slowing Housing Recovery

    The state of the housing market has been improving over the last year, due in part to historically low interest rates. There is a lot of concern that the housing recovery could begin to weaken once interest rates move higher, but recent data shows... Read More

  • Don't Be Left in the Dust... Are You Pre-qualified or Pre-approved

    Are you preapproved (pre qualified?) and ready to make an offer? If not, you be left in the cold when you find the house you want.  It looks like Seattle has a pretty competitive real estate market these days.  I can speak from experience... Read More