Loan Limits Rise for First Time in 10 Years

Loan Limits Rise for First Time in 10 Years

The limit on “conforming” loans will rise in 2017 for the first time since 2006.  This is good news for homebuyers and homeowners who have higher loan balances.  A “conforming” loan is a mortgage that conforms to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac...
Axia Expands East

Axia Expands East

BELLEVUE, WA – December 12, 2016, Axia Home Loans is pleased to announce our launch of the Southeast Region under the leadership of our new executive hire, Lance Lemoine.  As Senior Vice President of the Southeast Division, our commitment will be grounded in Texas as...
Axia Ownership Plan Attracts Top Strategic Leaders

Axia Ownership Plan Attracts Top Strategic Leaders

BELLEVUE, WA – November 28, 2016, Axia Home Loans, a top residential mortgage firm, is delighted to announce the addition of Shelly Schwieso, SVP of Business Development. A 28-year veteran, Shelly is known for her passion to help loan advisors maximize their...
Three Reasons Why Buying a Vacation Home Could be a Great Investment

Three Reasons Why Buying a Vacation Home Could be a Great Investment

1 – House Price Appreciation The average rate of house price appreciation in the US over the past 20 years has been over 3% per year.  This means that if you bought a vacation home 20 years ago for $100,000, it would likely be worth over $180,000 today.  If you...
3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Selling in a Seller’s Market

3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Selling in a Seller’s Market

1 – Don't accept the highest price offer without asking the right questions.  For example: How strong is the buyer's financing approval?  Even the buyer claims to be "pre-approved", the deal may fall through because of...
Homebuyer Profile: Investment Buyers

Homebuyer Profile: Investment Buyers

­­Investment properties or non-owner occupied properties can be a great source of additional income for casual homeowners and real estate investors. Extensive research, proper timing, and adequate planning increase the potential for an investment property to...