In the Seattle area, obtaining full pre-approval for a loan from a reputable lender, or having proof of funds on hand if you plan to pay cash, is critical before you begin your home search in earnest.

For more information on the difference between the various types of lenders (mortgage brokers, bankers, hybrids, on-line vs. brick-and-mortar, local vs. out-of-state) and things you should consider, please contact me.

We recommend talking with and evaluating several lenders before making your final selection. We can help you with referrals to lenders we have seen demonstrate care, good service and consistent delivery.

Feel free to use this handy mortgage calculator to estimate monthly payments as you browse homes and consider options.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Information and interactive calculators are made available to you as self-help tools for your independent use and are not intended to provide investment advice. We cannot and do not guarantee their applicability or accuracy in regards to your individual circumstances. All examples are hypothetical and are for illustrative purposes. We encourage you to seek personalized advice from qualified professionals regarding all personal finance issues.