Buying Discount Points

Posted by Jeff Eichorst // January 23, 2019

Right now rising interest rates are in the news. According to The Truth About Mortgage, “Many borrowers and prospective homeowners out there are looking for the lowest possible interest rate, even if it means pulling money out of their pocket at the time of financing.” They are looking at buying down the rate, buying mortgage […]

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What to Expect If You’re Interested in Homes for Sale in Kennewick, WA

Posted by Jeff Eichorst // May 2, 2018

The verdant landscape of the Pacific Northwest has captured the imagination of both long-time residents and short-term visitors for decades. The Tri-Cities area is no different. Comprised of the titular three cities of Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland, the Tri-Cities boasts proximity to some of Washington’s finest vineyards, a unique history tied closely to US history, […]

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Fix Up the House or Sell It As-is

Posted by Jeff Eichorst // April 25, 2018

The Mom of two friends has died. That evening after a long day of caring for their Mom, they asked each other if they should fix up the house or sell it as-is. Renovation is something to consider before selling if the house is older and hasn’t been updated in a while. But, the short […]

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Researching Homes for Sale Around Kennewick, WA? Here’s What to Know

Posted by Jeff Eichorst // April 11, 2018

What’s in a name when it comes to real estate? Some individuals place a high value on living in a place of notability, choosing big city life in places such as New York or California, to be closer to many other people. However, a notable name and a history of being a big city don’t […]

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted by Jeff Eichorst // March 28, 2018

We had some friends visiting recently. They told us a story of living in Colorado and suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. It was about 2:30am, and Rick and Pat were asleep when their two cats jumped on Rick’s chest and awakened him. He couldn’t figure out where he was and his legs wouldn’t support him. […]

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Nine Maintenance Items to Check Before Selling

Posted by Jeff Eichorst // March 21, 2018

INMAN says it is It’s that time of year again; the 2018 selling season is upon us. If you are getting ready to put your home on the market, the task list to prep for the market can seem endless. To make it easy, we’ve compiled a home maintenance list for you of the nine maintenance items […]

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8 Tips to Avoid Foreclosure

Posted by Jeff Eichorst // March 14, 2018

Here are 8 tips to avoid foreclosure. Above is a map courtesy of Zillow, which shows the locations of 500 SE Washington  foreclosures. Foreclosure didn’t just suddenly appear like a box of kittens on your doorstep.  Like hurricanes, there are signs of approaching trouble. having difficulty paying the mortgage payment on time having very little […]

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Understanding the Area as You Search for Homes for Sale in Richland, WA

Posted by Jeff Eichorst // March 7, 2018

For many people, achieving their dream of homeownership is mostly a matter of affordability. Can you find a property with the features you want, in an area that you can enjoy, and all at a price that’s achievable within your budget? Those are the tough questions. To the average person, the Pacific Northwest can seem […]

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Prepare for the Unexpected  

Posted by Jeff Eichorst // February 28, 2018

If you are in the real estate business, you know that things change. Remember, 2006 to 2008. It was hard on everyone, especially if you were way out on a limb taking risk.  This is nothing new. Your business could be going great one second and the next second things are falling apart. You can […]

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Six Questions to Help Determine Seller Motivation

Posted by Jeff Eichorst // February 21, 2018

In Mexico, it is considered impolite to rush a business transaction. You sit down with a buyer or seller and first ask about their health and then you ask about their family. It is just rude not to observe this custom. In the U.S. we don’t want to waste time. We want to get to […]

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