For many borrowers, it is easier to accelerate the pay-down of a mortgage balance if the process of making extra payments is routinized. Then the extra payments become a habit. The questions posed below apply to plans of this sort.
The South Sound housing market didn’t sell as many single-family residences in January as in December, but still had no problem beating the numbers set a year ago, according to Northwest Multiple Listing Service data released Thursday.
The South Sound real estate market showed no signs of a seasonal slowdown in December as sales once again jumped by a double-digit margin in Pierce and Thurston counties. And the lack of inventory continues to drive the market, according to Northwest Multiple Listing Service data released Wednesday.
Homeowners facing foreclosure can find a lot of assistance, but pride and fear can stand in the way of asking for help. State figures show just one homeowner in 10 takes advantage of the myriad programs available.
Almost five years after taking over the largest master-planned community in Western Washington, Newland Communities has transformed it from a surreal landscape devoid of anything but paved streets into a series of new neighborhoods for 450 families and counting.
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged higher this week following three straight weeks of declines, amid expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise its key short-term interest rate next week.