What is a Pre-Foreclosure in Vancouver?

With millions of homes across the country going into foreclosure, it’s important for both buyers and mortgage holders to understand the process. So what is a pre-foreclosure in Vancouver anyway? Many homeowners across America and Vancouver are facing difficulties making their monthly mortgage payments. When a homeowner misses 3-6 months of mortgage payments, the lending institution will … Continued

How to Avoid Foreclosure in Vancouver

While the housing market is rebounding, many people in Vancouver] are still struggling to make their mortgage payments. If you’re underwater on your home, or having trouble keeping up with your monthly mortgage payments, you could be fearful that your mortgage provider is going to foreclose. Thankfully, there are a number of things that you can do … Continued

Short Sale vs. Foreclosure – What’s the Difference?

Whether you’re a buyer or a borrower / seller, a short sale and foreclosure each present different advantages and difficulties. What Is A Foreclosure In Vancouver OR? In simple terms… “A foreclosed home is one in which the owner is unable to make his mortgage loan payments and the bank repossessed the home” (source).  If … Continued

How to stay in my home after foreclosure in Vancouver

A recent study estimates that 47% of foreclosed properties are still occupied. When you first see that stat you may be surprised… but we’re not. What most people don’t realize is that banks aren’t in the business to own homes. They are in the business to loan people money. But when they have to foreclose … Continued

Costs of Listing With An Agent in Vancouver

When selling your Vancouver home, don’t rush into signing with an agent until you run some numbers and learn about all of your options. There are many costs of listing with an agent, sometimes a direct sell is a more lucrative choice. Educate yourself on all scenarios before you sign a listing agreement that binds you … Continued

Understanding the Foreclosure Process in Washington

Understanding the foreclosure process in Washington is an important part of navigating your own home foreclosure. Before we dive in… What is foreclosure anyway? Foreclosure is the legal process that lenders use to take back property securing a loan, generally after the borrower stops making payments. Foreclosure is no fun.  But just know that it’s not … Continued

Can I sell my Vancouver house in foreclosure?

Do you have a Vancouver Washington house that’s in foreclosure right now? Many people going through the Washington foreclosure process want to get out from under that burdensome house and wonder if they can sell the house in foreclosure. The short answer: yes. The long answer: it’s a little more complicated, but usually you can … Continued

What are Closing Costs Exactly in Vancouver?

You’ve likely heard about closing costs, but do you know everything that they include? Check out our closing cost “FAQ” to learn more about what closing costs are all about. What Are Closing Costs Exactly in Vancouver? Closing costs refer to all of the fees that must be paid at the closing table. Depending on … Continued

How To Sell Your House Without An Agent in Vancouver

When thinking about selling your Vancouver house, you need to know that you have options! Listing your home on the MLS is not the only way to sell your house. More and more people are learning how to sell their home’s without an agent, which in turn, saves time and money! Learn more about it works in … Continued