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A wave of condos is coming to Seattle and Bellevue for the first time since the housing bust

After a half-decade of building rental apartments, developers are switching gears to construct for-sale condo projects, which should open up more homeownership options that are less expensive than single-family homes but still not cheap. Seattle’s housing builders are starting to party like it’s 2005: That’s right, condos are back.Developers who spent the past several years building […]

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Expand your homebuying options with a fixer-upper mortgage

It’s the lament of first-time homebuyers in just about every housing market: There aren’t enough entry-level homes available that are move-in ready.One solution is to broaden the search to fixer-uppers. With a renovation mortgage, you can get one home loan that combines the purchase price with the cost of improvements.Not Enough Affordable LoansEntry-level homes are […]

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