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Friday, November 18, 2016   /   by Susan Hope

Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper?

Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper?   


It looks so simple on TV: Find a diamond-in-the rough with "good bones," hire a few telegenic workers, perhaps squabble with your significant other about the interior paint color and presto – the home has doubled in value. The reality, of course, is not so easy. Here are a few things to consider before investing your money – and time – in a fixer upper.

 1. Can you afford it?

After consulting an experienced building inspector to assess the home, a contractor for a time and money quote on the work to be done, and a Realtor to make sure the renovations are in line with what buyers want, do the math. Be sure to include materials and add an extra 10-15 percent for renovation "surprises" that may arise. Once you have the general price tag, you can calculate whether you have the funds to cover the cost of renovation or need (and are qualified) to take out a renovation loan.

2. Do you h ...

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Friday, November 18, 2016   /   by Susan Hope

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!


The Mill Creek Town Center is excited to announce the return of the Santa’s Coming to Town Event on Saturday December 5th. There will be events and activities all through the Mill Creek Town Center beginning at 1pm, ending with the parade down Main Street at 3:30p.m. More details will be posted to the event as they develop!

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016   /   by Susan Hope

Mill Creek Trunk or Treat

2016 Mill Creek Trunk or Treat

Come enjoy the Annual Trunk or Treat Halloween event on Monday, Oct 31st, 2016, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Mill Creek City Hall North parking lot.

The event features a parking lot full of cars – whose trunks will be decorated and FILLED with candy and goodies. Children go from car to car “trunk or treating.”

Date: October 31, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm

Location: City Hall North Parking Lot

Address: 15720 Main Street, Mill Creek, WA 98012

Admission:  Please bring one non-perishable canned food item per person for the Mill Creek Food Bank

ADA: Yes

The event features a parking lot full of cars – whose trunks will be decorated and FILLED with candy and goodies. Children go from car to car “trunk or treating.”
This event provides a safe environment for children and their families who wish to trick or treat.
This is a great community event for parents to e ...

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016   /   by Susan Hope

Meet American Pacific Mortgage

We are not your typical mortgage banker.
We are American Pacific Mortgage 
American Pacific Mortgage

We think home ownership is a really big deal.
American Pacific Mortgage was founded in 1996 for one simple reason: to help our clients purchase homes by securing the best possible loans at the most favorable rates and terms. Today we are one of the nations’ largest private mortgage bankers. We are 100% committed to do what it takes to get your loan funded.
American Pacific Mortgage understands that each client is unique and that is why we offer a diverse portfolio of programs to ensure you get the ideal mortgage for your individual needs. Some key plans we offer are:
Keys on Time: The Keys on Time program provides you with the strongest purchase offer in today’s competitive market and no loan contingency. With full underwriting, pre-approval, your loan will be able to close in 18 days or we will pay you $895.
Secure Lock: Lock in your mortgage rate wh ...

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016   /   by Susan Hope

8 Tips for First Time Sellers

If you're selling a home for the first time, it's quite a different ballgame from what you experienced as a first-time buyer.
Ultimately, you're in control of the process. You call the shots on prepping your home for sale, deciding on a listing price, accepting (or rejecting) offers, and a host of other factors.
But you might want to heed the following tips:

1. Hire an experienced real estate agent
A real estate transaction is filled with complexities and nuances that a professional, skilled agent can help you navigate. Ask friends and family to recommend an agent they've used and were pleased with.   

2. Detach yourself from the process
You've made memories to last a lifetime in your first home, and saying goodbye is hard. But be careful not to let your emotional attachment get in the way of making sound decisions, particularly when it comes to staging and pricing your home. Try to see your home as a potential buyer would. Pretend you're a potential buyer and w ...

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