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Explore the best age to buy a house based on financial stability and market conditions. Find key factors to consider before purchasing your home.

Read the latest WaFd Bank article detailing when you should walk away from buying a home after a home inspection to help you in your home buying journey.

Find out what a home equity loan (HELOAN) is and find out how it differs from a home equity line of credit (HELOC) and how a HELOAN works from the team at WaFd Bank.

Maximize your mortgage down payment with WaFd Bank's various options, from permanent buy down to rent back provisions. Find the best fit for your needs.

Find out the pros and cons of buying a new construction home versus buying an existing home from WaFd Bank and find out which is the better option for you.

Find out what tax deferred exchanges are in real estate and find out how 1031 exchange and reverse 1031 exchange work from your local bank, WaFd Bank.

Find out From WaFd Bank to Stop Mortgage Trigger Lead Calls if You are Buying or Selling a Home

Secure your investment with our essential tips & checklist for new homeowners. From safety measures to maintenance, WaFd Bank guides you every step of the way.

Learn how an Easy Move Cross Collateral Loan, available through WaFd Bank, lets you stay in your current home while you close on your new home.

Learn how our Smart Start Down Payment Assistance Program works for low-to-moderate income individuals and/or families and how you can receive a $5,000 grant towards your down payment.

WaFd Bank shares tips on buying a house. Before buying a new home, consider these factors to determine if you are ready.

WaFd Bank shares tips on selling a house. Considering selling your home? If so, how do you know if the time is right? Here are a few things to ponder.

Discover basic requirements for a home equity line of credit to be an option and learn how to qualify for a HELOC with your local lender, WaFd Bank.

Learn about WaFd Bank's commitment to being your local portfolio home loan lender that will never sell your mortgage to another financial institution.

Learn about the latest home ownership tips from WaFd Bank including tips for first time home buyers, if you should buy that fixer upper, and more.

Are you looking to build real estate equity to get ahead with your finances? Find out more in this informative article from the home loan team at WaFd Bank.

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial choices most of us will make. WaFd Bank is here to help you understand all about mortgages.

Learn about the different types of home loans and common mortgage terminology so you can navigate your way around mortgage types and find the right one for you.

When it comes to buying a home, there's often a lot of stress. Understanding the steps to buying a home can make things a little less scary. Tips from WaFd Bank

Are you thinking about buying a second home? Read our guide on buying a second home from the home loan team at WaFd Bank and find out if it's right for you.

Should I buy a second home? Four questions to help you decide if a second home makes financial sense for you from WaFd Bank.

Are you thinking about buying a home in a seller's market? Find out the top tips from the WaFd Bank team on what you should know during this interesting time.

How much house can you really afford? Find out how to tell from the financial team at WaFd Bank so you can find the right house that fits your needs.

When should you refinance your home mortgage? WaFd Bank is here to help layout the pros and cons to consider depending on your financial position and needs.

Are you thinking about refinancing your house? Find out the top things to consider when refinancing your home from the experts at WaFd Bank.

What to know when buying a house. Buying a house may sound complicated, learn from WaFd Bank how you can secure your dream home.

Are rates high and are you considering financing your home at a higher rate? Read this article to find out if it would make sense to refinance your house.

What do mortgage lenders look for and how does a lender decide to approve a home loan? Find out insights from the financial experts at WaFd Bank.

Not every home improvement can bring value to your home. Find out the top myths of things that may devalue your home that you didn't know about.

11% of new homebuyers purchased their home because of the home's green, or energy efficient, features. Tips from WaFd Bank to make your home more green.

Is owning a home the right thing for you? Find out the hidden costs of owning a home and if this is the right financial decision for you at this time.

Winterizing your home can pay off big when it comes time to pay your electric or gas bills in a few months. Learn tips from WaFd Bank how to save energy in the winter

Tips to make downsizing later in life easier. Learn from WaFd Bank what you should do when looking to downsize your home.

Should you remodel your house or is it time to move? This is a hard decision. Find out which option is best from you from the team at WaFd Bank.

What do mortgage lenders look for and how does a lender decide to approve a home loan? Find out insights from the financial experts at WaFd Bank.

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