Homebuying 101: Real Estate Disclosures

When you’re ready to hit the open house trail, you should do more than just look at the online listing and tour the home in-person. You should also ask your agent for the real estate disclosures for the property. Simply put, real estate disclosures provide homebuyers an opportunity to learn as much as possible about…

Homebuying 101: Home Inspections

You finally found the perfect home and it appears to be in excellent condition, congratulations! But, sometimes that perfection is only visible from the outside and larger issues are hiding from plain sight. A home inspection can ensure that a purchase of this magnitude will be a solid investment and can help uncover any potential…

Closing On Time and As Promised® – It Matters

When I first started my career in real estate, I was on the other side of the table from where I am now. Before Evergreen Home Loans™, I started as a real estate agent.  It was a pleasure to help my clients find the home of their dreams. Handing them the keys to their new…

Spring Cleaning Tips – Cleaning Up or Getting Your Home Ready for the Market

There is something about cheerful, sunny days and blooming flowers that makes you want to rid the house of the winter blues and do some spring cleaning. Whether it’s simply time to freshen up your space, or its time to get your home ready to sell, the long spring evenings are perfect for an extra…

Spring Yard Cleaning Tips

Spring has sprung! The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and early blossoms have come out to play. Are you feeling motivated to wake your sleeping lawn and prepare your yard for summer? Here are some simple, easy to remember spring gardening tips for inspiration: Sharpen: Visit the local hardware store or garden center to…

Growing a Kitchen Garden in Your Backyard

Spring is quickly approaching, and you might already be dreaming of fresh vegetables and herbs that come with the transition into the warmer months of the year. That’s also the case for many farm-to-table restaurants that will soon be transitioning from root vegetables to the best spring has to offer. But what if you could…

Homebuying 101: Financing Contingencies

  Entering into a home purchase and sales agreement is more than committing to a sales price. The agreement also outlines the steps needed to close on your new home and show off your keys. As part of the contract, there are often clauses or contingencies on what will happen if certain conditions are not…

Evergreen Home Loans Yakima Branch Leads Community Charge to Help Animals in Need

The holiday season brings out the best in all of us as we focus on a spirit of giving and helping those in need. This focus on giving is something Evergreen Home Loans™ empowers its associates to think about throughout the year through our Evergreen Cares program. A great example of this dedication is the…

Homes are going to the dogs (and cats)!

  Let’s be honest—pets are family. No matter what kind of pet person you are, your furry, feathered, finned or scaly critters share your love and your home.  Here are 5 tips for customizing your home and taking your pet-friendly lifestyle to the next level:   Pawsome paints and more Do the walls complement your…

Homebuyer 101: Prequalification vs. Preapproval

The real estate market can be competitive. It’s not uncommon to see multiple offers on a home. One way to make yourself stand out from the crowd is to submit a prequalification or preapproval* with your offer. While they may sound the same, it’s important to understand the difference so you can make the best…