Evergreen Insights

Home Buying   /    November 16 2020
FAQ: How the Federal Reserve Affects Mortgage Interest Rates

Over the last few months, you may have seen news that the Federal Reserve has dropped its benchmark interest rate and that mortgage rates are at historic lows. How does the Federal Reserve impact mortgage rates?

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Home Buying   /    November 02 2020
Homebuying 101: Interest rate vs. APR

When you’re shopping for a home loan, you’re quoted two different rates. One is the interest rate and the other is the annual percentage rate (APR). Both are represented as a percentage and describe the cost of the loan. However, they describe the cost of the loan in different ways.

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Home Buying   /    October 19 2020
Homebuying 101: The Promissory Note

The promissory note (sometimes referred to as the Note) is a legal document signed by the borrower promising to repay a loan. They’re used for many different loan types including student loans, car loans, and mortgages.

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Company   /    October 06 2020
Evergreen sponsors Rock the Harvest radiothon

We proudly teamed up with Northwest Harvest this year to serve as the exclusive title sponsor and underwriter for the 23rd annual “Rock the Harvest” radiothon and online auction, hosted on Seattle-based rock station KZOK.

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Home Buying   /    September 23 2020
Funding your down payment

When you’re starting out on your homebuying journey, your home loan officer will ask how much of a down payment would you like to contribute and where are the funds coming from?

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Home Buying   /    September 09 2020
Homebuying 101: Credit

One qualification factor you may hear a lot about is credit which is important to understand. We’re going to take a closer look at what it is from a homeownership journey lens.

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Home Buying   /    August 25 2020
Affording the Down Payment with Gift Funds

If you’re interested in using gift funds to help with your home financing, here are some items to consider:

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Home Buying   /    August 12 2020
Buying Vs. Renting: What is Right For You?

This year, home transformed from being a hideaway from reality to becoming a workspace, fitness center, exclusive dining area and everything in between.

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Home Buying   /    July 13 2020
An Inside Look at Closing Your Home Loan Remotely

Ever wonder what it’s like to close your home loan remotely? Is it easy and convenient? How do you prepare? Find out more about how it works.

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Company   /    June 18 2020
Evergreen Donates $11,625 to Gonzales Family Peanut Butter Drive

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of children requiring food assistance in the state of Washington more than doubled from under 200,000 to more than 400,000.

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