Buying a home is an exciting experience, but it can feel a bit overwhelming if you don’t have the right information. Check out these helpful resources about the home buying process. When you’re ready, give Shawn McNeal a call at 360-929-6650 to tour available homes in the Island County and Oak Harbor areas.

Freeland WA Waterfront Homes for Sale

Getting Local | Freeland Washington Flood Zones To find out if a specific address within Washington resides within a flood zone, visit the State of Washington’s Department of Ecology for flood zone map resources.   Weather in Freeland Freeland, Washington, gets 24 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 2 inches. The … Continued

Closing Costs to Buyers

When you’re preparing to purchase your starter home, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise if you’re not familiar with closing costs. Closing costs is a term the envelops the fees of all the services provided throughout the real estate transaction. Some of these expenses might seem obvious, while you may not have thought … Continued

6 Steps to Buying a Home

Finding your way in the dark is not only challenging – but also uncomfortable, if not fearful. The same applies when you’re “in the dark” about certain processes. Enthusiasm can blind first-time homebuyers. People preparing to purchase their starter home get so focused on the end goal, the final result, that they misunderstand or misgauge … Continued

Should You Borrow From Your 401k?

Have you refinanced your home into oblivion? Tapped out every available money resource with a myriad of loans and credit cards? There is one last option: borrowing from your 401(k). If you’ve never heard of this option, it’s because until recently, it just wasn’t done that frequently. But with the market still not fully recovered, … Continued