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.

Island County Real Estate Market Report – February 2019

Enjoy this Island County real estate market report for February 2019 – data is provided by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Search our database for homes that meet your criteria, then sign up for alerts to be notified the moment a matching property hits the market. Sellers take advantage of our free home evaluation tool … Continued

What Happens When You Buy New Construction?

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The real estate market can seem endless and difficult to navigate when you’re shopping for a new home. The first thing you need to decide is whether you’re going to look for a new construction property or a home that is already established. The real estate market can seem endless and difficult to navigate when … Continued

How to Buy a House with a Real Estate Agent

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You may find yourself dealing with a bit of an information overload when it comes to the home buying process without the help of a qualified professional. You want to get a great deal without compromising on what you feel is important in a home. A real estate agent can help guide you. Let’s take … Continued

What Comes with a House You Buy

Home Buying Process

There are times when you may come across a home that is so suited to your style that you wish it came fully furnished with all the décor and furniture. Unfortunately, this is not typical. How do you know what comes with a house you buy? That can vary depending on the home, the owner, … Continued

Guide to the Home Buying Process

Home Buying Process

The home buying process doesn’t have to be complicated and stressful. Keep the excitement of buying your new home alive by getting to know the basics involved. Let’s take a closer look before you begin your next property search. What comes with the house you buy? You may fall in love with the incredible light … Continued

Closing Costs to Buyers

Closing Costs terminologies

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

Buying a Home Concept showing a Calculator, Energy Efficiency Rating, House Model, Bundle of Cash

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?

Couple looking at a house with House for Sale Yard Sign

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