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Delivering a ‘wonderful’ mortgage experience

We’ve been serving the Seattle area with quality and honest service for more than 20 years. Our seasoned and experienced loan officers are the difference makers. They are the ones who work with you to find solutions to your mortgage needs. Our financial strength, products, support

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5 common questions about home loans

Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases someone will likely make in their lives. Owning a home is part of the American dream and a place where families can create memories. Many home buyers are unaware of the details of the home loan process,

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Report: Inventory in King County increases by 43 percent

Over the last year, there has been a lot of reports about how real estate inventory is low, causing the market to be competitive with bidding wars and high prices. That may be shifting, however. A new report in The Seattle Times shows that inventory may

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5 misconceptions about VA Loans

VA Loans are a great way for Veterans in the Seattle region to purchase a home. These loans are backed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and offer no money down financing on purchase or refinance loans to active duty military members and military veterans. Unfortunately,


Weighing the benefits of owning v. renting

For some, it’s not a matter of whether to rent or own. Some people simply believe that they must rent because buying isn’t an option for them. However, the dream of homeownership is possible for almost anyone, young and/or those with low income. There are many

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Can’t Qualify for a Mortgage? Here’s How We Can Help.

Are you ready to buy a home, but aren’t sure that you’ll qualify for a mortgage? Sometimes life’s circumstances throw you a curve ball and you don’t fit the standard mortgage qualification guidelines. At TILA Mortgage, we understand and are ready to serve you. So if

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Do I Really Need a 20% Down Payment?*

The need for a down payment can be a major deterrent when you’re trying to buy a home. Traditionally around 20% of the total purchase price, that’s a hefty sum you need to save before you can even think about making an offer.* The good news

Are You Eligible for a USDA Loan?

The United States Department of Agriculture offers a mortgage loan program to home buyers in rural and suburban areas – with no down payment required! There are several different loan options available: the USDA Guaranteed Housing Loan, the USDA Direct Housing Loan (for low and