Saturday, July 3, 2010

Encouraging home ownership for women

There was a time, not so long ago, when it was unusual for a single woman to purchase a home on her own. Today, single women comprise and estimated 21% of new home buyers in this country. That makes us the fastest growing segment of the market, and gives us the ability to positively impact the fiscal health of our national economy.

Savvy Seattle Women is a group of local, professional women dedicated to helping other women achieve and maintain their goals of home ownership. This is a non-profit group intended to provide a valuable community service. Check us out at http://www.savvyseattlewomen.com/ or e-mail us at SavvySeattleWomen@comcast.net.

Holiday weekend? I'm holding an Open House anyway

This Saturday and Sunday, from 1-4 each day, I will be basking in the sun, watching the ferries ease into the ferry dock from my Open House at 8801 Fauntleroy Way SW. Originally a one story house with a basement, the home was beautifully remodeled and transformed into two separate living quarters. Two bedrooms and 1.75 baths on the upper floor, 2 bedrooms and a full bath on the lower level. BOTH levels have wonderful Sound and Mountain views. List price is $750,000. MLS #29792.

Come by and see me and pick up your coupon for a free ice cream cone from West Seattle's own Husky Deli.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Kids' Coloring Contest

It's time for a little summer fun, so Prudential is sponsoring a kids' coloring contest in conjunction with West Seattle's SummerFest, July 9-11th. The contest is open to all kids up to age 12 and there will be prizes (awarded by random drawing because we don't feel qualified to judge true art) in three age groups. Best of all, we will decorate the walls of our booth with the contest entries so you can stop by and see your child's art on display! You can either mail in your entry, drop it by our office, or bring it to our booth, which is across the street from Talarico's Pizzeria at 4718 California Ave.

I will be staffing the booth on Friday, July 9 from 10-noon and 6-8P, on Saturday from 2-4P and 6-8P, and on Sunday from 11A-1P. I have some fun surprises in store for you, so stop by and say hello. Adults have a chance to win a $100 gift card.

Current mortgage loan rates

Here is this week's scoop on mortgage loan rate activity from loan originator, Troy Chambers, of Arboretum Mortgage:

Rates go even lower!!

Rates have remained extremely low, and have dropped again! They currently look fantastic, and it is a very good time to either look at a refinance, or a new home purchase. Either way, I can help, so please feel free to contact my cell phone at any time at 425-418-5103. I will be available all through the weekend. Also, if you would like to direct potential clients to my website, it is very easy for them to be pre-approved at http://www.troychambersmortgage.com/.

Troy Chambers

Arboretum Mortgage
Phone: 206-720-6628
Fax: 206-860-9340

Table of loan rates.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Those Savvy Seattle Women are at it again

So many Savvy women in one room! Join us this Tuesday evening, 6:30-8P, for another free workshop. This one is about "How to Buy and Finance a Fixer." Presented by Lori Richmond, Mortgage Planner for Normandy Mortgage. Lori will tell you how and if you qualify for a fancy-named loan that includes enough money to do some minor fix-ups AFTER you move in. Lots of time for Q & A. No one will attempt to sell you anything. Even if you're not thinking of buying a fixer, come see what this support and referral group is all about. No pre-registration required. Hosted by me at the Prudential office in Jefferson Square. 4700 42nd Av SW, Suite 600.

Meanwhile, you can learn more by visiting our website: www.SavvySeattleWomen.com.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Open today, 1-4

Today I will be holding Open a wonderful 1913 Craftsman in the heart of West Seattle's Belvidere neighborhood. This charmer has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, a fireplace, hardwoods, covered porch and more. Listed by the Johnson Team and just reduced to $440,000. The address is 3437 38th Av SW.

Come on by and pick up your coupon for a free ice cream cone from Husky Deli!