How the Recent Unchanged Federal Reserve Interest Rate Improves Mortgage Rates

A year ago, it was predicted that Federal Reserve Interest Rates (national interest rates) were going to continue to climb all through 2018 and carry into 2019 as the economy showed great signs of improvement. Then, as you may have heard, the Federal Reserve announced that they will hold rates steady for the remainder of … read more “How the Recent Unchanged Federal Reserve Interest Rate Improves Mortgage Rates”

Homebuying 101: Understanding Credit Scores

Your credit score is one of the most important numbers of your financial life. This three-digit number can be the difference between getting the loan you need to buy a new home or car, or even qualify for a credit card with a good interest rate. While credit scores play a strong role in our … read more “Homebuying 101: Understanding Credit Scores”

Congratulations Ashley Alred, Realtor! Hayden Homes MVR

We are excited to announce that Ashley Alred, Realtor, one of our respected Real Estate Partners, with RE/MAX Home and Land, has been elevated to Hayden Homes Most Valuable Realtor (MVR) status! A little about Ashley, Born and raised on the Palouse, Ashley currently resides outside of Colton, WA. A graduate of Colton High, Ashley … read more “Congratulations Ashley Alred, Realtor! Hayden Homes MVR”

How to Meet Your New Neighbors After Moving

Moving into a new home is a great feeling. Especially once you’ve start to get settled in. The chaos of moving day has subsided, your family has established their new routine, and you’re starting to get the lay of the land. What’s next? Meeting your new neighbors. Getting to know your neighbors will help you … read more “How to Meet Your New Neighbors After Moving”

Tips for Moving into Your New Home

You’ve purchased and close on your new home and now it’s time to move! As your moving date creeps closer, you may start feeling overwhelmed by the thought of packing up your home and moving into a new one. Moving doesn’t have to be stressful, and with a bit of planning, you can have a … read more “Tips for Moving into Your New Home”

How to Protect Your Home During Extreme Winter Storms

Living in the Pacific Northwest, it’s not uncommon to have a few extreme winter storms each year. When this happens, homeowners and renters alike, may want to take precautions to protect their families and their homes. By taking action early, and continually throughout the duration of the storm, you can help reduce the occurrence of … read more “How to Protect Your Home During Extreme Winter Storms”

Tips for Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time

Are you a homeowner looking to move into a new home? Navigating the homebuying process as a second-time homebuyer can be challenging, especially if you have a home you need to sell as well! There’s a lot of logistics you need to coordinate! This home buying guide will walk you through some strategies to keep … read more “Tips for Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time”

What to Know When Touring Model Homes

Now that you’re beginning your search for your new home, one of the most important steps you’ll take is touring homes. Most new home builders have at least one fully decorated model home available for homebuyers to tour. Model homes provide homebuyers the chance to walk through the actual floor plans offered by homebuilders, rather … read more “What to Know When Touring Model Homes”

Fun Family Valentine’s Day Activities

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Valentine’s Day is so much more than a couple’s holiday; it’s also a time to celebrate the love you share as a family. It’s always important to show how much you care to those you love the most. Here are some ideas for fun activities the entire family … read more “Fun Family Valentine’s Day Activities”

Announcing the 2018 Dream Backyard Winner

A typically gray January day turned to thoughts of summer in an instant on Monday, January 21st, 2019 when one lucky Oregon couple visited their realtor’s office. They walked into a surprise celebration to learn they’d won the $25,000 Dream Backyard Giveaway from Hayden Homes. Jason and Stephanie Dalrymple of Albany, Oregon thought they were … read more “Announcing the 2018 Dream Backyard Winner”