Serving Whatcom, Skagit and Island County..
A. R. E. Realty
services home, land, investment,
and commercial properties. Our agents specialize in guiding the first time buyer
to the savvy real estate investor.
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Use this loan calculator to figure out what you can afford or to estimate what your
payments would be in a certain price range.
Aside from being a very good investment, home ownership can give you control over
where you live.
While rent only gives you a temporary place to stay, ownership allows you to build
Pride in ownership can also be financially rewarding as existing home prices rose
an average of 15% per year between 1992 and 2006.
Fix rate mortgage
The 30-year fixed rate is the most common type of mortgage loan.
Also available in a 15-year version, your monthly payment remains the same over
the life of the loan.
Adjustable rate mortgage
Popular during times of high interest rates, these loans tie your flexible interest
rate to the prime-lending rate set by the government.